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Located on the east coast of Florida, Vero Beach is a quaint and charming town, and those who visit usually look for reasons to stay longer. Not too far north, you’ll find Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Referred to by many as the gem of the Treasure Coast, Orchid Island is a unique, private club nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Club has a mile of private beach steps away from its beautiful British West Indies Beach Club and breathtaking nature everywhere you look. And if you love golf, you’ll be in heaven when you play on its Arnold Palmer designed, championship golf course. But most of all, what makes Orchid Island really special is its members. Here are five more reasons you may want to plan a trip to check out this unique town:

Sunrises Not Skyrises

When you scan the skyline in Vero Beach, you’ll realize that buildings and condominiums are not higher than four stories. If you look closer at oceanfront buildings, you’ll also find that the lights are angled away from the beach. The lighting is also orange so that turtle hatchlings won’t confuse them for the moon and stray towards them instead of the ocean. The locals have put in every effort to protect the nature that lives here. It’s why run-ins with otters and dolphins are more common than run-ins with crowds of tourists. It’s just another reason why those who live in Orchid Island and Vero Beach feel like they’re on their own island of paradise.

Cuisine That’s So Uniquely Fresh

If you love to eat, Vero Beach won’t disappoint. With a strong history of citrus groves to top chefs who continue to get fresh produce and ingredients from local farmers, the choices of restaurants and flare are unlimited. Don’t believe us? Next time you’re in town, be sure to try the finest in gourmet Italian and French cuisine at Di Mare, alongside the Atlantic Ocean on Ocean Drive. If you love Caribbean, check out Mo-Bay Grill where the locals flock for grouper, snapper and conch.

A Coastal Culture

Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Estefan, Jake Owen – one of Vero Beach’s little secrets is that it tends to have a connection to some big names. Another secret is that Vero Beach is a great place for the cultural arts. You’ll find big city attractions, from film festivals to gallery showings, that fit Vero Beach’s lifestyle. The Riverside Theatre often hosts award winning musicals, famous comedians, and even the Vero Beach Wine and Film Festival. You can even see some of the local artists’ best pieces at the First Friday Art Stroll in downtown Vero Beach.

Sensational Shopping

Just like dining, Vero Beach offers first class shopping. From quaint boutiques along the ocean to fun, local shops in downtown Vero Beach, the selection of unique merchandise makes for a great day of shopping day or night. Remember the First Friday Art Stroll that we mentioned earlier? It’s also when many local shops keep their doors open after hours, so that customers can find unique items. Shops such as Seahorse Lane Boutique and The Parisian Hostess offer matchless clothing, furniture and gifts that align with a beachfront lifestyle.

Living The Ultimate Beachfront Lifestyle

Exotic nature around every corner, high-end culture, a tranquil lifestyle and some of the best beaches in Florida – its no wonder that people love it here. Vero Beach, as does Orchid Island, represents a way of life that is often thought of being long lost – a lifestyle that is calmer, slower paced, but also full of exciting things around every corner. It’s a place where families watch their favorite baseball teams play at Dodgertown Stadium, followed by dinner at the Historic Driftwood Inn. They hike down the Historic Jungle Trail and pay a visit to the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge. No matter what activities are planned, you can’t help but have a good time in Vero Beach.

There are plenty of places to live in Vero Beach, but there’s only one that stands out from the rest. If you want to get up close to nature and experience the best the area has to offer, then Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is second to none. Along with its state-of-the-art amenities, Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for not only its neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but its Members as well.

There are many conveniences at Orchid Island that Members enjoy but the golf cart lifestyle is on the top of the list. Traveling the community via their personally owned golf cart allows them to access the Club’s amenities quickly while also having a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the favorites is heading over to the private West Indies styled Beach Club, where they and their families can swim, surf and sunbathe before jumping into the beautifully exclusive swimming pool which sits adjacent to the Pool Grille and Turtle Bar.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s up to $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottages and oceanfront condominiums. Check out the full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.