B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$137,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,175
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%

Port St. Lucie Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    120
    273
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    10
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    222
    525
  • Theft
    1,094
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    48
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,813
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Great area for families, students, and tourists. We have everything you would imagine a beach town to have. From 5 star hotels, beautiful clean beaches, gorgeous sunrises/sunsets, welcoming community, and best of all PUBLIX!
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I definitely rate the overall experience of this area as great. Of course there is always room for improvement and growth, but I would venture to say that it is a very family friendly environment. Compared to the rest of the country, I know that this area has been ranked as one of the safest, crime free neighborhoods. The general atmosphere of the area is very community oriented, always providing opportunities for people to come together and enjoy the city they live in!
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Port St. Lucie at the age of 18. At first I was skeptical of the city as it was much smaller and slower compared to where I had just moved from. However, I began to appreciate certain characteristics of Port St. Lucie that you may not be able to experience in a major metropolitan area. For example, daily commutes to work are much quicker and easier opposed to major cities. Also, visiting grocery stores, restaurants, and gyms are much more enjoyable due to the smaller crowds and friendlier customer service. Although the nightlife is dull and there may not be many job opportunities, Port St. Lucie is a quaint little city in South Florida that is the perfect getaway for anyone who has previously lived in a major metropolitan area.