Port St. Lucie listed in U.S. News and World Report’s ‘5 best places to retire in America’
It’s no secret that thousands have been flocking to the Treasure Coast’s largest city over the last two decades, especially retirees.
Port St. Lucie ranked high in a ‘Oldest Cities in the U.S.’ study last month and has now placed third in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘5 best places to retire in America’ for 2020 and 2021 — up two spots from last year.
The city’s high scores in affordable housing and health care escalated it to the No. 3 spot. Three other Florida cities made the list, too: Naples, Sarasota and Fort Myers.
The report surveyed more than 3,000 people who were either approaching retirement age, 45 to 59, or at it, about the factors they consider important in a retirement destination.
The 150 most populous metropolitan areas were then given a score out of 10 in six categories: Happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, housing affordability, job market and health care quality.
Port St. Lucie had an overall score of 7.4.
The city also ranked 73rd in Best Places to Live; eighth in Fastest-Growing Places; 11th in Best Places to Live in Florida; and 17th in Most Expensive Places to Live, according to other U.S. News’ reports.