Port St Lucie Awarded Best Place to Live in Florida

Port St Lucie Best Place to LivePort St Lucie Best City to Live in Florida

Move over Orlando and Disney World, Fort Lauderdale and Beaches or Miami the Magic City; it is the Port St Lucie that has been crowned as the best city to live in the State of Florida.  This is according to the real estate website Movoto and based on the following criteria that moved Port St Lucie to the top of the list:

  • Livability
  • Crime Rating
  • Cost of Living
  • Amenities
  • Education, Employment
  • Weather
  • Housing

Livability

For Port St Lucie residents, this was an obvious choice.  Where else could you play a round of golf in one of the most magnificent golf courses that carries the names of the celebrated golf course designers like Watson, Nicklaus and Fazzio, then attend a NY Mets pre-season baseball game followed by a visit to the gorgeous sandy beaches of Hutchinson Island and do all this in one day?

Crime Rate

The crime rate in Port St Lucie is one of the lowest in the entire State of Florida.  If this reason alone is not convincing enough for Port St Lucie being number one place to live then continue reading.

Cost of Living

Since the housing expenses are the largest percentage of the Living Expenses in any average home it is no surprise that Port St Lucie also offers lower cost of living when compared to other large metropolitan areas in Florida.

Amenities

The NY Mets training facilities in Tradition Field is a highlight of activities for Port St Lucie during the spring training.  The wonderful programs in City Center also keep the residents of Port St Lucie entertained all year long with multi-cultural festivals, live music, art shows, antique car shows and the garage sales.  Port St Lucie also offers easy access to state-of-the-art hospitals and healthcare services.  The Tradition Hospital in the Western area of the city and conveniently located right off I-95 is the newest addition to Port St Lucie healthcare system.  The hospital offers the latest medical equipment and cutting edge technology.  The hospital is a part of The Martin Health System, the area’s largest medical group.

Education

Port St Lucie offers many great options for higher education including the Indian River State College in St Lucie West and the Treasure Coast Campus of (FAU) Florida Atlantic University.  For the golf enthusiasts, there is a unique higher learning institute named Kiser College of Golf.

Housing

Lower home prices are perhaps one of the most positive aspects of living in Port St Lucie.  The average median price of homes in Port St Lucie at times is near half of that in the neighboring Palm Beaches.  Quality homes in luxury resort-style gated communities are offered at prices that would be considered as the affordable home prices in other large cities on the coast.

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Forbes Named Port St Lucie as Best Places to Retire 2014

Hutchinson Island Senior 55+ Best Places for Retirement

Forbes Best Place to Retire includes our amazing city of Port St Lucie as one of the 25 top best places to retire in 2014.  The team analyzed data including housing and cost of living, weather and air quality, taxes, crime factors, healthcare availability and activities including walkability, biking, and volunteering.

The Forbes list noted Port St Lucie cost of living is 5% below national average and affordable homes have a median price of $140,000.  Couple that with warm weather and low crime rate and it is no wonder that so many retiring snowbirds are calling Port St Lucie home.

There are many affordable options for 55+ seniors in Port St Lucie ranging from affordable homes and condos to luxury golf resorts.  There are many activities throughout the year including festivals, plant shows, dancing, golfing and more.  Whether you are ready to call Florida your new retirement home or prefer to travel back and forth during season Port St Lucie has the different options available including “Lock and Go” homes where you do not have to worry about the day to day tasks of maintaining a home.

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City of Port Saint Lucie Green Lifestyle

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Sperlings Best Places named Port Saint Lucie Best in the top 100 Green Cities.  The panel examined data for five major fields including air, water, mass transit, power usage, farmers markets, organic farmers, and certified green buildings to determine cities with the best green lifestyles.  Sperling’s Best Places studied 379 metro areas ranking Port St Lucie at #100 in 2007.  Eighty percent of US residents live in these metropolitan areas that were compared in the selection of cities.

