St Lucie County

St. Lucie County is located in Central East Florida bordering the Atlantic Ocean. It was established in 1905 from the southern part of Brevard County (which at one time had been named St. Lucie County). 

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Population - 2000
192,695
Population - 2010
277,789
Population - 2015 Est
287,749
Land Area (sq mi)
572
Water Area (sq mi)
116
Total Area (sq mi)
688

Avalon State Park is a mile long secluded and undeveloped beach just waiting for your arrival. The beach and dune habitats are home to many rare Florida species, including many species of sea turtles that use the non populated beach as a nesting place during the spring and summer months. Come prepared to enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling, or fishing on the beach, or simply come and relax under the sun. 

This three thousand acre site preserves the largest amount of standing scrub in all of St Lucie County, and it holds more than twenty miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. You can spot wildlife in the observation deck, like hogs, alligators, red-shoulder hawks, and meadowlarks. Some of the natural views found here are the bay-gall swamps, scrubby and pine flatwoods, as well as prairie hammocks. It was primarily used as a hunting retreat back in the 30's, and now, Bluefield Ranch Preserve is a wonderful experience for those looking to enjoy nature.

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park is a beautiful park with a half-mile beach where citizens can surf, snorkel, swim, or scuba-dive. Fishing, picnicking, sight-seeing, and bicycling are other common activities. 

Numerous gnarled branches of century-old oaks blanket this verdan pocket of nature at Oak Hammock Park, providing cool shade for a sunny day of nature walking. For those with aquatic inclinations, the park has two fishing piers, one having a fish cleaning station and a floating dock that grants access to the lake for boating and canoeing. Make sure to bring your children and dogs, this park has playground and is dog friendly!

If you're interested in learning more about Port St Lucie's history, The Spruce Bluff Preserve is a great place to experience it! There are two trails detailing the early pioneer settlement along the St. Lucie River. Significant sites are the Native American mound and pioneer cemetery along your trail. There is a lot to observe, and hiking and canoeing is available to those interested in the natural experience!

St. Lucie County has authority over 38 schools including several virtual schools.

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Berry Fresh Cafe is one of the tastiest brunch restaurants in the Port St Lucie area. Since its opening, it has successfully opened two other Florida locations. It has a great menu to choose from with several options from early morning breakfast to a late, hearty lunch. It has indoor and outdoor seating and free WiFi. Plus, all of their ingredients are fresh, and their eggs are cage free!

Visit the venue with three different exciting escape rooms to choose from with unique themes and story lines. The experience is very immersive, utilizing every single one of the players' senses and creativity. The game masters at Escape Room PSL are dedicated to making the guests' experience one of a kind. Solve puzzles and clues, and try to escape the room!

If you're looking for a blend of cultural and seafood dishes, Fernando's Dockside Grille is the perfect place to visit! Combining Portuguese and Mediterranean cooking styles with New England's freshest catch, the chef creates delicious and unique menu options that are difficult to choose from. The restaurant is currently celebrating its fifth anniversary since grand opening, and you can enjoy a wonderful dining experience with both indoor and outdoor seating availability.

The First Data Field is a baseball stadium located in Port St Lucie that is home to the St Lucie Mets and Gulf Coast Mets. It is also the spring training location for the New York Mets, and it holds over seven thousand people in the stadium during game time. It was originally built in 1988, and occasionally, the field will also hosts events like the St Lucie County Safety Festival.

Flying Panda is the ultimate flying experience. Enjoy an open trampoline jumping area, ninja obstacle course, trapeze, foam pits, zip lining, and many more activities. It's designed for people of all ages. Children really love it, but parents and teenagers love it too. You can quite literally bounce off the walls out of joy here. Experience one of the latest and most exciting attractions in Port St Lucie!

Gala Gowns provides a variety of elegant and modern dresses from weddings to quinceañeras to prom and even homecoming. It is a popular dress store located in Port St Lucie with plenty to offer. It carries a few name brand lines, and they offer design retouching if necessary. They even offer shipping to anywhere in the USA.

Hometown News St. Lucie focuses on the the people, places and events that make living and working in St. Lucie County so unique, and includes business news, crime updates, entertainment stories and other information visitors and residents use to stay informed. Offers two different weekly editions for St. Lucie County, the Fort Pierce edition and the Port St. Lucie edition.

The Hope Life Brewing Company is a brewery in Port St Lucie that is socially and environmentally aware with a focus on crafting fresh and high quality beer. It's located right beside the Met's Stadium and the PGA National Golf Community for your convenience, and they host different events with food trucks everyday with live entertainment on weekends. They even offer memberships to their dedicated customers with special access, merchandise, and discounts. Their goal is to create a gathering place and exceptional beers like no other.

The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront environmental education and wildlife viewing center located on Florida's east coast in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce. Offering education programs to teach and educate about our beloved Manatees with hands-on exhibits, events, an observation walkway and tower and boat tours.

