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Orchid Island is known for its intimate and casual lifestyle that provides a community for all ages to enjoy. Across all generations, Orchid Island continues to be one of only a few private clubs in the nation that values deep family connections through its family-friendly Memberships. This Club offers the perfect balance of developing new and enduring friendships while also creating cherished memories with your loved ones, traveling from near or far. See what makes Orchid Island’s Membership so unique.

One Family – One Membership

After deciding to make Orchid Island their home, residents are invited to inquire about Orchid Island’s Family Friendly Membership. Orchid Island offers an entire multi-generational family to be Members of the Club under a single membership. No “legacy” specials, no sub-membership required. Families, children, and grandchildren have the opportunity to use the world-class amenities and attend the many social events held at the Club throughout the year. At Orchid Island, Members can focus on what matters most– spending time with their families.

Beach Club to Golf Club and Everything in Between

Thanks to this unique feature of Orchid Island Membership, residents can share the unparalleled Orchid Island lifestyle and amenities with every member of their family, and each may have their own favorite activity. With more than a mile of secluded beach, the Orchid Island Beach Club is the heart of the community, serving as a social hub for friends and families. Here, Members can relax beneath the sunshine at Orchid Island’s tropical seaside pool or enjoy some food and drinks at the Pool Grille and Friday evening entertainment at the seaside Turtle Bar.

aerial view of golf course and ocean

Orchid Island’s Family-Friendly Memberships also extend to the 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course. Here, golf lovers from every generation enjoy this Audubon-certified course. From flocks of white pelicans to brightly colored roseate spoonbills, every round is an adventure through a pristine Florida nature preserve. For those who prefer indoor activities, the on-site Fitness Center includes a Pilates studio, yoga room, spin room, and more. Orchid Island is also home to eight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, and a spa for Members and their families to enjoy.

An Endless Social Calendar

Orchid Island offers a thoughtfully planned social calendar that caters to every member of the family. The Beach Club is the epicenter of activity. An active schedule of play and social events, including cocktail parties, happy hours, poolside parties, and s’mores campfires. “Clubs within the Club” meetings are filled with groups that range in special interests from the arts and card games to gardening and sporting clubs. Orchid Island also hosts multiple events around children’s school breaks, including golf and tennis clinics, holiday parties, Easter parades, and more.

aerial view of beach beach club

Extraordinary in Every Way

With a full calendar of events and amenities to enjoy, Members at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club are sure to keep connected with the ones they love most while also meeting new friends along the way. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River and just north of Vero Beach, the charming seaside town of Orchid awaits discovery. Downtown Vero Beach and Vero Beach’s Ocean Drive are full of arts and culture, spectacular dining with fresh seafood specials, and plenty of boutiques and vintage shops full of treasures for residents to explore. Three commercial airports are also nearby, with Vero Beach’s municipal airport, Elite Airways, offering limited service.

This private gated community has 376 residences, with West Indies-inspired homes that lend a casual sophistication to the community. Luxury residential properties range from $1 Million to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums and homes. Demand is high, and inventory is low. Interested future Members are encouraged to stay updated by registering online. View the full list of current real estate listings.

Eager to learn more about this one-of-a-kind private club community? Request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine to learn more about the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents. If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Sales Center and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

Vero Beach on Florida’s east coast is considered the geographic starting point of where the tropics begin. Vero Beach’s Ocean Drive, or what locals commonly refer to as Oceanside, is the epicenter of arts and culture. The natural allure of the beach and outdoor living provides seasonal and year-round activities for residents and visitors alike, including residents of nearby Orchid Island, a private membership community just minutes away.

Art and Culture

Art and culture are within every step along the walkable streetscape of Ocean Drive. Nearly a dozen art galleries, including Laughing Dog Gallery, Koman Fine Art, and Admiralty Gallery, are within a short distance of each other. The Vero Beach Mural Trail spans more than 10 miles to nearby Sebastian, FL, with colorful Instagram-worthy murals along the way. The performing arts center, Riverside Theatre, showcases a variety of performances, including Broadway hits, live concerts, distinguished lecturer series, and more. In fact, Members of Orchid Island have been long-time supporters and sponsors of the Theatre.

Vero Beach's Pat & Carol Welsh Art Campus

“Vero Beach’s oceanside bleeds arts and culture, and our Members are just a short drive from it all,” says Anne Torline, Real Estate Broker at Orchid Island. “With museums, theatres, galleries, and murals to enjoy, there are so many ways Members can entertain their creative side.”

Ocean Drive Dining

Vero Beach is known for spectacular dining with fresh seafood specials. Local favorites include fine dining at The Tides, Polo Grill and Maison Martinique. Also, Ocean Grill and Citrus Grill offer delicious food with stunning waterfront views. When it’s time for dessert, Countryside Citrus and Cravings offer the perfect sweet treat. Although Members of Orchid Island have exquisite dining options and their own Executive Chef, you can often find them venturing into town to enjoy visiting these local favorites.

