Warm weather and low taxes continue to have a big pull on where retirees choose to settle down in their golden years and Port St. Lucie has been ranked fifth in the country! With Sarasota and Fort Meyers sitting on top of the list, it’s obvious that retirees are looking to head south, yet staying away from major metro areas for a more relaxed lifestyle.
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, recently identified the best places to retire. Through analysis of 125 of the nation’s largest metro areas, the report uses four identifiers to rank the best retirement locations: Housing Affordability, Taxes, Health Care, and Happiness Surveys.
In addition to these identifiers, retirees also tend to look for places that are relatively close to extended family, easy access to airports and a strong economy if they intend to work part-time. Port St. Lucie and its surrounding area has proven to be a perfect fit.
All of these factors may also be contributing to closed sales skyrocketing in St. Lucie County during the month of September. St. Lucie County saw a 24 percent increase to 501 closed sales – which are one of the simplest – yet most important – indicators for the residential real estate market. In addition, the median sale price increased 3.5 percent to $238,093. This is the highest median sale price that St. Lucie County has seen.
If you or someone you know are looking for the perfect place to retire, Port St. Lucie may be the right place for you! But there are so many fantastic places in Palm Beach and Martin Counties as well and I know this process can be overwhelming. That’s why I am here to help you every step of the way! Let’s talk about finding the retirement spot that you truly deserve!