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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.

Growth is rapid, as is redevelopment as the town makes the transition from a sleepy backwater to a preferred small town destination. Employers include QVC, Tropicana and a Wal-Mart distribution center, but the area in general doesn’t have a lot of high paying jobs. Fort Pierce shares the story with a little more historic interest and typical beachfront amenities. Entertainment is provided by baseball spring-training camps, golf, water sports and the study and viewing of wildlife. The area is still less crowded and affected by sprawl problems than those areas to the south, but it’s also far from services such as healthcare and air transportation. The long commute times reflect distances from jobs rather than congestion.

The landscape consists of a barrier island and coastal plain—topography typical of Florida’s coastal cities. There is extensive agriculture, tropical trees, and vegetation inland. Lake Okeechobee is 40 miles to the southwest. The subtropical coastal climate is pleasant year-round. Summer temperatures are tempered by ocean breezes and by the frequent formation of afternoon cumulus clouds and showers. Temperatures of 90 degrees have occurred in all months but seldom reach 100. There is some hurricane risk, but the area is north of the major hurricane tracks.


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Quick Facts About Martin


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Martin County is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Martin County jobs have Increased by 3.69 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Martin County's cost of living is 2.40% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Martin County's population is 146,497 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 15.60 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Martin County is $180,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 12.00 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Martin County public schools spend $11,899 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Martin County.

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