Welcome to Martin County, Florida!

Florida’s Treasure Coast offers a wealth of lifestyle advantages, from miles of pristine Atlantic shoreline and rivers to picturesque, thriving communities. No one knows this area better – and can bring you more value for your investment – than Illustrated Properties Real Estate Inc.,  

Illustrated Properties Real Estate, Inc., (Formerly Dutcher, Higginbotham & Bass) has served the Treasure Coast for nearly four decades, with extensive experience in both the residential and commercial real estate sectors. We’ll guide you through the specifics of Florida’s unique market, and assist you in making the wisest choice for your needs.  

We’ve designed this site to provide you with an online tour of the premier communities and properties of the Treasure Coast – and, of course, we look forward showing you the area in person. Feel free to contact us at 772-286-7600, or drop us an e-mail  to schedule a time that’s convenient for you.

Our county is home to several charming communities, including Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point and Jupiter Island. Our location on Florida’s Treasure Coast makes this small and vibrant community a wonderful place to live.  

Stuart: Scenically situated along the St. Lucie River, historic Stuart offers urban advantages set in the ambiance of a small town. Fine restaurants, entertainment and shopping abound, and high quality schools and medical care are right in the neighborhood. Whether you’re interested in a seasonal or full-time residence, Stuart offers a wide array of options.  

Jensen Beach: Jensen Beach, immediately to the north of Stuart, offers shopping along U.S. 1, beach access via the Jensen Beach Causeway, and a historic downtown that is charming and thriving. Its eclectic mix of old and new neighborhoods attracts a wide range of residents, from first-time home buyers to retirees.  

Hutchinson Island: This barrier island spans 16 miles of Atlantic beachfront, with properties that include private residences and condominiums. Some ocean-to-river developments offer a mix of oceanfront and riverfront living along the Indian River Lagoon. Private communities include the renowned Sailfish Point , located on the southern tip of the island at the St. Lucie Inlet.  

Sewall’s Point: Given this peninsular town’s prime location bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and the St. Lucie River, waterfront residential properties abound. Its well-established communities showcase a variety of single family living options, set within a landscape of oak hammocks and tropical foliage.  

Jupiter Island: One of the country’s most sought-after locales, this prestigious island offers the ultimate in privilege, security and seclusion. Its estates, typically sequestered within lush tropical landscapes, are some of the finest in the world. Jupiter Island is truly a world apart, yet it is conveniently located just to the north of the Palm Beaches.  

Palm City: Palm City’s wide selection of gated and golf course communities and condominium lifestyles make it a popular area for families and retirees. For those who commute to work, Palm City neighborhoods offer convenient access to the Turnpike and I-95.  

Hobe Sound: Located between Jupiter and Stuart, Hobe Sound boasts a unique proximity to both the Treasure and Gold Coasts. Its beautiful beaches and parks, trendy shops and restaurants, and challenging signature golf courses are a few of many reasons why this area is quickly gaining in popularity.  

Port Salerno: This fishing community on the Manatee Pocket just south of Stuart is less than two nautical miles to the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian River and the St. Lucie Inlet. It offers ideal lifestyles for boaters and fishing enthusiasts.  


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