Port Saint Lucie

Port Saint Lucie lo͞o´sē [key], city (1990 pop. 55,866), St. Lucie co., central E Fla., on the St. Lucie River; inc. 1961. Fabricated metal products, trailers, printing materials, and processed stone are produced; tourism and telemarketing are also important. A tiny town in the 1960s, it experienced astonishing growth in the late 20th cent., fueled in part by a desire for less expensive housing. The spring training camp of the New York Mets and a PGA school and golf club are there.

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