St. Lucie County encompasses 3 cities covering 572 square miles of land and 21 pristine miles of immaculate beaches. Here you can find properties for sale or rent that feature an oceanfront, riverfront or even lakefront view. Find yourself in the allure and charm of one of these Florida condos, cottages or homes. Architecturally you have your pick from the Spanish styling of tiled roofs and arched terraces to simplified clean looks of cedar siding and over hanging porches. There are two-story wood homes, bungalows with columns, traditional and modern styled homes.
St. Lucie Country includes golf communities, villas, townhomes and condominiums for purchase or lease. Along with luxury homes, villas, townhomes and condos on the barrier islands of North and South Hutchinson Island. Finally there is Ocean Village on South Hutchinson Island. A place where you can find yourself living off an oceanfront resort styled home, condo or villa. These are for sale, lease and even seasonal rentals.
Find your city here under the sunshine
Fort Pierce: the chair of St. Lucie County. Downtown Fort Pierce features eclectic shops, Tiki huts, restaurants an exquisitely restored theater and a waterfront library. The City’s Marina showcases a breathtaking park filled with sculptures and a seawall where you can watch the dolphins.
Port St. Lucie: houses a public PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance which features 54 holes of championship golf. The Digital Doman Park accommodates the New York Mets during their spring training and the St. Lucie Mets (minor league team) during the summer. During the rest of the year the facility host festivals, concerts and many more family events.
St. Lucie Village: showcases 34 stunning historic buildings all along the Indian River Drive. These range from traditional Florida Framed Vernacular homes to Victorian construction. This beautiful location is actually a part of the National Register of Historic Places.
Some more of St. Lucie County’s Cities: Ankona, Eden, Eldred, Indian River Estates, Lakewood Park, River Park, Walton & White City and the North & South Hutchinson Island.
Some things are old, some things are new, nothing is borrowed and there’s lots of blue: Here is why St. Lucie County is the destination for you:
The Indian River Lagoon was originally named Rio De Ayes by the Spanish along with Saint Lucie which was deemed Santa Lucia. Eventually their names where changed and they have stayed with their new names ever since. This beautiful county on average produces 234 days of sunshine throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 63 to 82 degrees. With over 10,000 acres of parks and preserves throughout the county you can always escape into nature. With beaches, fishing, and year round arts and cultural activities it’s an easy county to have fun and make friends in. http://stluciechamber.org/community_calendar.asp
•Jazz Society Craft Market: come out on Saturdays to enjoy music and crafts on the waterfront, at Marina Square Downtown Ft. Pierce. Original handmade crafts such as: stained glass, paintings, glassware and much more.
•Feeding Frenzy Tours: watch the animals in their ecosystems are they are fed by exhibit staff members. Daily at: St. Lucie County Aquarium 420 Seaway Drive Fort Pierce, FL. Then on Sunday tour behind the scenes as lab staff conduct highlights of the systems that keep the ecosystems functioning properly.
• The Food Truck Invasion: come have fun at the only Food Truck Invasion in St. Lucie County. Parked at Tradition Square it’s like a huge outdoor picnic. The food trucks serve a variety of cuisines and menus, with food prepared to order. Don’t think fast food though, a majority of these trucks are ran by chefs and there is even all natural, gluten-free, kosher, artisan gelato. Come prepared with blankets and folding chairs to ensure your comfort on the lawn in front of Tradition Hall.
•Treasure Coast Pirate Fest: experience the fun of pirate themed attractions. There are living history pirate encampment, Blackbeard’s Ship, Mermaids, little buccaneer kids zone, costume contest, a treasure hunt, weapons demonstrations and live music. Shop themed arts & crafts and enjoy food and drinks. Adults (18 and older) can stick around Friday night to enjoy the Pirate’s Ball. Veterans Memorial Park / Riverwalk Center 600 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
•Pineapple Festival: annually in November located in downtown Jensen Beach. This is one of the largest festivals in the region. It is also one of the few true street festivals that still remains in South Florida. This festival has been around for 27 years and is still growing. It’s a weekend long salute to the community’s rich pineapple heritage. Featuring events for the entire family to enjoy. From world class concerts to art, crafts and street performers. There are also local bands and midway rides. A major component of the festival is the Bahamian Market. There is an authentic Bahamian Market showcasing island music, crafts and the intense sounds of Junkanoo.
•Coffee with The Mayor: held every third Friday of month from September through May. Corporations & organizations are given the opportunity to make a presentation about their company, their events, news and/or how their organization benefits the community. This event is a great way to bring together the community, its leaders, and media representatives. Allowing everyone to become interested and to learn about various organizations. Come enjoy fresh brewed coffee, fresh squeezed Orchid Island juice and savory doughnuts. 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM. Historic City Hall 315 Avenue, Fort Pierce, FL
•Classic Car Show: drinks, food and cars, cars, cars. The last Friday of every month come out to the Historic Downtown of Fort Pierce and check out these amazing cars.
Outdoor, Tours & Expeditions
•The Manatee Observation and Education Center: come stand along the covered observation walkway or climb to the second story observation tower to see the manatees. They can be seen year round at the Center, these are not captive manatees they are wild. The adventure doesn’t end here, on the outside of the Center you can see a range of wildlife including Bottlenose Dolphins, Mullets, Pelicans and Terns. 480 North Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL
•Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit: come explore and learn the complexities and importance of six different Florida marine habitats and marine ecosystems. The first Tuesday of every month is free, located at 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL
•Indian River Lagoon and Swampland Boat Tours: come experience Florida's wildlife at its best with an exciting 90 minute educational boat tour of the Indian River Lagoon and Inlet. You will learn & experience Florida’s: birds, dolphins, fish, manatees, turtles, the mangroves and their eco systems. Located just off Hutchinson Island at the Fort Pierce City Marina.
