ST. LUCIE COUNTY


County Offices
2300 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce 772-462-1100
www.co.st-lucie.fl.us

Chamber of Commerce
2200 Virginia Avenue
Ft. Pierce 772-595-9999
482 Indian River Drive
Ft. Pierce 772-468-9152
https://stluciechamber.org/

Nestled in the panoramic region known as Florida’s Treasure Coast, St. Lucie County is known for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere. The Treasure Coast area was named for the Spanish galleons that sank during the hurricane of 1715, spilling their booty of millions in gold and silver along the ocean floor. Newcomers to this region will still discover a long list of treasures from unrivaled natural beauty to small-town charm and superb recreational amenities.

St. Lucie County was established in 1855 but not incorporated until just after the turn of the century. Today, this area boasts a rapidly growing population along with an influx of new businesses and industrial development. Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie serve as the hubs for commercial amenities and remain the largest municipalities within the county. With its coastal beauty, unspoiled beaches, friendly communities, and rich resources, St. Lucie County and the Treasure Coast are maturing as a desirable place to call home.

Services
Distinguished as one of the fastest growing areas in the state and the nation, St. Lucie County is home to three municipalities and a naturally beautiful countryside. Newcomers will discover a pleasingly low cost of living that combines with a high quality of life and outstanding services. With an award-winning community college and branches for three leading universities, the network of public and private schools ensures virtually unlimited opportunities for education and personal growth. Every school offers core academic courses with curriculum designed to meet state standards as well as special programs for the challenged and gifted, elective classes, performing and fine arts courses, and athletic programs.

Outstanding healthcare is provided the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in Fort Pierce. The institution offers a 345-bed, acute-care facility that is distinguished as the largest medical center in the county and a regional referral center for the Treasure Coast area. The hospital offers a wide variety of medical and surgical treatments as well as state-of-the-art specialty services. The obstetrics services are backed by a Level II Nursery and pediatric unit. St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie adds a variety of general and specialty services to the regional network of healthcare institutions.

Lifestyle
Nestled in Florida’s panoramic and historic “Treasure Coast,” the county is blossoming with modern subdivisions that take advantage of this pristine, land-rich region. Beautiful barrier islands boast miles of bleached white sand and crystal blue waters, offering a more relaxed lifestyle against a backdrop of natural beauty. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Lake Okeechobee on the west, and the St. Lucie and Indian Rivers converging at Sewall’s Point, the Treasure Coast offers a lifestyle centered around the water. Common pastimes in St. Lucie County include boating, surfing, skin diving, spear fishing, water skiing, jet skiing, snorkeling, and ocean swimming. Port St. Lucie serves as South Florida’s golf mecca and spring training camp for the New York Mets.

Many new residents are drawn to this beautiful area for the superb year-round climate that ensures pleasant living and working conditions. The rocky coastline, dense jungle, posh waterfront homes, white Dover cliffs, sandy beaches, and western cattle ranches combine to offer images of breathtaking beauty—both natural and crafted. “Something for everyone” could never be truer than along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Those who appreciate the arts will find community theater, opera, musical concerts, fine galleries, and abundant opportunities to develop artistic expression. From city neighborhoods to open country, newcomers will discover an enviable quality of life and friendly small communities throughout the tranquil corners of coastal South Florida.

Fort Pierce
Municipal Offices
772-460-2200
www.cityoffortpierce.com

Chamber of Commerce

772-595-9999
https://stluciechamber.org/

Known as the “Sunrise City,” the county seat of Fort Pierce boasts a rich history that dates back to 1565 with the arrival of Spanish forces. During World War II, Fort Pierce Beach served as a Navy base. In spite of the growth and boom cycles over the 20th century decades and the advent of suburban commercial centers, Fort Pierce has reinvented and revitalized its strongest assets: History and architecture. Residents and visitors enjoy an attractive historic downtown waterfront with unique retail shopping, restaurants, a marina, fine galleries, and a 1923 performing arts theatre. Recreational amenities are abundant in this area, including campgrounds, golf courses, tennis courts, and a local YMCA. Among the clusters of retail centers and abundant housing developments, evidence of Fort Pierce’s past can be seen in historical structures such as the site of Old Fort Pierce.

Hutchinson Island
County Offices
772-462-1100
www.co.st-lucie.fl.us

Chamber of Commerce

772-595-9999
https://stluciechamber.org/

Stretching between southern St. Lucie county into Martin County, this increasingly popular destination for seasonal guests and vacationers doubles during the winter months. Sugar-white, unspoiled beaches under blue skies and enviable fishing opportunities combine with an easygoing atmosphere to endear the Island to thousands of seasonal visitors and those who call it home on a year-round basis. Local transportation is available to the public, and a vibrant beachfront shopping atmosphere features restaurants, specialty stores, and professional services. The beaches of Hutchinson Island have been recognized as some of the finest in America, serving as a scenic backdrop for beautiful resorts and recreational facilities. Sea Turtle Park features picnic areas, volleyball, surf fishing, swimming, and snorkeling. The Elliott Museum and the Coastal Science Center are local attractions.

Port St. Lucie
Municipal Offices
772-871-5225
www.cityofpsl.com

Chamber of Commerce

772-595-9999
https://stluciechamber.org/

As one of major incorporated population centers in the county, Port St. Lucie appeals to many by combining a rich history with the advantages of excellent business opportunities, wonderful agricultural resources, and exceptional water sports. The community not only attracts newcomers from other states that desire the sunny South Florida lifestyle, but it is also a chosen haven for residents who want to escape the more heavily populated Florida cities. Students attend one of the quality public schools or select from a number of private schools. Florida Atlantic University and Barry University, as well as a community college, are located in close proximity. Residents enjoy a variety of events held at the St. Lucie County Civic Center and the St. Lucie Community Theatre. The St. Lucie County Sports Complex welcomes the New York Mets for spring training each year. Marinas, campgrounds, tennis courts, and parks add to the quality of life.

St. Lucie West
Municipal Offices
772-871-5225
www.cityofpsl.com

Chamber of Commerce

772-595-9999
https://stluciechamber.org/

The planned community of St. Lucie West within Port St. Lucie began with a master design that offered transportation advantages for commuters, beautiful neighborhoods, shopping and services, and first-rate recreation. As the largest privately owned development on the Treasure Coast, St. Lucie West has been a magnet for growth and a model for future builders. The area boasts hundreds of acres of lakes, championship golf courses, a major-league baseball stadium, and lovely homes in serene neighborhoods. It was in the late 1980s when the Thomas J. White Development Company brought the vision of a new community to the acreage between the Florida Turnpike and Interstate 95. By opening several premier golf courses in this area, the Professional Golfers Association has given the area an enviable reputation as a leading golf destination.

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