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Port St. Lucie, Florida   Add Favorite    47 Reviews | Review This Place




Pros

-Attractive setting
-Strong job growth
-Water recreation

Cons

-Hurricane risk
-Arts & culture
-Isolation


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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 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Port St. Lucie jobs have Increased by 2.34 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Port St. Lucie's cost of living is 0.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Port St. Lucie's population is 179,413 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 214.44 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Port St. Lucie is $180,800. Home appreciation the last year has been -29.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Port St. Lucie public schools spend $9,156 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Port St. Lucie.

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Port St. Lucie Housing Market


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  8/22/2016
Port Saint Nazi

City is so hungry for cash that they send the code cops and inspectors around the old established neighborhoods looking into people's back yards to see what city code... (Read More)

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  6/29/2016
Not so great

Ah yes, Port Saint Lousy. What I’ve found since moving here a few years ago is that Florida as a whole should be called “The Free For All State”. As far as this town... (Read More)

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  7/16/2015
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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