Fort Pierce, the Sunrise City, is a striving community mid-way down the east coast of Florida. It is often used as a retirement community with a growing population just over 42,000. The downtown, located on the riverfront of the Indian River Lagoon and a waterfront park, affords residents contemporary shopping, and dining. Main Street Fort Pierce, Inc., a comprehensive revitalization program designed to encourage economic development in conjunction with historic preservation, some say it has been successful in reviving the downtown. An example of its success is the number of community festivals that it brings here. Located about halfway down the east coast of Florida, Fort Pierce represents an alternative to living in the big city or in a very affluent community. There are many miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean, plus plenty of waterways connected to the intercoastal. Not everyone is a big fan of living here thanks to poverty and a high crime rate.
Fort Pierce is located in St. Lucie County. Here are more resources and information on what is like to retire in Florida