With median retirement home prices at $135,000, Port St. Lucie offers affordable living on the southeast coast of Florida.
TOP Retirement Communities in Port St. Lucie
- Built in the mid-2000′s by Levitt and Sons, the active adult community Cascades is in the center of St. Lucie West, a master-planned community, with shops and retail within reach. Cascades has 1,158 single family, detached homes sold as resales with paver driveways, cement block construction, and barrel tile roof as standard features. Owners pay $795 a quarter (2012) for lawn & exterior pest care, irrigation, use of the club house, basic cable, and 24 hour manned guard gate.
The 26,000 sq ft club house offers a mediterranean-style pool, pitch & putt golf course, tennis courts, full gym, and enough clubs and activities to keep you busy every day of the week.
- The newest age-restricted neighborhood in Port St. Lucie, Seasons is starting new construction in late 2012. Use the inquire tab to request more information and receive floor plans and prices.
- Built in the mid-90′s by Lennar, Kings Isle is a prestigious gated neighborhood with it’s iconic “beach” as seen from St. Lucie West Blvd. Within the different “isles” there are options of single family homes and attached dwellings in a courtyard setting.
For approximately $250 a month in home owner’s association dues, owners have access to the club house, gym, pool, and lawn, irrigation and pest control are taken care of.
Active Living in Port St. Lucie
Theatre: Movies or performing arts? – your choice because we offer both. Check out the latest box office hit at Rave Motion Theatre in St. Lucie West and then enjoy dinner nearby. Or make it a night out in the downtown Fort Pierce district at the historic Sunrise Theatre that offers national music and comedy touring acts, Broadway shows, and ballet and opera companies with full orchestras. For $5 enjoy the Jazz and Blues society’s live jams ever Tuesday night at their Black Box Theatre.
Healthy Diet: Port St. Lucie is home to Nutrition Smart which is an organic and natural grocery store similar to Whole Foods (just not as big). The store offers monthly classes on various topics and is also a great way to find other green businesses within our area.
My favorite restaurant for fresh food is Berry Fresh Cafe in St. Lucie West. The menu changes seasonally and the owner continually surprises and delights his loyal customers.
Transportation. Since 1990 the Treasure Coast Connector has been providing transportation to St. Lucie and Martin County residents with two modes of service: demand and fixed route.
Gardeners: The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) partners with our County to offer the Master Gardeners program which provides info about native plantings, gardening, and residential landscaping.
Also, be sure to check out the PSL Botanical Gardens which is a fairly new community garden that boasts gardens such that are native, roses, orchids, bromeliads, succulents, and a butterfly garden to name a few. There is a Jazz & Blues Fest every other Wednesday night in the gardens.
Farmer’s Market: The downtown Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings. Fresh produce, live jazz, and craft vendors overwhelm the senses. Come hungry and stay for a good portion of the day. The breezes from the water tantalize as you leisurely stroll from booth to booth.