Awards, Recognition & Good News

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    PSL is 5th Least Sinful City in 2019

    In order to determine the most sinful cities in America, WalletHub compared 182 cities — including the 150 most populated U.S. cities, plus at least two of the most populated cities in each state — across seven key dimensions.

    11/18/2019 1:31 PM

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    PSL ranked #6 fastest-growing city in the US

    To determine the fastest-growing American cities, 24/7 Tempo ranked U.S. cities by their percentage population change from 2000 to 2018 using data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Cities with fewer than 50,000 residents in 2000 were not considered.

    11/12/2019 11:45 AM

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    PSL ranked #2 most dynamic small city in the US examined 18 factors across four main dimensions: Human Capital, Education and Culture, Economic Activity, and Housing. Then, we ranked the 150 largest urban centers in the U.S.

    11/07/2019 5:20 PM

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    PSL ranked as best place in FL to live to pay off debt

    The rankings are based on the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017 5-year) estimates for median monthly housing costs, median family income in inflation-adjusted dollars, unemployment status, and means of transportation to work.

    11/04/2019 2:18 PM

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    The City of PSL honored as a 2019 Best Place to Work

    The City of Port St. Lucie was recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” in St. Lucie County – the twelfth year the City has earned this prestigious honor.

    10/24/2019 2:52 PM

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    PSL ranked #15 in top 50 safest Florida cities

    Security Baron used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like murder rate, rape rate, robbery rate, assault rate, burglary rate, theft rate, vehicle theft rate, arson rates, and median income.

    10/23/2019 9:43 AM

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    PSL ranked as #10 cheapest city where everyone wants to live right now

    To identify America’s cheapest cities where everyone wants to live, 24/7 Wall St. considered three factors: cost of living, housing affordability, and population growth from migration.

    10/22/2019 3:05 PM

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    PSL ranks as #2 safest city in FL with population over 50,000

    Urban neighborhoods often face challenges that smaller towns and communities might not have. For that reason, The Home Security Advisor acknowledges some of the larger cities in Florida that have done a great job keeping their streets safe.

    10/11/2019 8:46 AM

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    PSL ranks as #5 best place to retire

    The rankings offer a comprehensive evaluation of the country's 125 largest metropolitan areas – up from 100 last year – based on how well they meet Americans' expectations for retirement, with measures including housing affordability, desirability, health care and overall happiness.

    10/09/2019 9:04 AM

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    PSL ranked in top 15 Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to

    Business Insider recently took a look at the US cities with the highest net migration since 2010, and noticed that over half of them were in the Sunshine State. For this list, we decided to focus on the places within Florida that have attracted the most newcomers over the last decade.

    10/07/2019 4:14 PM

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    Officer Marreel awarded Police Officer of the Year

    Join PSLPD in congratulating Master Officer Scott Marreel who was selected on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, by the St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce as the Port St. Lucie Police Officer of the year.

    10/03/2019 1:21 PM

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    Officer Casey recognized as Law Enforcement Officer of the Month

    School Resource Officer Michael Casey was named as iHeart Media’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Month for August 2019, based on a nomination received by one of their listeners.

    10/03/2019 1:01 PM

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    NPRA Recognizes Parks & Recreation with Awards

    The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is proud to recognize the City of Port St. Lucie Parks and Recreation with its Best in Innovation Award and Innovation in Health Award.

    10/02/2019 9:15 AM

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    PSL awarded national 2019 Voice of the People honor

    The City has received prestigious, national recognition for its efforts to engage citizens and give them a “voice” when planning for Port St. Lucie’s future.

    09/10/2019 8:47 AM

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    PSL is #27 safest city to live in Florida 2019

    As home to wild college towns, booming metropolises, and quiet retirement communities, it’s not surprising that there’s a lot of fluctuation in the crime rates of Florida’s cities, yet the Sunshine State’s safest cities are indeed among the safest in the nation...

    09/09/2019 12:06 PM

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    PSL ranked in top 50 safest cities to raise a child in America

    As parents, there’s nothing more important than keeping our children safe. From crime levels to quality schools, living in a community that shares your priorities is important.

    08/15/2019 9:31 AM

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    PSL ranked #10 best city for retirement in US

    Best Life’s editors crunched the numbers on the country’s 250 most populous cities to figure out the best and worst places for retirement in America.

    08/15/2019 9:22 AM

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    PSL ranked #25 safest college town in America conducted a study of the safest college towns in America representing 28 states and more than 50 colleges and universities.

    08/13/2019 5:28 PM

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    KPSLB Recognized with the Outstanding Education Involvement Award and the PSL Police Department with the Outstanding Law Enforcement Agency Award

    Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful (KPSLB) was recognized for outstanding educational involvement and creating a sustaining partnership through the “Buddy Bench” project. The Port St. Lucie Police Department assists KPSLB throughout the year and is committed to keeping our city clean and

    08/05/2019 5:13 PM

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    PSL featured in 11 Best Places to Live in FL

    Known as the Sunshine State, Florida is the third most populous state in the U.S. and has a population nearing 22 million. The state is broken into four geographical areas - the Panhandle, Uplands, the Everglades and the Keys. Here’s a look at the best places to live in the “Sunshine State.”

    07/25/2019 9:38 AM

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