Closer to the HEART

Tradition’s future HEART sculpture is on its way! Massive metal pieces have been carefully packed for safe transport and are currently making their way to Tradition.

Filipino-American artist JEFRË and his expert team of metal fabricators have been hard at work in their studio constructing each huge section of the HEART. Once the pieces have safely arrived at Tradition, JEFRË will lead the careful process of assembly and installation.

The completed HEART will sit on a circular pedestal in a raised plaza at the intersection of Discovery Way and Village Parkway. Its gleaming surfaces will reflect sunny blue skies. At night, moonlight will reflect from metal as LED lighting traces the distinctive edges.

The 70-foot-tall sculpture will make a distinctive landmark, visible all the way from Tradition’s main entrance near I-95 — and HEART in the Park is sure to become a favorite destination at Tradition. With ample seating and gathering areas, the plaza will be a place to meet, take a break or just take in the scenery.

The huge HEART will attract every eye with its charming, romantic shape. It stands for love and friendship. You’ll be able to celebrate your best buddies, teammates, coworkers and family here. Expect it to be an irresistible spot for photo ops — or even wedding proposals.

HEART in the Park will connect with the walkway and promenade of the upcoming Shoppes at the HEART project. Shoppers will have a truly inspiring place to pause, refresh or “reflect” … no pun intended. The park will also connect with Tradition’s iconic T Trail and offer ample parking for vehicles, golf carts and bicycles.

So far, watching JEFRË’s artistic vision in progress has been a real journey. From raw sheets of metal to gorgeously flowing curves, we have seen the HEART begin to take shape. We’re excited to know it will soon arrive for the next stage of creation. Stay tuned for updates!

Tradition Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Big Things to Come

Picture it: April 25, 2003—Tradition’s Town Hall and Town Square make their grand debut, signifying the official opening of our master-planned community and setting the stage for what was to become the most transformative project in Port St. Lucie history.

Now – two decades later – we celebrate Tradition’s 20th anniversary with a heartwarming peek into the past and an exciting look at what’s ahead.

In 2018, Mattamy acquired Tradition with a vision of bringing the community to new heights. Since then, we have been at the helm of Tradition’s continued evolution, bringing to life several new neighborhoods, including Manderlie, Emery, Kenley, Telaro – our first active adult [55+] community – and Cadence. And that’s just the beginning.

With several more neighborhoods and community projects in the pipeline, we are currently focused on creating state-of-the-art innovations to enrich the residential experience here at Tradition, including the Tradition in Motion (TIM) autonomous shuttle and an e-bike sharing program, both of which provide easy connectivity between key community destinations (such as the aforementioned Town Hall and Town Square).

Additionally, we are currently constructing HEART in the Park, the tallest heart sculpture in the world, which will be visible from I-95; Stars & Stripes Park, a brilliant mix of green areas, scenic pods and themed art installations; the Southern Grove Park & Amphitheatre (SoGro), which will host concerts, festivals, dramatic presentations and more; and Tradition Regional Park, a 110-acre park that will feature multi-purpose sports fields, nature trails, observation areas, and more.

All that said…who wouldn’t want to call Tradition home? Our impressive range of amenities, community events and bustling Town Center have been a major draw for those like longtime resident Gail Cost, a New Jersey native who has benefitted from Tradition’s strong sense of community fellowship since its inception. She enjoys gathering with her neighbors to socialize, participate in events and build meaningful connections.

“When I first saw Tradition, I fell in love with it and said, ‘this is where I want to live.’ My journey at Tradition has been a testament to the transformative power of community…I found comfort, joy, security and a sense of belonging here,” said Cost. “Mattamy came in and really brought it to life. It’s growing and becoming what I always knew it would be. There’s a lot of heart in Tradition. I really love living here.”

Residents recently gathered at our Festival of Tradition, which celebrated our community’s 20th anniversary and suitably took place where it all began: Town Hall.

“Tradition is more than just a residential community—it’s a way of life,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy’s Southeast Florida Division President. “We are proud of how Tradition has progressed over the past 20 years, and we’re excited to build on that success with new and innovative ideas that will make the community an even better place to live.”

With Mattamy’s involvement, Tradition is poised to continue thriving as a vibrant and welcoming community for years to come.


Mattamy Homes Celebrates Launch of New Tradition in Motion (TIM) Route at Telaro Community


The new route increases connectivity and convenience at Telaro, Tradition’s 55+ active adult community. 

