We looked at many homes in the Port Saint Lucie area and was very impressed with the quality and beauty of the Vitalia community and homes. This was the only community that we could find that is building new homes in a 55+ community. We originally looked at teh Cascades but the homes seemed old and tired compared to what Vitalia was offering. The home we bought has granite counter tops, a 2 car garage, arched door ways, high ceiling, terracotta roofs, and hurricane impact windows. The streets are landscaped with lush plants, palms, yuccas and pretty flowering shrubs. There must be a wild life preserve close by since we see cranes and other wild life from time to time. The clubhouse is temporary but they are building a new 25k sq. ft. one on a lake with all the amenities you would want. The best aspect of this community are the people who live here. Everyone waves and is extremely friendly. Taxes are a little on the high side but with homesteading they are reasonable and HOA fees are very reasonable compared to other communities we looked at. If there is a tree or shrub you want trimmed you just call the management company and they send someone out. No more outside work. We have more time to shop, play tennis and bowl. My sister and husband are now looking into moving into the community. It's a great place to live and very close to shopping and a new hospital that is being built. The community is in the town of Traditions which is very new and immaculate. We love it here and glad we made the move. The grounds keepers also do a great job of keeping our property nice. Last but not least we went on weather.com and checked out the average temps for they year. The average high never dips below 70 and the average high is never more than 90. With a little less rain we would be in paradise.
Vitalia is one of the nicest 55+ communities I looked at with my mom. Traditions is a new community and is beautiful. Once the market swings back these homes will rise in value. The new homes being built are spectacular. I know my mom will be very happy here and prices are still very affordable. The HOA includes maintenance, cable, internet, alarm monitoring and water for the sprinklers.