Hobe Sound has a rich history. Once called Picture City, in 1925 it was the promised site of a motion picture colony where movies would be made and stars born — that is, until the Great Depression and the hurricane of 1928. A line of concrete light poles along Old Dixie Highway just north of Bridge Road are all that remain of the dream.
Today, Hobe Sound clings to its history, has no high-rise condos marking its beaches, and is one of safest, most pleasant places to live, raise a family, and enjoy the casual Florida lifestyle, especially here at Floridays RV Park.
During your stay, you may discover that the artists in Hobe Sound have a unique way to keep alive the area’s history—in murals. Artist Nadia Utto of Landmark Arts is a local artist with a passion for “creating a beautiful outdoor gallery honoring Hobe Sound’s rich history, present vitality and bright tomorrow”.
Nadia and about 75 other artists have painted murals on the sides of buildings all over Hobe Sound. You can view the murals on Nadia’s website or, better yet, sign up for a Mural Tour offered by the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce. On the tour, you’ll visit 16 (and growing) murals across the town by bus. Some murals have secrets hidden within the art, secrets that are revealed during the tour. A nice box lunch is served, and at the end of the tour everyone gets the chance to pick up a paintbrush and add their own touch to a mural underway. Learn more about the Mural Tour and book a spot.