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About St. Lucie County & Martin County

St. Lucie and Martin County are approximately 120 miles southeast of Orlando and 120 miles north of Miami, along the Atlantic coast. A convenient highway network--including Interstate 95, the Florida Turnpike and State Road 70--makes it easy to travel throughout Florida.

To the east of the counties lies the attractive Atlantic Ocean barrier island and beaches known as Hutchinson Island (bridges at Fort Pierce, Jensen Beach and Stuart). To the west is the Lake Okeechobee area, and its recreational opportunities. The area offers plenty of golf, other outdoor recreation, fishing, boating, as well as significant arts and cultural resources.

The area has the advantages of both the small scale “Old Florida” smaller, surrounding towns and some larger scale, rapidly growing mid-sized cities. Add to this the ready access to the metropolitan areas – the Palm Beaches, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami – and the rest of Southeast Florida, and you have a recipe for an attractive relocation possibility.

Some quick facts

From Fort Pierce to Tequesta, areas in both counties have had significant growth in Florida, for both new, permanent snowbird residents, and for business owners and investors. There are many reasons for people to relocate to this area, including year round tropical climate, modern amenities, affordable living, and working conditions. The average annual temperature is 73.2 degrees, with a drop of only 16.7 degrees between the extremes of winter and summer temperatures. This is the perfect area for great living!


As noted above, major highway accessibility in this area, makes north-south and east-west travel convenient for both personal and business distribution purposes. Airports, considering the advantages of this area which is outside of South Florida’s metropolis, for both counties are relatively convenient. St. Lucie County International Airport’s commercial commuter service is rapidly expanding. Other nearby airports include: Vero Beach Municipal Airport, some 20 miles north of St. Lucie County, with round-trip daily flights to Miami; Witham Airport in Stuart, Palm Beach International Airport, 50 miles south, with 80 scheduled departures daily; and, Melbourne International Airport, 55 miles north, serviced by Delta with connecting flights through Atlanta, Washington, D.C., and New York.


Extensive information about the schools in this area is online at the state's Department of Education
  • Employment

    The local economy is services oriented. Some employers in St. Lucie and Martin County are:

  • St Lucie School District and Martin County District
  • St Lucie County and Martin County
  • Indian River State College
  • Treasure Coast Mall and many area stores outside of the mall
  • State Government
  • Hospitals
  • Various Super Markets
  • In conclusion

    If you like a modern way of life without all the crowding, easy access to the beaches, fantastic climate, and a great area to live, Martin or St Lucie County may be just the place for you! Come for a visit or stay for a lifetime!

    To see additional information about the area go to (on this Website) the Community Links. For a good, general on-line website for St Lucie County, go to: and for Martin County go to:

    You will never find a shortage of things to do on the serene Treasure Coast.