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The Treasure Coast is surrounded by natural lands and refuges that offer plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities; but Harbour Ridge stands out from the rest and is every nature lover’s dream. Just recently, this private community was recognized for 20 years of certification as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary and even received the Outstanding Florida Community Award. Members of this community continue to cherish this nature sanctuary, whether it be on a walking trail or on the river. They even assist local wildlife services with conservation efforts, such as protecting and caring for on-site wildlife. At Harbour Ridge, Florida’s wildlife lives alongside humanity at its own pace.

If you’re still not convinced, here are 8 reasons why nature lovers should call Harbour Ridge home—

1. The Unmatched Rookery

This large collection of mangroves is home to an abundance of egrets and other birds, making it a superior area for bird watching…it’s where the birds fly out in the morning and return at night at the same times, just like clockwork. This spot is an absolute favorite of the Harbour Ridge Birders Club!

2. Picturesque Waterfront Trails

Residents have access to miles and miles of nature trails coursing through the community and a majority of them have a waterfront view. The most prominent is the two-mile River Side Trail along the St. Lucie River. These paths are surrounded by wetlands and lakes, including scenic Mile Lake, that are bursting with active native wildlife.

3. A Preserve Within a Sanctuary

Very, very few communities can say they have an Eagle Preserve on their property and Harbour Ridge is one of them. This Audubon-certified preserve is of comprised of 35 acres within the Golden Marsh course, where two Southern Bald Eagles nested for many years and their nest is still intact.

4. Waterfront Clubhouse that Captures the Magic

The Clubhouse offers panoramic views of the St. Lucie River and is tucked under the large Spanish Oaks that gives residents the feeling of being outside while inside. While enjoying a sunset dinner, the nightly entertainment is often provided by the Harbour Ridge wildlife.

5. An Aquatic Kingdom Awaits

The community is nestled on the North Fork of the mile-wide St. Lucie River. This part of the Indian River Lagoon system is the most diverse estuarine environments in North America. There’s almost a guarantee you’ll spot some type of wildlife activity while on the river, whether that be a manatee visiting the surface or an osprey fishing for a snack.

6. The Nautical Haven

Three marinas, easy access to the Florida Waterways, and just 55 miles from the Bahamas— it’s no wonder that Harbour Ridge is the ultimate address for boaters. This community not only gives members the opportunity to indulge in nature on land, but also on the water with endless access.

7. Get Up Close and Personal with Nature

Boating isn’t the only way to experience the peaceful intercoastal waterways, at Harbour Ridge, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding are two very popular activities. Both activities make is easy to explore the wildlife on the river being as they can effortlessly venture through the mangrove-shoreline. Plus, there is a member-run Kayak Club!

8. Golf That Celebrates Its Surroundings

Members can play a round of golf alongside a sandhill crane as it strides across the green. Many of the fairways are surrounded by long freshwater lakes, which can be unfortunate for golfers, but an absolute joy for nature enthusiasts looking for wildlife. Both championship golf courses are even certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses.

This private community truly is the place to live for nature lovers. Not only is it filled with wildlife, but it is also home with many other outdoor enthusiasts and even several nature-related member-run clubs within the community to be a part of. With so many different ways to explore the outdoors, there is always an opportunity to enjoy Florida’s natural wildlife.

Discover the Treasure Coast’s Best Kept Secret

Harbour Ridge is the best of the best.

There is a place for everyone with 28 different “villages” within the community. Each “village” is different and unique as residences range from single family homes, to condominiums and estate homes. The heart and social epicenter of the community is the 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. Residents also can entertain themselves at the recently opened Lakeside Amenities Center. The state-of-the-art complex features signature spa services, a full-service salon and barbershop, physical therapy, aquatic center with lap swimming, and a spacious fitness and the tennis facility with nine Har-Tru tennis courts. The two championship golf courses, designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, wind along the river with breathtaking views throughout the entire courses and are even Audubon certified. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.

Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live; members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.

To learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community. You may also contact Harbour Ridge Realty at 772.336.1800.

Nestled on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River on Florida’s Southeast Treasure Coast is the Harbour Ridge Yacht and Country Club. This unique community offers a variety of amenities for its members that make it unlike any other. Specifically, the waterfront luxuries make this the ideal home for boating enthusiasts. With direct water access, boaters have not only found their home at Harbour Ridge, but also their boat’s home.

Home for the Boating Enthusiast

Harbour Ridge is home to not just one, but three private marinas! With a total of 98 slips, this secluded safe harbor is fitted for all types of boats ranging in sizes from 24 to 60 feet. The docks are conveniently located within the community and are just a short golf cart ride away from your doorstep. Yacht Club members can have fun both on and off the water with numerous club events throughout the year. The member events calendar is filled with day and evening cruises, annual fishing contests, formal events, “docktail” parties, and the Commodore’s Ball making Harbour Ridge the perfect place to meet and mingle with other boating enthusiasts!

