If you are considering making a move to the Treasure Coast, you may want to check out the some of the homes for sale in Port St Lucie. This growing city located about 1 1/2 hours north of Fort Lauderdale is a desirable location for young professions, families and retirees.
Before you can choose the perfect house, first you need to determine what are the best neighborhoods in Port St Lucie that fit your lifestyle and budget. Lets spend a few minutes exploring many of the best Port St Lucie communities below.
There are plenty of neighborhoods to choose from ranging from Active Adult / 55+ , Gated, Master Planned, Neighborhoods with NO HOA and the Waterfront communities situated on the North Fork of the St Lucie River with Ocean Access. If you continue reading below you can discover many of the best neighborhoods you might want to consider when you are ready to find the perfect homes for sale in Port St Lucie, FL.
Active Adult / 55+
There are plenty of Active Adult or 55+ Neighborhoods spread throughout Port St Lucie which include some of the newer developments located within Tradition which offer 5 neighborhoods along with some of the other nearby 55+ neighborhoods including Valencia Cay at Riverland and Valencia Grove at Riverland along with the 55+ Communities in St Lucie West.
- Del Webb at Tradition
- Esplande at Tradition
- Lake Park at Tradition
- Telaro at Southern Grove
- Valencia Cay at Riverland
- Valencia Grove at Riverland
- Kings Isle at St Lucie West
- Cascades at St Lucie West
- Veranda Preserve
- Verano South at PGA Village
Homes For Sale In Port St Lucie
There are too many gated neighborhoods to include in the best category in Port St Lucie and below are some of the best gated neighborhoods throughout the city you might want to explore. You will find a mixture of Single Family Homes, Townhomes, Condos and Villas in gated neighborhoods as well new construction homes or properties if that fits your ideal home in Port St Lucie, FL.
- PGA Village “Lots Of Choices”
- Tradition “Lots of Choices”
- St Lucie West ” Lots Of Choices”
- St James Golf Club
- Vizcaya Falls
- Newport Isles
- The preserve at St Andrews
- Veranda Gardens
- Island Of Rivella
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Master Planned Neighborhoods
First what lets explain a little about what a Master Planned Neighborhood actually is. Most of all the new master planned communities will include security, manned patrol or gated neighborhoods. They will offer residents lots of amenities which include a community pool, clubhouse, social areas, hiking, biking or walking trails, fitness center and the list goes on.
You will also find that new master planned communities build the adequate commercial spaces to handle the future needs of the new residents which can include shopping, grocery stores, dining, strip malls and medical establishments just to name a few.
Best Neighborhoods With NO HOA
If you would rather live in a non homeowners association type of neighborhood in Port St Lucie Florida then you are in luck. Port St Lucie has what they call the NICE neighborhoods which include over 28 currently as of 2022 that are situated throughout the city where you will find single family homes situated on large 1/4 acre lots.
Determining which of these 28 Port St Lucie Neighborhoods would be considered the best is nearly impossible, below I will list 8 that I currently like the best from a Real Estate Professionals point of view. These will allow you to a store your Boat, RV, Wave Runners or a work trailer on your property. You should also visit our Port St Lucie Neighborhood Map page to view the location of each of these in the city.
- Becker Ridge
- Crane Landing
- Hidden Oaks
- Paar Estates
- Rosser Reserve
- Southbend lakes
- Oak Hammock
Waterfront Neighborhoods With Ocean Access
Port St Lucie has some hidden gems when it comes to waterfront neighborhoods with ocean access situated on the North Fork of the St Lucie River. Most of these neighborhoods are gated and you will find larger estate homes with stunning waterfront views from your backyard.
- Ballantrae Estates
- Bay St Lucie
- Island Of Rivella
- Kitching Cove Estates
- Vikings Landing
- Vikings Lookout
Dave’s Picks For Best Neighborhoods In Port St Lucie
While there are so many great neighborhoods located in Port St Lucie Florida I will tell you which ones I think might be the best overall in each category.
Best Active Adult / 55+ Neighborhood
Starting with the Active Adult Neighborhoods in Port St Lucie this is a toss up between Del Webb at Tradition and Cascades at St Lucie West. The Cascades 55+ neighborhood in St Lucie West while it offers older homes built in the 1990’s it does offer more affordable homes and lower monthly homeowners association dues compared to Tradition . I personally like Dell Webb as one of the best 55+ currently since the amenities including the clubhouse which has a fitness center, community pool and all of the other social activities are completely built compared to some of the other newer Active Adult Neighborhoods in Tradition that are still being built as of late 2022.
Best Gated Neighborhood
Picking the best gated neighborhood in Port St Lucie is not that easy but I’ll give you 3 you should consider when moving to the area. First if you are into golfing then PGA Village has to be number one since it offers the most overall in country club living in my opinion. The most affordable gated neighborhood in Port St Lucie goes to Newport Isles and its location is ideal with a short 5 minute drive to I-95 and nearby Tradition. The final best pick goes to the newer Rivella neighborhood located on the central / eastern side of Port St Lucie, Fl. Rivella offers a different vibe and a different builder so you are not stuck with the cookie cutter homes like all the other communities.
Best Master Planned Neighborhood
This pick for master planned was easy and hands down goes to the newer Tradition Neighborhood which is still growing and offers the most in types of neighborhoods, shopping, dining, outdoor activities and a variety of Active Adult neighborhoods as well.
Best Neighborhood With NO HOA
If you are looking to move into a Port St Lucie Neighborhood with No HOA I have 8 you should consider that include Torino which is in the norther section of the city, in the central section you should consider Oak Hammock and Hidden Oaks and the southern area there are multiple which include Becker Ridge, Crane Landing, Woodland Trails, Paar Estates and Southbend Lakes.
Best Waterfront Neighborhood With Ocean Access
If choosing a waterfront home wasn’t hard enough the best neighborhood with ocean access in Port St Lucie was a tough choice between Island Of Rivella and Bay St Lucie. If you prefer a new home then Island Of Rivella would be the first choice but Bay St Lucie is a strong contender to consider if you prefer an established neighborhood that is fully built out.
Questions About The Best Port St Lucie Neighborhoods?
If you have questions about the best places to live in Port St Lucie I got your back and I can help you find the perfect place to call home. You can Call or Text David Rogers @ 561.660.0154 or send David a message. You should also check out my Instagram and Facebook Profiles to stay connected.