 

The National Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce is the only museum in the United States that is dedicated to preserving the history and heroic attributes of the Navy SEALs. Starting with their creation to what they continue to do today, there is a vast amount of information to be learned through the artifacts and exhibits here. With old uniforms, both land and sea equipment, and hanging exhibits, this is a history lesson for those who love learning about the American military. Come check out where the Navy SEALs started and what they continue to do for the country. 

Palm Pointe is an educational research school with a unique partnership between FAU/SLCSD. We will provide all students opportunities to reach their full potential, through utilizing research, developing challenging and relevant work, establishing school, home and community partners.

The Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens has a rich history and vibrant environment. Come enjoy the abundant plant life and breathtaking scenery overlooking the greenery and fountain. There are all sorts of events and occasions held here, like language classes, church services, art showings, and ladybug launches to get children excited about plant life. The indoor pavilion and pier can even be used to hold wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more.

Shell Bazaar is a unique gift shop with a lot of history. It has been family owned and operated since 1953, which makes this shop the oldest retail in St Lucie County that is still open in its original location. This shop is a must visit purely for the giant conch shell replica outside the front of the store. It draws in a lot of attraction, and it stands as a symbol for their variety of shell themed gift items.

The goal of Shree Devi Mandir Inc. is to provide a temple and online resources promoting spiritual guidance for the Hindu community. They host different events, and although the temple is small, it has a lot of energy and is still growing.

The Side Door Brewing Company is Port St Lucie's first brewery, and it has been around since 2015. Come enjoy their tasty selections of beer while you relax at the bar or play darts, ring toss, or corn hole in a fun and friendly environment. They have peanuts at the bar, but if you're feeling extra hungry, come on one of the nights they host events with different food trucks. You're even allowed to bring your own food! They are always unveiling something new and exciting, and it's become a must see on the Treasure Coast.

Spice Thai Cuisine invents a modern twist on popular dishes with friendly staff and a great dining atmosphere. Delicious Thai food is even available right at your door or for takeout if you aren't feeling like dining in. It is a must eat at location in Port St Lucie, offering a variety of menu options and great local cuisine to those looking for tasty ethnic dishes.

St. Lucie is a highly unique County that wears its rich resources right on its short sleeves. Take a horseback ride on the beach, head to Fairwinds for 9 holes, and visit the Savannas recreation area for a few tastes of St. Lucie County’s many options. 

Founded in 1970, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy is a nationally accredited college preparatory Pre-K through 12 school located in historic downtown Ft. Pierce with a rich tradition of academic success.

The St. Lucie County Public Library System has 6 branches in Fort Pierce, Hurston, Lakewood Park, Morningside, Port St. Lucie, and St. Lucie West on the Pruitt Campus of Indian River State College.

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery is the original sun and surf winery in Florida. They make speciality sweet wines such as mango, and are best known for muscadine wine.

Summer Crush Vineyard & Winery

The Sunrise Theatre is a theater located in historic downtown Fort Pierce. It hosts touring Broadway shows, musicians, comedians, dance companies, and many other kinds of performing arts.

Superplay USA has tons of exciting attractions to look forward to, like a bowling alley, arcade room, batting cages, laser tag, a laser maze, mini golf, and more! Attached is a Duffy's Sports Grill, so you can enjoy a nice dining experience as you play. They hold all sorts of fundraisers, and they have plenty of bowling leagues and fun camps to join. They host parties of all sorts, and they have different events and deals going on often. Check out the largest entertainment center in Port St. Lucie!

The mission of Temple Beth El Israel is to provide a spiritual and social connection while following the principles and values of Reform Judaism in the Treasure Coast. Their goal is to ensure a community of Jewish people in Port St Lucie's quickly growing population.

If you're looking for comfort food on the Treasure Coast, The Cottage Grill is a great place to visit! Its menu features many popular American dishes, and everyone raves about their variety of soups, like New England clam chowder and turkey vegetable soup. It is a great addition to the Port St Lucie area, and it even offers vegetarian and vegan options. 

Think Greek is a family owned and operated street food truck. They pride themselves in serving authentic and tasty Greek food in Miami, Florida.

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St Lucie West has a variety of shops and eateries like Wal-Mart, Ross Dress for Less, Sally's Beauty Salon, Panera Bread, and Five Guys. There's a lot to look at, and each shop is within easy walking distance of the next. Come see what the area has to offer, and get your shopping done at the Town Center.

Tradition Square is a shopping center with variety. There are a few exciting restaurants to choose from, as well as a hair salon, dentist office, vacation travel agency, and more. It has a lot to offer, and it is one of the hottest spots on the weekends. It holds many different events, like the Chow Down Food Truck Invasion and New Year's Eve fireworks and festivities. It is always well decorated for the holidays, and it is a prime photograph location overlooking the lake.

The Treasure Coast Model Railroad is located in Port St Lucie and offering free admission to the public. Stop by and witness the model trains in action. They are constantly modifying and rebuilding, so there's always some new scenery to be seen. Learn the history behind TCMRR and railroading, and find out how its models have been around for four decades!

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