Port st. Lucie is less than an hour north of west palm beach in the heart of florida's treasure coast. In recent years, the real estate market has boomed as port st. Lucie has become one of the fastest-growing cities. Homes in the area are more affordable to buy than in other south florida housing markets. Port st. Lucie offers something for everyone with the expansion of new lifestyle communities. Port st. Lucie has been ranked as having the safest neighborhoods and has recently been called the 3rd best place to retire by us news and world report.