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There are plenty of Instagram and Facebook photos that highlight the typical South Florida lifestyle. The sun and the beach take center stage as the backdrop for family photos while escaping the winter cold. However, at Harbour Ridge, a different kind of Florida beauty compels your followers to hit the “love” button. It is rare to see this type of pristine “Old Florida” beauty combined with modern, state-of-the-art amenities and scenic nature. It is all mixed together to create the truly remarkable community that is Harbour Ridge. See what makes Harbour Ridge the ultimate photo-worthy destination:

Natural Beauty

Harbour Ridge is a certified Audubon community. It is meticulously designed to highlight Florida’s natural landscape within 885 acres and a two-mile-long riverline along the St. Lucie River. Whether you are at the National Geographic-worthy Rookery to see thousands of egrets taking flight at first light or exploring the nature trail along the riverfront, there are plenty of places to capture the essence of environmental preservation. Even on the golf course, players will see the beauty of the golden marshes and the quiet water of the river winding by the pristine course.

Birds flying from Rookery

Small-Town Charm

Harbour Ridge is located in the picturesque village-like city of Palm City and neighbors across the St. Lucie River from the city of Stuart. Stuart’s quaint and charming walkable historic downtown is filled with shopping, restaurants, a gorgeous waterfront, boutique hotels, and inns. This small-town charm immediately resonates with visitors and residents and can be easily explored by a quick water taxi ride across the St. Lucie River. Historic Downtown Stuart has garnered national attention as it was named winner of the 2020 Great Places in Florida award, as well as the 2016 Happiest Seaside Town in America.

Downtown Stuart sailfish fountain

Wide Open Spaces

Harbour Ridge is recognized for 20 years of certification as an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary, a testament to the community’s valiant efforts in local wildlife conservation and natural preservation. The Rookery proves that Florida’s wildlife lives alongside humanity at its own pace. Catching a glimpse of dolphins swimming by in the river, watching sandhill cranes stride across a green, or witnessing a bobcat peer out from behind a bush are frequent occurrences at Harbour Ridge. A collection of mangroves on the water’s edge, The Rookery serves as a shelter and feeding spot for many of Florida’s animals, but unique to this community is the abundance of egrets that take flight at sunrise and return every sunset.

Bobcat sitting on golf course

Most of the land area surrounding Harbour Ridge looks untouched by time. Driving around you will see undeveloped areas that are still filled with old Spanish Oak and other natural flora that perfectly depict the “Old Florida” beauty. Most of these untouched wooded areas are state nature preserves. For a length of the Treasure Coast beaches, you’ll be transported to a time before anyone touched the sands of Florida. It’s easy to find wide-open spaces and plenty of room to grab a piece of nature to yourself; something we’ve all found more valuable these days.

Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. The heart and social epicenter of Harbour Ridge is our 45,000 square foot Clubhouse that is perfectly designed to take full advantage of the panoramic vistas of the picturesque St. Lucie River. Residents can also entertain themselves at the Lakeside Lifestyle Center. The state-of-the-art complex features signature spa services, a full-service salon and barbershop, physical therapy, a fitness pool with lap swimming, a spacious fitness center, and a tennis facility with nine Har-Tru tennis courts. Our two USGA recognized, championship golf courses, designed by Pete & P.B. Dye and Joe Lee, and redesigned by Bobby Weed in 2018, wind along the river and throughout our community offering breathtaking views – and Audubon certified! An active calendar of events informs resident members of the activities available throughout our community ranging from fishing and golf tournaments to waterfront dinners and multiple shared interest clubs who enjoy birding, cycling, tennis, and more!

Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club is the premier, private waterfront and golf community on Southeast Florida’s Treasure Coast. The “Private by Nature” waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes for the perfect place to live.

To learn more about the unique private club 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.

As Featured in Links Magazine, 2021 Premier Properties Guide. – Perhaps no place was better prepared to face the challenges of 2020 than this private, member-only country club community. The waterfront community of Harbour Ridge offers a level of privacy and a connection with nature that cannot be found anywhere else in South Florida, affording its members beauty, privacy, and security.

Perfectly situated on the North Fork of the St. Lucie River in the heart of Florida’s famed Treasure Coast, Harbour Ridge enjoys two miles of private waterfront, 885 acres of unspoiled beauty, and two Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary-certified golf courses. Members enjoy outdoor dining on the waterfront, shop for fresh produce and groceries at the onsite Marketplace, and take advantage of a personal shopping service and grab-and-go Happy Hours. These, and other safety-first precautions, have allowed the club to continue servicing its members during this challenging year.

Home to three marinas with 98 boat slips, and just 55 miles from the Bahamas, Harbour Ridge also offers two 18-hole championship golf courses, a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa, an award winning USTA Tennis Facility, a 24-hour-manned security gate, an onsite dog park, and more.

Harbour Ridge showcases homes that have been built into the scenic landscape, overlooking the St. Lucie River, lush green fairways, or natural wooded areas. Harbour Ridge Realty is proud to serve as the Membership-owned, onsite real estate agency, offering expertise on this unique community and lifestyle. Visit harbourridge.com to request a Digital Brochure and learn more today!

People have said that Florida’s nature is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before, but it’s hard to understand why until you see it up close. Watching dolphin play in the river, catching sandhill cranes stride across a green, or seeing a bobcat peer out from behind a bush proves that Florida’s wildlife lives alongside humanity at its own pace. At Harbour Ridge in Palm City, nothing proves this better than the Rookery.

Located in the Buttonbrush neighborhood is a large collection of mangroves that lay by the edge of the water. Mangroves often serve as a shelter and a feeding spot for many of Florida’s animals, but these mangroves in Harbour Ridge are unique for sheltering an abundance of egrets and other birds. Each morning like clockwork, these birds fly off in one large flock at sunrise and return every sunset. Harbour Ridge residents look forward to this every day. Watching the birds move in a cloud of white feathers is indescribable. The amount of birds that choose to rest here is so substantial that scientists from the National Audubon Society use the Rookery to measure the population of certain species and the health of the surrounding ecosystem.

For their efforts in conducting Club maintenance while preserving the surrounding natural areas, Harbour Ridge Yacht & Country Club has received the Outstanding Florida Community Award from Audubon International. Both of Harbour Ridge’s championship golf courses are also designated as Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries. What stands out as proof of Harbour Ridge’s commitment to conservation is the presence of wildlife within and around the Club. Residents here often report sightings of ospreys and bald eagles, and even make note of them in the Club’s monthly newsletter. They assist local wildlife services in the protection and the care of the animals. And of course, they look forward to a visit to the rookery.

Harbour Ridge is one of Florida’s premier private waterfront golf communities. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River near the “Sailfish Capital of the World” makes it the perfect place to live, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers. They also enjoy the variety of homes and condominiums offered in the twenty-three different villages.

Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the courses. Residents can entertain themselves at the new Lakeside Fitness Center or explore the surrounding area with kayaks and boat rentals from the on-site Marina. 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.

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.