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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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Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club holds an annual 5K Walk/Run to support area organizations. Each year the proceeds from the event benefit a local charity or cause, which is determined earlier in the year by the Club’s Fitness & Wellness Committee. This year the Committee selected United Against Poverty IRC (UP). Due to lingering concerns regarding the Covid-19 virus, an additional option to participate in raising donations for UP was available to Members. We held a virtual run the week prior to the 5K Walk/Run that took place at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. The Fitness team including Denise Duda, Director of Fitness, Wellness & Spa and Tiffany Long, Manager of the Tennis & Fitness Pro Shop, were able to track the miles that Members walked/ran throughout the week leading up to the actual physical 5K that took place at the Club. Progress was logged at the Tennis & Fitness Center as well as on our Club website.

This year’s 19th Annual 5K Walk/Run was held Friday, April 2nd and despite cool temperatures and windy conditions, over 50 Members and Family Guests participated. A big thank you to all 66 Members who generously sponsored the race as well as 18 virtual runners. Matt Tanner, Executive Director and George Cooper, Development Director were both on hand to personally thank all donors and participants and give an overview of how the proceeds from the 19th Annual 5K will be used.

Member Bill Badia came in as fastest Male Member finisher and Member Elke Higgins was celebrated as fastest Female Member finisher. Our virtual race mileage thermometer received the biggest bump up from Mr. Phil Gulley who logged his miles in daily for our week-long virtual run.

“Orchid Island is thrilled to support United Against Poverty, an organization that gives so much to the Community. Their work in these difficult times have made a difference to many. It is an honor to be associated with them.” shared Bill Kennedy, Orchid Island Board of Governors Tennis & Fitness Committee Chair.

A check presentation took place on Thursday, April 22, 2021. United Against Poverty IRC was extremely grateful especially in these trying times. We had our greatest donation to date. Orchid Island Golf Club was able to provide a check of $18,000 to United Against Poverty. Matt Tanner, Executive Director, was on hand to except this check.

“Thanks to the support that the Orchid Island Community has shown in our mission, the team at United Against Poverty is positioned to continue to innovate, build coalitions in our Community and have the agility and resources to rise to meet the greatest needs of our Neighbors. Our Hand UP vs a Hand Out model has impacted the lives of thousands of Residents across our great county, and with the generosity of Orchid Island, we will only further expand our impact.” expressed Matt Turner, Executive Director, United Against Poverty.

Orchid Island is a private and intimate residential golf course community, offering gracious waterfront and golf course homes, an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, a state-of-the art Tennis & Fitness Center and an intimate Beach Club perfectly suited for leisurely gatherings, club activities and exceptional dining. Orchid Island has gained certification as being one of “Americas Healthiest Clubs” from Prevo Health Solutions, as well as being awarded the designation of being a “Distinguished Club” and “A Platinum Club of America.”

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l-r Matt Tanner, Executive Director, United Against Poverty IRC (UP), Tiffany Long Tennis & Fitness Shop Manager, Member Bill Kennedy, Orchid Island Board of Governors Tennis & Fitness Committee Chair, Denise Duda, Director of Fitness, Wellness & Spa and Rob Tench, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club General Manager

Morning walks on the beach, afternoons by the pool, and endless rounds of golf—sounds like a vacation from the hustle and bustle of the office. Not anymore. As remote working continues to grow across the country, many vacation retreats like Florida’s Treasure Coast have quickly become permanent addresses for entrepreneurs and business executives across many industries. The region’s close proximity to Orlando International Airport opens the door for a well-balanced work-life situation while keeping the door open as business travel returns. For residents of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club near Vero Beach, the ultimate golf and beach lifestyle and one-of-a-kind amenities create the perfect setting to work from home.

Better work-life balance

Whether it’s the sound of the waves rolling up onto the beach or the elimination of the daily commute, a remote work environment should offer less stress and more flexibility. A 2019 FlexJobs study found that 65% of professionals think they would be more productive working remotely. This can undoubtedly be attributed to the ability to customize home office spaces with the most comfortable chairs, décor, and of course, window views. The flexibility of remote work has also been shown to lower stress, with availability to try new hobbies and spend time with family and friends.

