Palm City is a small town in Martin County, Florida. Known for its excellent schools, Palm City is primarily a residential community, on the west side of Stuart Florida stretching from the St Lucie River west to I95.
Like the rest of Martin County, Palm City was a very small community and virtually unknown until the area began to see tremendous growth in 2000. But the growth is relative as the area is still very sparsely populated when compared with Palm Beach County to the South and St Lucie County to the North.
The schools in Martin County Florida and Palm City in particular are excellent. Almost every school in Palm City is an A rated school.
Palm City elementary is the elementary school for Orchid Bay and is consistently rated A. The school is about 2 miles from the entrance to Orchid Bay.
Hidden Oaks Middle School
Hidden Oaks Middle School is the middle school for Orchid Bay and is about 2.5 miles from Orchid Bay. It is an A rated school.
Martin County has three high schools including Martin County High, Jensen Beach High, and South Fork. Martin County High is the default school for Orchid Bay and is about 4 miles from the community. Students can choose to attend Jensen Beach High and in some cases students in special programs can attend South Fork.
Adjacent to the St Lucie River and just minutes from the Beach, Palm City has a large boating community. There are several marinas on the St Lucie River, which leads directly to the Intercoastal Waterway, the St Lucie Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean.
Stuart Florida, which is right next to Palm City is the home of several boat manufacturers and other marine related businesses. The area is famous for offshore fishing and is known as the Sailfish Capitol of the World.
Jock Leighton Park is located a little over 1 mile North on Mapp Road with fields for football, soccer and lacrosse. There is also a playground and skate board park.
A new fire station (built in 2005) is about 2 miles from Orchid bay and there is a post office about 1.5 miles away.
There is a Publix shopping center about 1.5 miles from Orchid bay where you will find a Publix Grocery Store, a few restaurants, and some other stores.