Port Saint Lucie, FL

Overview

Back in the 1950s, Port Saint Lucie was uninhabited, aside from a few farms and a fishing camp. That changed rapidly, especially during the 2000s, when this coastal gem went from hidden to hot -- so much so that its population overtook that of Fort Lauderdale and is now roughly 180,000 residents. The "why" is fairly easy -- Port Saint Lucie features 21 miles of pristine beaches along Florida's east coast and it is the spring training home of the New York Mets. Add in the tropical climate, the golf courses, and its easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike, and there's plenty to love about Port Saint Lucie. Situated between Fort Pierce to the north and Jupiter Island to the south, your Port Saint Lucie apartment will provide easy access to several popular destinations. But with so much to do in Port Saint Lucie, you may not want to venture far from home. Be sure to visit the Port Saint Lucie Botanical Gardens, stroll the Riverwalk Boardwalk, take a river cruise, go canoeing in Savannas State Preserve Park, go horseback riding on the beach, and hike the Oak Hammock Park nature trails.

4 Neighborhoods in Port Saint Lucie, FL

  • Outer Port St Lucie

    Outer Port St. Lucie provides you with residential neighborhoods to raise a family and live apart from more populated areas of the city. Living just 8 miles east of the city's downtown section, you don’t have far to drive when you want to reach popular venues. This part of the city also allows you to achieve a lower cost of living. Outer Port St. Lucie actually rests closer to the water than the downtown section, although you have to go through a state park to reach the inlet or head north or south for access to the ocean.

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  • River Park

    The River Park neighborhood of Port St. Lucie provides new residents with a nice selection of house and apartment rentals, including some located on the winding St. Lucie River and its tributaries that bisect the neighborhood. In addition, locals appreciate the area's affordability and proximity to some of Florida's most beautiful beaches.

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  • St Lucie West

    St. Lucie West lies around six miles northwest of downtown Port Saint Lucie near the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Considered a sleepy beach community, residents here enjoy ocean breezes, walks on the beach, swimming, fishing, and surfing.

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  • Tradition

    Ranking high on national lists of safe cities and retirement destinations, the master-planned community of Tradition in Port Saint Lucie combines a small-town vibe with up-to-date amenities. Nine residential communities include modern apartment complexes, condos for rent, and single-family homes, all with parks, lakes, pools, and clubhouses.

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