•Botanical Gardens: a welcoming oasis of greenery at the heart of the city. This amazing garden sits of 20 lush acres acquired through the combined efforts of the City of Port Saint Lucie, Saint Lucie County and the Florida Trust for Public Lands. On site is a grand lake with a fountain, there are paved pathways, a pavilion, gift shop and more. The breathtaking sanctuary includes a butterfly garden, orchid room, a rose garden and a special place for weddings. The Garden’s even host a wide variety of children’s programs, plant sales and the popular Jazz & Blues Society of Fort Pierce’s Concerts. 2410 SE Westmoreland Blvd, Port St Lucie, FL 34952
•Motorized Kayak Adventures: http://www.motorizedkayakadventures.com/webapp/p/219/tour-descriptions-and-booking-area you can choose from a long or a short tour, regardless of which you choose the tours are good for all ages and can be specialized to accommodate seniors or those with physical limitations. Depending on the launch site you can travel through mangrove jungles, coves, and tidal marshes. Explore the Indian River Lagoon host to the largest most diverse flora and fauna estuary on the North American Continent. These fun easy to use kayaks are supplied with a small pollution free electric motor that allows you to relax as you listen to your tour guide taking you on an informative and magical journey back in time millions of years. You will learn about the plants, birds, manatees, osprey, fiddler crabs and a variety of other wildlife. You will even learn why the mangrove trees are so vital to the survival of the lagoon and its ecology. Have the ease of mind knowing that all equipment is provided along with bottled water.
•Oxbow Eco-Center: discover a sea of nature trails filled with native plants, butterflies and animal life. Join a free guided hike and learn about the environment and the lands. 5400 NE St. James Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
•River Lilly Cruises, Inc.: the 34-passenger pontoon boat is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard. The nature trips are on the St. Lucie Aquatic Preserve. There are parts of the river so wild they were used in the James Bond film Moonraker to represent a stream of the Amazon. Each Trip is different but you are almost always certain to see alligators, turtles, birds, otters and manatees. 500 East Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
•St. Lucie County Aquarium: the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) stretches along 56 miles and harbors over 3,000 species of organisms. The IRL is an everyday sight for many however very few have or will ever have the amazing experience of seeing the unsurpassed biological diversity that lies below the water. That is why the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit provides a window into this underwater world. This is no typical public aquarium, the main focus of this aquarium is to display the ecosystems in all their complexities & importance and the impact humans are having on these systems. The largest of the aquariums is a model of the Caribbean coral reefs, others include: seagrass, mangroves, estuarine & near shore habitats and a deep-water Oculina Coral Reef. There are small aquariums and displays. PLUS there are touch tanks, this is where you can meet some of the local sea creatures. 420 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Culture: Museums, Art, Theaters
•The Children's Museum of Treasure Coast: here at the Children’s Museum children and families get to explores and learn with hands-on and interactive displays, exhibits and activities. There museum also offers special programs that are extremely popular with the adults and kids. Check out the museums calendar for a list of upcoming events and special days. 1707 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach FL 34957
•National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum: come dive into the secret world of Naval Warfare, explore the history of legendary maritime special ops warriors and get close & hands-on with specialized equipment used by Navy SEALs teams. Get to see some of the first (from WWII) to today’s high tech, high stakes missions, plus find rare and unusual artifacts from the SEAL’s most renowned and dangerous missions. At the heart of the museum is dedicated to honoring and supporting the SEALs and their predecessors for their valiant contributions to our Nation’s security. Located in close proximity of the historic beach where the first volunteers of the Naval Combat Demolition Units and Underwater Demolition Teams trained to attack the beaches of Normandy, Southern France in Europe and numerous islands throughout the Pacific. Also where the preparations for the invasion of Japan where held. 3300 N Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949-8520
•St. Lucie County Regional History Center: the Center overlooks the magnificent Indian River, and offers a glimpse at the foundation of the community. Here you can see the artifacts and displays from the earliest known residents the Ais Indians and later the Seminoles. Come trace the rise of the fishing industry and the failed effort to make us the “Pineapple Capital of the World”. Enjoy shopping at Cobb’s General Store or take a stroll down Main Street, visit the Doctor’s office and the printing press. Go back in time to the 1900’s and tour a fully furnished Gardner house. 414 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
•Sunrise Theatre Inc.: 117 S Second Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950-4305
•PINEAPPLE PLAYHOUSE: 700 W. Weatherbee Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982
•Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute: 1700 South 23rd Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
•Martin Health System: 300 SE Hospital Avenue, Stuart, FL 34994
•St. Lucie Medical Center: 1800 SE Tiffany Avenue, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
•Tradition Medical Center: 10000 SW Innovation Way, Port St. Lucie, FL 34987
•Indian River State College: 500 Northwest California Boulevard, Port St. Lucie, FL 34986
•Keiser University: 10330 South Federal Highway, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
• Palm Beach International (PBI): 43 miles south: 1000 James L Turnage Boulevard West Palm Beach, FL 33415
•Melbourne International (MLB): 56 miles north: 1 Air Terminal Parkway, Melbourne, FL 32901
•Orlando International (MCO):100 miles northwest: 1 Jeff Fuqua Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32827
•St. Lucie County International Airport (KFPR): in Fort Pierce, Florida