Port Salerno is in the 34997 zip code of Martin County, Florida. The small town was created in the 1920s on the shores of the St. Lucie River Inlet. It was called Salerno because most of the early settlers came from the city of Salerno in Italy. When many people moved to Florida following World War II the population began to increase. The name was changed to Port Salerno to make sure it was distinguished from the Italian city. It was originally boasted a busy commercial fishing industry. Now those who work the waterfront and fishing fleet supply fresh seafood to different markets and local diners. The approximate population is 10,100.
Port Salerno blends its local small-town flavor with a collection of art galleries, art studios, and waterfront dining venues. Many industry leaders visit the area for sport fishing tournaments that are based on the parks and marinas of the Manatee Pocket. The Sandsprit Park is a perfect place to release your boat or paddleboard to explore the waterways. The park also offers bike paths, picnic sites, playgrounds, fishing piers as well as boat ramps. For a different kind of water adventure, you can check out the Port Salerno Ghost Tours. The rich and somewhat spooky history of the small town is shared by a local author, historian, and professional investigator of the paranormal. The mile-long walk has many stops for storytelling and ghost hunting. Manatee lovers will want to check into the Pocket Hopper. Passengers are taken on a tour around the manatee pocket to view wildlife, homes, marinas and some of the regal boats in the area.
Port Salerno real estate divides almost equally between condominiums or townhouses and single-family homes in the different neighborhoods of the small town. Many of the single-family homes are ranch style homes on nice lots with lovely palm trees. The students are served by the Martin County School District. When you consider the beautiful land, with a variety of water experiences available, as well as the lovely homes and parks, then this is a great place for a family. Within close distance to larger towns with a variety of different amenities, this becomes an ideal place to consider for homebuyers searching in the West Palm Beach area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Port Salerno, Florida, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.