Tradition is one of the newer neighborhoods in Port St. Lucie, and it’s becoming a major destination for homeowners and shoppers alike.No snow, but plenty of new-town joy

Welcome, readers, to 2024, and welcome back to my still-new column here at Port St. Lucie Magazine. As some readers may hopefully remember from the Fall 2023 issue, I moved here in mid-June with my partner and our delightful dog, Bailey. In the months since, we’ve happily gotten acquainted with the people and the places around the Treasure Coast. Of course, as a resident of Port St. Lucie, I’ve been especially keen to learn first and foremost about my new home city....

Aerial view of St. Lucie Hospital

Life Savers

Currently, those facing a medical emergency in the city of Port St. Lucie have two choices: the for-profit HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital off U.S. 1 or the nonprofit Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital, off I-95’s Exit 118.

By the end of 2024, Port St. Lucie may have a third option: for-profit Tenet Healthcare’s Community of Caring Hospital....


South Florida Ortho
Putting our Patients First

For over 25 years, South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has provided the most advanced, comprehensive orthopaedic care available with the largest and top-rated group of orthopaedic experts on the Treasure Coast.

At South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, we recognize that you have plenty of choices when it comes to orthopaedic care and that’s why everything we do is designed to put our patients first...

PSL Aldis grocery store

Grocery Bounty

The rapid pace of growth here is evident in places other than on congested highways and long lines for Sunday brunch. It is also reflected in the variety and expansion of new and existing businesses in the community. Case in point? Grocery stores. Residents need them — and city officials are thinking about them.

“In the past couple of years our options have expanded greatly,” St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Terissa Aronson said. “As we grow and diversify, we will meet the criteria for many niche markets, and they will come. I’m sure if you polled the residents, they all would want their Trader Joe’s. But I would like to see no more food deserts in St. Lucie County.”....


Port St. Lucie housing

Eclipsing the big guys

With its new awards and honors, Port St. Lucie demonstrates its ability to outrank much larger cities in a variety of ways. Among local governments, the city leads the way with more than 100 awards and honors in the last four years....


2024 Boat Show Calendar

Upcoming Shows: Jan.- Nov.


Jan. 12-14 Daytona International Speedway 1801 International Speedway Blvd.....

GraceWay Village

Friends in Need

Most folks head online or to the store when they want new clothes. They drive to the grocery store to restock the kitchen, park their cars in garages before heading inside to enjoy an evening’s rest. Yet, close to 12 percent of the population of St. Lucie County lives below the poverty level — a number that more than doubles in the 34950 zip code of Fort Pierce. Many others live paycheck to paycheck....


Seafood Soup

Super Seafood Soup

Every coastal region around the world has a signature seafood soup. Each one is the essence of the sea and the community surrounding it. Historically, the soups were made from the fisherman’s less desirable catch. Simmered in a pot with what they had on hand, it stretched the harvest to feed a family. 

My grandma’s conch chowder was our family’s favorite seafood soup, back when harvesting queen conch was legal in Florida. She used a meat grinder...


Katie & Gary Zanello

Wedding Day - Katie & Gary Zanello

HOW THEY MET: Katie and Gary met in downtown Fort Pierce during the St. Patrick’s Day Festival on Second Street, right before the COVID pandemic shut down the world. Gary was with his rescue dog, Tilly, and Katie couldn’t resist going over to give Tilly a pet....


flowering Royal Poinciana tree

Our Town - Winter 2024

This flowering Royal Poinciana tree along Woodstork Trail in Port St. Lucie’s Hillmoor Lake Park seemingly captures the essence of an A.E. “Bean” Backus painting. The trail is a 1.7-mile loop and takes about a half-hour to complete...


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