About the Ft. Pierce, Florida Area

DORIS WHITE REALTY, INC proudly serves the Treasure Coast region of South Florida.  This area includes St. Lucie County, Indian River County and Martin County.

The Treasure Coast extends from Vero Beach on the North all the way South to almost the Palm Beaches.  It is so named because of the vast amount of actual "treasure" found on its beaches.  Apparently, several Spanish ships were ship-wrecked just off the coast and from time to time, actual Gold and precious stones make their way to the sandy beaches.  However, perhaps its greatest "treasure" is the beaches themselves; pristine, clean and unspoiled.

The City of Fort Pierce, county seat of St. Lucie County, is home to DORIS WHITE REALTY, INC and has been for the past 30+ years.  From this very central location, the company is able to conveniently serve the needs of its many clients.   

Hutchinson Island, is a barrier island separated from the Florida Mainland by the Intracoastal Waterway.  The natural dunes have kept these beaches clean and untainted for many years.   The beaches are becoming a popular residential area and the Real Estate Professionals at DORIS WHITE REALTY, INC standy ready to assist buyers and sellers!

Port St. Lucie, although it carries the name of the county, is actually a "new" city, incorporated only in 1961.  The city is recognized as one of the fastest growing and safest cities in the United States.*  

Vero Beach, the county seat of Indian River County, is another target market for DORIS WHITE REALTY.  Vero Beach has an approximate population of 18,000 and is the commercial and cultural center of the county.  **

*     Source - St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce
**   Source - Indian River Chamber of Commerce


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# 1. St. Lucie County

# 1.  St. Lucie County
St. Lucie County has proven that fast growth can be coupled with a high quality of life without the hustle and bustle of a big city.  For over 100 years, St. Lucie County has been uncrowded and unspoiled with a population of approximately 250,000, spaciously dispersed over approximately 600 square miles.

Located on Flroida's East Coast on the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, St. Lucie County is less than a 2 1/2 hour drive from Orlando, Tampa and Miami.  This UNIQUE location provides residents easy accessibility to activities, events and attractions that cannot be duplicated elsewhere.

The climate is excellent with an average temperature range of 63 degrees - 82 degrees, making it a year round destination for indoor and outdoor activities.  The 21 miles of unspoiled beaches are a favorite of young and old alike! *

* Source - St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce http://stluciechamber.org

# 3 Hutchinson Island

# 3 Hutchinson Island
Hutchinson Island actually consists of two seperate and distinct Islands, the North Beach and the South Beach.  Together these Islands yield over 21 miles of unspoiled, clean beaches where locals and visitors are free to enjoy the magnificent Atlantic Ocean.

Hutchinson Island is actually a thin, barrier island that stretches from north Fort Pierce southward to five miles northeast of the town of Stuart.  There are many public and private beach facilities that feature lifeguards, showers, restrooms and picnic area.  Another interesting note about Hutchinson Island is that between the months of April and August, more than 600 turtles come to nest in the dunes that shelter the beach front. 

The entire family will love Hutchinson Island!  Activities include swimming, beachcombing, horseback riding ON THE BEACH, treasure hunting, surfing, boating, snorkeling and just "looking for the perfect seashell".   There's something for EVERYONE on Hutchinson Island!

* Source St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce http://stluciechamber.org

# 2 Fort Pierce

# 2 Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce, known as the Sunrise City, has been the center of St. Lucie County for over 100 years.  With origins dating to early Native Americans, Fort Pierce is one of the oldest communities on the East Coast of Florida.

Incorporated in 1901, Fort Pierce now expands over 20 square miles and has approximately 45,000 residents.  The city has been undergoing careful redevelpment to preserve and restore much of its original beauty and historical architecture.  Streets have been reconstructed and buildings restored in the downtown and waterfront areas, lending an almost "Mediterrean" ambiance to the city.

Fort Pierce is known for its casual atmosphere, pristine beaches and its many multi-cultural festivals and events.  There is almost always "something happening" in downtown Fort Pierce!  One of the highlights of the years if Fort Pierce's award-winning Saltwater Fishing Tournament.  *

*Source St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce http://stluciechamber.org

# 5 Vero Beach, Indian River County

# 5 Vero Beach, Indian River County
Just 20 minutes North of Fort Pierce, the city of Vero Beach is a popular attraction on the Treasure Coast.  Vero Beach is the county seat of Indian River County and the largest incorporated municipality with an estimated population of more than 18,000.  Greenery, open space, unspoiled beaches and ocean vistas characterize this community which is the commercial and cultural center of the county.

Originally a stop on the Florda East Coast Railroad, Vero Beach was incorporated in 1925 when it was transferred from St. Lucie County to Indian River County.  The City of Vero Beach consists of 13.1 square miles and its population is currently estimated at 17,900.

A main attraction is Dodgertown; this is a developed site used by the Los Angeles Dodgers and its various farm club teams for spring training and is located near the Vero Beach Airport.  This facility includes several practice baseball diamonds, the Holman Stadium, dining facilities, locker rooms and equipment rooms.  Dodgertown is also used for conventions.*

Source: City of Vero Beach Website http://covb.org

# 4 Port St. Lucie

# 4 Port St. Lucie

The city of Port St. Lucie is 80 square miles with a population of over 100,000.  Incorporated in 1961, the city is recognized as one of the fastest growing and safest cities in the United States.

Port St. Lucie is home to the world class PGA Learning Center, PGA Golf Course, various public and private golf courses, spring training site for the New York Mets and home of the St. Lucie Mets minor league team.

Port St. Lucie still retains its small town atmosphere by offering a variety of home sizes and prices.  Master planned "total communities" are being developed to create hometown environments where spirit,vision and pride form a foundation for living environments that blend quality residences with commercial centers, schools, recreation and employment convenient to all.

These communities are being designed to meet residential, professional and commercial needs along with a responsible commitment to environmentally sound practices that include vast acreage of open space and wild life habitat.  These communites are truly making Port St. Lucie a city for all ages, where residents can really live, work and play without leaving the neighborhood.*

* Source: St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce http://stluciechamber.org

# 6 Martin County

# 6 Martin County
Martin County marks the southern most portion of the Treasure Coast and is the site of several shipwrecks from the 1700's when Spanish galleons carrying gold and silver doubloons and other treasures wrecked offshore in a hurricane.  Other ships met the same fate over the years and in 1875, a U.S. Livesaving Station was established on Hutchinson Island.  It still stands today as Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge and is listed on the National Register for Preservation of Historic Places.

Railroad magnate Henry Flagler probably contributed most to the tourism industry in Flroida with the construction of the Flroida East Coast Railway from Jacksonville to Miami.  by 1894, the FEC track had reached stuart opening up a hwole new way of life to area residents. 

By the early part of the century, residents became upset over excessive taxes from Palm Beach County and following trips to Tallahassee to lobby Governor John Martin and other legislators, Martin County was formed on May 29th, 1925.  Already an incorporated city (1914), Stuart became the county seat. 

  **SOURCE - Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Ft. Pierce, Florida Area Map