The Perfect Nautical Coordinates

The community’s premier location makes the pristine Treasure Coast an aquatic playground for all boat lovers. With direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, boaters have endless opportunities to discover the Florida waters. Harbour Ridge residents can easily venture to Stuart’s popular sandbars at low tide or spend the day below the surface snorkeling and diving along the shoreline. Downtown Stuart is also a convenient cruise down the river. For those up for an adventure, the west end of the Bahamas is just 55 miles from the coastline. While out in the deep ocean, fishermen love to spend time in the open water off of Stuart as it is known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.”

More Ways to Enjoy the Waterfront

Even without a boat, residents can still enjoy the natural waterfront amenities. Harbour Ridge’s two miles of estuary shoreline is a haven for anglers as the river is filled with redfish, snook, tarpon, and trout. Anglers are not limited to the shoreline as kayak fishing is fast growing in popularity. Residents can also explore the picturesque river scenery via kayaks or paddleboards or small sailboats. With a small ramp located next to the main marina at the Clubhouse, residents can easily put in their own kayak or paddleboard or use one of the Club’s. The Water Taxi also makes its way up the St. Lucie River for those nights when you want to kick back and head downtown for dinner by boat. The Club even owns two entertaining pontoon boats that are available to rent, giving its members another convenient way to enjoy the benefits of waterfront living.

Discover the Treasure Coast’s Best Kept Secret

Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. There is a place for everyone with 28 different “villages” within the community. Each “village” is different and unique as residences range from single family homes, to condominiums and estate homes. The heart and social epicenter of the community is the 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. Residents also can entertain themselves at the recently opened Lakeside Amenities Center. The state-of-the-art complex features signature spa services, a full-service salon and barbershop, physical therapy, aquatic center with lap swimming, and a spacious fitness and the tennis facility with eight Har-Tru tennis courts.

Members can explore the natural outdoors by going for a walk on the two mile nature trail or for a cruise through the mangroves on kayaks or boat rentals from the on-site Marina. The two championship golf courses, designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, wind along the river with breathtaking views throughout the entire courses and are even Audubon certified. An active calendar of events informs residents of the activities that will take place in the neighborhood and consists of everything from sporting events to dinners and social gatherings.

Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live; members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.

To learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle offered at Harbour Ridge and the wide variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community. You may also contact Harbour Ridge Realty at 772.336.1800.

Palm City, FL – Audubon International is recognizing Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club for 20 years of certification as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary through its commitment to environmental stewardship and efforts to maintain a comprehensive environmental management program focused on wildlife and habitat management, water conservation, resource management, and outreach and education.

“We’re very proud to count Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club among our members,” said Christine Kane, CEO at Audubon International. “They made environmentally sustainable golf course management an integral part of their operating principles long before it became an accepted option. Their leadership has already brought many benefits to their community over the past 20 years and will continue to do so long into the future.”

To reach certification in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) for Golf Courses, a course must maintain a high degree of environmental quality in several areas including: Environmental Planning, Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation, and Water Quality Management. After designation, courses must go through a recertification process every three years.

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is one of is one of 868 courses in the world to be designated as a certified ACSP for Golf course. Through participation in the ACSP for Golf, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club has been involved in numerous environmental projects, including conserving energy and reducing water use, utilizing integrated pest management techniques, naturalizing areas, and managing resources in an environmentally responsible manner.

Audubon International is an environmental organization dedicated to educating, assisting, and inspiring millions of people from all walks of life to protect and sustain the land, water, wildlife, and natural resources around them. In addition to businesses, Audubon International also provides programs for golf courses, schools, communities, and new developments. For more information, contact Audubon International at acsp@auduboninternational.org or visit their website at
www.auduboninternational.org.

(Palm City, Fla.) – Harbour Ridge Realty, the member-owned, onsite real estate office at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, announces Christine K. Bearse as their new on-site Real Estate Broker. Harbour Ridge is an 885-acre, private, gated, country club community located in Palm City, Florida.

Christy comes to Harbour Ridge from Water Pointe Realty Group, where she was a high producer in real estate sales and service. Previously she was a Real Estate Agent at Willoughby Realty. Christy is an active member of the Martin Country Realtors® of the Treasure Coast, serving in various leadership roles and committees. Most currently, she served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors.

