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Nestled onto the coastal shores of the Atlantic Ocean on a beautiful barrier island, Orchid Island is a sanctuary for its Members. It’s a gentle place, where moments are celebrated for the pleasures derived from nature’s beauty.

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A Beachfront Private Retreat

The Treasure Coast is cherished throughout Florida for its sophisticated yet relaxed lifestyle. Here, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s Members enjoy nearly a mile of pristine beachfront. These grounds are a nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles and offer residents a peaceful, natural respite. Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are also common to see off the coast, while the endangered whales sometimes skim the coast in January and February.

The West Indies-inspired Beach Club is the heart of the community, serving as a social hub for friends and families and the perfect spot to observe the area’s natural beauty. Numerous gathering spots nurture the spirit of neighbors becoming friends, including a tropical seaside pool, a pool bar, and private poolside cabanas. Multi-purpose rooms are also home to the numerous special interest clubs, including clubs for the arts, cards, Mah Jongg, gardening, sporting, and more.

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Golf in a Certified Audubon Sanctuary

As one of Florida’s few barrier island courses, residents at Orchid Island enjoy a championship golf course surrounded by a unique natural landscape and warm ocean breezes. This par-72 Arnold Palmer-designed course provides a memorable experience for members of every skill level, with numerous weekly events, tournaments, and lessons coordinated by the full-time teaching professionals. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, every turn welcomes another view of the peaceful natural surroundings of one of Florida’s most diverse landscapes. From white pelicans and roseate spoonbills flying overhead to otters and bottlenose dolphins playing in the lagoon, daily sightings of migratory birds and wildlife capture any golfer’s attention.

the good life at orchid island spa

Healthy Living at Orchid Island

Health and wellness are a way of life at Orchid Island. Thanks to the area’s stunning natural habitats, outdoor enthusiasts will find it easy to get outdoors and be active. Members enjoy the Club’s private kayak launch while exploring the Indian River Lagoon, the most biologically diverse waterway in North America. Manatees, pelicans, tricolored heron, snowy egrets, and more all congregate throughout the mangroves and provide a beautiful sightseeing adventure. On land, take a leisurely stroll or bike ride through the Historic Jungle Trail. Crossing the entire Orchid Island neighborhood, this eight-mile sandy road along the breathtaking shoreline of the Indian River provides a beautiful backdrop for palm tree hammocks and coastal wetlands. The trail’s end also leads to Pelican Island Sanctuary, the first wildlife refuge in the U.S. National Park Registry.

Within Orchid Island, numerous health-focused amenities ensure ease and convenience. With more than 35 group classes offered weekly as well as on-site personal training and physical therapy, the Fitness Center keeps residents fit and motivated to reach their goals. Eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two new pickleball courts provide a variety of friendly competition for all skill levels, including round robins, clinics, weekly drills, and tournaments. After a long day on the links or a tough match on the courts, the luxurious spa will ensure members look and feel their best.

delectable dining brings the good life to orchid island on the Barrier Island

Delectable Dining Options at Orchid Island

Carefully balancing daily specials with club favorites, Executive Chef Chris Sozio and his staff create a friendly atmosphere and a delicious farm-to-table dining experience that delights every palate. The Pool Grille and the Turtle Bar offer an easygoing setting where family and friends can bond over casual fare and cocktails while spotting dolphins swimming along the coastline. The Beach Club is home to more gourmet options, hosting numerous wine events and special dinners that create a welcoming atmosphere for all.

Finally, Golf Club offers a comfortable and casual fare in a variety of atmospheres. Residents can dine in the main dining room, the fireplace room, at the bar, outside on the extended patio, or around the fire pits overlooking a beautifully lit lake with grand views of the fairways.

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Extraordinary in Every Way

With a full calendar of events and amenities to enjoy, residents at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club cherish the opportunity to celebrate the good life within this nature lover’s haven. This charming seaside community, however, is filled with even more to discover outside the gates. Downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive are full of arts and culture, casual and fine dining, and boutique shops waiting for residents to explore.

For those interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine. This intriguing publication tells the story of the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents. If you’re in the area, schedule a visit to the Orchid Island Realty office for a community and club tour. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

While many homebuyers dream of moving to Florida to live on the ocean or waterfront, it’s not often they find waterfront estates ready and available for sale in such an ideal location. Enter Orchid Island, a cherished private golf and beach club community near Vero Beach on Florida’s east coast. Tucked on a barrier island with the Atlantic Ocean to the east and Indian River Lagoon to the west, Orchid Island’s 375 West Indies-style residences, including its ocean and river homes, create a picturesque private club community that is as beautiful as its natural surroundings.

