Port St Lucie Best Places to Live Lists
and Lifestyle Amenities for 2021 and 2022
Port St Lucie 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.
See the Best Places Lists below for 2021 and 2022 Rankings:
– US News – PSL ranks #7 best beach town to retire in the U.S.
– GoBankingRates ranks PSL #3 best city to buy a home for < $500,000
– SmartAsset ranks Port St. Lucie among the best cities for military retirees
– SmartAsset ranked PSL ranked in “Top Boomtowns in America” 2021
– WalletHub ranks PSL #29 best mid-sized city to buy a house
Port St. Lucie is nestled along Florida’s Treasure Coast, on the state’s southeast side, about halfway between Miami and Orlando and about 1 1/2 to 2 hours from Orlando and the Daytona Beach area. Port St. Lucie has a more relaxed atmosphere than its larger neighbors. Its clean streets and quiet neighborhoods are woven around scenic waterways and lush green golf courses. Homes in the area can be affordable to buy or rent, compared with other South Florida housing markets. However, as Port St. Lucie’s popularity has risen, so too has the cost of housing here – but they still run lower than neighboring Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties and we receive a lot of relocating residents from those areas.
Port St Lucie Metro Statistical Area
Most of these rankings and analyses are based on the Port St Lucie Statistical Area which includes a population of about 472,000 people within the St Lucie County (about 300,000 population) area including City of Port St Lucie (about 185,000 population) and Ft Pierce, and also Stuart and Martin County.
Port St Lucie includes a large area of single family homes, St Lucie West and Tradition (which is booming with new construction for 55+ communities and all age neighborhoods). When you look at these lists Port St Lucie then is considered a mid – large city. Neighboring Ft Pierce, Stuart in Martin County and Vero Beach in Indian River County have made many of the Best Small Town Lists, so the whole Treasure Coast area has a wonderful variety of home styles, beaches, nature and wildlife, golf communities, retail and cultural amenities, and many other amenities.
The St. Lucie River, is a valuable resource to the community, providing amazing water views, boating and fishing opportunities.
Port St. Lucie’s natural side is strengthened by its world-class amenities. The New York Mets play spring training games at Clover Park, and Port St. Lucie is home to an all-inclusive Club-Med resort on the St. Lucie River.
PSL ranked #47 in 150 Best Places to Live in the U.S.
U.S. News analyzed the 150 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.
Other US News Rankings Reports
U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.
PSL ranks #7 best beach town to retire in the U.S.
These coastal cities provide convenient access to the beach and all the amenities retirees need.
PSL ranks #3 best city to buy a home for less than $500k
Using data from Zillow, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Sterling’s Best Places, GOBankingRates identified the 25 best cities to buy a home on that budget.
Port St. Lucie ranks among the best cities for military retirees
SmartAsset compared 200 of the largest cities in the country across various metrics, including the percentage of the population who are veterans ages 65 and older, number of retirement communities, estimated senior tax burden, number of Veterans Administration health facilities and…
PSL ranked in “Top Boomtowns in America” 2021
In this study, SmartAsset uncovered the fastest-growing cities in the U.S. To identify the top boomtowns in America in 2021, we looked at the most recently available data for 500 of the largest cities across the following seven metrics: population change, unemployment rate, change in unemployment…
PSL ranks #8 best place to live on the East Coast
WTOP News (based in Washington D.C Area) Ranked Port St Lucie #8 in the Best Place to Live on the East Coast – A move to the East Coast may bring you closer to family, give you access to the right job or simply fit the vibe you’re looking for.
PSL ranks #29 best mid-sized city to buy a house
To determine the best local real-estate markets in the U.S., WalletHub compared 300 cities of varying sizes across 18 key indicators of housing-market attractiveness and economic strength.
Port St Lucie Homes for Sale
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