Shop ‘Till You Drop

Ocean Drive boasts many local boutiques and vintage shops stores full of treasures. A favored spot for fresh produce, seafood, pastries, homemade dog treats, and more, the Farmers Market Oceanside operates every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

vero beach's farmers market

Living in Proximity to it All

The private waterfront community of Orchid Island is a nature lover’s haven, complemented by the best in arts and culture within Vero Beach. With more than a mile of secluded beach, the Beach Club is the heart of the community, serving as a gathering place for friends and families. Golf lovers unite on the 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course, which is proudly Audubon certified. Orchid Island is also home to eight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, a world-class fitness center, and a spa center.

aerial shot of bridge to orchid island

Your complimentary issue of the Orchid Island Magazine shares an even closer look at an accomplished lifestyle that offers so much. Explore Vero Beach’s most luxurious addresses at Orchid Island. Visit OrchidIslandFL.com or call 772.388.3888.

Nothing brings a crowd together better than a good show. The Riverside Theatre, a non-profit professional theatre located in Vero Beach, FL, has brought residents together since its inception in 1973. From old-school musicals to contemporary dramas and recent Broadway hits, the collection of shows offers a wide variety of cultural diversions to please any guest. Discover just a few of the reasons guests love to enjoy Riverside Theatre.

History of Riverside Theatre

This rich, cultural campus came from very humble beginnings. After being built in 1973, Riverside’s programming originally included productions put on by local children attending classes in theatre education. However, as time progressed and programming popularity increased, so did the Theatre’s need to physically expand. With unwavering support from the surrounding community, including the residents of Orchid Island, Riverside Theatre underwent significant renovations in 2017. Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club was proud to support this endeavor, and its Members donated a significant amount to renovate the main lobby. Also added during this time was a mainstage audience chamber and the secondary Waxlax Stage. Today, each Riverside Theatre show offers a different cultural diversion every time patrons take their seats.

Vero Beach's Pat & Carol Welsh Art Campus

“The theatre brings an undeniable cultural allure to the area that is very much appreciated by our residents and Members,” says Anne Torline, Real Estate Broker at Orchid Island. “They host so many beautiful productions and such a wide variety of events that there is always something to look forward to. It’s no wonder so many of our residents are even seasonal ticket holders.”

Live Shows

The main series of shows offered every year at Riverside Theatre are well-curated to include an intriguing variety of styles. In the 2021-2022 season, patrons can expect to see classics like Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Carousel” to comedies like Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors”. Rounding out the season includes stories of popular artists like Gloria Estefan, Billy Elliot, and the Songs of John Denver. Wild and hilarious, the Theatre’s Comedy Zone is the Treasure Coast’s best stage for Live Stand-Up Comedy on select Friday and Saturday nights all year long. Other fun events that happen throughout the year include Vegas Nights, the dueling pianos Howl at the Moon Experience, and free outdoor concerts featuring musicians of all genres.

Singers on Stage in Mamma Mia Show at Riverside Theatre

Distinguished Lecturer Series

Along with theatrical productions, the Riverside also presents a variety of other events that keep the building buzzing all year long. One of the most popular is the Distinguished Lecturer Series. This incredible program’s purpose is to bring influential people together in Vero to present their thoughts and insights on national and global affairs. This thought-provoking series also includes a Q&A session for the speaker to answer any questions after each lecture. Previous speakers of note include George W. Bush, Bob Woodward, and Tom Brokaw.

Arts and Culture at Orchid Island

Chairwoman, Ruth Martin displays her artwork at Orchid Island

Along with the nearby Riverside Theatre, Orchid Island Beach and Golf Club members have a plethora of cultural events to attend within their community. The Orchid Island Art Club is home to talented resident artists of all experience levels and hosts several events each year. Pictured above, Orchid Island Art Club Co-President, Ruth Martin, shares her incredible and inspirational talent through her paintings. Other special-interest clubs in the community include Bridge socials, choral groups, book clubs, and more.

This private beach community in Vero Beach, FL, is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest. The recently renovated Beach Club serves as the heart of our community, hosting a resort-style pool, multimedia conference room, world-class fitness center, salon and spa, and multiple dining locations. Residents can also enjoy more than a mile of private beaches, an Arnold Palmer designed championship golf course, and eight Har-Tru tennis courts.

Spanning from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River, there are plenty of ways residents can enjoy island time. Luxury residential properties range from $1 million to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums. For a complete list of available real estate listings, click here.

