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South Hutchinson Island is a barrier island on the Treasure Coast of Florida, stretching 23 miles along the eastern borders of St. Lucie and Martin Counties.  Less than three miles of Hutchinson Island is in Martin County,

Hutchinson Island in Martin County is unincorporated, governed by the laws of Martin County, and protected by the Martin County Sheriff..  The island's elected official is the District 1 County Commissioner.  The city of Stuart, just west of Hutchinson Island, serves as the county seat.

One of the hallmark's of Martin County is its four-story, 40-foot building height limit.  This law prevents any high-rise structures from being constructed anywhere in Martin County, including on Hutchinson Island.  

Florida State Road A1A runs the length of the island, with only one intersection at MacArthur Boulevard.  The island is served by the Ernest Lyons Bridge to the south and the Jensen Beach Causeway to the north. 

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PHOTO: Elizabeth Farrar

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Martin County Board of County Commissioners and the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Hutchinson Island Metropolitan Service Taxing Unit (MSTU)

CLICK HERE to learn about Martin County projects on Hutchinson Island.

CLICK HERE for local, state and federal elected officials' contact information.

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PHOTO: Elizabeth Farrar

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