TREASURE COAST LIFE STYLE
The Treasure Coast — A Wonderful Place for Study, Work, and Play
Located in an area of unsurpassed natural beauty on Florida’s east coast, with mild weather and proximity to the ocean, the Treasure Coast is oriented toward outdoor life. With Lake Okeechobee to the west and the white sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean only minutes away, activities such as fishing, boating, swimming, surfing, scuba, golf and tennis are always within easy access.
The cities of Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Stuart, Okeechobee and Port St. Lucie offer an array of recreational and cultural events and leisure time activities. Local theatres present exciting seasons of music, comedy and drama. Art galleries, craft shows and outdoor community events are always popular. The region is well known for spring training for major and minor league baseball, Jai-Alai and rodeo. Over 70 golf courses dot the four-county area for year-round enjoyment. Unique shops, convenient malls and a wide variety of restaurants are also readily available.
The area is served by airports in Orlando, West Palm Beach and Melbourne. Within an hour’s drive on the Florida Turnpike or I-95 are the city of West Palm Beach, many natural attractions, and the Kennedy Space Center. Only a short distance farther are the Florida Keys, Orlando, Disney World, and by air or boat, the Bahamas.
The four-county region of St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties has historically been called the Treasure Coast because of the 18th century pirate ships which sank off the coast, leaving their treasures underwater. Today, the region is rapidly becoming the Research Coast, because of the many world-class biotechnology firms locating in the area.