Outer Fort Pierce – Fort Pierce, FL

Outer Fort Pierce encompasses a lot of undeveloped space. Nonetheless, it includes a few residential and business areas scattered throughout, with some notable spots, including the St. Lucie County International Airport, Fairwinds Golf Course and the Road Runner Travel Resort campsite, which owns 38 acres in the area. Residents live just 5 miles northwest of downtown Fort Pierce, so they don't have far to drive before reaching the city's entertainment, shopping and work opportunities.

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Restaurants & Nightlife

This neighborhood's limited restaurant options sit along the southern border near Fort Pierce North. Many locals visit the Airport Tiki restaurant for lunch, no travel plans required. As a bonus, you get to watch small planes take off and land from the restaurant's windows. Al's Red Barn Grill brings plenty of charm with its design that really looks like a big red barn and the setup where you order from a window and eat outside at a picnic table. The menu includes simple American meals like sandwiches and burgers, in addition to Mexican options. Check the daily specials and try the establishment's stock of fresh Florida fruit, such as Honeybell oranges, from its own nearby citrus grove. Charlene's Coyote Grille in the Road Runner Travel Resort serves American cuisine, including burgers and sandwiches, as well as seafood to fit its location just 15 minutes from the ocean. Choose your fish blackened, jerk flavored, buffalo style, grilled or fried. This restaurant also provides one of your only night time entertainment spots within the neighborhood. It serves beer and wine, and houses live music on Friday and Saturday nights. For another nightlife option, visit the Endless Summer Vineyard & Winery for wine tastings and events such as concerts and festivals. If you want more choices for dining and a nightlife, head to Fort Pierce North or the downtown area of Fort Pierce. No nightclubs lie in this area, but residents stumble across many bars here. Most of the restaurants and bars sit along the main highways, such as Federal Highway and State Road 615. Nightlife in the city tends to be quite relaxed and casual. Try 12A Buoy for lobster macaroni and cheese, conch chowder and other fresh seafood dishes, with a bar to come back to at night. 121 Tapas on the Water serves appetizer meals with Mediterranean flavors and provides nighttime events most nights of the week, including wine pairings, ladies night and live music.

History & Culture

This area held a fort during the Second Seminole War in the early 1800s, which inspired the name of Fort Pierce. In 1901, it incorporated, starting out with 300 pioneers. The airport of Outer Fort Pierce has a long history, with construction starting in 1921 by the Commercial Club of Fort Pierce. The Navy used this airport during World War II as a practice field, and gave it back to the county when it was no longer needed. When residents feel like engaging in artistic and cultural endeavors, they head to downtown Fort Pierce for the Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery and Art Mundo, where you can take advantage of classes and exhibits. The downtown area of Fort Pierce holds annual events such as the Taste of the Sea and Sandy Shoes Seafood Festival.

Transportation

With no public transportation available, residents need a car to get around this area. You can also bike safely on the designated biking lanes of Federal Highway. In addition, Uber and cab companies service this area, so you can call them to pick you up if you need a ride. Cabs do not typically drive through the area looking for hails. For driving, Outer Fort Pierce has major roads State Road 713 and Federal Highway. The neighborhood is not far from I-95, which you can access from State Road 614. The city provides free parking in the garage behind the City Hall building within the downtown section, and on-street parking is available in many areas.

Cost

Residents have a lower cost of living in this neighborhood than the city average. A one-bedroom residence costs an average rent of $805. Expect to pay $2 to $3 for a beer at a local bar, and gas costs just 1 percent higher than the national average per gallon. There is no public transportation option in the area.

Shopping

This neighborhood has limited shops within its domain. Locals find them in commercial spots, such as the industrial area near the city of St. Lucie. Area shopping includes a mix of specialty stores and discount stores. The Porch Factory sells patios, screen doors and other outdoor enclosures to protect your home from pests and intruders, and the Glomaster Sign Company crafts specialty signs to your specifications. To score a deal or find a one-of-a-kind piece, check out the Unique Antique Shop. This treasure trove carries everything from jewelry to furniture. For groceries, residents go to Schwan Food or to the Publix on Federal Highway. Nearby Lakewood Park has Winn-Dixie, AJ Family Foods and Lakewood Park Market that sit right outside the border of this neighborhood. Purchase fresh citrus fruit from Al's Family Farms. Also, Fort Pierce holds a Downtown Farmers Market on Saturdays and a Green Market and Food Co-Op on Wednesdays.

Parks

Residents of Outer Fort Pierce have limited parks for their use, although the area brings you close to nature without the need for designated park space. Nonetheless, residents have two free parks by Federal Highway. You can exercise and enjoy nature at St. Lucie Village Heritage Park, which provides disc golf, hiking trails, volleyball, birding opportunities and picnic spots for the public. Look for birds in their natural habitats and hike on the trails at Indrio Scrub Preserve. Feel free to bring your leashed dog and kids to these parks, although they don't have playgrounds or designated dog areas. You won't find annual events at these parks. If you seek a park with sports fields, go to Paradise Park in nearby Fort Pierce North. This park features a baseball field and a basketball court as well as a playground for the kids.
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