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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Strong job growth
-Water recreation

Cons

-Hurricane risk
-Arts & culture
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Port St. Lucie-Fort Pierce Metro Area


The towns of Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce are among several that make up the south end of the so-called “Treasure Coast,” named for old Spanish shipwrecks lying off the coast. These are smaller, comfortable, more laid-back residential communities than the bustling beach cities farther south. Port St. Lucie is a small, business-friendly but largely nondescript community just south and inland from Fort Pierce along U.S. 1.


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Quick Facts About Port St. Lucie


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Port St. Lucie is 6.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Port St. Lucie jobs have Increased by 3.69 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Port St. Lucie's cost of living is 7.50% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Port St. Lucie's population is 163,748 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 81.08 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 31 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Port St. Lucie is $123,800. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.10 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Port St. Lucie public schools spend $10,328 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.1 students per teacher in Port St. Lucie.

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re: Something nice to say about PSL - 8/15/2014
My wife and I are closing on a house in River Park on Naranja. We are both from West Palm Beach and are looking forward to the slower pace. We have 3 children and she... (read more)
re: Not a good place for a single retired person.
Yep, I came here a few years ago to do some fishing, perhaps ballroom dance classes, and get involved as a citizen in town government. What I found was polluted water to... (read more)
Not a good place for a single retired person.
I've lived in Port Saint Lucie for over two years. I came here after retiring from a key position in a large city law firm, and thought this would be a nice place to... (read more)
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