Photo by Greg Gardner.
TREASURE COAST – The Treasure Coast is well represented this year on TopRetirements.com’s 2016 list of the 100 Most Popular Places to Retire. Stuart, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach and Jupiter are among the 25 Florida cities in the top 100.
The rankings were based on the number of online visitors to the 1000+ cities reviewed on the site during the second half of 2015.
Jupiter is one of six new cities to make the list this year. Here’s how our cities ranked and how they are described:
“Stuart is an extremely charming community with a lovely downtown that offers interesting shops and restaurants with a small town feel. There is a very ample coastline thanks to the bays and ocean that surround the town.”
87. Vero Beach
“Vero Beach is located in the middle of Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The town is in several parts – a ‘beach” area on the barrier island with a resort feel, and a large downtown across the bay on the mainland.”
90. Port St. Lucie
“Port St. Lucie, located on the East Coast of Florida, is one of the fastest growing communities in the U.S. according to the 2005 Census Bureau.There are many miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean, plus many waterways connected to the intercoastal.”
“The three Florida villages of Jupiter, Tequesta, and Juno Beach combine rich history, culture, and natural beauty to provide a retirement community with an unsurpassed quality of life. There are more than 100 miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean, rivers, and the intracoastal waterway.”