Christy graduated from Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Having earned a Graduate, REALTOR® Institute designation, one of the most valuable real estate certifications, Christy stands out as a highly knowledgeable professional who has taken her training to the next level. She is a certified Pricing Strategy Advisor and has enhanced her skills in pricing properties and guiding clients through the questions they often have about home value.

“With 15 years of experience specializing in golf communities and waterfront residential properties in the Treasure Coast and her specialized training, Christy is the perfect fit to represent our community,” says Harbour Ridge General Manager, Michael Salerno. “We are confident that her reputation as an award-winning realtor and her dedicated work ethic will be a great asset to our team.”

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is located in Palm City, in the heart of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Minutes away is the town of Stuart, known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World.” Residents enjoy an active, outdoor lifestyle that features three marinas with a combined 98 slips, two 18-hole championship golf courses, and one of the finest tennis facilities on Florida’s east coast.

For more information on living at Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club, please visit HarbourRidge.com or call 772-336-1800.

When it’s time to get out and enjoy what the beautiful Treasure Coast of Florida offers, we have a few suggestions for the perfect Saturday (or every day). For residents of Harbour Ridge on Florida’s Treasure Coast, the options are so varied it will definitely require more than 24 hours to take it all in! This private golf and boating community has the perfect formula for the passionate outdoor lover, and it all takes place in one of the most pristine settings you’ll find along the coast.

Let the Day Begin with Wildlife

The Rookery Trail at sunrise is the perfect way to start your day. Along the trail in the Buttonbush neighborhood are numerous mangroves lining the water’s edge. The mangroves in Harbour Ridge support many notable species of birds, including Egrets, Wilson’s Plover, Least Terns, and Black Skimmers. You won’t want to miss when these colorful birds take flight and fill the sky at sunrise. There is nothing like witnessing these remarkable birds burst into the sky as one.

Satisfy Your Weekend Brunch Cravings

After a relaxing walk on the trail, one can make their way over to the welcoming Clubhouse, the social epicenter of Harbour Ridge, to enjoy a delicious brunch. Iconic by design, the Clubhouse is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. The elegant 45,000 square feet clubhouse, with all of its luxurious amenities, is the heart of the community.

Splash into Fun Under the Sun

Perhaps you’d like to add some water adventures to your day. Residents enjoy boating from the protected harbor on the St. Lucie River in the Okeechobee Waterway, where they can venture out to the Atlantic for sailfishing, and maybe stop at the St. Lucie Inlet sandbar for some family fun upon the return. The entire family will relish discovering playful dolphins or manatees, and the kids might find starfish or other magnificent sea creatures native to the area.

When you’ve made your way back to the marina you can enjoy kayaking the mangrove shoreline of the St. Lucie River estuaries, or paddle boarding through the St. Lucie River, South Branch trail, to see a variety of birds and other wildlife.

Be on Your Game in Unspoiled Nature

After you’ve explored the great outdoors, unwind with a round of golf on either of the two 18-hole championship golf courses. Each course poses multiple challenges for any level golfer, and the breathtaking course provides a stunning sensory experience as you breathe in the salt air and luscious greens. Enjoy the panoramic vistas offered by the Pete and P.B. Dye-designed River Ridge to the lush Golden Marsh course originally designed by Joe Lee and recently redesigned by Bobby Weed. Golf at Harbour Ridge is truly a testament to the thrill of the game.

Get Some Court Time

Do you prefer to play a game of tennis? Tennis is its own community within the community here, and Harbour Ridge’s tennis facilities are superb.  The well-appointed tennis complex includes shaded areas between the eight Har-Tru courts and one stadium exhibition, the highest grade of clay court available today. The tennis program at Harbour Ridge includes weekly socials, round-robin tournaments, and multiple tennis team competitions.

A Perfect Ending to the Day

Finally, we get to the best part of a day at Harbour Ridge… dusk, when the crimson sky ignites and sandhill cranes silhouette as they cross the horizon. Enjoy roasting marshmallows at the firepit as stars blink above you and listen as the cicadas call in the night sky, or enjoy a cocktail at the riverside bar with friends as you celebrate the day. Already knowing that tomorrow can be another perfect day at Harbour Ridge.

Want to know more? Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its spectacular location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live and relish in the adventurous Florida lifestyle. Harbour Ridge sets the bar higher. The two championship golf courses wind along the St. Lucie River with fantastic vistas throughout the entire greens. Residents enjoy the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with boat rentals from the three on-site Marinas, a kayak from the kayak launch near the marinas. Active event schedules inform residents of the weekly activities, so you’ll never miss anything in this community.

Learn more about the unique Florida lifestyle at Harbour Ridge. To see the variety of residential real estate offerings available, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community. You may also contact Harbour Ridge Realty at 772.336.1800