What has changed for you within the last year—have you become glued to your hand sanitizer, began a fitness journey, or explored a new hobby? From sanitation stations to touchless entries, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed not only the landscape of real estate development but the priorities of buyers and renters as well. As the world has become accustomed to spending copious amounts of time at home, new amenities have redefined private club communities and become essential for homebuyers. Discover what health amenities the Treasure Coast’s Harbour Ridge residents cannot live without in 2021.
After what feels like years spent mostly stuck inside, fresh air and open space have become a necessity for many homebuyer’s searches. The Treasure Coast is surrounded by natural lands and refuges that offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, both near Harbour Ridge and off the beaten path. Trails and parks provide mountain bikers, and both day hikers and backpackers a delightful getaway. For a more tranquil experience, residents can enjoy a cell-phone-free afternoon of birdwatching amid one of the area’s breathtaking wildlife preserves. With three marinas and two miles of pristine shoreline bordering the Club, kayaking, fishing and boating are among the best ways to enjoy the stunning natural landscape of Harbour Ridge as well. Why not lay poolside with a drink in hand too?
The Clubhouse hosts some of the best spots to enjoy St. Lucie River views on the patio and alongside the boardwalk or gather under the stars at one of Harbour Ridge’s fire pits and grills—the possibilities are endless. Our residents aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy waterfront living. The Harbour Ridge dog park features agility courses, fenced and shaded areas, walking trails and water stations for our furry friends of all sizes. Whether looking for a day in the sun, or a space to enjoy a picnic outdoors, Harbour Ridge has something for everyone.
While public gyms have been creative in following social distancing, capacity, and sanitizing guidelines, the future of fitness centers lies in smaller, intimate spaces that offer both privacy and safety. The 22,000-square foot Lakeside Spa, Fitness and Tennis complex offers a full range of cardio and strength equipment including TRX, complemented by Pilates equipment training, personal training and massages. Lakeside is the perfect place to begin your journey of health and fitness. With a series of programs including favorites like Interval Training, Yoga, Spin, Water Aerobics and Body Sculpting, there is something for everyone with health and wellness at the forefront.
For outdoor exercise, Harbour Ridge is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses and offers members full access to renowned golf training and learning programs geared for beginners to advanced players. Each hole provides the perfect mix of stunning views and “playability”. Harbour Ridge’s tennis facilities are second to none. The tennis program is very active with weekly socials, round-robin tournaments, and men’s and women’s tennis team competitions. After teeing up on the green or serving up a game of tennis, cool off in the club’s state-of-the-art lap pool. Like fitness, homebuyers today are drawn to additional health and wellness features like Harbour Ridge’s conscious menus offering mouth-watering salads, juice and energizing smoothies, and amenities that pamper. At the Spa and Salon at Lakeside, residents enjoy European-style spa services with a full complement of treatments available for the entire family.
Those who wish to “go to the office” without leaving home often seek out this option in their social lives too. As a result, private dining rooms and event spaces are becoming more popular in 2021. At Harbour Ridge, residents can enjoy a world-class meal without leaving the Club. The Grille Room offers Sunday brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks in a casual, comfortable setting that encourages easy conversation with impeccable service. The Riverview Dining Room and Eagle’s Nest Lounge boast breathtaking views and elegant dining experiences. For those yearning for a place for family and friends to enjoy live music and cocktails while watching the beautiful sunset colors reflect on the estuary waters, Dockside Pavilion is the spot.
From casual sandwiches after a round of golf to pizza with the family or a gourmet meal on a special occasion, Harbour Ridge has options to suit every appetite. Members also have the benefit of sharing the delectable cuisine of the Club with friends and family at your next party through Harbour Ridge’s catering service. Whether you’re hosting a wedding, corporate event, party at the Club, or gathering at your home, Harbour Ridge will cater events of all sizes, allowing you to simply relax and enjoy.
