The laid back community of Jensen Beach, FL, sits on the Atlantic coast. The area is a small 8.1 square miles, meaning every home is close to the beach. Houses and condos are abundant, but you won't find as many apartments or trailer parks in this area. Home ownership is the way to go, as the housing market sees 12.8 percent annual appreciation.
Jensen is a prosperous town. Unemployment is low, sitting right at 5.7 percent, and job growth is explosive at 3.69 percent. The median income is a healthy $43,540 a year, and that amount is amplified by a cost of living that is 4.9 percent lower than the national average. Schools are properly competitive in the region with a student to teacher ratio of 17, and over 80 percent of the population achieves a high school diploma or higher. There are several colleges within the city limits, and its proximity to Miami brings world class education within a commutable distance.
Directly on the beach and only 10 miles from Port Saint Lucie, the easy going town of Jensen Beach is never short on entertainment and activities. Water sports are always an option. The warm climate allows access to boating, fishing, surfing, skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving and any other water sport pretty much all year. If you want to keep your feet on land you can enjoy the scenic Riverwalk, check out the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, climb to the House of Refuge Museum, hit up the Sailfish Splash Waterpark or tour any of the other museums in the city. Port Saint Lucie offers professional sports, a diverse quality dining experience and several beautiful golf courses. If you're looking for more excitement, Miami is a short two-hour drive away, and a weekend trip to the Keys is always an option. If you want to enjoy the prosperous, simple coastal life, with access to the amenities of the city, look no further than Jensen Beach.