Port St Lucie Waterfront Homes for Sale
Located at the southern end of mainland St Lucie County, Port St Lucie has an excellent choice of homes to choose from to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Waterfront properties offer extraordinary river views and boat docks. Golf course homes feature a choice of golf or waterfront estates, villas, condos, lakefront homes and pool homes, plus luxurious community amenities.
The area has a much lower density than Palm Beach county or areas to the south, so there are preserves and green belts everywhere you look. Communities have more green areas as well and offer lakefront homes, many of them in gated communities. Properties range from the $200,00’s to the $ multi-millions, providing exceptional choices for waterfront enthusiasts, busy families, golfers, retirees and seasonal residents.
Port St Lucie “Best Places to Live”
It has made several “best places to live” lists over the years – one of America’s best 100 Communities, Best Places to Retire, and also the Cleanest and Safest Places to Live and Best Places to Work.
Port St Lucie just made the Safest Cities List again this year in 2017:
– #8 spot on Niche.com Places to Live website and also
– #9 on the SafeHomeBlog.com analysis!
View more detailed information and links on the Port St Lucie Best Places to Live page.
Port St Lucie is about 45 minutes to Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach, less than an 1 1/2 hours to Boca Raton, and about 90 minutes to Orlando. It is considered a bedroom community for some people further south who have purchased in this area and still commute to work in North Palm Beach and even down to Boca Raton.
Waterfront and Riverfront Ocean Access Homes in Port St Lucie
The waterways and rivers and numerous preserves in this area are beautiful and provide the perfect backdrop for waterfront living. The Intracoastal waterway in this area is known as the Indian River and the Saint Lucie Inlet in north Stuart / Martin county opens to the ocean and the St Lucie River. The St Lucie splits into the North Fork and meanders through Port St Lucie. Riverfront communities along the North Fork include Riverbend, Bay St Lucie, and Vikings Lookout (Spruce Bluff | Lookout Blvd).
Ravello River Homes and the Ballantrae Golf and Yacht Club and it’s Santa Lucia River Club amenities line the north and east side of the North Fork. Kitching Cove is a small bay off this area of the North Fork and also offers waterfront homes and condos in Tarpon Bay Yacht Club, Kitching Cove and Ravello.
As the St Lucie River heads north, it branches off into small canals which also provide more moderately priced waterfront homes with docks, but boats will be more limited because of fixed bridges.
Much of the land area on the south side of the North Fork is Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club, the Floridian Country Club and the intimate Riverbend community which are in Palm City and Martin County. The South Fork continues through Palm City and Stuart in Martin County. See those pages for more information. Direct Indian River Frontage homes line the west side of the Intracoastal but they are in the limits of city of Ft Pierce. Hutchinson Island is the barrier island on the east side of the Indian River and located within the city limits of Jensen Beach, Ft Pierce and Stuart. See those areas for more information on their waterfront and oceanfront homes and condos.
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The long-awaited Crosstown Parkway extension was completed in 2019 and is the 3rd main road to cross the river to the eastern area of Port St Lucie. It is the first “Superstreet” in Florida that has been 20 years in the planning stages for the City of Port St Lucie. Planners are very happy that it will have very little impact on the St Lucie River and it’s fragile ecosystem. It has been successful in carrying major traffic east / west and has substantially relieved traffic on the surrounding area residential streets as well as Port St Lucie Blvd and Prima Vista Blvd which carried all that traffic before the Crosstown was completed.
Port St Lucie’s Inland communities offer many opportunities for lakefront homes, also in gated developments that offer extra security.
General Development Company planned Port St Lucie originally and set up a community with about 80,000 lots that are not in subdivisions or gated areas. There are various neighborhood parks throughout the area offering many options for softball fields, playgrounds, dog parks and open areas.
St Lucie West is located in the northwest area of Port St Lucie and was planned by a different developer than General Development who set up villages that offered more diverse housing options and gated security. These subdivisions have more lakes and greenbelt areas as well.
is a Town within Port St Lucie that is comprised of approximately 2,500 residential homes on over 8,300 acres of land featuring homes, abundant parks and green belts, and lakefront properties in just about every neighborhood.
Some are also active adult 55+ or retiree focused communities and provide great club amenities and activities. Several home builders are building retiree communities in the west Tradition area – Riverland by GL Homes, Telaro by Mattamy Homes, Del Webb at Tradition by Del Webb, and Esplanade by Taylor Morrison Homes. Home sales in these communities have been brisk and offer lots to be purchased for construction plus some spec homes in various stages of construction to be completed in the next 3 – 9 months. Visit the Tradition page and Port St Lucie 55+ page for more information and new home construction guide.