Orchid Island is located just north of Vero Beach, recently named one of the 10 “Happiest Seaside Towns” in the nation by Coastal Living Magazine. The area offers a sophisticated yet, casual atmosphere. It’s also a prime destination for naturalists, art and culture lovers, avid sportsmen, and friendly residents from around the world. So for those searching for an estate home with exceptional river or ocean views, it’s time to take a closer look at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club.

West-Indies style waterfront estate architecture at orchid island

Oceanfront Estate Homes for Sale

For those who can’t get enough of Florida’s beachfront lifestyle, Orchid Island currently has magnificent estate homes available for sale, directly on the ocean. These expansive residences feature West Indies architectural designs, panoramic oceanfront vistas, and the secluded privacy of living in a gated oceanfront enclave. The homes are just a golf cart drive away from the legendary Orchid Island Beach Club. See our currently available properties priced from $16 million.

Backyard Pool overlooking River at Orchid Island

Riverfront Estate Homes for Sale

Spanning the barrier island from the ocean to the Indian River, Orchid Island is also home to a wide variety of riverfront estate homes. These spacious, single-family homes each offer open views of the sparkling Indian River, many with private docks. Additional estate homes are available in the community overlooking the lush fairways of the community’s distinctive Arnold Palmer championship golf course. Riverfront homes are rarely available as the demand is high for this exceptional club community. Click here to preview the riverfront estate homes currently available, priced from just over $6 million.

Ocean front condominiums at Orchid Island

Oceanfront Condominiums

Perfectly situated along nearly a mile of pristine beachfront, residents of Orchid Island’s oceanfront residences enjoy spectacular Atlantic Ocean views. Luxurious, low-rise oceanfront condominiums offer excellent floor plans focused on the buildings’ plentiful windows and terraces. These spacious, bright, and beautiful homes offer square footage in the mid-3,000 range and are rarely on the market. To check current availability, visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

west-indies style waterfront estate architecture at orchid island

West Indies-Inspired Beach Club

Orchid Island is well known for its distinct West Indies-inspired architecture that lends a casual sophistication to the entire community. From the extensive use of windows and French doors to high ceilings and lanais, every detail is designed for an inviting indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Cool breezes flow throughout the interiors so that residents can enjoy the beautiful weather from their personal tropical oasis.

Golf Course designed by arnold palmer at orchid island ocean and river homes

Private Golf & Beach Club Living at its Best

Regardless of the home you select, you’ll notice that every Orchid Island resident has one thing in common: they love the lifestyle and their neighbors. Orchid Island is a nature lover’s haven with almost a mile of secluded beach and a riverside kayak launch providing direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River. The West Indies style Beach Club, championship Arnold Palmer golf course, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, a world-class fitness center, and spa are also waiting to be enjoyed. This charming seaside community, however, is filled with even more to discover outside the gates. Downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive are full of arts and culture, casual and fine dining, boutique shopping, and more.

With demand for this highly sought-after community at an all-time high, inventory is limited at Orchid Island. To learn more about this picturesque, one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine. Visit OrchidIslandFL.com or follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to learn more about new listings as they hit the market. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or to schedule a private community club tour.

Perfectly situated between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is the true hidden gem along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Surrounded by the sea and wrapped in coastal elegance, this community is the ideal setting for residents who appreciate a private country club lifestyle in the heart of a spectacular natural destination. Immerse yourself in the beautiful world of Orchid Island.

A Pristine Beachfront Awaits

The white sand of Orchid Island’s private beach stretches for almost a mile along the Atlantic Ocean. Here, the Orchid Island Golf Beach Club is the heart of the community, serving as a social hub for friends and families. Members can relax beneath the sunshine at Orchid Island’s tropical seaside pool or enjoy food and drinks within the three dining venues.

Championship Arnold Palmer Golf

Golf lovers of all levels enjoy the Audubon-certified, 18-hole championship golf course. This Arnold Palmer-designed course offers a challenge for golfers of all skill levels and a chance to experience the beautiful habitat and wildlife that makes the course so unique.

