Tradition (Port St. Lucie)
Tradition, Florida is a master-planned community in Port St. Lucie, Florida established in 2003. It covers 8,300 acres (34 km2) in Florida's Treasure Coast, with seven residential neighborhoods surrounding a town square, neighborhood parks, lakes and a retail shopping center. A few years after its establishment, it was incorporated as an in-city town of Port St. Lucie. It is under development by Core Communities.
Tradition is located on the west edge of Port St. Lucie, at the I-95 and Tradition Parkway interchange (Exit 118) in St. Lucie County. It is near Florida Atlantic University, Indian River College in St. Lucie West and the Florida Turnpike. The community has its own shopping center called The Landing at Tradition. Restaurants and shops include Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Pier 1 Imports, Sports Authority, Old Navy and PetSmart. Tradition Square hosts other stores and the community's Publix Super Market.
A monthly community street celebration is held the third Friday of every month in Tradition Square, known as WestFest. WestFest has served as an entertainment venue - bands including The Beach Boys, Eddie Money and The Lovin' Spoonful have performed.
The Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies announced plans in 2006 to relocate its headquarters to the 150-acre (0.61 km2) Florida Center for Innovation at Tradition research park. Since then, subsequent moves have been announced by the Oregon Health & Science University’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute and Mann Research Center, which plans a 410,000-square-foot (38,000 m2) campus with research and development, as well as medical office space. A Martin Memorial Health Systems campus is also planned, along with a Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel property.
Tradition also is home to a K-8 charter laboratory research school that was built in collaboration with Florida Atlantic University and St. Lucie County schools. The school is open to all St. Lucie County students through a lottery-based system.
Points of Interest
Tradition is under development by Core Communities, the Port St. Lucie-based real estate development subsidiary of Woodbridge Holdings Corporation (NYSE: WDG). Core previously developed the 4,600-acre (19 km2) St. Lucie West community and is also developing the 5,300-acre (21 km2) Tradition Hilton Head community in South Carolina.
- Tradition, Port St. Lucie, Florida
- WestFest Performances
- Development leaders raise biotech ante for the Treasure Coast
- Tradition Charter School
- Tradition field
- Core Communities