Not only can these experiences lead to greater happiness, working remotely offers more opportunities to stay healthy. With beautiful weather year-round, Florida is one of the best places to explore the outdoors. At Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, a new kayak launch on the Indian River lagoon and miles of pristine Atlantic beach provides ample opportunity for active outdoor exercise, while the Club’s chefs offer a plethora of healthy menu options.

Resort-style living

Instead of focusing solely on profit and loss, outdoor activities can help keep the mind sharp and engaged. Imagine sitting outside by the pool, overlooking to the golf course to release the stresses of the day. Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club provides this and so much more. The 18-hole Arnold-Palmer designed Audubon-certified golf course is the cornerstone of Orchid Island. Those with an appreciation for Florida’s flora and fauna are sure to appreciate the intricacies of this course right along with the opportunity to spot wildlife along the way. The Treasure Coast gives sanctuary to 1,500+ species of Florida’s migratory birds and wildlife: manatees, river otters, armadillos, bobcats, deer, smaller mammals, and more.

For a little more competitive action, our Members also enjoy eight Har-Tru tennis courts and pickleball courts. The on-site Fitness Center is equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and weight training options, as well as a Pilates studio and a full class schedule.

Location independence

The acceptance of working from home has shown that the days of needing to live in large metropolitan areas are over. The desire for a better quality of life with access to Florida’s open-air is replacing the confines of city living. Private Club living provides a luxury lifestyle with the benefits of club services and social activities for networking.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for the natural neighbors who live in the area and its human residents who relish the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Getting around the community or traveling to nearby amenities is a fun and enjoyable experience. The West Indies-style private Beach Club is a favorite destination for every member of the family.

Orchid Island is a private community 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 are currently available, ranging from $1 to $8 million, including custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. A limited selection of homesites are available for custom new homes. For a complete list of available real estate listings visit Orchid Island.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? 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, make a plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit Orchid Island for more information.

After an unprecedented 2020, many learned to place personal health and well-being at the forefront. Wellness can encompass many areas whether it be eating healthier, going to the gym, or just a general awareness of one’s state of health. At Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club located in the Town of Orchid, in Vero Beach, residents are engulfed in a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness daily. The variety of activities keeps the devotion to a healthy life fresh and exciting. Here are six ways Orchid Island promotes a journey to wellness.

1. Physical Fitness

Fitness at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a way of life—and the Tennis & Fitness Center makes that easy. With over 11,000 square feet of space devoted to getting and staying fit, there’s something here for everyone. State-of-the-art machines to help build lean muscle or cardio fitness. More than 35 group exercise classes are offered as well as a Pilates studio, yoga and spinning room and private areas for stretching and cool-down exercises. Recently added options of Sun & Stretch classes, the Member Walking Club, and the Kayak Launch offer additional ways to enjoy the open-air while working on physical fitness.

2. Outdoor Sports

Not only great physical workouts, golf and tennis also promote mental health through the enjoyment of skills-based outdoor activities. 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. Players of all skill levels will be challenged by this course that also holds an Audubon Certified Sanctuary status for its commitment to natural preservation. Tennis fans will find Orchid Island boasts a beautiful facility with 8 Har-Tru tennis courts and a variety of clinics to elevate level of play. Pickleball is quickly becoming a favorite among many members. Orchid Island has two pickleball courts for those who are enthusiasts or just want to try out a new activity.

3. Natural Surroundings

Seeing or being in large blue and green spaces has been known to make people happier. It’s true. Seeing or being in wildlife is a major boost to your mental health as well. Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s unique position between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon allows residents to enjoy full access to nearly a mile of private pristine beach just steps from the Atlantic Coast. In addition, access to the Indian River Lagoon, known as one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, is readily available to residents who wish to explore the wonders of nature. Orchid Island is a certified Audubon Sanctuary. It is not uncommon to see the sights and sounds of many birds such as our famous White Pelicans, Ibis, Egret, and Roseate Spoonbill, just to name a few. Also spotted often are manatees, dolphins, and otters.