To learn more about this unique Club community, request the 2021 edition of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine. If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by the Orchid Island Sales Center and see the community’s beauty for yourself. You can also call 772.388.3888 or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

Behind the gates of Orchid Island lies a community of artisans who share their collective talents through the Orchid Island Art Club. This creative group is home to resident artists of all experience levels and hosts several events each year. The Club encourages all Members to discover and embrace their unique artistic abilities and celebrates their inspirational work. Pictured above, Orchid Island Art Club Co-President, Ruth Martin, shares her incredible and inspirational talent through her paintings.

The annual Celebration of Creativity, a Member art show, is held each Spring to display the work of the Club’s renowned artists. Stirring paintings, hand-made pottery, and jewelry are only a glimpse of the striking artwork on display. The entire Orchid Island community congregates to enjoy the world-class talent on display at the Club.

Here is a preview of the renowned artists exhibiting their work at the 2021 Celebration of Creativity.

Barbara Edelstein displays her one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry at Orchid Island.
Barbara Edelstein displays her one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry.

Dr. John Aruffo exhibits his hand-made pottery at Orchid Island.
Dr. John Aruffo exhibits his hand-made pottery.

Lou Lower shows his talent through breathtaking photography.
Lou Lower shows his talent through breathtaking photography.

In addition to events like the Celebration of Creativity, the Orchid Island Art Club also provides workshops for aspiring artists in the community. Art Club members host these workshops and as well as visiting outside artists. Judy Stach AIS, former Art Club chairwoman, teaches painting classes using Plein Air and color mixing techniques. Additionally, member artists Tim Gow and Muci Clemons give annual watercolor classes and demonstrations regarding the encaustic hot wax painting technique. The member artists continue to enrich the Orchid Island community as a whole and are indeed an inspiration amongst each other. Between the thriving art community and the beautiful scenery, Orchid Island is genuinely like no other.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life, for not only the natural neighbors who live in the area, but the people who live here as well. The Club’s intimate layout creates the perfect environment for these creatures to thrive in concert with our members. The Arnold Palmer Golf Course is proudly Audubon certified, and the secluded beach offers more than a mile of private oceanfront. For those who want to get close to nature and enjoy the creature comforts of home, the beach club and country club amenities are second to none.

Considering Orchid Island or the Vero Beach area for your next home, request the latest edition of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine for a detailed guide to living in this cherished community. Luxury residential properties at Orchid Island range from $1 million to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandFL.com. If you’re in the area, schedule a visit to the Orchid Island Sales Center by calling 772.388.3888

Vero Beach Lands on the List of the Top 10 Best Beach Towns to Live In the USA

Turn every day into a vacation when you move to one of these beach towns.

Ocean breezes, endless sunshine, daily walks along the sand, and a laid-back way of life all entice Americans to relocate to the country’s many beach towns. From charming cities on the California coast to Florida’s popular shores, there are dozens of destinations to consider, so it can be hard to pick one as your new home.

Thankfully, personal finance site WalletHub has determined the best beach towns to live in around the United States, ranking them according to 63 indicators, including affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and overall quality of life. The top 10 ocean towns to live in (listed below) are unsurprisingly concentrated in states boasting ample coastline, like Florida, California, and Hawaii.

WalletHub also looked at data like violent crime rates, water temperatures, nightlife establishments and restaurants per capita, and more to help you make the right decision. And while our list focuses on beach towns near the ocean, the site also rounded up the best lake beach towns to live in (Traverse City, Michigan; Folsom, California; and Redmond, Washington snagged the top three spots, with others in North Carolina, Ohio, and Wisconsin in the top 10).

10. Vero Beach, Florida

Located on Florida’s Atlantic coast, Vero Beach scored well for weather, safety, and quality of life. Living in Vero Beach means easy access to the beaches and plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including water sports and fishing.

To see the full list, check out the original article published by Travel & Leisure

Vero Beach Lands on the List of top 10 best beach towns in USA

 

Most travelers know the Treasure Coast region of Florida as a popular second home destination with beautiful, secluded beaches, yet its history is vast and a true-to-life treasure. Let’s dig into the history of the Treasure Coast name, and how it is still embedded in this beautiful Atlantic coast region.

There’s Gold to Be Found

Three hundred years ago, a fleet of ships filled with treasure made their way along the Atlantic coast to transport gold, jewels, and other valuable metals back to Spain. Just weeks into the journey, a turbulent hurricane stirred the ocean before them. The crew became trapped in the Bahama Channel with no means to free the ships. Eleven of the 12 ships were ripped apart by the high winds and sank to the seafloor. Only one ship survived, and their crew tried to recover the bounty. It is assumed that two-thirds of the treasure remains beneath the sand on the area beaches.

In the 1950s, another ship met its fate along the shoreline near the Sebastian Inlet, exposing parts of the ancient ships. The ships had sunk in relatively shallow water allowing the strong currents to push some of the jewels closer to shore, and soon beachcombers began to find gold coins and other valuable pieces. In fact, along the Vero Beach coastline near Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, professional salvagers would eventually find over $4.5 million in jewels and treasure.

