Port Saint Lucie Florida

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Port Saint Lucie is a city that means business. Incorporated in 1961, it is one of Florida's fastest growing, and most promising cities. This lovely city in St Lucie County encompasses over 75 square miles and had its beginnings in 1958, when the General Development Corporation purchased the River Park property as well as an adjoining forty thousand acres. In 1959, GDC opened a bridge over the Saint Lucie River and by 1961, 250 homes were built in the developing city. The population of the City of Port St. Lucie in 1970 was 330.

Today the population is growing by 15,000 people a year and stands at over120 thousand. Port St. Lucie began as a residential bedroom community but it has changed over the years to become a dynamic and diverse city, which is determined to keep pace with the times, without losing its quality of life. It still has a low density and affordable land with only 40% build-out. No wonder it has great appeal to business owners.

Leisure activities abound in Port St. Lucie with its sandy white beaches and navigable waterways. All forms of recreational facilities are available including fishing, surfing, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and boating. If water does not appeal to you, there is plenty of tennis, golf, bowling, skating and skateboarding available at many public parks. The Professional Golf Association (PGA) has its home in Port St. Lucie at the PGA Village where it has built a state of the art PGA Learning center. PGA holds some of its winter tournaments here every year at one of its signature courses. The local Saints Golf Course is very popular.

The City of Port St. Lucie has numerous projects getting off the ground in 2006. A trolley

service began in January that takes riders to the downtown area. It covers all major points of interest in Port St. Lucie, including golf courses, medical centers, parks and shopping plazas. Cconstruction has begun on the long-awaited Cross-town Parkway which will improve commuting. The City Council is starting on a new Civic Center, which will be a central gathering place and the focal point of the Community Redevelopment Area and the east side of the city.

North Fork Saint Lucie River Aquatic Preserve is one of the last remaining freshwater/estuarine wilderness areas in this region of Florida and supports a wide variety of fish and wildlife.

St. Lucie West is a planned community in western Port St. Lucie and almost a city in itself. It has many businesses located here including branches of major companies, including QVC and Federal Express. Beautiful gated communities, shopping centers, and other facilities make it an attractive relocation option. St. Lucie West is the Spring Training home of the New York Mets Major League baseball team and home the St. Lucie Mets.

There are excellent schools in Port St Lucie and facilities for higher education as well. The Treasure Coast Campus of the Florida Atlantic University also conveniently situated in St. Lucie West shares its first-rate facilities with Indian River Community College.

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