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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

  • Safest Cities Florida 2019 - Backgroundchecks.org

    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

    Safewise.com 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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    2 PSL Building Dept. employees honored

    PSL Building Administrator Joel Dramis was named 2019 Building Official of the Year by the Building Officials Association of Florida. In addition, Louis Hatten was named Plans Examiner of the Year by the association.

    07/16/2019 1:40 PM

  • Better Cities for Pets Certified 2019

    PSL Achieves Pet-Friendly Certification

    Port St. Lucie is now a certified BETTER CITY FOR PETS™, as part of a partnership between Mars Petcare and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, showcasing our city’s commitment to creating a pet-friendly community.

    07/12/2019 2:26 PM

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    PSL ranked #2 safest driving city in FL, #14 in the US by Allstate

    Allstate's America's Best Drivers Report® is an annual report that identifies which of the 200 largest U.S. cities have the safest drivers.

    07/09/2019 5:19 PM

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    PSL ranked #3 best place to retire in US

    To make your life easier, GOBankingRates identified the 50 best American cities to spend your golden years and provided the annual retirement costs for both homeowners and renters in each city. However, more than just home prices went into this study...

    06/25/2019 4:45 PM

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    PSL ranked #6 most affordable beach town in America

    To find America's most affordable beach towns, our number-crunching ninjas located the country’s biggest metropolitan areas with the highest share of listings with keywords such as "beach," "beachfront," and "ocean."

    06/21/2019 3:13 PM

  • US News Best Rankings Badge

    PSL ranked #5 best place people are moving to

    When calculating the Best Places to Live, U.S. News factors in each metro area's growth due to net migration over a five-year period.

    06/12/2019 12:05 PM

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    Florida ranked #2 most fun state in America

    With pure enjoyment in mind, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 26 key indicators of a jolly good time that won’t break the bank.

    06/12/2019 11:58 AM

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