Indiantown is a small town in the Heartland of Florida. It is part of Martin County, but in the rustic part of the county.
Indiantown is a small town in Martin County with a population of roughly 6,000 people at the 2010 census. This town of a rustic nature was founded by the Seminole people as a trading post and was transformed into a town in the 1920s by S. Davies Warfield, as he planned to make it a railroad hub and model town. It is no longer served by passenger trains since Amtrak's service began in the early 1970s, but the town still has a CSX yard.
Even though Indiantown is considered to be a "deserted" town, there is a plus side of staying, which is little traffic through the city. There are many historic buildings in the town, including the Seminole Inn, built in the early 1900s, which is the only hotel within the city limits.
Florida State Road 710 is the main road of the city, Warfield Boulevard; SR 710 extends from Riviera Beach, near Palm Beach County Road 811, to Okeechobee, where it forms a junction with State Road 70, extending from Fort Pierce to Bradenton.
Indiantown has had a long history of rail service with the Seaboard Coast Line until the station was no longer served in the 1970s when Amtrak began their services. Now, the closest Amtrak station to buy tickets from is in West Palm Beach, but the closest station to enter the town is in Okeechobee. Though Amtrak no longer serves Indiantown, there is still a CSX yard in the central area.
It is easiest to get around Indiantown by car, mostly by taking the main road, Warfield Boulevard. There are also some county roads on the outside of town the are really pretty.
Indiantown is served by a public transit service known locally as the "Marty", a nickname for Martin County. The route runs mostly around Warfield, but has stops at the post office, the library, and the Boys and Girls Club.
There is a canal from the St. Lucie River that runs along the southern border of town that leads to Lake Okeechobee.
- 2 Indianwood Golf Club, 14007 Golf Club Dr (SW Allapatah Rd north from Warfield Blvd, then make a right on SW Golf Club Dr), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restaurants in Indiantown are in one area, which is around Warfield Boulevard.
- Jrs BBQ and Saloon, FL-710 (the main road). Pulled pork-baked chicken ribs, cheeseburgers, and a great Cuban sandwich. They do $0.50 sliders on M, $1.00 tacos on Tu, $0.60 wings on We, all-you-can-eat chicken on Th, and have homemade pies. They do happy hour 4-6PM. They only serve the drinks beer and wine as this town is mostly a dry town. It is a country bar and restaurant. They close at 10PM weekdays and midnight weekends. On Sunday they are only open till 6PM.
- Rines Jumbo Market, email@example.com. Great selection. It's behind the Shell gas station on the main road. They have great fried chicken. They have a big hot deli with a lot to choose from: fresh caught fish, smoked ribs, meatloaf, and the fries are really good. Also if you don't mind waiting a few minutes, they have good burgers too. They also make a varieties of Mexican and Cuban food including the Cuban sandwich. If you like cold subs from Publix they also do boars head subs there too.
- La Mexicana (Across the street from Jrs BBQ, in the back of the plaza), ☏ , firstname.lastname@example.org. They change the menu everyday, but will make to order also. They have burritos, tocos, enchaladas, chicken soup, rice, beans, and chicken fajitas.
- Guatamex, 15648 Warfield Hwy (the main road), ☏ . A twist between Guatamelan, Mexican, and American food. It's a nice small restaurant right off the main road next to the Burger King. They cook steak, pork chops, chicken soup, cardne asada and rice and beans. The shrimp cocktail is worth getting. Also their taco bowls are big, and they make burritos too. They have a really nice outdoor seating area to relax and have a glass of wine; they also serve beer. The restaurant closes at 10PM everyday. (Website in Spanish).
There are a few places to drink in town.
- The Indianwood Country Club is the only place in town that has a full bar. They also have a restaurant but they close at 2PM.
There's only one hotel within the limits, the Seminole Inn.
- 1 Seminole Inn, 15885 SW Warfield Blvd, ☏ . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 1PM. The Seminole Inn's facade will take you back to the time where cattle and citrus were what Florida is all about. This hotel was restored to give you a taste of old Florida. The restaurant is known for its Sunday brunch and fried green tomato sandwiches. They also do lunch everyday till 2:30PM. They have a small buffet everyday and a great menu you can choose from. The restaurant overlooks the pool and the garden. They also have a small restaurant one block over called Crackers Cafe. It does breakfast starting at 5AM and lunch till about 2PM. Friendly waitresses and has a country theme. $88-110 depending on room.
There are 2 wildlife preserves in which you can camp. They have no bathrooms or showers, but there are camping areas and fire pits.
- J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (about 15 min south of town on FL-710). It costs nothing but they ask for donations.
- DuPuis Management Area, 23500 SW Kanner Hwy (about 25 min west of town on Kanner Hwy), ☏ . Free.
- Plant Bamboo, 27695 SW Martin Hwy (about 20 min away on the back side of town), ☏ . Off-road and camping grounds where you can ride dirt bikes, four-wheelers, lifted trucks, and mud buggies. On site food truck showers, toilets, and fire pits. Regular weekend $60, event weekend $90 all 3 days (2021).
- Jensen Beach, coastal town on the Treasure Coast
- Stuart, largest incorporated city in Martin County
- Palm City, largest town in Martin County by population
- Okeechobee, nearby town in the Heartland
- Port St. Lucie, the only large city close to Indiantown; spring training home of the New York Mets
- Fort Pierce, this boom town is a little ways from Okeechobee via State Road 70.
|Routes through Indiantown|
|Okeechobee ←||N S||→ Riviera Beach|
|Port Mayaca ←||W E||→ Stuart|