Fort Pierce is truly a unique gem on the Treasure Coast and we are committed to making our City sparkle. With recent redevelopment projects, historic preservation initiatives, and a focus on cultural and recreational amenities, Fort Pierce has become an exceptional place to live, work, learn, and play.
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. Incorporated in 1901, the city grew from 300 pioneers to over 45,000 residents today and encompasses approximately 31 square miles. Our city is a diverse, yet neighborly, community which embraces both the richness of our heritage and the promise of the future in St. Lucie County. Downtown has retained its old Florida charm and scale, as it has welcomed new development and revitalization. The historic Downtown waterfront affords residents contemporary shopping, dining, great fishing, and a range of entertainment and activities from the nationally acclaimed Farmers Market, Friday Fest, Jazz Craft Market and the city owned and operated historic 1,200-seat Sunrise Theatre for the Performing Arts.