About Port St. Lucie
Port St. Lucie Living
Port St. Lucie is located on Florida 's historic Atlantic Treasure Coast , named for the many shipwrecked Spanish galleons and treasure-laden pirate ships that were lost in these coastal waters. The city is situated about 120 miles north of Miami and 225 miles south of Jacksonville in an area that offers a wealth of opportunities for recreation and exploration.
One of America 's fastest growing cities, Port St. Lucie's population of 122,554 (2005) includes a healthy mix of young families and retirees. With friendly people, warm hospitality and some of the finest sights nature has to offer, what could be more inviting than living in Port St. Lucie?
Port St. Lucie Climate
Port St. Lucie boasts a nearly ideal climate, with the Gulf Stream influence bringing mild temperatures in the winter and cooling breezes in the summer. Sunny days and an average temperature of 73.7 degrees provide the perfect setting for all kinds of outdoor activities.
Recreation and Attractions in Port St. Lucie
Retiring or relocating to Port St. Lucie means active living. Golfers can choose from over 20 golf courses and driving ranges in the city and surrounding areas, while tennis players will find at least 6 public tennis courts to keep their skills sharp.
Looking for family fun? There's no shortage of it in Port St. Lucie! Home to the New York Mets' spring training camp as well as the minor league St. Lucie Mets, the city also features horseback riding, skating rinks, bowling alleys, and go-cart tracks. The Port St. Lucie Community Center, with seating for 800, hosts performing arts productions and cultural programs as well as a fitness room and arts classes.
For those who prefer water sports, the options in Port St. Lucie are limitless. Fishing enthusiasts will find marlin, Atlantic sailfish, yellow fin tuna, kingfish and wahoo in abundance offshore, while the backwaters of the St. Lucie River are home to channel bass, snook, ladyfish, jack crevalle and trout. Divers can go snorkeling or embark on deep-sea dives to explore sunken Spanish galleons and shipwrecks from the Civil War and World War II. A multitude of pristine beaches provide public access to the majestic ocean shore for sunbathers of all ages.
The Port St. Lucie area is home to two private primary and middle schools, ten public elementary schools, and seven colleges and universities, as well as numerous churches for people of all faiths.
It's All Here in Port St. Lucie
If you're thinking of retiring or relocating to the Port St. Lucie area, you'll want to check out the Port St. Lucie city website, or visit the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce website. Here you'll find valuable community information to assist you in locating services to make your move an easy one.