Mattamy Homes recently revealed the latest Tradition in Motion (TIM) route at Telaro, its new, 55+ active adult neighborhood located within the Tradition master-planned community. The route launched on March 14 and was celebrated with two resident events, including an afternoon “TIM Talk at Telaro” and evening soiree.

Many Telaro residents, such as Mike and Shawna Gracey, are enjoying the benefits of having TIM right outside their home. “We moved to Tradition to be closer to our grandkids, so it’s really convenient that we can just hop in the TIM and easily head over without having to drive. It’s a nice and eco-friendly way to travel around town and interact with our neighbors.”

Launched in 2020, the TIM shuttle service has shuttled thousands of residents and visitors from landmark to landmark in air-conditioned comfort. The battery-powered shuttles are fully autonomous, relying on GPS and onboard computerization to control judicious steering, stopping and starting. Though the technology has been proven safe in widespread use, there is also a human operator aboard, ready and able to control the shuttle manually if needed.

Linda Ortiz moved to Telaro at Tradition from Fort Lauderdale, where she had eagerly spent “20 years” waiting for a convenient and safe method of transportation just like TIM.

“TIM is well-designed and comfortable. It really makes life so much easier. I absolutely love it,” she says. “To walk out my door, hop on the TIM and go from Telaro into Town Center safely, without worrying about finding parking, is amazing. With this and the e-bikes, I may just sell my car!”

Linda’s sister, who also lives at Telaro and is deaf, says TIM’s clear directions and signage make it easier for her to get around, highlighting the importance of safe, comfortable, and convenient community transportation for those living with disabilities. She and Linda have friends in Manderlie and use the TIM to travel back and forth to see them.

The shuttles also serve as a mobile information resource. Each TIM attendant acts as less of a driver and more of a tour guide who’s eager to give directions, answer questions about Tradition life and suggest fun things to do in the surrounding areas.

Tradition residents Diego Binow and Brian Sherwin said TIM was one aspect that drew them to the area. “We wanted to have this kind of service available wherever we moved. With TIM, you don’t have to worry about parking or navigation. It’s also really convenient for anyone who can’t drive and saves residents money on ridesharing apps.”

Lorelei St. James and Wayne Lauer also said TIM drew them to move to Telaro at Tradition. “As we age, that’s one thing we want to have – a service that helps us get around town, so we don’t have to get in our car and deal with traffic or parking. The TIM ride is smooth, fun and safe. All you have to know is where to get on and where to get off.”

Eventually, the TIM network will span nearly 20 miles.

“TIM shuttles are the perfect complement to Telaro’s luxurious and low-maintenance lifestyle,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy’s Southeast Florida Division President. “Mattamy Homes is thrilled to launch this exclusive TIM route for residents in our debut active adult community, where we’re also introducing new amenities and lifestyle programming. It’s the ideal safe, convenient and environmentally friendly way to get around and meet your neighbors within Tradition.”

Telaro at Tradition includes over 400 homesites featuring elegant and contemporary villas, as well as single family homes, ranging from 1,370 to 2,800 square feet.

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Telaro opens Phase I of amenities

With the opening of brand-new resident amenities, Telaro is giving its 55-and-up residents more to see and do — without ever leaving their neighborhood.

Of course, they’ve always been able to enjoy all the amenities of greater Tradition. From Town Hall to Town Square, they’ve seen the sights. Many have already walked the T Trail, ridden the TIM shuttles and taken part in some of the concerts, festivals, events and lakeside fitness classes that are such a rich part of Tradition life.

But now, Telaro residents will have more amenity features to call their own. It’s the perfect complement to Mattamy Homes’ stylish single-family home and contemporary villa floorplans.

Telaro’s completed Phase 1 amenities consist of:

  • a temporary amenity center with 2 separate indoor spaces
  • lounge area
  • card tables
  • restrooms
  • outdoor oasis area
  • two sparkling swimming pools
  • sun decks
  • 7 pickleball courts
  • tournament court
  • tennis court
  • basketball court
  • cabana building
  • gazebo
  • community Zen garden


Telaro residents are now able to socialize in a variety of different spaces. From a pickup pickleball game to an impromptu basketball match, it’s easy to get exercise while sharing conversation with new friends and neighbors.

For those in a more sedate mood, the two new heated pools will doubtlessly provide hours of sunbathing enjoyment — whether in or out of the water. It’s a great place to cool down, relax or even socialize to make plans for later.

Having Phase 1 finished gives Telaro residents a new option for recreation and socialization, even closer to home.

This is a wonderful beginning, but it’s only the initial phase of the full amenities that Telaro will soon offer — all situated on an impressive, private-access island complex.

