CITY NOTED FOR SAFETY MEASURES
AND ITS RELAXED LIFESTYLE
A peaceful lifestyle with a placid river and lots of greenery help make Port St. Lucie such a great place to live.
BY SUSAN BURGESS
Port St. Lucie is one of the best places among small
cities in the nation to live, says U.S. News & World
Report. To make the top of the list, a place had
to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have
a strong job market and a high quality of life. The city
was cited for its more relaxed atmosphere compared to
its larger neighbors, its clean streets and quiet neighborhoods,
scenic waters and lush golf courses.
PSL is One of the Best Places to Retire in the U.S. —
U.S. News & World Report named Port St. Lucie the eighth
best small city in the U.S. to retire. A small city is one that
is under 500,000 people. The magazine looked at quality
of life, the desire of people to live there and how much
they valued living there. It also considered the proximity
to water, with some areas having canals, the lagoon and
easy access to it, and good recreational opportunities.
Second Safest Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022-23 —
Despite having lost much of its rural character long ago,
the city is still considered a safe place to live, according
to U.S. News and World Report. The violent crime rate
was lower than the national rate for cities of similar size >>
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Port St. Lucie has lots of golfers and lots of golf courses, ranging all the way from
beginner to championship level.