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Are you looking to retire and find the perfect laid back community? Anywhere around Stuart, Florida may be the ideal place for you! Stuart was recently ranked number five on a list of the best places to retire in Florida by SmartAsset. In addition, 24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Martin County as the 12th healthiest community for retirement, too. We know what you’re thinking: it must be something special.

Located on the Treasure Coast, Stuart is known for its beautiful weather year-round and tons of options for fun in the sun. With plenty of outdoor activities such as boating, beaches and golf, you’re sure to enjoy a healthy retirement here. Florida is home to some of the top private club communities in the country such as Harbour Ridge where boating and golf are a prime focus for active retirees.

SmartAsset’s recent ranking based each county and city by three factors: state and local tax rates, number of doctors’ offices, recreation centers and retirement centers, and the number of seniors in the area compared to the population. After crunching the numbers, Martin County was found to have one of the largest retirement incomes of any U.S. county at $30,400. The study also found that there are about 14 doctors’ offices for every 1,000 people and 27.8% of the population is seniors. With so much to do here, it’s no wonder this quaint, fun town made its way up the list.

Harbour Ridge is Florida’s premier private waterfront golf community. Its waterfront location on the St. Lucie River makes it the perfect place to live, and it’s treasured by members and residents alike.

Harbour Ridge offers the best of the Florida lifestyle. 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.

November is the perfect time for outdoor events on the Treasure Coast. With perfect weather and so much to do, its no wonder this month is a local favorite. Here are a few of our top picks for things to do. Did your favorite one make the list?

The Stuart Air Show: November 3-5

The Stuart Air Show is a family entertainment event that supports non-profit organizations. This event features spectacular performances as well as historical displays of aircrafts of all kinds. Bring the kids and the family for a fun day out at Witham Field in Stuart. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit the Stuart Air Show website. You won’t want to miss this.

Pineapple Fest: November 17-19

This fun-filled weekend in Downtown Jensen Beach is a favorite among South Floridians. From amusement park and carnival rides, to games and live music, this festival is exciting for everyone! Walker Hays and Molly Hatchet are just a few of this year’s featured performers. Make sure to get your advance ticket for $10 at all Seacoast Bank locations before Friday, November 17th. Or you can go on Sunday, November 19th, the free festival admission day.  There’s fun for everyone at this local tradition.

Turkey Trot: November 23

Build up that Thanksgiving appetite and join the 7th Annual Palm City Turkey Trot 5K. The price to run or walk starts at $35 for adults and $5 for kids. The race is scheduled to begin at 7:30am on Thanksgiving Day. All of the proceeds from this event will go to The Salvation Army of Martin County so make sure to bring along some non-perishable foods to donate as well. It’s a great way to start the day!

Race location: 2700 SW Martin Hwy, Palm City, FL US 34990

Tradition Green Market

The Tradition Green Market is every Sunday from 10am-3pm at the Landing in Tradition. This outdoor fun shopping experience features goodies from local farmers, bakers, crafters and artisans. There are always new treasures to be found at this Treasure Coast event. Stop in on a Sunday to check it out.


Located on the shoreline of the St. Lucie River in Palm City, Harbour Ridge is a premiere waterfront golf community on the Treasure Coast. With two championship golf courses and a private marina, there is always something to do in this unique community. The opportunities are endless with the world-class amenities and the perfect South Florida location. And you’re just minutes from all of the fun and events in the area. Request a free digital brochure today to learn more about the community and the Florida lifestyle it offers.

The Treasure Coast’s beaches are some of the most important nesting sites in the world for loggerhead sea turtles and you can witness the magic up close and personal. A true summer tradition in South Florida, Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks are back this summer and run through the entire month of July.


Join Florida Oceanographic Society on one of their Nighttime Sea Turtle Walks for a chance to observe the nesting behavior of a loggerhead sea turtle in action. Walks are held on Wednesday and Thursday nights and give participants a chance to learn how to safely share local beaches with these amazing creatures.


Guests enjoy an educational presentation about sea turtles in Florida Oceanographic Society’s classroom before heading out, if nature cooperates, to witness the nesting process first-hand. While there is no guarantee that participants will see a nesting turtle, Florida Oceanographic Society’s turtle scouts had an 80% viewing success rate last year.


The program fee is $12 and all participants must be at least 8 years old. Online pre-registration is required on To register, click here and select an available date. Spots are limited and there is no waiting list available. For more information on Florida Oceanographic, please visit the website at or call (772) 225-0505.


There are two main wildlife centers which host the nighttime walks near Harbour Ridge, in Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound. Harbour Ridge’s ideal location gives its residents plenty of opportunities to explore the unique wildlife of the Treasure Coast. Whether you’re on your morning run along the water’s edge or heading out to the Bahamas searching for the big catch, nature plays a big part of the South Florida Lifestyle. Learn more about the outdoor lifestyle at Harbour Ridge here.


Harbour Ridge is a premier waterfront community located on the Treasure Coast and boasts world-class fitness and outdoor amenities. Waterfront walking and biking trails, stand-up paddleboard and kayak launch, championship golf, and of course the state-of-the-art Lakeside Spa Fitness and Tennis center. Harbour Ridge has it all. Learn more here!