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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

 

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.

Whether the preferred medium is oil, paint, sculpture, or photography, it is evident that members of Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club’s Art Club (OIAC) are inspired by the breathtaking nature thriving throughout their beloved private community as well as the nearby Environmental Learning Center (ELC). A new exhibit, “Nature at Its Best” is currently on display at the ELC for all to enjoy. Featuring more than 30 pieces of art, the exhibit is something local nature and art enthusiasts will not want to miss.

“Nature at Its Best” promotes the ELC Mission to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment and their own well-being. Near and dear to many Orchid Island residents, the ELC’s beauty has often served as inspiration for many members of OIAC. As one of Vero Beach’s hot spots, the ELC has long been the place for the community to explore the sights, sounds, reflections, and sweet breezes of this beautiful area. Show coordinator, Judy Stach, a frequenter of the ELC and past president of OIAC, once took her grandchildren on the evening pontoon boat ride and found an abundance of new subject matter, noting “flora and fauna enriches the artist’s spirit. This environment is unspoiled and unrivaled in its pure representation of simple pleasures that surround us all in a very tumultuous world.”

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OIAC is one of many special interest social clubs at Orchid Island. According to Stach, it “was formed in 2012 with a goal to include all who wanted to learn about art and create for themselves, and most importantly, to share their talents with each other.” Open to all Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club members, OIAC is an active membership hosting workshops and member exhibits yearly.

Seven Orchid Island Artisans

Judy Stach is among seven decorated artists featured in the gallery including Muci Clemens, Susan Atwood Daniels, Michele Henry, Lou Lower, Ruth Martin, and Cree Scudder. Judy’s work has appeared in several magazines nationwide, with her forty-year retrospective recently being the featured article in Jersey Shoe Magazine Spring Summer 2020. Cree has been a dedicated painter for over 25 years with experiences studying art in Princeton, NJ, La Jolla, CA, and our beloved Vero Beach, Fl. Susan Atwood Daniels has built a lasting career creating museum-quality Nantucket Lightship Baskets, handcrafted beaded jewelry, and acrylic paintings on stretched canvases in addition to watercolors, oil, and mixed media works. Moving full-time to Florida 10 years ago, Michele Henry began a new, more fun chapter in her life, recording the extraordinary scenery, wildlife, and waterways, making them her own. “Nature at Its Best” not only brings Vero’s unique surroundings to life, but the exhibit also embodies each Orchid Island artist’s storied past.

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Exhibition Hours

The Environmental Learning Center’s commitment for its artist series has put a wide variety of artists and artwork mediums on display, with many pieces priced for sale. The “Nature at Its Best” exhibit is available through April 5th, 7 days a week, from 8 am to 4 pm. Head to the Lagoon Room at the ELC and see our community’s unmatched beauty on display and support both Orchid Island artists and the Environmental Learning Center.

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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 carts 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 Audubon Certified habitat.

Luxury residential properties range from the $1 millions to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of the current real estate offerings at Orchid Island, visit OrchidIslandRealty.com.

Intrigued by this private golf and oceanfront club lifestyle? Request a copy of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine by filling out the form on this page and 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.

Imagine a kitchen straight off the pages of a magazine along with sweeping golf course views from the patio. A trip to the spa is just a golf cart ride away and nature surrounds you at every turn. Sound too good to be true? It’s possible at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach, Florida where a number of select homesites are now available for homebuyers to build their forever homes.

Natural Surroundings

Paradise awaits within this cherished private club community. Nestled between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid Island is home to some of the area’s best waterfront experiences. Breathtaking flora and fauna are a daily occurrence at Orchid Island. Spotting a manatee, dolphin, or river otter while kayaking in the lagoon is a way of life for residents. Recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its achievements in protecting habitat, Orchid Island is a great place to live for both wildlife and people.

Paradise Your Way

Because of Orchid Island’s commitment to preserving the surrounding wildlife, only a limited number of homesites remain in this private sanctuary. Whether building an estate home on the legendary Arnold Palmer championship golf course or choosing a homesite within walking distance to the beach club, the best part about building a home is the opportunity to include personal touches along the way. Finding a suitable floorplan in an existing home may present a challenge, while building provides homebuyers the freedom to fit their tastes. From the type of countertops in the master bathroom to the tile on the kitchen floor, it is possible to create a home with all the best features. Large bedrooms, an open concept floorplan, and high ceilings are all possible when building from the ground up. While existing homes may need extensive repairs and upgrades, a new home with the latest in innovative appliances and technology is an investment for years to come.

The Ultimate Golf and Beach Club Lifestyle

Creating a private oasis coupled with many opportunities to live an active lifestyle is what makes Orchid Island an irresistible choice for a forever home. The Tennis and Fitness Center is home to eight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball, state-of-the-art fitness machines, and more than 35 group exercise classes. The beloved centerpiece of this village community, the Arnold Palmer-designed golf course tests players at all skill levels. This feat is managed with nine tee combinations creating flexible overall distances ranging from 4,321 to 7,126 yards. A recently opened kayak launch offers an opportunity for residents to explore the beauty of the Indian River Lagoon.

After a day on the links or a tough match on the courts, or just for a treat, Orchid Island members can relax with an extensive selection of massage therapy or spa treatments at the Spa at Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club. Nearly a mile of pristine beach also beckons those who wish to take a stroll and enjoy the ocean air. Residents here have everything within reach to live the island lifestyle to the fullest.

Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life not only for an abundance of wildlife 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.

