Located a little over 100 miles east of Orlando, Port Saint Lucie is a historic town on the east coast of Florida. The city is home to 184,121 residents, who enjoy 21 miles of beaches, fishing in the Indian River Lagoon, horseback riding, PGA Village golfing, a waterfront downtown and an unparalleled display of tropical trees in the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. In addition to a high dedication for preserving the landscape, the city of Port Saint Lucie takes arts and culture seriously with the St. Lucie County Regional History Center. The Sunrise Theatre in nearby Fort Pierce offers concerts, music and comedy shows throughout the year as well.
Even though Port Saint Lucie is a coastal town in a warm Floridian climate, real estate prices are affordable for typical buyers. List prices increased 9.84 percent last year to reach an average $208,986 from a previous $190,263. Inventory also increased year-over-year, albeit minimally at 2.27 percent, from 1,363 to 1,394 listings. Nonetheless, a bigger scope allows buyers interested in Port Saint Lucie more options when narrowing down their search based on personal criteria.