................This is not to put down Florida, just to say,......... That's FloriDUH. Can't make that stuff up.
'sounds like a contradiction to me, but then if I were in Chicago or Seattle I wouldn't know how to stay in the most pleasant surroundings either.
I left Ft. Pierce off my list and, as PBeezer claims, the inlet is excellent; however, like Daytona, St. Augustine and Lauderdale the only sailing is offshore and the currents can be troublesome. You'll find the same pros and cons of big city and rural choices that are made everywhere. Take care and joy, Aythya crew