This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Luxury residential properties range from the $1 millions to over $8 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, and 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 a copy 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.

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.

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.

Southern Living recently posted about the unique attributes of Vero Beach and what makes it so special, calling it “an upscale Florida town that is funky at heart.” and the Hamptons of Florida.

See what else they had to say from their January 2020 article below:

It’s a low-key tropical escape for millionaires (and billionaires) who want to relax out of the spotlight of Palm Beach and Miami to the south. This is where celebs can stroll the public boardwalk and no one makes a fuss. It’s been called the Hamptons of Florida, home to upmarket boutiques, wine bars, and spas.

It’s also home to Bibble Irvin. You can find the sixty-something surfer and artist at Waldo’s Restaurant & Bar, a beloved establishment constructed of driftwood smack-dab in the center of Vero. He’ll be offering handwoven palm-frond hats for sale while talking over the news of the day with local citrus farmers and real estate developers alike. Quirky, outspoken, and utterly Floridian, Irvin is as much Vero Beach as the latest tycoon to get hooked on its unique blend of sophistication and authentic, flip-flop fun. That’s what makes this delightful discovery feel like home to all manner of travelers—everyone here ends up at the funky heart of Vero Beach.

And everything feels so close and interrelated. Base your days at the indulgence-worthy digs of the Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa—complete with an intimate pool (and beach bar), a serene spa, and lounger-dotted pale sands with polite attendants ready to get you all set with sporty toys to play in the sea. But then you can slip on your sandals and stroll south into shopping-centric Vero, mining fresh shift dresses from Lilly Pulitzer or bright board shorts from Australian brand Tom & Teddy. You can feel very right now, capping off your hunting and gathering with a trip to the Vero Beach Museum of Art and dipping into Cuban food and upscale cocktails at Gloria Estefan’s chic Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa.

That would all be divine, but just as easily, you can swing onto the mainland side of Vero Beach and visit a fourth-generation citrus farm such as Schacht Groves, where they’re harvesting and squeezing juices before your eyes. As you stroll among the trees and taste just how much better Indian River County citrus tastes than any other, you’ll appreciate how this agricultural juggernaut rose to prominence in the mid-1900s and never looked back. Then, keeping with the botanical mood, dive into what feels like the verdant heart of Vero Beach, the resplendent McKee Botanical Garden. Built-in 1932 by Arthur G. McKee and visionary pioneer Waldo E. Sexton on acres of tropical hammock as the McKee Jungle Gardens (once home to exotic animals such as chimpanzees), this place maintains the labyrinthine magic of the original conceit and feels like a true Florida wonderland.

Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is in the heart of it all. Members and residents here enjoy all of this and so much more, including 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, styled 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 $10 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 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 or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.

It’s hard to find a place that does food like Vero Beach does. The town’s proximity to the oceanfront, along with its knack for drawing in creative chefs, produces restaurants that serve up dishes that are fresh and inventive. Not to mention, the views of the Atlantic Ocean right alongside many of the local restaurants. Plenty of them are located by the beach, but only a select few stand out for their amazing tastes as well. Check out four of Vero Beach’s best below.

Citrus

Executive Chef Scott Varricchio has a detailed resume, including an executive sous chef position at Ouest in New York. It’s from this background that he brings the flavors that make up Citrus to the Vero Beach area. Described as a meld of classic and Italian, Citrus serves to challenge notions on flavor and taste – and delivers an amazing view. Dishes include shichimi ahi tuna and summer corn and bacon risotto, all complemented with the dramatic oceanfront panorama at the restaurant’s edge.

Ocean Grill

For roughly 80 years, Ocean Grill has been a landmark in Vero Beach’s history. Constructed in the 1920s, its locale by the Atlantic Ocean has drawn in guests of all kinds. The restaurant served as a military bar during WWII and switched various hands before ending up with the Repogle Family in 1965. Today, the Repogles serve up New England style food such as steaks and crab au gratin for their guests, while they enjoy a view of the Atlantic.

Cobalt Restaurant

There are few dining experiences such as the one that Cobalt can offer. With a design that’s inspired by the oceanfront behind the restaurant, the dining room’s clean lines and simple color scheme accent the dishes served here. From the shellfish tower of lobster tail, oyster, and shrimp, to their list of signature cocktails, diners here enjoy a taste to remember. For those in search of something more classic, the woodstone zucchini and rollatini with a roasted tomato sauce and herb and garlic whipped Brie would impress them. That is, if their seat by the Atlantic Ocean doesn’t impress them enough.

The Beach Club Dining Room, Orchid Island

Set aside exclusively for members of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a restaurant which has sights over the Atlantic Ocean that are just as amazing as the food on the menu. At Orchid Island’s Beach Club Dining Room, the elegant aesthetics serve to frame the views of the Ocean, shining in from the restaurant’s expansive windows. As diners enjoy the view, they’ll also enjoy fresh salads, steaks and seafood, along with tableside service and an extensive wine and cocktail list. Executive Chef Chris Sozio and his team ensure the quality of ingredients by purchasing from local growers and independent farms when possible. He even grows some fresh produce onsite himself! Food that tastes great and comes with the best oceanfront spot in town? It doesn’t get any better than this.

There’s no argument that Vero Beach knows how to serve up a great time with a fantastic view and this isn’t limited to dining. The area has a reputation for offering the best in quality, from shopping to living options. But there’s one community that puts the best of everything together – Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club.

Members of Orchid Island recognize the beauty of this community and the lifestyle here. 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.