Housing Along the Treasure Coast



Whether you are looking for a waterfront enclave, a suburban home, a deep water site to dock your boat, a golfing community, or a rural setting with plenty of space, St. Lucie County and the Treasure Coast region offer a huge array of options. The county offers a lower population density, low crime, and is an affordable alternative to more densely populated urban communities in South Florida. The region boasts the charm of beautiful small towns with the amenities of a large city.

Like Palm Beach County, housing prices are on a steady rise, with the median home price jumping 18.6 percent in one year, from $134,950 mid-year 2014 to $160,000 by mid-year 2015, according to a Keyes Real Estate report. The number of days a home is on the market also dropped dramatically, from 53 to 35 days. Millennials, who are often said to be delaying home buying, are driving part of this boom, as the region’s growing business sector attracts younger families into the area. The Treasure Coast is also attracting many from out of state, with buyers often coming from New England and the Northeast.

Residents in many of the Treasure Coast’s towns have taken pains to limit development along the shoreline, instituting height and building limitations to preserve the quality of the region and prevent the overcrowding of beachside high rises and commercial corridors that has occurred at other locations in Florida.

Many of the towns in this area of Florida still have a defined downtown district, many with beautiful historical buildings and arts districts, and an abundance of single family homes. But developers have not been asleep during the growth of Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River counties – all are seeing plenty of new housing developments, apartment complexes, and townhouse/condominium construction.

The treasure coast is a beautiful region with beautiful beaches, charming towns, and something to do for everyone. So whether you are considering the Treasure Coast for your new home, or just in town visiting, this region is a true gem and a must-see.

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