Embark on a Kayak Adventure

Orchid Island’s riverside kayak launch provides direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River. Members love to spend their days paddleboarding, kayaking, fishing, and boating around the area’s salt and freshwater marshes, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks.

Orchid Island’s Natural Neighbors

With a beautiful habitat to call home, Orchid Island has a long history of supporting the environment and the surrounding wildlife. From majestic American white pelicans and roseate spoonbills to sea turtles and otters, Orchid Island is home to one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world.

Delectable Dining for Every Occasion

Whether it’s morning, noon, or night, residents at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club can find something delicious within the three dining options. Stop by the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar for a poolside cocktail, dine at the bar at the Orchid Island Golf Club, or indulge in an elegant culinary experience at the Beach Club. Behind it all, Executive Chef Sozio and his team cultivate a delicious experience for every palate.

Unmatched Fitness Facilities

Fitness is a way of life at Orchid Island, and the Tennis & Fitness Center makes that easy. State-of-the-art machines and more than 35 group exercise classes keep residents fit and motivated to reach their goals. Eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two new pickleball courts provide a variety of events for all skill levels, including round robins, clinics, weekly drills, and tournaments.

Get Out and Explore

photo tour of orchid island golf cart driving away

The charming seaside lifestyle does not stop at the gates of Orchid Island. Downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive are full of scenic destinations, arts and culture, casual and fine dining, and boutique shopping waiting for residents to explore.

For those interested in learning more about this picturesque, one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine. This intriguing publication tells the story of the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents. If you’re in the area, schedule a visit to the Orchid Island Realty office for a community club tour. Visit OrchidIslandFL.com or call 772.388.3888 for more information.

Ask any resident Member about life at Orchid Island, and they will start with a smile. Here, a wide array of planned activities quickly become wonderful memories, and the 2021 holiday season was one of the community’s best. Nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a private coastal sanctuary where family and friends celebrate together. Whether it’s a special occasion or just daily life, a robust event calendar makes every generation feel at home amongst friends from the moment they arrive.

Dockside Dancing

The Orchid Island Yacht Club kicked off the holiday season in high seas style with their annual Christmas Cocktail Party. The private event overlooked the Indian River, complete with twinkling lights, glowing candles, and holiday décor. The holiday spirit was evident in the specialty cocktails and an extraordinary catering menu. Members enjoyed reconnecting with old friends, creating new bonds, and dancing the night away.

The Joy of Giving Back

Orchid Island Members have passionate involvement in the surrounding community and love to spread that holiday cheer to the surrounding area. Once again this year, Members provided scores of Christmas gifts to the Operation Hope Toy Drive, all of which were donated to the children of Fellsmere. After bringing their gifts to the Beach Club, residents broke bread together while enjoying Chef Chris Sozio’s popular steakhouse dinner.

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Junior Golf and Tennis Clinics

With so many families and friends gathering at Orchid Island for the holidays, the Club staff puts together fun activities to enjoy during their winter break. The Club hosted weekday golf and tennis clinics open to all children of all ages. These fun-filled clinics focused on introducing them to new sports or improving their individual skills.

Junior Golf and Tennis Clinics at orchid island

Awaiting Santa’s Arrival

As anticipation grew for the arrival of the man in the red suit, many families gathered for a traditional holiday dinner. Happy to be spending time together again, Christmas Eve dinners were hosted at both the Beach Club and Golf Club. Delicious holiday menus were served with all the favorite holiday flavors and decadent desserts, creating a recipe for cherished memories for everyone in attendance.

Christmas Eve at the orchid island Club

Poolside Pizza and S’mores

No one was dreaming of a white Christmas on Florida’s Treasure Coast but toasting marshmallows over the fire was a different story. Orchid Island also hosted numerous family fun events including the popular poolside pizza and s’mores party. Holiday trivia and burgers and bingo also attracted a great turnout.

fun for the entire family of the orchid island members

The Holiday Spirit Doesn’t End

Members at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club appreciate the special nature of life within the community. Although the holidays are a great time to gather, throughout the year they often return to enjoy even more time together. The private Club’s innovative Family Membership structure makes it convenient for visiting children and grandchildren to use the Club amenities with separate access to reservations and billing, under one membership.

