Known to many as the "Sunrise City," Fort Pierce, Florida is nestled on the eastern coast of the United States, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The homes available here vary greatly in shape, size, and asking price, offering potential buyers ample opportunity to find the luxurious vacation home, single-family home, condo or apartment of their dreams. Regardless of the style or budget of the chosen home, each resident will share the same beautiful view of endless blue seas and clear skies.
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This area is the sister city to San Francisco, California, the "Sunset City." As the mirror of its perhaps more well-known sibling, Fort Pierce, Florida has just as much to offer residents and visitors alike in the way of entertainment and attractions. Several of the more popular attractions center around the city's strong appreciation of art and literature. The A.E. Backus Museum and Gallery, the Dust Tracks of Zora Neale Hurston, Heathcote Botanical Gardens, and the Sunrise Theater are all examples of some of the art-centered amusements that can be found within the city. Fort Pierce's proximity to the ocean has also allowed several other unique attractions to take root, such as the Manatee Center, the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystem Exhibit and the St. Lucie County Marine Center.
While offering an almost bottomless supply of entertainment, Fort Pierce, Florida, also offers a well-maintained city for those who call the area home. In fact, in 2005, this city was awarded an award for overall excellence in city government, and in 2011 another award for the maintaining of its historical downtown area, which still contains many of its original structures, all in excellent condition. Fort Pierce has shown itself capable of preserving more than its historical value as well. Off the coast of this fantastic city lies the Experimental Oculina Research Reserve, an area of three hundred nautical miles that surrounds a reef of rare ivory bush coral. The city is also home to an unusually high manatee population, which not many other locations can boast of. The Manatee Observation and Education center actively educates residents and guests alike on the migration patterns and ecological impacts of the manatee populations in hopes of preserving the numbers of this mammal in the area through prevention and rescue efforts. Though Fort Pierce may seem like a rather large and busy city, the values promoted by the citizens and by the town itself form a peaceful atmosphere perfect for a family and the ecologically-minded.