Anyone here live in Fort Pierce?
Would like an opinion of Ft. pierce west, Zip Code 34945. I would like to get all sorts of farm type animals horses, cows, chickens maybe some goats you get the idea. This area is very rural and looks like a good fit for me. However, Ft. P has such a horrible reputation I am afraid to purchase a home in this city. I am not worried about night life maybe access to some good restaurants, good grocery stores and meat markets are what is more important. I am concerned with the crime rate in Ft. Pierce but it seems very centralized to certain areas. With just the little bit of research I have done, it seems that out west (west of the Turnpike and 95) around Orange Ave seems ok. I don't have a child that is school age but one that is 19. We live in Ft. Lauderdale & Miami and we have our bad areas too. But the whole city doesn't get the ding that Ft. Pierce seems to be getting. Don't want my investment money to wither a slow painful death! Thoughts?