Hello, this is Ben with Ben’s pest control and it’s time for another one of our Ben’s pest control podcasts. And today I want to do a podcast on pest control and talk about the city of Port St. Lucie. The city of Port St. Lucie is where I’ve made my home. We have lived here my family and I have lived here since 2003. I can tell you that. We are personally very fond of Port St. Lucie, who they think there’s a lot of great things about ports in the sea, but I do think there’s some things you should know. Port St. Lucie was incorporated into a town in 1961. I do believe that before it was incorporated into a town there were homes here because I believe there’s some homes in parts of St. Lucie that are probably from the 40s and 50s. I could be wrong on that, but I’m pretty sure that’s the case. The city of Port St. Lucie had 100 and I’m sorry, was last in 2022 was the seventh largest city in Florida, with over 204,851 residents in the city. It is currently the third largest city in South Florida. It’s surpassed Fort Lauderdale. And a lot of people don’t know this. I may have mentioned this in other podcasts but the city of Port St. Lucie actually has enough land that if it were to continue to develop and at some point even start developing upwards. Port St. Lucie could be the second largest city in the entire state. The only city that has more land than us is Jacksonville and Port St. Lucie has been growing every single year that we’ve been here and it continues to grow like crazy. A lot of people like to come here it has gotten very good ratings for safety and for people retiring. It is it is absolutely gangbusters here. Now, another thing I would tell you about the city of Port St. Lucie, the city of Port St. Lucie has divided itself into neighborhoods, and I believe it’s like something like 21 different neighborhoods depending on which part you’re in. I can tell you that. Like the St. Lucie West, the Torino area, they consider that to be the north and there’s multiple communities there. There’s East sections, and each section then is divided into neighborhoods. And I’ll give you an example. So like the north section Torino it’s the area is called Torino. They have St. Lucie West and they have Northport village. That’s all part of the north part. And they they try to make it feel like you’re part of a family living in a certain area, which is kind of nice for some people. The city of Port St. Lucie is is very diverse. I know when I’ve done podcasts about other parts. Other cities. I’ve talked about the different areas that are in their, their landscape, let’s say and Port St. Lucie is a little different. We don’t have any ocean access. Now. St. Lucie County has oceanfront but the city the best waterfront they have is the St. Lucie River. But there is no actual Ocean Park that is considered the city of Port St. Lucie. Portsmouth see the dough does extend way west out into country. There are areas out by the fairgrounds off of Midway Road if you’re familiar with our area that even out there it’s almost like farmland and that area is actually considered ports in the sea. Now. When we talk about the city Port St. Lucie, you have some older areas like Club Med or as they refer to it Sandpiper. Sandpiper is older, but in my opinion, it was probably one of the first higher end communities built and it has some some very nice houses. Now some of those houses weren’t built that long ago there. There were a lot of empty lots in Port St. Lucie, and they have developed over time, and it continues to grow and develop. It’s just it was kind of strange. So you’d have a community like Club Med where you have these older houses and then all sudden there’d be an empty lot that maybe wasn’t built on till the 2000s and so you’d have a brand new house and then Port St. Lucie really starting to grow when you start looking at like the area is a West, which was where it kind of expanded to. And your St. Lucie West, your Torino, your Lake Charles areas, your PGA and those areas all built up. And then within the last 20 years, when I got here they started building tradition and tradition has just been gangbusters. Tradition has grown immensely from when I was here, for when I first moved here, and even when you look at tradition now, there are actually roads in tradition, a road, I don’t know if they want you to know this, that extends through tradition all the way west to Rangeline road. Now it’s a dirt road. I’m not sure you’re supposed to be on it. But you could take it if you wanted to. So where River Park and tradition is, if you’re on the north side of river park, there is a road that goes back and it meets up with the dirt road that I believe will take you all the way to Rangeline road. And that means tradition has a lot of area yet to expand if they’re gonna go out that far. Or they’re gonna go that far, I’m not sure. But Port St. Lucie tradition, let me go back tradition is actually expanding all the way down to Becker. I had not been down there for a while. But Becker in that area has exploded. The south end of tradition, and there are communities all going in there. And I have no idea how far west they’re planning to go in that area. But it has potential to possibly make it I believe, all the way out to Rangeline road. And that would make tradition one massive, massive community. Now, PGA which is north of tradition, that area is still somewhat growing. PGA has, I believe, a community that I believe is part of them, I believe it’s called PGA verano and they’re actually growing where Crosstown Parkway ends to the west, that area west is still growing. So it’s got the ability to be going gangbusters. And then when you exit the PGA community, just to the north of PGA, they’re now developing building a development off a glades cut off road, which is just west of 95. I’m not sure how many homes are gonna be there. I’ve heard stories as many as 2000. That would be a lot that would be a huge development. But it’s possible I personally do not know but Port St. Lucie is quite an expansive town, covering a huge area. And it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. I know our current economic market is is kind of strained for homeowners. The interest rates have gone up. But fortunately, she also has a lot of retirement neighborhoods. There are areas definitely 55 and older communities that people move into. There’s one in tradition for sure. I think two actually that I know of there could be more. There are definitely ones around us one that are for retirement age people or older who, who want to be with people their own age. It is a vast very town with a lot going on and a lot of growth. And I will tell you this that you just got to be prepared when you come here the traffic at times is horrendous. The other thing I prepare anybody for moving to Port St. Lucie is that the taxes in our county are a little crazy. So be prepared for the taxes. I’ve been surprised at how many people have been kind of shocked and caught off guard by the taxes. Other than that, when it comes to pest control ports in the sea has just about everything you can imagine. I mean, we see ants, roaches, fleas, ticks, spiders, wasps, rats had been terrible with our garbage problems we had last year. Termites, subterranean termites drywood termite ports and Lucy has it all and I think in part because it’s such a growing area and kind of diverse in the age of communities. So it is possible when you live in Portland this year moved to Portland to see that you could see just about anything that pest control people would deal with. So this is Ben with Ben’s pest control. We do offer you a free 58 point inspection of your house if you’re interested. If you have any questions you can always call our office or you can email us if you want to call the office our numbers 772-878-1972 or you can check out our website at WWW dot Ben’s pest dump is thank you and have a great day
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