Port St Lucie
Port St. Lucie is a city in St Lucie County, Florida and is located in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast, which is 45 minutes north of Palm Beach. Port St Lucie is the most populated city in St. Lucie County with a population of almost 190,000 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Port St. Lucie was one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. during the 2,000’s and the city population has exploded over the past 15 years.
Port St. Lucie is a growing city but has still not lost the “the real Florida” feel. People are friendly, the city is affordable and you can get a lot of bang for your buck with Port St. Lucie real estate with a median home price of $219,000 in 2018 and many houses still priced below $200,000. Affordability is one of the main reason that many families are choosing to relocate to Port St. Lucie from nearby West Palm Beach. It is estimated that as many as 15,000 people that live in Port St Lucie, commute to work in West Palm Beach which is just 30 minutes south of Port St. Lucie.
Port St. Lucie has a more relaxed atmosphere than its larger neighbors. Its clean streets and quiet neighborhoods are woven around scenic waterways and lush green golf courses. Homes in the area are affordable to buy or rent, especially compared with other South Florida housing markets. Port St Lucie has a lot to offer for families that are considering relocating offering a clean, safe environment with good schools and a growing community.
Port St. Lucie is also a great location to retire. The weather is warm, and the climate is sub tropical, and the location is perfectly situated on the Treasure Coast. Port St. Lucie is only 114 miles from Miami , 90 miles from Fort Lauderdale, 48 miles from West Palm Beach, and 125 miles from Orlando. Visitors can hike environmental preserves, paddle lush rivers, ride horses on nearby beaches, and even take in a spring training baseball game at the spring training location of the New York Mets.
Port St. Lucie is a paradise for golfers and there are many championship golf courses. The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens features areas devoted to orchids, bamboo and native plants, as well as butterflies and hummingbirds. The Riverwalk Boardwalk winds through nearby mangroves. Southeast of the center, the waterways of the North Fork St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve are home to manatees, river otters, egrets and alligators.