Hobe Sound is a small, mostly residential town of locals who prefer the quiet, “old Florida” look and feel, and like to know the names of the local business owners. But “going downtown” in Hobe Sound has, in the past, been defined as parking in the huge Winn-Dixie parking lot and heading out on foot along old sidewalks in need of repair. But that’s all changing right now.
Downtown Hobe Sound is in the home stretch of an 18+ month dramatic redevelopment project along Bridge Road that connects US Highway 1 (where Floridays is located) to A1A, locally known as Old Dixie Highway. In fact, US Hwy 1 is Floridays’ front door, and Old Dixie Highway is our back door.
For years, Hobe Sound has been trying to update their town’s usability without losing it’s small-town charm. It looks as though they are about to succeed! Improvements include brick pavers, new trees and planter areas, spacious sidewalks, better parking — all pedestrian-friendly from US Hwy 1 to A1A.
The local businesses are doing their share too! Excited for their future, many local Bridge Road businesses are making storefront improvements in a huge effort to attract new visitors and better support the locals.
If you’re staying with us right now or plan to, take a stroll down Bridge Road to see how a small town can come together to inspire local pride. Drop in on our local shopkeepers like Dawn at Village Bicycle where you can rent a bike or paddle-board, Joyce at Joyce Herb Flooring to talk flooring, curtains and blinds, Chrissy at Dusted Off Pretty for hand-crafted home accessories, Tammy at Clothes Mentor for high quality gently used women’s fashions, and George or Jan at Hobe Sound Beach Shop for custom tees, seashore-inspired clothing, souvenirs, and even flip-flops made from recycled tires. Alongside Winn-Dixie Plaza on the stroll back to Floridays, stop in at Courtney’s for ice cream or The Grove for real Italian pizza.