Palm City is a community in Martin County. Palm City is situated to the south of Port St. Lucie and neighbors Stuart. Palm City is a short distance from West Palm Beach International Airport and only two hours away from Disney World. Families searching for homes for rent in Palm City will enter an area directly along the St. Lucie River, full of interesting locations like Leighton Park, Palm City Coffee And Snowballs, Martin Downs Florist, Basil Gardens and more.
History of Palm City
Charles C. Chillingworth, who owned the Palm Beach County Land Company, was instrumental in the founding of Palm City. He bought the land that became Palm City from George Beckwith in the early 1900s.
Prior to becoming part of Martin County, Palm City was a community in Palm Beach County.
Agriculture was a factor in the early history of Palm City. The principal crops were grapefruit, oranges and pineapples.
Chillingworth promoted settlement in Palm City by selling many farms in the city to prospective settlers.
Numerous types of fish inhabit the waterways around Palm City. Examples of this varied wildlife include sea trout, grouper, snapper, wahoo and a number of others.
Resources for Renters
Palm City's Chamber of Commerce has a website that bears the slogan "Live in a Place You Love" and offers detailed pages for renters interested to learn about the business and economic aspects of life in Palm City. Pages include a member list, an area map, information on joining the chamber, a calendar of events and a description of the chamber. The description includes the chamber's mission statement, the chamber's current board of directors and more resources.