This Florida community has already established a reputation as a center for boating and fishing. People who choose to live in St. Lucie County are attracted by its climate, location, favorable lifestyle and affordable properties.
The city's genesis traces back to 1958, when General Development Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mackle Co., allocated $50 million to develop a new community on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. Land marketing, sales, and development soon ensued, leading ultimately to the city's incorporation in 1961. A population boom followed years later, with the city's population more than tripling between 1980 and 1990. Today, the city has transitioned from a residential bedroom community to one of Florida's fastest growing and dynamic cities.
Saint Lucie County, known for its barrier islands offers around 7 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches. Saint Lucie County is also known for its state owned Fort Pierce Recreational area which consists of 340 acres and 1500 feet of water frontage on the Fort Pierce Inlet.
The Savannas Recreational area is another wonderful place to go in St Lucie County offering fresh water fishing areas, public boat ramps, hiking and nature trails, bird watching, canoe rentals, campsites and RV parking.
Recreational opportunities are abundant in Port St. Lucie. The beach is only a short drive away, and water-related activities (fishing, canoeing, kayaking, surfing, sailing, etc.) can be enjoyed in numerous locations. Golf, tennis, skating, and other outdoor activities are available at many facilities and public parks.
Port St. Lucie is home to the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Learning Center and also to the PGA Historical Center, home of the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame and the Probst Library, one of the world's premier collections of golf periodicals and memorabilia.
Art and culture are also prominent in St. Lucie County. Highly original artworks of famed Florida painter A.E. Backus are on display at the A.E. "Bean" Backus Gallery & Museum, located in nearby Fort Pierce. The St. Lucie County Historical Museum, also in Fort Pierce, chronicles the county's rich historical heritage.
The Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the world's only museum dedicated exclusively to the elite warriors of Naval Special Warfare. Visitors and residents, young and old alike, can enjoy the Hallstrom Planetarium, located on the Indian River Community College campus in Fort Pierce.
The St. Lucie County Parks & Recreation Department operates Tradition Field which is the spring training headquarters for the New York Met's, summer home for the St. Lucie Met's and the hub for all New York Mets minor league operations. Port St. Lucie is also home to Minor League Baseball's St. Lucie Mets, a Class High-A affiliate of the New York team. Both teams play at newly renovated Tradition Field.
When the players aren't in town, the Sports Complex is used for a variety of events ranging for the festivals, the American Heart Walk, RV shows and religious services. Several baseball tournaments for kids are also held there throughout the year. The stadium's seating capacity is 7,800 and is suitable for concerts in the off season.
Playgrounds and Parks - the neighborhoods throughout Tradition have playgrounds and parks for kids to enjoy. One of the playgrounds has a treehouse for kids to explore. You can also stop by Tradition Square and let your young children enjoy cooling off in the interactive water fountain play area. There's even a park for dogs to run off leash.
Brian Sharkey, Licensed Real Estate Broker of SharkeyRE LLC is the Short Sale Specialist other agents and brokers go to for their short sale transactions. Sharkey is known for his negotiating skills which are essential when dealing with lenders on a regular basis. He is always exploring different ways to provide his clients with the best possible solution for their financial situation.
When the market changed and short sales were considered "deals to be avoided" due to their difficulty, he saw them as an opportunity for growth and a way to assist homeowners in need. He also helps fellow realtors to understand the process and they in turn come to him for advice and guidance.
Sharkey's strong problem solving skills have provided him a base from which he has built a successful business. He is continuously networking with other real estate professionals such as mortgage brokers, title companies, and other Realtors to provide his clients with the best possible vendor to service their needs. He is highly self-motivated with a passion to deliver superior service. And due to his enthusiastic personality and high energy, it's no wonder the majority of Sharkey's business comes from referrals.
Sharkey has an extensive amount of Short Sale experience and is a certified Short Sale professional. All though his nick name around town is Mr. Tradition he specializes in Short Sales in St. Lucie County and Martin County and Palm Beach County in the state of Florida.
If you would like to know if you qualify for a short sale or just want more information about the process, you can reach Sharkey at 772-204-9965.
As a Real Estate Professional and consumer advocate, I will always ensure that your best interests are protected. Call me any time (772-204-9965) to discuss what you are looking for in a property and how we can get you the best property for your investment.