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  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
    B
Port St. Lucie is a city in Florida with a population of 175,652. Port St. Lucie is in St. Lucie County. Living in Port St. Lucie offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Port St. Lucie there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Port St. Lucie and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Port St. Lucie...
Population
175,652

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,170
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Port St. Lucie Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    283
  • Murder
    1
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    164
    500
  • Theft
    917
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,829
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Port St. Lucie is a great place to raise a family. Homes are very affordable. The city is building up quickly. There are quiet neighborhoods and a great public school system. My family has been here since 1983, and Port St. Lucie has changed over the years for the better. Every thing you need is here. There are several sport organizations for the children to be involved with. I would not want to be anywhere else in Florida, but Port St. Lucie!
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I could see PSL being a nice place for people looking to retire and relax, but as a city overall, there isn’t a whole lot of structure or character. There’s no bridges to Hutchinson island which is where all of our beaches are, and there is a lack of jobs. A lot of the younger people who grow up here end up moving to Orlando or Tampa since there aren’t many opportunities to grow here. However, is is a safe town, the weather is great, and it’s pretty quiet which is why I could see it being a good place for people to retire!
The neighborhood is beautiful! We moved to this city because its one of the cheapest cities in this area that still maintains its beauty. The city is very clean and well taken care of. Everyone is very friendly and you will get treated with respect wherever you go. The only thing I would recommend is to build more museums or parks for kids in this area. We have a two year old and it is kind of hard to find things to do with her in Port St Lucie. It's not a big problem because we have fun doing anything as long as were spending time together but it would be nice.