St. Lucie County, Florida: A Great Place to Play and Live



There are many reasons to choose St. Lucie County, Florida as a place to relocate, expand or launch your business. St. Lucie provides a spectacular setting in which to work and play. Not only has the area economy evolved into a blend of diverse sectors, but the area’s natural resources are enviable, with more than 21 miles of pristine coastline and beaches, more than 20,000 acres of public parks and natural preserves, and miles of rivers and waterways. St. Lucie County also has close access to interstate, rail, seaports and both local and international airports. 

With an average temperature of 74°F and sunny skies nearly 80% of the time, residents and visitors enjoy an abundance of environmental, recreational and cultural activities all year long in our tropical, South Florida, coastal oasis.

Housing in St. Lucie County is more affordable than most communities throughout South Florida. The lifestyle possibilities are endless and include a wide array of options including ocean and waterfront properties, single family homes in master-planned communities and high-rise condos. Our residents have multiple options to call home.

St. Lucie takes pride in preserving and promoting the arts and culture. There is no shortage of opportunities to enjoy throughout the County and the region. In Fort Pierce alone, you can tour the Navy SEAL Museum, visit the former home of writer Zora Neale Hurston, and study the famous paintings of the “Florida Highwaymen” at the A. E. “Beanie” Backus Museum and Gallery. Downtown Fort Pierce, flanked by restaurants and a beautiful marina, is a flurry of activity each week as they host a Saturday morning green market as well as family friendly music and art festivals. With lush botanical gardens in both Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, and the many performing arts venues, including the prolific and renowned Sunrise Theatre, it’s clear to see that St. Lucie has a wide array of arts and cultural amenities to enjoy.

Now, just add sports into the mix and there is truly something for everyone. The area boasts more than 20 public and semiprivate golf courses, with prices ranging from upscale to very affordable, and the magnificent weather allows for play all year round! The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, ranked among the ’75 Best Golf Resorts’ by Golf Digest, is a global golf destination not to be missed.

America’s favorite pastime is enjoyed at the state-of-the-art Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie – the spring training home of the New York Mets. Minor league baseball is also in full-swing during the summer months, when residents and visitors can enjoy watching the St. Lucie Mets (the class-A minor league affiliate of the NY Mets) play against other teams.

St. Lucie County is situated on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, half way between Miami and Orlando.  Port St. Lucie consistently ranks as one of the safest cities in Florida according to Florida Department of Law Enforcement statistics.  And with no state personal income tax and a variety of affordable housing choices, St. Lucie County is a low-density, low crime, livable community with small town charm and all the amenities of a large city. Home to Indian River State College and other first-rate colleges, providing baccalaureate degrees, workforce education, and training.

In an increasingly globalized economy where people have more choices than ever before as to where they will live and work, St. Lucie County is certainly among the highest-quality and most welcoming communities in all of Florida.

The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County is here and ready to help!   From site selection to permitting; from market research to workforce development – when you’re ready to make the move, we’ll help you get here.  For more information call 772.336.6250 or visit us at  

Welcome home. Welcome to St. Lucie County.  

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