Phase II will include a 20,000 sq. ft. clubhouse, pools and bocce ball courts. Construction for these features will begin in late spring to early summer of this year, and the full complement of amenities are expected to open in 2024.

Since Telaro is a low-maintenance community, homeowners will have much more free time to spend enjoying these extraordinary facilities. That’s a win-win!

Combined with the fine Mattamy Homes floorplans now selling (with both single-family homes and contemporary villas available), Telaro at Tradition is a recipe for the perfect active-adult lifestyle.

Town Hall is updating to a fresh new look for Tradition’s 20th

One of Tradition Square’s most iconic features is getting a major upgrade!

Starting May 1st and continuing through the summer, we will be updating Tradition Town Hall to better meet the needs and expectations of the community.

Outside you will see Town Hall getting a fresh coat of paint, a new roof and new steeple lighting.

The inside of the building will be beautified through light fixtures, new flooring, accent wall coverings, and new furniture in several rooms. The air conditioning will have repairs done, and the bathrooms will also get a fresh update. The kitchen and prep area will be undergoing a complete renovation, with new cabinetry, tile floors, quartz countertops and backsplash.

The overall style will be sophisticated, yet warm and inviting — with textured, neutral colors for an elegant simplicity.

With all these steps completed, Town Hall will become a stylish, photogenic and full-featured venue for events, private functions, expos, seminars, birthdays, dances or weddings. Accessible ADA-compliant entry, ample parking and easy T Trail access make this amenity easy for all to enjoy.

To minimize inconvenience to the public, we have chosen to undertake these improvements during the off-season — so come fall, Town Hall will look better than ever.

We thank you in advance for your patience with this process! We will continue to provide progress updates. We’re as excited as you are to see the results, and we’re confident everyone will be overjoyed with the outcome.

TIM shuttle service expands, adding new Telaro route

Tradition’s TIM shuttle service really DOES keep getting better. For the last several years, Tradition has continued to add new stops, new shuttles and new routes to the TIM system in what has become one of the most innovative uses of autonomous shuttles in a major development.

This time, we’re adding another all-new route to and from the neighborhood of Telaro — our 55-and-up neighborhood. The new route will connect these active adults to Tradition Town Square and the Landings.

The new route will also lead to two of Tradition’s future additions. The HEART in the Park statue and Stars and Stripes Park are sure to become popular features of the community, and the TIM shuttle will have dedicated stops at both locations.

The new route to Telaro will operate on a dedicated multimodal path. This means a route physically separated from the normal roadway used by automobiles — an even safer way to accommodate the TIM shuttles and their starts and stops. Future TIM routes will also use similar dedicated paths.

Across all 17 square miles of our community, we strive to provide better living through technology. That includes Wi-Fi connectivity, electric bike share and accessible mobility services like TIM. This eliminates many metric tons of carbon emissions while also eliminating more than a few superfluous car trips.

With the TIM shuttle service being free to ride — and inherently kind to the environment — we hope to see many of you taking advantage of the service. It’s a great way to experience a new point of view while enjoying every carefree moment of the experience.

New E-Bike Sharing Program Offers a New Way to Get Around Tradition

Tradition’s e-bike sharing program is officially live! To celebrate, we invited members of the community to join us on Sunday, Jan. 15 for a free, family friendly event.

The sharing program expands our wellness offerings, allowing residents to rent e-bikes at Town Square and Talk-in-the-Park. Both locations are equipped with charging stations and we plan to add additional locations around the community. Tradition residents can download a smartphone app, allowing them to find, unlock, ride, and return e-bikes, as well as access an updated map of the community for easy navigation.

The January event kicked off with a seven-mile bike ride throughout Tradition. Guests then enjoyed impressive bike stunt and freestyle-trick performances by the BMX Trickstars, featuring X-Games medalist Rob Nolli, along with refreshments, a variety of local health and wellness vendors and a DJ. During the event, we matched donations to the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie. Along with our partner, Sprockets Bikes, we were able to donate 13 bikes and bike helmets to the organization, all thanks to your valuable donations.

“Launching this e-bike sharing program was a natural fit for the Tradition lifestyle. It’s a great way for residents to implement wellness into their routine and enjoy the community’s extensive T-Trail,” said Dan Grosswald, President of Mattamy’s Southeast Florida Division. “We’re thrilled to offer this program and know it will create more opportunities for residents to enjoy being active and outdoors with their families, friends and neighbors.”

