Social distancing has recently changed the way we spend time and share space with each other. While ss humans are confined to our homes and have been avoiding unnecessary social gatherings, nature persists, blissfully going about everyday life. In many parts of Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, a hidden gem for both wildlife and humans, our natural neighbors are spending their time in the unique natural areas within the community.
Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club is a natural sanctuary with one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. The area is home to more than 1,500 wildlife species, and the human footprint on the earth is very small here.
While our species is in a temporary lockdown, wildlife has filled the empty spaces. Manatees are gathering on the coast with the salt and freshwater marshes, pine Flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks. While the White Pelicans, Ospreys, and Rosette Spoonbills are gathering in large groups, feeding on the water’s surface, and soaring high in the sky. Residents here have even noticed these White Pelicans staying longer in the area.
On the private beach, turtles, including the endangered leatherback turtles, are thriving and laying their eggs. Meanwhile, otters are gamboling on land and splashing into lakes on the golf course.
From the pristine beaches to beautiful golf courses, nature is showcasing its beauty more than ever. In some other areas of the world, nature is even healing and getting a much-needed breather from humankind’s invasion. While the current situation has left us with many emotions, it has also taught us that it is important to preserve a healthy ecosystem where humans and wildlife live together in total harmony.
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, 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 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, 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.
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