How’s this neighborhood? That’s a common question I receive from newcomers as we research different locations around Port St. Lucie. In general, Port St. Lucie is a safe, diverse, amazing city in which to call home.

Like the question above, I tend to get a lot of the same questions in my line of work. Sometimes answering those questions can be tricky as I have to be mindful of the fair housing provisions that do not allow discrimination against protected classes.

Instead of relying on hearsay and other people’s opinions, it’s best to review the facts. Finding factual information online can be a daunting task if you don’t know where to look. Below I’ve included links to resources to help you discover the answers to the top three questions I receive from those who are new to the area.

Is this a safe neighborhood?

June 2016: Port St. Lucie Ranked 4th Safest Place in Florida (Large City). The top five safest places are a mix of small, mid-sized, and large cities.

Reviewing the Port St Lucie Police Department (PSLPD) and St Lucie County Sheriff‘s websites will give you in-depth info on our police force. Both websites link to CrimeReports.com for map-based searchable incidents. Annual reports on each website will have crime statistics for the jurisdiction.

What type of people live here?

My short answer: EVERYONE!
Port St Lucie is a very diverse community of all ages and demographics, which is true for Florida in general as our state is a destination for those looking for sunshine and the tropical lifestyle.

The St. Lucie Economic Development Council provides demographics on their website.
The US Census Bureau is also a great start for quick facts on on demographics.

How are the schools?

For those new to the St Lucie County School District, you can view a special page dedicated to new residents by clicking here. In the learn about our district section you’ll find a Facts at a Glance page that probably has the information that you’re looking for.

 

What else should I know?

As a bonus, the City of PSL posts their quick list of “Good News” articles that highlight exceptional things happening in the area.

If you’re making a move to Port St Lucie or the surrounding Treasure Coast, contact me to start the discussion!