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.