Retire to the Treasure Coast and Discover Port Saint Lucie, Florida

If you’ve been on the lookout for the ideal place to make your next move, Port Saint Lucie, FL needs to be put on your radar. Situated on the Treasure Coast, the region features a gorgeous Atlantic Ocean coastline lined with narrow sandbars, barrier islands and networks of lagoons, rivers, and bays leading to pine and palmetto flatlands. It’s a beautiful part of the world and one of Florida’s best kept secrets.

Learn more about why Port Saint Lucie is a hidden gem and then shop 55+ New homes on the Treasure Coast at Tradition  to begin your best chapter yet.

Fun for all ages and fantastic for retirement

The Treasure Coast offers idyllic weather and fantastic outdoor recreation for all ages. There’s just so much to do here and all the sunshine you could ever need to do it under – but where the area really shines is as a retirement destination. In fact, Port Saint Lucie placed third in U.S. News & World Report’s 5 Best Places to Retire in America and was listed by 24/7 Wall Street as one of the safest cities in the country.

The city earned especially high scores for affordable housing and top-quality health care, including Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital | 10000 SW Innovation Way, Port St. Lucie, FL | 772.345.8100

Port Saint Lucie also received impressive marks for other factors the survey considered, including happiness, desirability, the strength of the local job market and retiree taxes. Speaking of low taxes, Florida is one of just nine states with no individual income tax.

A welcome break from South Florida

There are plenty of great places to retire in South Florida – but with all the people looking to move there, top destinations have become crowded, congested and more expensive.

55+ new homes in Port Saint Lucie offer a relaxing alternative, where you’ll enjoy all the great things about living in Florida with fewer crowds and a much lower cost of living. Grab your golf clubs and spend some of those savings on greens fees! PGA Village is ranked as one of the 75 Best Golf Resorts by Golf Digest, with an incredible 54 holes of championship golf, masterfully crafted by golf course design legends Tom Fazio and Pete Dye.

Outdoor recreation

Staying active and enjoying the great outdoors is easy to do when you live in Port Saint Lucie.

The beach:

Nearby Jensen Beach offers all the charm of a classic Old Florida beach town with delicious restaurants, miles of tranquil sands and Sea Turtle Beach on Hutchinson Island. 37 miles of coastline here are designated as an aquatic preserve, from Jensen Beach all the way to Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve.

The trail:

55+ new homes in Tradition are directly connected to the extensive Tradition Trail, winding through over 300 acres of parks and the Town Center. Whether you prefer to walk, run or ride an electric bike or autonomous vehicle, Tradition makes it easy to get out and explore.

McCarty Ranch Reserve:

Hike, bike, kayak, fish or camp under the stars in the Old Florida pinelands.

Oxbow Eco Center:

A nature preserve and environmental learning center, the Oxbow Eco-Center provides environmental programming throughout the year to residents of all ages, including workshops & lectures, public events and more. 

Botanical gardens:

The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens is open to the public 7-days a week, free of charge for personal relaxation and enjoyment. Visit more than a dozen unique gardens and find your happy place to unwind.

Local wildlife:

Explore the Indian River Lagoon in search of one of Florida’s most famed animals. Plan a trip to the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Fort Pierce to visit the viewing area for this historical congregating place for Florida manatees.

Start a new Tradition

With beautiful weather and beautiful places to visit, all that’s truly missing is a beautiful new house. At the Tradition master plan development, you’ll find the 55+ new home in Port Saint Lucie you’ve always wanted and so much more.

Tradition is a place where residents seek and find new experiences in the great outdoors. Complete with its own onsite hospital and a bustling Town Center where the community comes together for fun events, live music, a weekly farmers market, workshops & classes, and of course, shopping!

Florida homebuilder Taylor Morrison builds Mediterranean styled 55+ new homes in Tradition at two distinct communities. Both are located in the last quiet residential pocket of Tradition, compared to other builders’ communities that are closer to the commercial corridor. 

Vitalia at Tradition

This community is selling in the final phase and the amenities are 100% open and complete. Whether your interests range from theater and ceramics to tennis and pickle ball, you’ll find a diverse array of activities. Challenge yourself at Vitalia’s 24,000 square foot clubhouse, with tennis and bocce courts, putting green, fitness rooms and more. The private, lakefront Captiva Club offers year-round recreation and social activities. See final inventory and schedule your personal showing.

