Port 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:
- Crime Rating
- Cost of Living
- Education, Employment
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.