Port St. Lucie, Florida
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Port St. Lucie is a city located on the southeast portion of the present-day U.S. state of Florida’s protuberance. This area, and its surrounding environs, are often referred to as the Treasure Coast. Prior to European invasion, this area had been inhabited by various native groups for four thousand years and then subsequently inhabited by the Tequesta peoples for two thousand years. Due to a combination of Spanish biological warfare and conflict with the neighboring Calusa during the 16th century, the Tequesta were soon to disappear forever. This area was then taken over by the United Kingdom, the United States, the Confederate States of America, then the United States yet again.
As for Port St. Lucie, Florida specifically, this area began as the River Park development, which in 1958 was bought by the General Development Corporation (GDC). The River Park development sat along the North Fork of the St. Lucie River, which is where the city got its name. Port St. Lucie was officially incorporated into a city on April 27th, 1961.
According to a 2013 estimate by the state of Florida, the population of Port St. Lucie, Florida is 171,016 people. This makes it the 142nd most populous city in the United States. As reported by that same 2013 estimate, the Port St. Lucie, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area has a total of 438,095 residents. This makes it the 116th most populous metropolitan area in the country.
The city of Port St. Lucie, Florida is undergoing rapid development and huge population increases. In fact, Core Communities (CC) has been responsible for much of this building and expansion. For example, Core Communities has created St. Lucie West and Tradition Square. St. Lucie West includes residential, business, and leisure sectors. As for Tradition Square, this portion of Port St. Lucie, Florida is modeled after a 1950s-era town. Many consider this area to be the city’s center of community, where festivities are held year-round. To top it all off, Tradition Square was chosen as the site of HGTV’s Green Home 2009.
Additionally, in 2008, Port St. Lucie, Florida welcomed the Florida Center of Innovation, “a research laboratory and campus, which has a building in Tradition Square for two biotech and life science companies.” These companies include Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute and the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, which is a non-profit biomedical research institute. These two companies are expected to bring 30,000 additional jobs to the Port St. Lucie, Florida area.
As for sports, Port St. Lucie, Florida is positively brimming with them. First Data Field is home to MLB’s New York Mets’s spring training, the St. Lucie Mets Florida State League, and the Mets rookie level team in the Gulf Coast League. The GCL Mets have two league titles to their name. Semi-Pro Soccer’s Treasure Coast Galleons also play in the city. Possibly the most famous sporting complex in the city of Port St. Lucie, Florida is the PGA Village. This 54-hole golf course hosted the city’s first ever PGA Tour Event, the 2007 Ginn Classic at Tesoro.
Are you the owner of a small business in and/or around the Port St. Lucie, Florida area? Considering starting up such an endeavor? These resources may prove invaluable to you should you seek out such a challenge:
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