The Town of Tradition in western Port St Lucie is the home to one of the most energy efficient NET ZERO communities, Westcliff Estates at Tradition, by GE Ecomagination.  The new homes for sale in Westcliff Estates at Tradition offer the most efficient and safe homes that could resist against hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes.  NET ZERO stands for ZERO electric bills for homeowners in Westcliff Estates at Tradition

Port St Lucie offers a unique lifestyle offering resort style gated communities, many with  golf front or lake front homes, for much lower prices than the Southern Counties.  For a list of new and available homes for sale, NET ZERO Ecomagination energy efficient homes along with a comprehensive list of foreclosure homes for sale please contact one of our area experts at:

Phone: (772) 323-6730

Email: info@portstlucie.city

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Port St Lucie Ranked Best City For Firefighters

Best City to Retire for Fire FightersPort St Lucie Best City for Firefighters

ValuePenguin, a consumer research company, rated Port St Lucie number 1 in category of Best City for Firefighters.  322 cities were analyzed for the top 5 cities to live for firefighters.  The factors taken into consideration when naming best cities were the cost of living, median salary and location.  Port St Lucie Best City awards are gaining national attention as one of the best places to live and retire.  Read more on the ValuePenguin report.  To see more city award:

  1. Port St Lucie Best Place to Live

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City of Port St Lucie Retirement

The City of Port St Lucie is a Retirees Destination
Reirement in Port St Lucie
 
Many retirees make their way to Florida in their Golden Years.  In previous years, our neighboring cities to the South, such as Miami, Miami Beach, and Fort Lauderdale area were the preferred destinations for this group, but in recent years, Port St Lucie and the Treasure Coast of Florida have been the newly found haven for retirees.  The statistics show the cost of living is much lower in Port St Lucie area in comparison to those cities to the south and even the cities that are much closer, such as Stuart and Jensen Beach.  The most important factor in a lower cost of living centers in housing expenses, which is the single largest expense for any household who have a mortgage payment.  The value of homes for sale in Port St Lucie is remarkably lower than all the above mention metropolitan areas.  This fact along with safety, proximity to beaches and unparalleled amenities collectively are the biggest contributors for considering the City of Port St Lucie as a preferred housing choice as reported by following sources:

  1. Forbes – Named Port St Lucie # 21 in the Best Places to Retire in 2014
  2. Wallet Hub – Analyzed 25 Key Metrics for 150 of the largest US Cities.  Port St Lucie ranked #7

The cost of living, health care, and recreational activities make the City of Port St Lucie a desirable place for retirees who like a very active lifestyle.   Many seniors reside in Port St Lucie from November to May and return up north during the spring and summer months.  There are plenty of senior communities, parks, activities, social and volunteer groups to keep busy year-round or seasonal, whichever is your preference.  There is also a great collection of the senior 55+ Active Adult Communities with great amenities and in remarkably lower prices when compared to neighboring counties.

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Port St Lucie Named Most Comfortable City by Expedia For Travelers

Port St Lucie Best Place to LivePort St Lucie Made Expedia’s List of Top 101 List

Travelers to the Treasure Coast have many activities to choose from including the beautiful beaches on Hutchinson Island, Water Sports, Festivals, and Fishing.  Being active and outdoors all day there is nothing better than to find a nice hotel room that is comfortable and offers extra amenities.  Expedia’s travel guests staying in Port St Lucie rated their stay with a high rank on the list coming in at #14 out of a possible 101 cities.

Based on Millions of travelers Expedia reviews from their 2014 travelers, Expedia compiled a list of best-rated cities for hotel comfort.  The best scores were 4.6 out of a possible 5.  Port St Lucie came up high on the list for Most Comfortable City.  Perhaps, next time you may decide to take a vacation right in your own hometown and enjoy what tourists have discovered as one of the best.  Isn’t it time you got a little R&R?  So whether you enjoy golfing, the beaches, fishing or other activities  you can find a hotel that will suit your needs to explore the Treasure Coast.

Below is a listing of Hotels in Port St Lucie

Whether on business or enjoying the great outdoors having a good night sleep while away from home can make all the difference in your day.  

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Port St Lucie Top Trending Vacation Rentals

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FlipKey by Trip Advisor named Port St Lucie as growing best Top Vacation Rental spot in 2015.  They compared their website searches from 2014 to 2015 and reported growth up 500% for cities making the list.  Port St Lucie came in at lucky number 13.  There are many things to do in Port St Lucie and has many family activities such as:

There is something for everyone in Port St Lucie and the Treasure Coast to enjoy while on vacation.  Orlando is about 2.5 hours to the West, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami a short distance to the South and Fort Pierce and Vero Beach to the North.  

Discover why Port St Lucie is on everyone’s list this year as a Hidden Gem in Florida.  Call us for Seasonal Rentals or  if you have  already vacationed in Port St Lucie and decided to buy a condo as your annual vacation destination or winter residence.  We would be happy to show you our Lock and Go properties that are suitable for part-time residents.  Call us at (772) 323-6730 for more information on Port St Lucie Real Estate Rentals or properties for sale.

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