Port St. Lucie
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City Population: 185,113
The city of Port St. Lucie is part of St. Lucie County, one of Florida’s fastest growing counties. It recently reached approximately 298,563 people, of which 185,132 live in the area around Port St. Lucie. The arrival of the Spanish in 1567 began its development as a settlement. In spite of long occupation, Port St. Lucie stands out from the rest of the Atlantic coast in that it retains an extensive 21-mile stretch of beaches in a pristine natural state (with half of these protected), and has 11,000 acres of natural parks and preserves.
The St. Lucie River winds through the city and merges with the Intracoastal Waterway to empty into the Atlantic. Whether you want the beautiful ocean views and condominium living available on Hutchinson Island, or a home with deep water access for your boat, the Port St. Lucie area is a great choice for those who enjoy a lifestyle based on boating, fishing and marine activities.
Port St. Lucie is also home to the PGA Village, owned and operated by PGA of America, and ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 75 Best Golf Resorts. The village offers 54 holes of championship golf courses designed by Tom Fazio and Pete Dye, and the PGA Museum of Golf. With more great golf courses only a short drive up or down the coast, Port St. Lucie is a golfer’s heaven.