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Vero Beach Named as Top Choice for America’s Best Beach Town

Posted on: May 8, 2023
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Coastal Living has just unveiled its list of America’s Best Beach Towns for 2023, and it comes as no surprise to residents of Orchid Island that Vero Beach was recognized. Nestled along Florida’s serene Atlantic coastline, this hidden gem offers residents and visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and an unmatched coastal lifestyle. With its quieter pace of life and pristine surroundings, Vero Beach is a haven for both humans and wildlife. Discover what makes this tranquil beach town so inviting.

America’s Best Beach Towns with white sand beaches

Uncrowded White-Sand Beaches

Vero Beach boasts 26 miles of exquisite beaches, distinguished by their windswept beauty, unspoiled nature, and unobstructed views. Guided by the motto “sunrises, not high-rises,” hotels and shops have been carefully crafted to blend seamlessly into the surroundings. None of the buildings soar higher than three stories. The beaches are not overcrowded, leaving plenty of space for leisurely walks, beachcombing for seashells, surfing in crystal-clear waters or treasure hunting. While exploring the beaches, visitors are more likely to encounter sightings of loggerhead sea turtle hatchlings, ghost crabs, and diving pelicans, contributing to the beach’s enchanting ambiance.

America's Best Beach Towns with a Charm for the Arts

Seaside Charm and a Passion for the Arts

In addition to beautiful beaches, the area offers a plethora of excursions, all while maintaining a laid-back, small-town atmosphere. The charming and eclectic seaside area is a delight to explore, with downtown Vero Beach and Ocean Drive bustling with options for casual and fine dining, boutique shopping, and more. Art enthusiasts can visit Vero Beach Museum of Art’s curated exhibits, film screenings, lectures, film library and more. Just across the street, Riverside Theatre is a beloved destination for Orchid Island Members, showcasing Tony-award-winning performances, stand-up comedy, and children’s theater.

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Orchid Island – A Private Beach & Golf Club Community Near Vero Beach

Just to the north of Vero Beach, nestled on the barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club enjoys a beautiful natural setting that is second to none. Here, pristine natural environments and world-class amenities converge with a welcoming culture to create a renowned private golf and beach club lifestyle. The Arnold Palmer-designed golf course is the beloved centerpiece of the community and was the proud host of the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, every turn within this par-72 course welcomes exciting views of natural seaside landscapes teeming with wildlife. The West Indies-style Beach Club is a social place designed for both fitness and leisure, with a resort-style pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, eight Har-Tru tennis courts, pickleball courts, multiple dining venues, and a full-service salon and spa.

America's Best Beach Towns Community Homes

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

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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