Recently, I’ve found myself wanting to visit more places in the great state of Florida. While I’ve been to some of the more popular tourist-type destinations like Miami and Key West, I had never been to the town of Port St. Lucie until my family and I made a trip there recently. What I found was a charming city that is well worth the visit if you are looking for a place to go. Before going on my trip, I looked up some facts about Port St. Lucie and figured out that it was a fantastic place for a family vacation!
According to census bureau population reports (from 2015, so it is a little out of date), Port St. Lucie has about 179,000 residents, making it the 8th largest city in Florida. It is one of the biggest cities in the South Florida with about 179,000 residents, making it the 8th largest city in Florida. It is one of the biggest cities in the South Florida area, and is actually larger than Fort Lauderdale (according to sites about Port St. Lucie).
Port St. Lucie covers about 120 square miles of the eastern coast of Florida and is situated in St. Lucie County (naturally). It is about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, and like much of South Florida, the weather is amazing! The average temperature in August is only 82 degrees, and in the winter, the average is typically in the mid-60s, which makes the climate perfect for retirees and families alike. It is close to the exciting theme park in Orlando or the bustling nightlife of Miami but also features stunning golf courses, a beautiful river, and a vibrant creative community.
Many people chose to move to the area due to the space for building, the relatively low crime rate, and the positivity of people who live in the area. The economy in Port St. Lucie is strong and there are solid plans for growth in the city, which is very attractive for those looking for a good place to move. The city government is effective and people tend to find that the overall quality of life is excellent in the city. With new growth and attractive neighborhoods being developed currently, there is a lot of excitement around the city, and that was definitely palpable when we visited. It felt like people were excited about their city and wanted to move there.
We saw new businesses, shops, law firms, medical spaces, and all sorts of economic activity in Port St. Lucie, which made me wonder if I should start a new business there! My family loved the trip and want to go back someday soon, so perhaps we will consider making this South Florida gem our home in the future. I highly recommend to all of my friends that they at least give the city a chance and go visit sometime in the near future!Read More