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From Ocean to River, See What Makes This Florida Destination so Unique

Posted on: June 19, 2023
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The illustrious state of Florida is a grand peninsula harboring coastlines of beauty and simplicity. Spanning down the eastern coast lies the charming Treasure Coast, the epitome of Old Florida. The abundance of tropical wildlife, interconnecting waterways and charming towns has deservedly given this region its stellar reputation and a feature with the Wall Street Journal. Discover what makes this coastline and its towns so coveted.

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Explore the Picturesque Treasure Coast

Tucked along the east coast of Florida lies the multifaceted Treasure Coast. A region teeming with charming seaside towns, rich culture and raw scenic beauty, this coastline is historically connected to centuries-old shipwrecks and lost treasures that lie beneath the waves. The Treasure Coast is an epicenter for anyone wanting to live an old Florida lifestyle, especially with an abundance of easygoing cities like Vero Beach. Recently ranked as one of Coastal Living’s Best Beach Town’s for 2023, Vero Beach has a simplistic ambiance that is deeply rooted in nature. Diverse species of wildlife and scenic views of rivers and oceans result in a mosaic of breathtaking beauty throughout the miniature metropolitan. Bordering Vero Beach is the grand Indian River Lagoon. Spanning over 156 miles, the Indian River Lagoon is one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the northern hemisphere – perfect for kayaking or paddleboarding. With an abundance of nature preserves, state parks and wildlife refuges, the Treasure Coast is the ideal background for living a laid-back lifestyle.

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Where Art Imitates Nature

The vibrant city of Vero Beach, Florida intertwines the fine arts with the organic beauty of nature. Local artisans take inspiration from the intricate waterways, lush natural landscape and majestic wildlife when curating authentic pieces of art. A common distinction of art from this region is the vibrancy of colors and patterns woven throughout. Local galleries and theatres serve as an ode to nature, showcasing how the fine arts mirror the effortless beauty of surrounding nature. The Vero Beach Museum of Art immerses guests in artistic expression through vibrant paintings and eclectic sculptures, intended to be thought provoking. The preforming arts appeal to the full spectrum of emotion within the Riverside Theatre.

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Where Lilly Pulitzer Puts Away Her Jewels

Minutes north of Vero Beach lies the serene Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. Nestled along a barrier island situated between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, this secluded community is engulfed in picturesque nature. Optimizing the allure of timeless Florida, Members seek adventure through an abundance of outdoor activities. Gaze upon majestic herons and ethereal egrets when golfing on the Audubon certified Arnold Palmer Golf Course. With direct access to one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the country, Members enjoy kayaking and paddleboarding from Orchid Island’s private kayak launch, Kayak Cove. The vibrant estuaries and mangrove forests of the Indian River Lagoon serve as the picturesque backdrop for an abundance of riverside adventures. The crown jewel of Orchid Island community is the West Indies-inspired Beach Club. Complete with an expansive pool and outside grille, the exclusive beach access motivates Members to spend endless hours on the powdered sand beaches, ideal for bird watching and searching for sea turtles. The pristine natural environment inspires Members to celebrate the wonders of the outdoors every day.

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Smiles and Laughter Abound

Orchid Island Members have an unparalleled sense of community. Hailing from all over the country, Members are united by a shared appreciation for enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Healthy spirits and lifestyles take precedence when Members spend quality time with one another. Partake in friendly competition on one of eight Har-Tru tennis courts and optimize the Florida sunshine. Gaining mass popularity throughout the nation and within the Orchid Island community, pickleball is a great way to be active within the community, as it is perfect for players of all experience. Connected to the tennis complex is the state-of-the-art Fitness Center, complete with over 35 group Pilates, yoga and spin classes. Members have found that staying active has never felt more effortless when they are with the good company of each other. From lounging at the Beach Club, hitting the links for a round of golf or just having a barbeque in the comfort of their backyard, the charismatic and inclusive attitudes of Members are found throughout this community.

Premier Collection of Golf, Riverfront, and Oceanfront Homes and Condos

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Each of Orchid Island’s 375 residences surrounds Members in the best of Florida’s natural beauty. With many homes located directly on the water or overlooking Orchid Island’s championship golf course, each home features West Indies architectural designs, panoramic natural vistas, and the secluded privacy of living in a gated oceanfront golf community. Luxurious oceanfront condominiums and oceanfront estates are spacious and bright with open Atlantic Ocean views.
A wide array of single-family riverfront estates offer open Indian River views and many feature private docks. Golf course homes and cottages are tucked away on private cul-de-sacs and winding streets to maintain open views of the lush fairways and sparkling lakes of its distinctive Arnold Palmer course.

With demand for this highly sought-after community at an all-time high, inventory is limited at Orchid Island. To stay updated on new real estate listings, register your interest at A complimentary copy of the Orchid Island Magazine is available on-line, showcasing the surrounding area and lifestyle of the community. Call 772.388.3888 for more information or to schedule a private community club tour.

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