4. Relaxation through Spa Treatments

This is not simply a luxury amenity. Spa visits have been universally proven to relax and support a healthy lifestyle. Orchid Island members can indulge in an extensive selection of massage therapy or spa treatments at the Spa at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Situated by the pool at the Beach Club, the luxurious spa offers a generous menu of services such as rejuvenating facials, exfoliating body treatments, and deep-tissue massages by our experienced, professional staff. Orchid Island has exciting plans to upgrade our current Spa facilities to offer even more services to appeal to our members.

5. Personal Connections and Learning

Rich in activities and events, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club’s calendar provides many additional opportunities for fun and friendship. Ten “clubs within the Club” offer opportunities for members to get to know one another and forge close relationships through like interests. Events like the Member Art Show allow artists to showcase their talents while providing an opportunity for others in the community to delight in works of art right within the gates. The Garden Club also has monthly displays in the Card Room for everyone to enjoy. Chorus, Book, and Cinema Clubs are also available. From Bridge to Yachting there are many ways to be involved and make personal connections at Orchid Island.

6. Ease of Lifestyle

Everything the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club has to offer is minutes within reach thanks to the golf cart lifestyle at the private club community. After a round of golf, head to the Beach Club to relax by the seaside pool. Members who have worked up an appetite after kayaking in the lagoon all day are just a golf cart ride away to the Beach Club where they will enjoy a farm-to-table gourmet meal courtesy of Chef Sozio. This easygoing lifestyle is another example of how Orchid Island promotes a journey to wellness for its resident members.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. This private community is committed to providing a level of service that stands out from the rest.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. A limited number of homesites ranging from the $100s and up are also available for those who wish to build the residence of their dreams. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? 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, make a plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772.388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

To an outsider, a lot of the Country Clubs in Florida seem to be similar. They have the golf and the tennis and of course the big, fancy clubhouse. However, at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, located in the Town of Orchid, in Vero Beach, “club” means much, much more. This gated private club community tucked away on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon features ten “Clubs within the Club” with a full schedule of events for Members. The variety of special interest activities allows Members to get to know each other beyond the golf course and fitness center creating lasting friendships among Members, an attribute that makes this private community truly unique.

The Arts

Whatever the choice of medium, the Art Club fosters talents and appreciates varying levels of experience. From watercolor to photography, Members can enjoy sharing their ideas as well as learning something new with a variety of classes, lectures, and even trips to local museums. Art Club talents are also showcased in the Member Art Show. Those who have been part of a choral group in the past will be pleased to find the Chorus Club. Now in its tenth year, the Chorus Club is committed to creating joy through music whether it be performing across the Treasure Coast or at Orchid Island. Club Cinema is offered for those who like to spend an evening watching the big screen. There’s always time to get lost in a great book and participate in thought-provoking discussions surrounding monthly reads with the Book Club.

Cards & Mah Jongg

There are many Bridge Clubs featured at Orchid Island including Monday Summer Club, Couples and Seasonal Bridge. Seasonal Bridge is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). The clubs are for lovers of the game as well as those looking for a fun night with their neighbors. Newly formed in 2020, the Canasta Club invites players of all skill levels to join in on this fun card game. Mah Jongg, an ancient Chinese game with pre-set hands and tiles is another game of skill with a following at Orchid Island.

Gardening

The Garden Club is always looking to grow its membership. Those looking to learn about the flora and fauna unique to Florida, or how to grow an herb garden will find opportunity in this club. In its fifth season, the Garden Club holds events on campus, including monthly displays in the Card Room, as well as taking field trips to local farms and other beautiful places.

Sporting

With three quail plantations approximately an hour away, and a sporting clay facility nearby, the Gun Club offers opportunities for the outdoor sportsperson. For those who prefer to get out on the water, the Orchid Island Yacht Club (OIYC) offers a waterside event or a nautical outing as ways to find fun with these maritime enthusiasts. No boat is required to join this group that has grown to more than 100 members since 2002.

At Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, “Clubs within the Club” allow more than 750 Members to share their passions with other Members on a more personal level through an array of activities. Camaraderie is built among neighbors with common interests in this private seaside community.

