1) Port St. Lucie
The number 1 spot on our list goes to the small city of Port St. Lucie. The city is home to about 155,000 people and ranks as the 9th largest city in the state.
Its low cost of living, excellent location and low crime rates make this city a great place to live and an even better place to raise a growing family.
Its location on the Atlantic coast also offers residents and visitors great access to a number of beautiful beaches, outdoor recreation and a subtropical climate that is hard to beat. Home to a number of great attractions, there is a great deal to explore in and around the city.
Tourism is a big draw for the local economy here and visitors can enjoy lots of nautical activities including fishing, golfing and horseback rides along the beach. The city is also home to the New York Mets spring training which is a big draw for visitors each year.
For those looking to have their family focus on education you won’t be disappointing with the city’s good public school system and many options for post-secondary education as well. In Florida, Port St. Lucie has got a bit of it all.