Port St. Lucie Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
Port St. Lucie is an Atlantic coastal city, at the southern tip of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Infamous for its blue beaches, year-round sun, and ideal surf and sport fishing, this area has become a desirable destination for those interested in a laid back life by the water.
Port St. Lucie has a subtropical climate, with consistent sun and breeze. The quiet, water-based lifestyle and temperate weather are a large part of this city’s appeal.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Port St. Lucie has a population of 222,960, with a growth rate of 3.26% annually. The job market has increased by 1.9% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 42.8%. This city’s economy is diverse, and the largest sectors of its job market is manufacturing, specifically for boats, aviation/aerospace, machinery and computers. Agriculture in citrus, as well as construction, health care and retail are also large contributors to Port St. Lucie’s economy.
Primary employers here are the Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Health Institute, Teleperformance, and the City of Port St. Lucie. Port St. Lucie is slightly less expensive than Florida’s average cost of living, which makes it a fairly affordable place to live.