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Treasure Coast Essay

Happiest seaside town

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Happiest Seaside Town in America.  For 2016, it’s Stuart – as determined by the editors of Coastal Living magazine, who reviewed nominations sent by Internet and researched communities known for good “coastal vibes.”  They called Stuart an Old Florida-style treasure that shares its waters with sea turtles, dolphins and, of course, sailfish.  The streets are tidy and landscaped.  The views are not interrupted by high-rises.  Mayor Jeffrey Krauskopf was quoted as saying, “We’re quant.”  He added that Stuart has a relaxed, flip-flop approach to life.  I noticed that Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was ranked Number 2.  As a young man, I dislocated my shoulder body-surfing there.  To me, Rehoboth Beach is NOT a happy seaside town.  But Stuart definitely IS.  I’m Paul Janensch.