With more than 1,500 species of Florida’s migratory birds and wildlife in the area, it is not uncommon to happen upon white pelicans, ospreys, river otters, and spoonbills as a regular part of the day at Orchid Island. As an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies style private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

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 to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.
For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If in the area, plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

We all know that the events of 2020 have changed the way people think about their homes and lifestyles. All across the country, residents in densely populated areas are seeking refuge in the warm open air of the Sunshine State this Winter. Broader acceptance of working remotely has also caused some to make the move to Florida to find a better balance of indoor/outdoor living. For those who dream of beachfront living or spending their afternoons on the back nine, there has never been a better time to consider living on the Treasure Coast.

Natural Barrier Island

The quaint town of Orchid, Florida located on a barrier island between the Atlantic Coast and the Indian River near Vero Beach is home to Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. This private, low-density gated community offers its residents casual, island living with world-class amenities and the highest level of service.

Although there are many golf communities in South Florida, it’s extremely rare to find the combination of an oceanfront lifestyle and an award-winning golf club community. At Orchid Island, the lock-and-leave lifestyle of its oceanfront condominiums is experiencing rising demand from those who recognize this unique opportunity.

Nearly a Mile of Secluded Beach

The luxurious, low-rise oceanfront condominiums overlook nearly one mile of private beach. Spacious residences, oceanfront terraces and outdoor kitchens provide spectacular settings for open-air living that takes full advantage of the Atlantic views. This intimate community enjoys natural social distancing with limited access to the private elevators. Inside spacious floorplans and well-appointed living spaces feature expansive impact glass doors and windows with built-in storm shutters for resident convenience. Homeowners will enjoy the carefree condo lifestyle as well as the ideal location adjacent to the West Indies style private Beach Club at Orchid Island.

“Our oceanfront condominiums are truly unique,” says Anne Torline, Managing Broker at Orchid Island Realty. “There’s very few places where you can find this combination of lifestyle and location. We currently are offering a 3 Bedroom, 4 Full Bath residence with over 3,800 sq. ft. for $2.1 million. It’s an incredible value in this incredible community.”

Arnold Palmer Golf

At Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club no two days are alike. In addition to the oceanfront Beach Club, the resort-style amenities include the Arnold Palmer designed 18-hole championship course. This Audubon certified course offers a challenge for golfers and a chance to experience the beautiful habitat and wildlife that makes the course so unique.

The private club community offers a wide array of health and wellness amenities, an onsite Tennis and Fitness Center and a golf clubhouse that plays host to a variety of planned events. A new community kayak launch provides for up-close and personal interaction with the natural neighbors of the Indian River Lagoon, and the Orchid Island Spa is also available offering a wide array of personal treatment services.

Golf Cart Lifestyle

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience.

At Orchid Island, luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of the current real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com. The community also offers a complimentary issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine, an editorial publication showcasing the golf and beach lifestyle as well as the surrounding Vero Beach area.

If you’re in the area, Orchid Island Realty can be reached at 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

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In a world that continues to challenge us in many ways, relaxation or simple pleasures are more important than ever. On this coastal barrier Island near Vero Beach, Florida, resident members at Orchid Island are taking time to unwind in a beautiful natural sanctuary. Here are 5 simple ways to live an island state of mind:

Find Your Beach

The serenity of the waves rolling on the shoreline, watching the pelicans soar along the coast and the sand between your toes — these sensory experiences are just the beginning of a relaxed Florida lifestyle. With over a mile of private beach and a West Indies inspired private Beach Club, Orchid Island is the ideal choice to enjoy the simplicity of a tropical oasis. Just over the picturesque dune, a private pool and cabanas, popular Turtle Bar with tasty libations, and poolside grille service add the conveniences that create the ultimate beachside pleasures.

Tee Off in an Audubon Sanctuary

Another great way to preserve an island state of mind is by getting out on the links to enjoy the warm ocean breeze and unique landscape of Orchid Island’s championship golf course. The Arnold Palmer designed course provides a memorable experience for Members of every skill level and enjoys the extraordinary distinction of being a Certified Audubon Sanctuary. The lakes and fairways throughout the course are often gathering places for the area’s most beautiful neighbors, including the rare white pelican and roseate spoonbill.

Healthy Living

The island state of mind is all about relaxing while enjoying the pleasures of life including your fitness routine and healthy lifestyle. The Orchid Island culinary team prepares menus with healthy options throughout its various dining venues. The Pool Grille and Golf Clubhouse are both popular casual lunches with family and friends. The diverse menu boasts many options, from a light salad to mouth- watering burgers or the local catch of the day. The Turtle Bar offers an easy – going tropical poolside setting to kick back and relax with one of their frozen signature cocktails. Fine dining and special events are held at the Oceanfront Beach Club as well as the Golf Clubhouse.

