Fort Pierce, Florida
Fort Pierce is located in St. Lucie County, Florida. It was awarded the City of Excellence Award by the Florida League of Cities for overall excellence in city government and received the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Fort Pierce, often called the Sunrise City, has been the hub of St. Lucie County, Florida for over 100 years. Situated on the Treasure Coast named after the famed sinking of a Spanish treasure fleet in 1715, Fort Pierce is one of the oldest communities on the east coast of Florida. It has approximately 41,000 residents and encompasses approximately 29 square miles.
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Stretching from the St. Lucie Inlet to the Sebastian Inlet along Florida's Atlantic coast Fort Pierce's natural and artificial reefs make for good fishing and diving. The Indian River Lagoon Estuary provides a haven for more than 4,000 plant and animal species.
The revitalized waterfront downtown area, which has retained its old Florida charm offers contemporary shopping, dining, great fishing and a range of entertainment and activities such as the Farmers' Market, Friday Fest, Jazz Market and the 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Public high schools in Fort Pierce are operated by St. Lucie Public Schools. They include Fort Pierce Central High School, Fort Pierce Westwood High School and Lincoln Park Academy, which has garnered a #9 ranking. Private schools include John Carroll Catholic High School, Faith Baptist School, Saint Andrew's Academy and Saint Anastasia Middle School.