Why Consider Senior Living in Port St. Lucie, FL?

If you’re ready to enjoy active senior living, Port St Lucie, Florida, is a beautiful seaside location to consider for putting down roots. Senior living on the Treasure Coast has never been more exciting. With beautiful beaches and warm water all year round, you’ll fall in love with the local picturesque towns that are laid back relaxed. Read on to see why a 55+ community in Port St. Lucie might be perfect for you.

 

Why Live in Port St Lucie? — A Summary

1.  Warm Port St. Lucie Weather

2.  Top Senior Medical Care

3.  Great Places to Stay in Port St. Lucie

4.  Great Port St. Lucie Restaurants

5.  Port St. Lucie’s Parks & Stadiums

 

Warm Port St. Lucie Weather

Throughout the year, temperatures in Port Saint Lucie range from 55 to 89 degrees. If you’re visiting in the summer get ready for some heat from the end of May through September with the thermometer regularly hitting above 86 degrees. July averages almost 90 degrees.

 

The cooler season arrives and lasts from October through May. With the temps around 76 degrees, you’ll be able to stay at the beach longer and enjoy other outdoor warm-weather activities, like pickleball, golf and tennis.

 

Top Senior Medical Care in Port St. Lucie

If you’re considering retiring to this area, you’re probably wondering about medical care. St Lucie Medical Center offers complete emergency care, as well as cardiovascular care which makes it a perfect option for your medical needs. In addition to offering exceptional overall service, St Lucie Medical Center has also expanded to include a senior only ER to better service the varied needs of the 55+.

 

Great Places to Stay in Port St. Lucie

If you’re visiting the area in hopes of moving here for retirement, check out these four-star hotels near Port Saint Lucie. Each can serve as a good “home base” as you explore new 55+ communities in the area.

 

Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa

This is the place to go if you want to be impressed. And we’re not the only ones to feel that way - in fact, this resort has been honored with the 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards. Set on a beautifully secluded beach, you will enjoy 5-star dining, private pools, and sunsets on the beach.

 

ClubMed Sand Piper

Who doesn’t love an all-inclusive vacation? Activities include tennis, hiking, golf, boating, exploring the local areas, or just relaxing by the pool with your favorite beverage. Reviews from past customers rave about the food and friendliness of the staff. This resort caters to all ages so if your grandkids are visiting with you, consider Sand Piper.

 

Hilton Garden Inn at PGA Village

This Inn is located adjacent to the PGA. In other words, welcome to golfer’s paradise. Enjoy a round of golf, go biking, or take a leisurely drive 15 miles through Treasure Coast and take a scenic boat tour. While in Port St. Lucie, make sure you check out Del Webb Tradition one of the premier 55+ communities in Florida.

 

Vistana Beach Club

Awarded the certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor you can’t go wrong staying here. Besides relaxing on Jensen beach or enjoying 5-star dining, you can play world-class golf, take coastal cruises, go sport fishing, visit historical sites, or go shopping.

 

Great Port St. Lucie Restaurants

A great way to find a good restaurant in Port St. Lucie is to take a look at TripAdvisor and see what’s the most popular with the most reviews. Here are the top three choices, all with more than 400 reviews!

 

1.  Berry Fresh Cafe is our number one choice for delicious fresh and healthy breakfast or lunch. Enjoy real food, made from scratch including gluten-free alternatives. From fresh-squeezed orange juice to the homemade soup, you can't go wrong. You can dine in or place to go orders for both breakfast and lunch. They have easy online ordering.

 

2.  West End Grill serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch for dine-in or take-out. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available. For lunch, try the homemade chili, wedge salad, chicken salad sandwich, or one of their famous hamburgers.

 

3.  Fernando’s Dockside Grille is the #1 restaurant in Port Saint Lucie. Family owned and operated they serve authentic Mediterranean and Portuguese food. Enjoy fresh fish dishes like shrimp, calamari, mussels, and salmon. They also have a long list of decadent desserts you don’t want to miss.  

 

Port St. Lucie’s Parks & Stadiums

If doing some exploring is on the list of your active retirement plans, you will love some of Treasure Coast’s parks and stadiums. Here is a round up of some of our favorites.

 

  • Savannas Preserve State Park This beautiful park is open 8 am till sundown 7 days a week and only charges $3 to get in. Travel back in time and experience Florida marshes via guided tours. There’s plenty to do here, so pack lots of water and a delicious lunch. Active seniors will enjoy horseback riding, kayaking, fishing, bicycling, and boating. If you’d rather just relax, there’s plenty of wildlife to view and major bird watching.
  • Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens located on 20 acres in the center of Port St. Lucie this is a smaller than other local parks and preserves but definitely worth a visit. Take a stroll around the lake and enjoy the beautiful fountain, gardens, and pavilion. Enjoy the variety of gardens, including rose, bamboo, orchid, cactus, hibiscus, and even butterflies. There’s a gift shop on site and if you’re an orchid lover, come on the weekends when they have orchids and other plants for sale.
  • First Data Field if you’re a Mets fan this is the place to go. And while you’re there enjoy a slice of famous Frank and Al’s pizza but make sure to get your pizza early because it sells out fast. Besides baseball, there are other events like fireworks for the 4th of July. This is a popular place to visit and enjoy Mets Spring Training.
  • River Lilly Cruises take a ride on a 34-passenger pontoon boat and cruise this river. There’s plenty of wildlife to see including otters, alligators, native birds, and even manatees so make sure you bring your cameras. This is one of the favorite destinations in the Treasure Coast area. In fact, part of the James Bond movie, Moonraker, was filmed here since it looks so much like the Amazon jungle!

 

If you’re retired or just looking forward to retirement and are looking to make Florida home, seriously consider Del Webb in the Port St. Lucie area. You’ll be amazed at how friendly 55+ adult communities on the Treasure Coast are. Whether you want a villa or single-family home, you’ll find it here along with flexible floorplans to fit your lifestyle. Have fun playing tennis, pickleball, or bocce ball with your friends and stay in shape in the fitness center which has a full gym and a multitude of classes.

 

 

Contributed to The 55+ Society by Carol Youmans

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Published 9.11.19

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