Esplanade at Tradition

Join the VIP list to be one of the first to own at this highly-anticipated coming soon community. Taylor Morrison is excited to bring a new level of 55+active adult resort-style living to Tradition with its signature Esplanade brand. Esplanade, by Taylor Morrison, will offer an exciting array of thoughtfully designed homes and planned resort-style amenities surrounded by the Treasure Coast’s natural beauty. The distinctive Esplanade active adult brand will feature beautifully appointed homes inspired by California Tuscan architecture, personalized options, ornamental detailing, lush landscaping and are built to Taylor Morrison’s high standards of construction quality and thoughtful design. They will offer many spacious, open plans featuring designer touches. Residents will have their choice of homes, thoughtfully designed for easy living and sited to take full advantage of pond or nature views.

The benefits of buying new

Modern house designs feature spacious open-concept plans and the living spaces today’s buyers are most interested in. The following floor plans, available at Vitalia and Esplanade, feature two or three bedrooms with a study that can be easily set up as a home office or workspace.

Vitalia: Bergamo, Capri, Matera, Ambra and Lazio

Esplanade: Capri, Matera, Ambra, Lazio, Farnese, Letizia, Azzurro and Pallazio

Purchasing one of these 55+ new homes in Tradition comes with the added benefit of energy savings. Taylor Morrison specifically designs its homes to help you reduce cooling costs and beat the Florida heat! Some of these features include:

  • All concrete block construction
  • Radiant Plywood as roof decking
  • Textured masonry coating with 100% acrylic finish
  • Low-E vinyl-insulated, tilt-out windows
  • Monolithic concrete slabs with vapor barrier
  • Lennox® heat pump heating and cooling system with minimum 15-SEER rating
  • R-38 blown and batt insulation in attic
  • R-15 fiberglass wall insulation (between garage and living area)
  • Fi-Foil insulated block wall
  • 50-gallon water heater

Ask about these eco-friendly features during your community tour at Vitalia or Esplanade. Learn more about these 55+ communities in Port St. Lucie, FL at

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*Pursuant to the Fair Housing Act, Vitalia at Tradition and Esplanade at Tradition are intended for occupancy by at least one person 55 years of age or older per home, although the occupants of a limited number of the homes may be younger, but no one under 18 years of age may be in permanent residence. Complete details available.

All information (including, but not limited to prices, views, availability, school assignments and ratings, incentives, floor plans, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings, tax rates and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change, or delay without notice.

For our NJ prospective buyers: This advertisement is a solicitation for the sale of homes in Vitalia at Tradition: N.J. Reg. No. 13-04-0002. For our NY prospective buyers: THE COMPLETE OFFERING TERMS ARE IN AN OFFERING PLAN AVAILABLE FROM THE SPONSOR. FILE NO. H130003. This is not an offering in any state where prohibited or otherwise restricted by law.

Please see a Taylor Morrison Community Sales Manager for details and visit for additional disclaimers. © October 2020, Vitalia at Tradition LLC. CBC#1254089, Taylor Morrison of Florida, Inc. CBC1257462. All rights reserved.

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All information (including, but not limited to prices, views, availability, school assignments and ratings, incentives, floor plans, exteriors, site plans, features, standards and options, assessments and fees, planned amenities, programs, conceptual artists’ renderings and community development plans) is not guaranteed and remains subject to change, availability or delay without notice. Any community improvements, recreational features and amenities described are based upon current development plans, which are subject to change and under no obligation to be completed. Maps and plans are not to scale, are not intended to show specific detailing and all dimensions are approximate. Prices may not include lot premiums, upgrades and options. Community Association or other fees may be required. This communication is not intended to constitute an offering in violation of the law of any jurisdiction and in such cases our communications may be limited by the laws of your state. Please see a Taylor Morrison Community Sales Manager or Online Sales Manager for details and visit for additional disclaimers. For our Age Qualified Communities only: At least one resident of household must be 55 or older, and additional restrictions apply. Some residents may be younger than 55 in limited circumstances. For minimum age requirements for permanent residents in a specific community, please see Taylor Morrison Community Sales Manager for complete details.