Unwind and Be Pampered

After all the outdoor adventures, fresh air and sunshine, what better way to unwind than enjoying the services of the Spa at Orchid Island. Rejuvenating facials, exfoliating body treatments and deep tissue massages are provided in a luxurious setting by the experienced, Orchid Island professional staff. With these services available just a golf cart ride away from home, resident members can integrate spa treatments into their year-round lifestyle.

Immerse Yourself in Nature

For those who want to get close to nature, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club’s new kayak launch is the perfect way to embark on a natural adventure. The community is located on a barrier island, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Indian River Lagoon. Bird watchers, photography buffs and fitness enthusiasts celebrate the tremendous variety of local wildlife including the gentle manatees, playful otters and friendly porpoise, to name a few. It’s one of the most diverse ecosystems in the northern hemisphere. On land, Indian River County’s historic Jungle Trail meanders through Orchid Island, creating an opportunity for additional exploration of the natural surroundings.

Orchid Island offers a one-of-a-kind lifestyle for those who appreciate the unique combination of beach, golf and natural surroundings. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle and relish the private Club lifestyle while surrounded by West Indies inspired architecture. This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.
For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island, see our current listings here.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.

If you’re in the area, make a plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

There are so many priorities when homebuyers are searching for their Florida dream home. The location, the architecture, the home type, the anticipated lifestyle – but for many, it all comes down to identifying their most important priorities. For those seeking the camaraderie and services of a private country club lifestyle, it’s not often that one has the opportunity to enjoy both the beach and golf in one community. Unless you’ve really done your homework!

On a barrier island, tucked between the Atlantic Coast and the Indian River near Vero Beach, Florida, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club provides their Resident Members with an unprecedented lifestyle that encompasses the very best of Florida living. A secluded oceanfront shoreline showcases nature’s beauty, while the 18-hole Palmer-designed golf course is a certified Audubon sanctuary.

Just steps over the dune walk from the pristine beach, the Orchid Island Beach Club is a cherished favorite for its elegant yet relaxed island setting. Designed in true West Indies style, the Beach Club takes full advantage of the ocean breezes throughout its many gathering spaces. The Pool Grille & Turtle Bar offers an easygoing setting where family and friends can come refresh after a day on the beach, bond over burgers, and possibly a frozen drink or two. The tropical seaside pool is surrounded by private cabanas which are available for purchase by Resident Members subject to availability.

It’s been called the best of the best. For a more formal setting, dining at the Beach Club provides an unparalleled seaside ambiance and amazing farm-to-table gourmet food by Chef Sozio. Carefully balancing daily specials with club favorites, Sozio, and his staff delivers a culinary experience unlike any other. The Beach Club is also home to the Sandpiper Room, perfect for private dining, special events, and the occasional business meeting. Luxury accommodations are available at the Beach Club as a part of the Real Estate team’s Sea for Yourself Discovery Stay which allows future residents to experience the Orchid Island lifestyle prior to making their final decision.

What could compare to a morning at the Beach Club? Well, of course, it’s a morning on the Golf Course. The Golf Clubhouse and golf experience is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole course is revered as one of the best in the region. It is also considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique barrier island habitat. Expertly designed by one of the game’s greats and meticulously maintained, Orchid Island’s golf club is the perfect challenge for all skill levels and offers plenty of tee boxes. The Club’s pros host clinics, tournaments with a sense that mimics every course element, the Orchid Island lifestyle is a promise kept.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for the natural neighbors who live in the area but for the people who live here as well. Members and residents enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via a golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies style private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.

In addition to the beach and golf, the community offers a wide array of health and wellness amenities. An onsite Tennis and Fitness Center hosts a variety of club activities. A new community kayak launch provides for up-close and personal interaction with the natural neighbors of the Indian River Lagoon. The Orchid Island Spa is also available offering a wide array of spa services.

Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums.
For a full list of the current real estate listings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request your complimentary 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, make a plan to stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment.