Prime waterfront land bounded by the Fort Pierce inlet to the north, intracoastal waterways to the West and the Atlantic Ocean to the East. South Beach is the second most populated district in the FPRA with a population of 4,310 and a median age of 62. Furthermore, it is the most affluent community, with a homeownership rate of 68 percent, a median income of $77,599 and a median disposable income of $64,536.
South Beach has the potential to establish itself as a unique, desirable tourism destination but lacks a resort-style hotel. Its proximity to Fort Pierce’s downtown built environment, a diversity of civic uses, museums, research facilities, an international port and airport are a few of the features the City has to capitalize on to be seriously considered by the tourism and hotel industry. The vision of the City and its community is to create a competitive world-class destination with a resort hotel that supports a pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use urban experience in harmony with nature.