Introduction to Port St. Lucie, Florida

The Florida city of Port St. Lucie is located in St. Lucie County, about equidistant (approximately 120 miles) from Miami (to the south) and Orlando (to the northwest). The Florida Turnpike runs through the city, which is also near Interstate I-95 and U.S. Route 1. Port St. Lucie is home to the Treasure Coast campus of Florida Atlantic University.

The city's genesis traces back to 1958, when General Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mackle Co., allocated $50 million to develop a new community on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. Land marketing, sales and development soon ensued, leading ultimately to the city's incorporation in 1961. A population boom followed years later, with the city's population more than tripling between 1980 and 1990. Today, the city has transitioned from a residential bedroom community to one of Florida's fastest growing and dynamic cities.

Port St. Lucie Attractions

Recreational opportunities are abundant in Port St. Lucie. The beach is only a short drive away, and water-related activities (fishing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, etc.) can be enjoyed in numerous locations. Golf, tennis, skating and other outdoor activities are available at many facilities and public parks. Port St. Lucie is home to the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Learning Center and also to the PGA Historical Center, home of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame and the Probst Library, one of the world's premier collections of golf periodicals and memorabilia.

Art and culture are also prominent in St. Lucie County. Highly original artworks of famed Florida painter A.E. Backus are on display at the A.E. "Bean" Backus Gallery & Museum, located in nearby Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County Historical Museum, also in Fort Pierce, chronicles the county's rich historical heritage. The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the world's only museum dedicated exclusively to the elite warriors of Naval Special Warfare. Visitors and residents, young and old alike, can enjoy the Hallstrom Planetarium, located on the Indian River Community College campus in Fort Pierce.

Sports fans in Port St. Lucie can enjoy some of the best professional baseball in the state of Florida. Major League Baseball's New York Mets make the city their Spring Training headquarters. Port St. Lucie is also home to Minor League Baseball's St. Lucie Mets, a Class High-A affiliate of the New York team. Both teams play at newly renovated Tradition Field.

Port St Lucie Almanac

Nearest Large City105 miles N of Miami, Florida
County St. Lucie County
Metro AreaFort Pierce - Port Saint Lucie
Standard Zip Codes34952, 34984, 34953, 34983, 34986, 34987
P.O. Box Zip Codes34985, 34988
Phone Area Codes772
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Port St Lucie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationSTUART 1 S
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp55 to 74 F
Apr Temp64 to 81 F
Jul Temp74 to 90 F
Oct Temp70 to 85 F
Annual Precip59.5 inches
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp51 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 82 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip53.5 inches
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp53 to 73 F
Apr Temp62 to 81 F
Jul Temp73 to 90 F
Oct Temp69 to 84 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Pierce43,267$31,239
Vero Beach15,788$68,617
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Port St Lucie Public Schools

Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie
300 Nw Cashmere Blvd
(772) 344-5982
Total Enrollment 1290
Oak Hammock K-8 School
1251 Sw California Blvd
(772) 344-4490
Total Enrollment 1428
Treasure Coast High School
1000 Sw Darwin Blvd
(772) 807-4300
Total Enrollment 2508
West Gate K-8 School
1050 Nw Cashmere Blvd
(772) 807-7600
Total Enrollment 1308
Fau/slcsd Palm Pointe Research School
10680 Sw Academic Way
(772) 345-3245
Total Enrollment 1416
Allapattah Flats K-8
12051 Copper Creek Dr
(772) 468-5050
Total Enrollment 1089
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