Orchid Island is also a nature lover’s haven with more than a mile of secluded beach and a riverside kayak launch providing direct access to the saltwater estuaries of the Indian River. The West Indies style Beach Club, championship Arnold Palmer golf courseeight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, a world-class fitness center, and spa are also waiting to be enjoyed. This charming seaside community, however, is filled with even more to discover outside the gates. Downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive are full of arts and culture, casual and fine dining, and boutique shopping waiting for residents to explore.

There are just 376 residences within the gated community, all featuring West Indies-inspired architecture. Luxury residential properties range from $1 Million to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages, or oceanfront condominiums and homes. Interested future Members are encouraged to stay updated by registering online or viewing the full list of current real estate listings.

For those interested in learning more about this one-of-a-kind private club community, request a complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine This intriguing publication tells the story of the Vero Beach area and how nature coexists with the residents. If you’re in the area, schedule a visit to the Orchid Island Realty office for a community and club tour. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

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.

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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

Orchid Island lies on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, one of the most diverse ecosystems in North America. Orchid Island nature lovers enjoy getting up close and personal to tropical flora and fauna and wildlife living amongst the area. There are plenty of opportunities to explore the natural surroundings within Orchid Island, whether by cycling, kayaking, walks on the Jungle Trail, or strolling the beach. Here’s your chance to discover all the beauty that surrounds Orchid Island.

Secluded Florida Beaches

With over a mile of pristine beach, Orchid Island residents enjoy Florida’s renowned coastline in peace and tranquility. Spend the day paddleboarding or fishing. Maybe take a sunrise walk on the white sand beach or watch the surfers sliding along the rolling, turquoise waves. The captivating wildlife is a part of the community and commonplace in this magical setting. Beneath the surface, Vero Beach is one of the best places to snorkel and scuba, as this region is home to colorful marine life. At night, the sea turtles return to build their nests on these coveted beaches. During June and July, there are scheduled sea turtle walks to experience this spectacle firsthand.

sea turtle on the vero beach sand near orchid island

The Intracoastal Waterway

The west side of Orchid Island borders the mangrove-lined Indian River Lagoon. This river is a saltwater estuary teeming with native Florida species. To truly experience the variety of the ecosystem, many residents enjoy kayaking through the myriad of slews and cuts along the shoreline. Orchid Island’s Kayak Cove allows residents easy access to the diverse river and waterways from a private dock accessible by golf cart. Kayaks are readily available to travel through tropical mangrove forests and admire the untouched scenery. Have your camera ready as manatees, porpoises, and a wide variety of waterfowl are always active throughout the day.

half under water photo of manatee at round island in vero beach

An Audubon Sanctuary

Orchid Island is in the center of a lush natural landscape and engulfed with the beauty of its unique barrier island location. Lush tropical flora and fauna line the streetscapes and fairways of this private golf & beach club sanctuary. Orchid Island is a certified Audubon sanctuary, protecting birds of all species and their natural habitats. From the rare white pelicans or pink roseate spoonbills to the abundant ibis, great blue heron, and elegant white egrets – the feathered residents outnumber the land-lovers by far. Delightful wildlife of the wingless kind may come to say hello, too, including playful otters, gopher tortoises, and other native species.

orchid island nature, birds sitting an flying over the water

Orchid Island is the ideal setting for residents who appreciate a private country club lifestyle in the heart of such spectacular Florida beauty. The gated community prioritizes wildlife preservation, and its members celebrate their surroundings through the fine arts and photography. The Club’s intimate surroundings create the perfect environment for our Members and natural neighbors to thrive together. Between the ocean, the river, and perfectly manicured grounds of the community, Orchid Island is an ideal address for nature lovers.

Members are luckier still to call this amazing place home. This private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest. Golfing here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer 18-hole course is not only renowned among courses but holds an Audubon Certified Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation. The recently renovated 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.

To learn more about this unique Club community, request the 2021 edition of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here. The pages of the magazine also feature details on the Vero Beach area, including its rich arts and culture scene and nearby shopping and dining. If you’re planning a trip to the area, contact the Orchid Island Realty Office to schedule a private tour. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or visit OrchidIslandFL.com.

Luxury residential properties are in high demand and are selling very quickly. Homes in the community range from the $1 million to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, golf cottages, and luxury oceanfront condominiums. Here’s a full list of currently available real estate listings at Orchid Island. To stay updated on new listings, register online to receive ongoing real estate updates and the community’s quarterly e-newsletter.

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