Come Home to Harbour Ridge
Homebuyer preferences today have changed, but this Treasure Coast private club community’s dedication to health and wellness has not. Harbour Ridge is the very best of waterfront, country club living. 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.
Through their combined experiences, the locals have found how to make the best of Florida with a few simple rules. Make sure to pay attention, take notes, and see what you need to know to live in Florida.
1. Enjoy The Great Weather
This unwritten rule is one of our most important! Florida is called ‘The Sunshine State’ for a reason! The Treasure Coast alone has an average of 237 sunny days a year, which means that you have an average of 237 days a year to swim, boat, fish, or enjoy the great weather.
2. The State Uniform Is Simple
Locals joke about how Florida is one of the few places where it’s okay to wear flip-flops to a nice dinner, but we love this unwritten rule and our unofficial ‘Florida Uniform’. Whether you’re heading out for cocktails with friends at South Fork Table and Bar or going to a show at the Sunrise Theatre, simply throw on your best Lilly Pulitzer and your favorite flip flops and you’re good to go!
3. Bring Your Beach Gear Wherever You Go
Here in Florida, the locals always make sure to have towels, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a good beach read in the car. You never know when you’re going to stumble across an amazing secluded beach, or find the right spot to take a dip in the cool water. It’s an unwritten rule that’s not hard to follow!
4. Live Alongside Wildlife!
Some of our natural neighbors include egrets, dolphins, otters, manatees, and sea turtles! Bring a pair of binoculars with you when you hike trails such as the ones at Kiplinger Nature Preserve – you never know whom you might run into! For a look at nature that’s just as close but somewhat tamer, head to Busch Wildlife Sanctuary!
5. Get The Kids Outside!
Technology isn’t as big a lure for our kids here in Florida. How can it be when there are white sand beaches to find, blue waves to surf, rivers to kayak, and trails to hike and explore?
6. Your Neighbors Have Your Back!
Floridian friendliness is legendary! Whenever you walk into a store, everyone smiles and welcomes you in. Locals are willing to give you directions and help you get to where you need to go, or mention where some of the best fishing spots in the area are.
7. Expect A Surprise Around Every Corner!
If there’s one thing that Florida isn’t, it’s ordinary. A visit to the gas station reveals a food truck selling some of the best acai bowls in town, or a quiet weekend can be filled with concerts, live events, and demonstrations at one of the local parks in the area. Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to explore – you never know what you’ll find!
8. Try Something New!
Florida has some beautiful nature, but did you know about its amazing culinary scene? Step into a restaurant like King Neptune’s and enjoy some of the freshest caught mahi mahi that you’ve ever enjoyed, or pay a visit to Fruits and Roots for vegan bites! Head to the Fort Pierce Farmer’s Market, and you can even sample local honey, produce, and even flowers grown and made by locals.
9. Don’t Be Afraid To Relax
There’s so much to do within the area that you can feel like you have to fill your days with it. There’s nothing wrong with kicking back in a hammock and watching a sunny day go by. After all, when’s the next time that you’ll get to do it again? (Tomorrow, of course!)
10. Live In the Heart of It All
With South Florida being so action packed, the residents like to stick close by the area so that they don’t miss anything. You want to be in a community that lets you enjoy the best of the area’s offerings while offering its own private services and amenities. You also want to be in a community that’s close to all of the great things that the Treasure Coast offers. Check out the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery in Fort Pierce, which details the history of one of the famed Highwaymen artists, and Basin Seafood & Fresh Fish Markets, where you can get the best fish sandwich in Port Salerno. Don’t miss a chance to see a Spring Training game at First Data Field either! That’s how locals get to have the best of both worlds, and one reason why many residents call Harbour Ridge home.
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, and members and residents alike enjoy the well-rounded Florida lifestyle that it offers.
Harbour Ridge is the best of the best. The two championship golf courses wind along the river with beautiful views throughout the entire 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, sign up for a complimentary digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.