desire to be on the waterfront, on the golf course or within walking distance of
the center of town can be strong motivations in home purchases. Some people want
the feeling of security of a gated community. Others want to be in a
neighborhood and near good schools. Active adults and seniors will choose a
different atmosphere. Commuters who like small-town living want to be close to
highways or have access to a major airport. Throughout the Treasure Coast, a
range of homes are available for people all ages and all income levels.
to a golf course vies with the waterfront as a first-place choice for a home
location. If a golfer's fantasy is to live on a golf course and to own a boat,
this is the area where the dream can come true. In developments with access to
the Intracoastal Water- way, such as Piper's Landing, Cutter Sound and Harbor
Ridge in Palm City, and Grant Harbor Golf & Beach Club in Vero Beach,
residents have the best of both worlds in their go and yacht club communities.
Grand Harbor's elegant Beach Club adds an extra dimension to the good life.
Bayview at Indian River Plantation on Hutchinson Is- land, residents have
beautiful views of both the Indian River and the ocean. They have the added
advantage of access to resort activities.
can't help but be impressed by the many miles of waterfront properties. Besides
the Atlantic Ocean. there are choices on the Intracoastal and the rivers,
including the Loxahatchee, the North and South Forks of the St. Lucie River an
the Indian River. In Martin County, all of the cities and towns have access via
a waterways's network to the Intracoastal and beyond.
When choosing to live on the waterfront. a person doesn’t need to own a boat to appreciate the beauty. Those who W8I to view the waterways from high places will appreciate anew the sight from condominiums such as The Atrium on the Ocean south of Vero Beach.
buyers of upscale properties will be challenged by so many choices. Indian River Club, a private golf
community that was granted the prized Audubon Signature Sanctuary Award, is
located on the mainland at the south end of Vero Beach. Impressive communities
including Mariner Sands, Monarch Country Club, Lost Lake, Willoughby Golf Club,
Florida Club, and Panther Woods. the PGA Village, and Eagle Marsh, are but a few
maintenance free, secure environments appeal to many home buyers. The life-
style of country club communities appeals especially to those seeking club
membership and the related social activities the are close to home.
without living in a golf course community, golfers are within an easy drive of
semi- private and public clubs. The Arbors in Robe Sound is a neighborhood
community not far from the golf course at Lost Lake. At PGA at The Reserve the
Golf Villas are located within eyesight of the club's clocktower and in a
location filled with natural beauty.
who choose the small-town atmosphere where people of all ages live, work and
play will be drawn to St. Lucie West and its variety of neighborhoods. Lake
Charles, for example, appeals to young families and to emptynesters.
town-center community with similar attributes is under- way at Abacoa in
Jupiter. DiVosta homes that are now under construction will be close to
the planned town center, 18- hole golf course, university campus, baseball
spring training facility and parks. Lennar's Kings Isle at St. Lucie West offers
an active adult lifestyle with a variety of home choices. In Martin County,
Whispering Sound offers affordable luxury in its patio homes marketed to the
active 55+ age group.
newest entry in the retirement living category is Chancellor Park on the Indian
River in Jensen Beach. The luxury apartment complex has a menu of amenities and
also has an assisted living program. At Indian River Estates in Vero Beach,
seniors can choose to live in villas or apartments. They also have offer
assisted living services.
retirement communities with a worry-free lifestyle include Sandhill Cove on the
St. Lucie River in Palm City and Oak Harbor, complete with a golf club, in Vero
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