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    PSL is one of Americas Best Small Cities

    Port St. Lucie landed at No. 72 on this year's list of Best Small Cities. The rankings recognize top-performing cities with metro populations between 100,000 and 500,000.

    06/25/2020 3:32 PM

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    PSL ranks #13 in Communities with the Most Homeowners in US

    The data science and research team at Insurify, a homeowners insurance quotes comparison site, studied data from to determine the communities in each state with the highest percentage of residents living in homes that they own.

    06/17/2020 11:40 AM

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    PSL to receive $50,000 Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

    The City will become a more beautiful place with the growth of Port St. Lucie’s Art in Public Places program thanks to a $50,000 grant that was approved by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    06/10/2020 12:59 PM

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    Port St. Lucie’s Building Department makes an 85% increase in online services

    The City of Port St. Lucie’s Building Department is continually working to make more services contactless and accessible 24/7 online. The department now has 37 permits types available at anytime, anywhere -- that’s an increase of 85 percent in two months.

    06/08/2020 4:55 PM

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    PSL's Code Division one of only 3 in nation to receive a 4-Star Accreditation

    The City of Port St. Lucie’s Neighborhood Services Department is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive evaluation, the American Association of Code Enforcement has awarded the City’s Code Division with a 4-star accreditation.

    06/02/2020 3:47 PM

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    PSL ranked as one of the best cities for staycations

    To determine the best places for a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 15 key metrics.

    06/01/2020 11:20 AM

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    PSL ranked #5 Best Place to Retire in the U.S.

    To identify the best places to retire, U.S. News analyzed data for the 125 largest metropolitan areas in the USA to assess how well they meet Americans' retirement needs and expectations. Top criteria include the happiness of local residents, housing affordability, tax rates and healthcare quality.

    05/29/2020 2:07 PM

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    PSL ranked #4 in list of Cities Where Seniors Are Increasingly Staying in the Workforce

    To find the cities where seniors are staying in the workforce more, we looked at the increase in senior labor force participation rate during both the five-year period from 2014 through 2018 and the one-year period between 2017 and 2018.

    05/21/2020 4:18 PM

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    PSL Ranked #7 in Top 50 Best (and Worst) Places To Retire If You Have No Savings

    GOBankingRates analyzed the 300 largest cities in the U.S. and narrowed the list to 150 cities with a large population of adults ages 65 and older. These cities were then ranked based on various factors.

    05/21/2020 4:07 PM

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    PSL City Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo recognized as a 2020 Home Rule Hero

    The Florida League of Cities recently recognized Port St. Lucie City Councilwoman Jolien Caraballo with a 2020 Home Rule Hero Award.

    04/13/2020 4:32 PM

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    PSL ranked #7 Safest City in Florida

    To identify the safest cities of 2020, SafeWise reviewed 2018 FBI crime report statistics (the most recent complete report available at the time of ranking) and population data.

    04/09/2020 11:24 AM

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    Florida ranked #3 State with Best Taxpayer Return on Investments

    WalletHub compared the quality of government services received by residents to the total state and local taxes they pay to determine which states yield the best and worst return on investment (ROI) for taxpayers.

    03/30/2020 9:06 AM

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    PSL is one of the happiest cities in America

    WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America.

    03/16/2020 5:10 PM

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    PSL ranked #9 best place to live in Florida for families

    To figure this out, we looked at data from the U.S. News Best Places to Live in the U.S. rankings, including affordability, quality of life, and job market.

    03/05/2020 11:03 AM

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    PSL ranked #4 best place to retire in the South

    These retirement spots have mild winter temperatures as well as many amenities retirees need, according to a U.S. News analysis of 125 metropolitan areas that included data about housing affordability, happiness, desirability, retiree taxes, the job market and access to quality health care.

    03/02/2020 10:17 AM

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    PSL ranks #1 best place to live in FL

    Port St. Lucie takes the top spot on our list. Located on the Atlantic side, it offers desirable traits like a relatively low cost of living, vibrant culture, high safety and a robust job market.

    02/27/2020 12:10 PM

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    PSL honored for digital transformation

    The Granicus 2019 Digital Government Awards honor transformational digital achievements improving government efficiency, effectiveness, engagement, and service delivery.

    02/20/2020 10:50 AM

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    PSL ranked #7 city with most business openings in the U.S.

    LendEDU evaluated U.S. Census Bureau data for nearly 1,000 places to see which ones have experienced the most business openings as of late.

    02/20/2020 10:26 AM

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    PSL ranks #11 safest Florida city

    To identify the safest cities, reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics and eliminated cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and cities with populations under 10,000.

    02/14/2020 2:24 PM

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    PSL named #4 safest city in US used data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report to calculate a score for each U.S. city based on rates of violent crime (ie. murder, aggravated assault, etc.) and property crime (ie. burglary, grand theft auto, etc.).

    02/06/2020 9:32 AM

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