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Overview

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

CategoryValue
County St. Lucie County
Standard Zip Codes34952, 34984, 34953, 34983, 34986, 34987
P.O. Box Zip Codes34985, 34988
Phone Area Codes772
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude27.3
Approximate Longitude-80.3

Port St Lucie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • 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
StationFORT PIERCE
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
StationVERO BEACH MUNI ARPT
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 Pierce43,883$33,143
Stuart16,204$52,983
Vero Beach16,070$56,926

Port St Lucie Public Schools

Mariposa Elementary School
2620 Se Mariposa Ave
ZIP: 34952
(772) 337-5960
Primary
Total Enrollment 742
Morningside Elementary School
2300 Se Gowin Dr
ZIP: 34952
(772) 337-6730
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
Port St. Lucie High School
1201 Se Jaguar Ln
ZIP: 34952
(772) 337-6770
High
Total Enrollment 1561
Savanna Ridge Elementary School
6801 Se Lennard Rd
ZIP: 34952
(772) 460-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Southport Middle School
2420 Se Morningside Blvd
ZIP: 34952
(772) 337-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 804
Village Green Environmental Studies School
1700 Se Lennard Rd
ZIP: 34952
(772) 337-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Nau Charter School
4402 Sw Yamada Dr
ZIP: 34953
(772) 237-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Oak Hammock K-8 School
1251 Sw California Blvd
ZIP: 34953
(772) 344-4490
Primary
Total Enrollment 1493
Treasure Coast High School
1000 Sw Darwin Blvd
ZIP: 34953
(772) 807-4300
High
Total Enrollment 2629
Windmill Point Elementary School
700 Sw Darwin Blvd
ZIP: 34953
(772) 336-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 795
Floresta Elementary School
1501 Se Floresta Dr
ZIP: 34983
(772) 340-4755
Primary
Total Enrollment 625
Northport K-8 School
250 Nw Floresta Dr
ZIP: 34983
(772) 340-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1235
Parkway Elementary School
7000 Nw Selvitz Rd
ZIP: 34983
(772) 340-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Rivers Edge Elementary School
5600 Ne Saint James Dr
ZIP: 34983
(772) 785-5600
Primary
Total Enrollment 676
Southern Oaks Middle School
5500 Ne Saint James Dr
ZIP: 34983
(772) 785-5640
Middle
Total Enrollment 901
Bayshore Elementary School
1661 Sw Bayshore Blvd
ZIP: 34984
(772) 340-4720
Primary
Total Enrollment 714
Manatee Academy K-8
1450 Sw Heatherwood Blvd
ZIP: 34986
(772) 340-4745
Primary
Total Enrollment 1559
Renaissance Charter School Of St. Lucie
300 Nw Cashmere Blvd
ZIP: 34986
(772) 344-5982
Primary
Total Enrollment 1276
St. Lucie West Centennial High
1485 Sw Cashmere Blvd
ZIP: 34986
(772) 344-4400
High
Total Enrollment 2502
St. Lucie West K-8 School
1501 Sw Cashmere Blvd
ZIP: 34986
(772) 785-6630
Primary
Total Enrollment 1406
West Gate K-8 School
1050 Nw Cashmere Blvd
ZIP: 34986
(772) 807-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1232
Allapattah Flats K-8
12051 Nw Copper Creek Dr
ZIP: 34987
(772) 468-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 983
Fau/slcsd Palm Pointe Educational Research School @ Traditio
10680 Sw Academic Way
ZIP: 34987
(772) 345-3245
Primary
Total Enrollment 1388
Mosaic Digital Academy
12051 Nw Copper Creek Dr
ZIP: 34987
(772) 429-5504
Other
Total Enrollment 157

Port St Lucie Private Schools

Morningside Academy
2180 Se Morningside Blvd
ZIP: 34952
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 360
Barnabas Christian Academy
1120 Sw Paar Dr
ZIP: 34953
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 107
Southeastern Military Academy
638 Sw Biltmore St
ZIP: 34983
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
Woodlands Montessori School North
651 Ne Hammock Creek Trl
ZIP: 34983
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Kidzone Preschool Academy
500 Sw Bethany Dr
ZIP: 34986
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
Treasure Coast Christian Academy
590 Nw Peacock Blvd # 4
ZIP: 34986
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 132
Westport Private School
2549 Sw Import Drive
ZIP: 34987
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 26
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