Telaro Bike Club Takes First Ride at Tradition

Cycling is a bit of a tradition at Mattamy, and it’s now literally at Tradition too! Telaro, Mattamy’s first 55+ active adult neighborhood within the master-planned community of Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida, has launched a highly anticipated cycling club for its residents.

The Telaro Bike Club invites both first-time riders and seasoned cyclists to meet fellow residents as they ride e-bikes and traditional bicycles, utilizing the community trail network. The club recently held its first successful meet-up, with more than 15 bikers participating in a seven-mile ride through downtown Tradition.

As a housewarming gift, homeowners who purchase a Mattamy home in Tradition’s Telaro neighborhood receive a complimentary e-bike from Rad Power Bikes.

“Many Telaro homeowners have been so happy with their e-bike, they’ve purchased an additional one,” says Sandi Quigley, Director of Marketing for Mattamy’s Southeast Florida Division. “The bikes are a great way for residents to integrate wellness into their lifestyle and enjoy Tradition’s extensive T-Trail.”

Residents of Telaro have direct access to Tradition’s T Trail, an experiential 20-mile, multimodal system connecting them to the entire community on dedicated paths for biking, walking, running and carting. The highly amenitized community also features a 15,000-square-foot clubhouse with a fitness center, café, lounge and card rooms. The building opens onto resort-style and lap pools, cabanas, a poolside bar and market. Homeowners also enjoy community gardens, an event lawn, and sports courts for pickleball, tennis, basketball and bocce, as well as TIM, South Florida’s first autonomous shuttle service.


Stellar sculptures in progress for Stars And Stripes Park

Brilliant. Colorful. Captivating. Inspiring.

These are just a few of the adjectives that may come to mind when you preview the sculptures in progress for Stars and Stripes Park.

New photos from the artists’ studio reveal beautiful star-shaped installations in advanced stages of fabrication for the upcoming park project. The sculptures are made of gleaming metal, seemingly free-floating — yet sturdily braced by understated base and support struts.

Each face of the geometric shapes is perforated with a multitude of shapes. From out of these shapes, multicolored lights project beams outward onto all the stars’ surroundings. The shapes are cut into patterns out of sheer metal and range from simple stars, planes and rank insignia to various symbols representing branches of the armed forces.

There are also thoughtful quotes from veterans and first responders. One of the briefer messages reads,


Other quotes are more extensive in length. One such quote reads,


Between the soon-to-be-iconic styling of the different stars and their deeper, more personal meanings, these sculptures are shaping up to be an inspiring addition to the future Stars and Stripes Park. The pleasing array of colors from the internally amounted lighting adds emotional impact to each star, offering a vivid mix of oranges, pinks, blues, reds and golds.

The stars will be installed in a particularly patriotic area of the park, positioned to complement a distinctive “waving flag” sculpture. These individual pieces will all add up to a meaningful experience that we can’t wait for you to enjoy.

Telaro Named Community of the Year

Held annually, the prestigious PRISM Awards honor outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, merchandisers, advertisers, and other housing-related professionals. Featuring multiple categories, the Awards encompass all facets of the residential, commercial and remodeling industries.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Gold Coast Builders Association, the voice of the construction industry in Palm Beach and northern Broward Counties,” said Dan Grosswald, Mattamy’s Southeast Florida Division President. “Winning these awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, and we are excited to see what the future holds as we continue bringing our projects to life.”

Telaro at Tradition, named community of the year, is a 55+ active adult neighborhood in the extraordinary master-planned community of Tradition. This highly sought-after enclave of 400+ homesites features elegant and contemporary villas and single-family homes ranging from 1,370 to 2,800 square feet.

The exclusive Telaro lifestyle includes abundant amenities, social spaces, lifestyle programming, and convenient access to all that the sprawling community of Tradition has to offer.

In addition, Mattamy Homes received eight Silver Awards and one Professional Achievement Award, most for floor plans that are quite popular in Tradition, such as :

Silver Award Winners

  • Eden Model: New Construction – Single Family Attached, Under 2,000 Square Feet
  • Clarion Model: Residential Interior Merchandising – Residential Interior Design of a Model Home
  • Lotus Model: Architectural Design – Single Family Home
  • Felicity Model: Architectural Design – Residential Attached
  • Manderlie at Tradition: Landscape Architecture & Design – Recreational
  • Telaro at Tradition: Landscape Architecture & Design Community – Overall Development Design

Professional Achievement Awards

  • Ronald Mardon, Mattamy Homes: Rookie Sales Professional of The Year

The PRISM Awards program is affiliated with the Gold Coast Builders Association, the local chapter of the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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