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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.

It’s called the ‘Treasure Coast’, but residents know that the real gems are the beaches here! Whether you’re looking for a big beach with tons of things to do, or a smaller one that’s quiet and full of wildlife, there’s something that fits how you want to spend your time. Check out these local favorites below!

Santa Lucia Beach

On the southern end of Hutchinson Island is one of the smaller, secluded beaches that locals love for its quiet atmosphere and secluded location. All that you need to do to reach is drive east on Ocean Boulevard until you hit MacArthur Drive, then drive for just under a mile. Once you get there, ample parking, swimming, and fishing await you. Stroll along the shore and keep an eye to the horizon – you may see a dolphin jump, or a manatee float by. The beach’s pet friendly status means that you can bring your furry friend along for the fun.

Waveland Beach

Waveland Beach is one of Hutchinson Island’s favorite little secrets. From Ocean Boulevard, head east and continue onto A1A. Whether you’re looking for a tropical escape or to check another animal off of your nature-watching list, this is great place to enjoy. Take a walk on the sand, relax with a book, or just enjoy the sounds of the ocean and appreciate the serene vibe of the area. It’s not just the beachgoers who agree – animals from pelicans to, manatees to sea turtles have been spotted on Waveland’s shores. Enjoy this little piece of hidden paradise right here in our own backyard. Fun fact: Waveland Beach is the start of a bike path that takes you along A1A! Head out from the parking lot and enjoy your trip!

Bathtub Reef Beach

This beach is home to living coral reef! The beach gets its name from how a ‘bathtub’ of water is formed near the shore when waves wash over the reef and create a pool-like effect. You get here the same way that you get to Santa Lucia Beach, but you drive for about two miles on MacArthur Boulevard, just about to the end. Lucky for you, this beach has plenty of parking! This is a great place for snorkeling and also very kid-friendly. The reef protects the beach from any waves out in the ocean, so the shoreline is calm and peaceful. You’ll find all kinds of people here swimming, snorkeling and playing in the water. Spend some time looking for animals hiding in the coral, stroll across the sand down to the inlet, or enjoy the lovely day from your spot on the beach.

In Florida, the waterfront is the heart of everything that we do. Animals live here, friends play here, and many businesses here base some of their work around the waterfront. It’s no wonder that many of us want to live as close to the water as possible.

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, CLICK HERE. We will email you a digital brochure that highlights the amenities and lifestyle of our waterfront community.