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The City of Port St. Lucie Recognized for Being a Safe Place for Solo Living

Post Date:10/19/2016

City of Port St. Lucie
121 S.W. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34984
www.cityofpsl.com

For more information, contact:
Sarah Prohaska, Public Information Officer
(772) 873-6326 / media@cityofpsl.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Port St. Lucie Recognized for Being a Safe Place for Solo Living

PORT ST. LUCIE (Oct. 19, 2016) –- The City of Port St. Lucie is one of the safest cities in the nation for residents who live alone, according to a new study by ApartmentAdvisor.com.

The website that researches trends and provides expert advice for those living in apartments has compiled a list of the 19 safest cities and towns in the United States for solo living. Port St. Lucie was included in the top 19 cities list, but website did not individually rank each city. Port St. Lucie made the list because it has a crime rate 46 percent lower than the national average and has more than 62,000 people who live on their own, according to the study.

The list was created using population and crime statistics, along with inspiration from awards given to the cities by other publications.

This report is the latest confirmation of Port St. Lucie’s status as being one of the safest large cities in the nation. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, from 1998 through 2004, the City of Port St. Lucie had the lowest crime rate in Florida cities with a population of more than 75,000. From 2010 through 2015, the City of Port St. Lucie also had the lowest crime rate in Florida cities with a population of more than 100,000.

In June, Port St. Lucie was ranked one of the top 5 safest places in Florida by ValuePenguin.com.

Currently, the City of Port St. Lucie is experiencing the lowest crime rate in 25 years as our officers strive to achieve our mission of remaining one of America's safest cities.

Please see the entire report from ApartmentAdvisor.com at: https://www.apartmentadvisor.com/blog/topcities-for-safe-solo-living/ .

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The City of Port St. Lucie is proud to be a hometown where people live, learn, work and play, and celebrate all of life’s opportunities. With over 179,000 residents, Port St. Lucie is Florida’s eighth largest city by population (South Florida’s 3rd largest city). The City occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County on Florida’s east coast, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, half way between Miami and Orlando. The City provides most traditional municipal services including law enforcement, water and sewer, and public works. For more information, please visit: www.cityofpsl.com

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