How Did Treasure Coast Get Its Name?

So how did the name appear? The Treasure Coast was created by writers at the Vero Beach Press Journal newspaper just prior to the recovery of the Spanish treasure. Since the first coin was found in 1961, the area known as the Treasure Coast is known to travelers all over the world, and gold is still occasionally found along the shoreline.

With an amazing history of its own, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club is a unique treasure to its Members. This private golf and beach club community is filled with Members who feel even more fortunate to call this amazing place home. The West-Indies-style Beach Club serves as a gathering place for families and friends to reunite. Private club events and holidays are held in the dining room, and families enjoy fun in the sun along the Atlantic Ocean. Not to mention the resort-style pool and amenities such as tennis, pickleball, and a fitness center available to members.

The True Treasures Beyond the Beach

Even better, Orchid Island spans from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River, where a new community kayak launch brings adventurous homeowners up close and personal with area wildlife. As an Audubon-certified nature preserve, the idyllic setting is highly desired by those seeking a healthy outdoor lifestyle in harmony with its natural surroundings.

Luxury residential properties are in demand and often sell within minutes of becoming available. Custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums range from the $800s to over $8 million. For an up-to-date list of available properties at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

If you’re just getting started on your quest to find your future community, the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine is a great way to learn more about the Vero Beach area and Orchid Island.

If you are in the area, stop by the oceanfront Orchid Island Sales Center or call 772. 388.3888 to schedule an appointment. For more information visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

On a barrier island tucked between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon, Orchid Island is home to more than breathtaking views. Among championship golf, tennis, and more than a mile of pristine, secluded beach; the tranquil bike trails surrounding the Club have become immensely popular among members. Discover the many places that are sure to capture your attention and may even compel you to stop along the way!

Jungle Trail

The Treasure Coast gives sanctuary to 1,500+ species of Florida’s migratory birds and wildlife: manatees, river otters, turtles, bobcats, and the ever-majestic white pelicans. There’s no better way to explore nature than by traveling on the historic Jungle Trail, which cuts through the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Captain Forester Hammock Preserve, and of course, Orchid Island. We recommend starting your journey at the front of Orchid Island Drive and heading southbound on this scenic route. Bike riders are never short of encounters with the gorgeous surroundings and beautiful wildlife.

Jones Pier

Cycling is a low-impact form of exercise that increases strength and stamina, which can help protect you from serious illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis. Plus, you get to experience natural beauty in the surrounding areas of Orchid Island. Three miles from the Club, you’ll stumble upon Jones Pier, a hidden gem overlooking the Indian River Lagoon. Part of the Jones Pier Conservation Area, it encompasses rich history and provides the public with educational and historical display exhibits on native wildlife, foliage, and the origin story. After admiring the gorgeous view and potentially a few dolphins, venture back on the Jungle Trail and head east on Old Winter Beach Road all the way to A1A.

Disney Vero Beach Resort

As you venture north up A1A, you’ll see a popular destination right within our treasured town: Disney’s Vero Beach Resort! If this mile-marker has your legs burning, you can drop in to browse the gift shop or grab a bite to eat at the Wind & Waves Market. Don’t be surprised if you find a hidden Mickey or two as you pass through!

Beach Bites & Wabasso Beach Park

As you continue your morning cycle, you may spot a little restaurant further up A1A. Beach Bites is far from your average neighborhood café, housing a general store, souvenir shop, watersport rental, and restaurant all in one! Grab a souvenir or stop in to pick up a smoothie. Right on the beach, you’ll find just about everything you’ll need at this checkpoint.

Wabasso Beach Park lies down the street from Beach Bites. Make sure to be on the lookout for sea turtle nests as you admire ocean views from the miniature boardwalk along the Atlantic’s Treasure Coast.

Orchid Island Beach Club

As your expedition connects its circle, you may see a familiar pink building signifying the return to Orchid Island Beach Club! An issuance of red bands attached to the handlebar stem of your bike lifts the gate arms, allowing uninterrupted riding for members, ideal for biking to and from the community.

The sights and sounds that greet members daily and the benefits of bike rides here are just reminders that no other community compares to Orchid Island. The Club works hard to preserve a way of life for not only the natural neighbors who live in the area but the people who live here as well. The Club’s intimate layout creates the perfect environment for these creatures to thrive in concert with our members. The Arnold Palmer Golf Course is proudly Audubon certified, and the secluded beach offers more than a mile of private oceanfront. For those who want to get close to nature and enjoy the creature comforts of home, the Beach Club and country club amenities are second to none.

Love the Vero Beach location? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Sales Center and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

Luxury residential properties range from $1 million to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums. Here’s a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

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