Hobe Sound, Florida

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Hobe Sound is an unincorporated area and census-designated place (CDP) in Martin County, Florida, United States. The population was 11,376 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Port St. Lucie Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography and climate

Hobe Sound is located at 27°04′36″N 80°08′31″W / 27.076737°N 80.142076°W / 27.076737; -80.142076.[3]

Hobe Sound is an exurban area in southern Martin County near the Atlantic Ocean. It stretches along the coast between Port Salerno and Jonathan Dickinson State Park but does include Jupiter Island. Its western border is not clearly defined though most development drops off only a few miles inland at Powerline Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Hobe Sound has a total area of 5.7 square miles (14.8 km2)— 5.5 square miles (14.1 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (4.71%) is water.

Hobe Sound has a subtropical climate. The average high in January is 74 °F; in July and August it is 90 °F.

History

The name of Hobe Sound comes from the name of the Jove or Jobe Indians, one of the Native American groups that lived in the area before European settlement. The Spanish pronounced the name "Ho-bay," which has evolved into the current name "Hobe" (which sounds like "robe").

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