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.

Initially the Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, the school was rebranded and reintroduced as the Creative Arts Academy of St Lucie West with a newly renovated facility. CAST is a K-8 magnet school that offers a variety of academic programs for several grade types, including the Cambridge Primary program that promotes pre-collegiate skills. There are also several art departments for children to explore and express their individuality and creativity, like musical theatre and media arts.

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!

There are quite a few amenities and activities to enjoy at the Savannas Preserve State Park like horseback riding, canoeing or kayaking, bicycling, and fishing. There are different nature trails, launches, interpretive exhibits, and picnic pavilions. The Environmental Education Center even provides interactive programs and special classes that are available to people of all ages to learn more about the history and culture of the state park.

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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1971 Roasters and Coffee Bar is a tea and coffee shop open every day from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Port St Lucie. They serve drinks hot, cold, and frozen, and their current drink menu is listed with pricing on their website. Their coffee is brewed fresh daily, and they are partnered with Mill City Roasters and Cafe Imports to provide fresh and quality ingredients. They host different events throughout the month, like acoustic evenings, live roasting sessions, and brewing classes. Bookmark their events page to keep track of all the fun things happening at the store!

Ambrosia Treatment Center is a drug and alcohol abuse clinic that is accredited by Joint Commission with a gold seal in health care. It provides treatments like EMDR for traumatizing events, medications to curb cravings, and neurofeedback sessions. They also treat underlying issues of depression, anxiety, or bipolar while providing a family program, medical detox, and residential program.

Amethyst Recovery Center is an alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic that provides different healing methods for all addicts involving holistic and faithful approaches to recovery. They have a medical detox center, a twelve-step immersion program, and family support. Patients have the option of living on-site with a personalized treatment plan involving therapy and group counseling.

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.

Experience the Halpatiokee Nature Trail deep in the Savannas Preserve State Park in Port St Lucie. The sights range from floodplain forests to scrubs and pine flatwoods. Travel the Main Trail and Loop Trail for different perspectives of the surrounding habitat. Between mangrove-lined channels along the creek and slight elevations of the uplands, there is a varying difference between the ecosystems that is fascinating to observe.

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.

Kava Kat is a tea house and local art gallery located in Port St Lucie. They host all kinds of events, like paint and sip classes, open mics, live music, and much more. Their goal is to create a friendly and calming environment for all to feel welcome as a part of. They sell different sorts of teas and sweet treats, but their specialties involve kava, the root of a plant used for its soothing and calming affects. Book a table, and come in and sample a few of their drinks today!

Lincoln Park Academy is a grade 6-12 academic magnet school awarded an "A" average since 2002. LPA offers a Project Lead the Way Engineering program and Adobe certification program, as well as athletics and fine arts programs that perform in the highest levels of the state.

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. 

The Oxbow Eco-Center protects approximately 225 acres of habitat, providing viewing towers, hiking trails, and a well developed Discovery Center and Exhibit Hall. The Eco-Center holds year round educational programs for children and adults, and there is even a canoe dock for those interested in paddling. Walk the Gopher Tortoise Trail or Otter Trail to spot a few native wildlife to the area, and spot the laden oaks, cabbage palms, and scrub-jay. 

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.

The Port St Lucie Civic Center is a conventional meeting center that hosts many events, like weddings, proms, graduations, and much more. It features two grand ballrooms, an outdoor amphitheater, festival grounds, and a gymnasium. The building is quite versatile, and there is always something to see as it showcases a unique gallery and artist exhibition, displaying a different artist's work every eight weeks. 

Port St Lucie Hospital is a psychiatric and substance abuse center with an inpatient mental health facility. It is located beside the Savannas Preserve State Park over twenty acres. They provide crisis care, as well as treat adult and senior psychiatric or behavioral issues.

The Riverwalk Boardwalk is a primary fishing location of Port St Lucie, made entirely of recycled materials with thermoplastic railing and a solar powered lighting system. The boardwalk and observation deck provide an excellent view of the wetlands and St Lucie River, reaching nearly 2,500 feet. Attached is a nature trail and boat and canoe launch. 

Sailfish Brewing Company is a Fort Pierce brewing company committed to using the freshest local ingredients to provide patrons with the best beer possible. With an extensive list of Florida fishing-inspired beers from a variety of styles as well as homemade pizzas, flat breads, and appetizers, Sailfish has a lot to offer. Their selections are great for drinking under the Florida sun, and with a wide range of distribution, that act is very possible. 

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.

The Somerset College Preparatory Academy is a tuition free charter school that teaches grades 6-12. It is currently maintaining an "A" grade average and offering several clubs and programs in athletics, psychology, drama, student government, and more. The student body is growing steadily, and the Florida Department of Education rated it a high performance charter school.

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. 

The St Lucie Medical Center provides a full range of services, including behavioral therapy, orthopedic, surgical, cancer treatment, and cardiopulmonary services. It has an emergency room, birthing center, clinic, and laboratory. This center has provided care to patients along the Treasure Coast since 1983, and they are prideful in being a senior friendly ER location.

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.

Treasure Coast Community Theatre is currently the only community theatre program located in Port St Lucie. The theatre offers productions in award winning comedies and dramas, putting on a new play just about every month. They feature performers of all ages, and they host open auditions to anyone interested in trying out for a role. They even offer summer camps for kids interested in being a part of the theatre community. It is an incredibly inclusive and fun atmosphere for all to participate in, and they are open everyday just waiting for customers or guests to drop by on some of the magic.

Treasure Coast High School is located in Port St Lucie and offers several academic and performance programs like AICE, S.T.A.R.S., culinary, visual and performing arts, and much more. It teaches grades 9-12, and it is still a relatively new campus, with its first graduating class in only 2008. 

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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