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Top Neighborhoods in Vero Beach

Nestled in the Treasure Coast, Vero Beach offers its residents and visitors the best that Florida has to offer. From its beautiful beaches to exclusive clubs to elegant dining options, Vero beach delivers luxury in every way possible. But if you want the ultimate in exclusive luxury living, these 6 communities and neighborhoods throughout Vero Beach are the pinnacle of extravagance. Whether you prefer living on a natural ocean reef or at a private club boasting a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer, the following 6 locales offering everything under the sun.

John's Island

Located just north of downtown Vero Beach, John's Island Club is renowned for its lavish amenities and state-of-the-art facilities. It’s situated between Indian River Lagoon to the west and over three miles of pristine beach to the east. Designated as one of the top 100 Platinum Clubs of America and named one of “America’s Top 25 Golf Communities” by Travel + Leisure Golf, John's Island Club offers the ultimate in luxury living. It boasts 1,650 stunning acres and is limited to only 1,382 residential properties, which equates to just over one unit per acre. The Georgian-Bermudian inspired clubhouse is stunning as well and offers social and recreational activities for all ages.

John's Island Club also offers:

  • Five dining options from gourmet cuisine at the oceanside Beach Club, to casual yet refined simplicity grab-and-go options at The Market

  • Three impeccably manicured, championship-worthy golf courses by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Fazio

  • Over 20 miles of maintained hiking and walking trails

  • 18 professional tennis courts with a pro shop that will cater to your every need

  • Squash, pickleball, and croquet courts

  • Spa and fitness/wellness center

From the start, Fortune 500 CEOs and self-made business tycoons have been attracted to the picturesque landscape, world-class amenities, classic Georgian architecture, and near perfect climate in the winter months.

Orchid Island

With a unique barrier island setting, Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club has only 376 private residences on over 600 acres, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River Lagoon and Intracoastal. This seaside, world-class gated club community with elegant, West Indies inspired residences is accompanied by an award-winning Arnold Palmer golf course, a pristine beach, and a luxurious beach club.

The classic architecture features wood and stucco facades, stately columns, arched loggias, window shutters, and colorful surrounding gardens. Exquisite ocean and riverfront properties, tranquil golf, lake and preserve estates complete this highly sought after this private luxury community, which offers world-class amenities and unparalleled service to its members.

Orchid Island Club also offers:

  • Custom estate residences, low-rise oceanfront condos, maintenance-free cottages, and homesites

  • 18-hole championship golf course, a masterpiece created by the legendary Arnold Palmer, and regarded as one of his finest designs.

  • Beach Club with formal and casual dining options

  • Heated pool and spa with private cabanas and loggias.

  • Eight Har-Tru tennis courts

  • Fitness club and luxurious spa

  • Audubon Certified Sanctuary with a 100-acre conservation easement

Orchid Island residences are carefully tucked away on private cul-de-sacs and winding streets to maintain open views of the golf course, sparkling lakes, ocean, and preservation areas that surround this low-density community, which serves as a backdrop to a year-round schedule of tournaments, club activities and social gatherings.


Sitting on 425 acres of lush land between the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River Lagoon and Intracoastal, Windsor is an exclusive, luxury community comprised of 350 Anglo-Caribbean inspired palatial residences. Its offerings are among the best worldwide and include every luxury amenity you can dream up, from a full-service Equestrian Center to beautiful guest accommodations to a wine cellar and tasting room.

Windsor also offers:

  • 18-hole links-style course designed by Robert Trent Jones, 400-yard driving range and 6,000-square-foot putting green

  • Eight tennis courts designed by Wimbledon champion and fashion sneaker icon Stan Smith lined with walls of fragrant jasmine

  • Equestrian Centre featuring 18 stables, 14 paddocks, a 400-yard polo field, and several rings for jumping, dressage, and lunging – offering services from riding lessons to full-service boarding

  • Fitness center offering yoga, pilates, and strength-building classes on offer

  • Combined 10.5 miles of scenic trails for walking, cycling, or horseback riding

  • Seven accommodations at the Village Suites as well as seven suites at the Weston Guest House are available for visitors

  • Upcoming 2,000-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room

From luxurious beach dining to bistro cuisine to cocktails in the chic dining room overlooking the first tee of the golf course, a feeling of casual elegance always abounds! The 25-meter pool with cabana bar and boardwalk beach access are all a part of Windsor’s New Urbanism style of living, making it a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with a focus on community and public spaces.

The Moorings

The Moorings is an elite private residential waterfront community encompassing over 500 prime acres between the scenic Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. The Moorings offers a lifestyle of relaxation, whether in your own lavishly appointed salon or at the chef's table in the spectacular clubhouse overlooking the river or taking a walk along the miles of pristine beaches.

The community includes a variety of residences, from luxury condominiums to stunning private estates, with both oceanfront and riverfront properties, and at the heart of this stunning neighborhood is The Moorings Yacht & Country Club.

The Moorings also offers:

  • Two premier golf facilities with over 36 holes of golf – Pete Dye’s Par 64 Signature Course and Jim Fazio’s Par 72 Hawk’s Nest Course

  • State-of-the-art tennis facilities and pickleball and croquet courts

  • 8 miles of deep-water dockage at the yacht club

  • Fully equipped fitness center and opulent spa

  • Fine and casual dining options

The Moorings members enjoy an active lifestyle with incredible opportunities for sports, recreation and life on the water and can often be found on the golf courses, biking in the community or paddle boarding along the River.


Riomar is a beachside community surrounding a stunning golf course and club. Nestled under ancient oak trees and some sand roads, Riomar is well known for its rustic old Florida architecture and landscaping. Most homes in Riomar are either oceanfront or a short distance to the ocean.

Riomar also offers:

  • 100 acre golf course with seven holes on the ocean, fully renovated in 2015 by Tom Fazio II

  • Seaside and club dining with a variety of excellent culinary options

  • A small, exclusive membership comprised of people who enjoy golf, fine dining and camaraderie

Riomar sits on a natural ocean reef. Riomar Reef defers inshore currents for about 2000 yards out into the Atlantic and creates a protective cove at Riomar. The natural dunes on Riomar’s beaches are 75 yards wide and have been for thousands of years. Riomar’s living aquarium is a visual delight of coral, tropical fish, wrecks and endless amounts of abundant gifts from the sea. Sands circling the cove sparkle with gems tossed about by the surf surrounds.

Gem Island

Situated in the heart of the John's Island community, between John's Island Sound and the Indian River, Gem Island is accessible by a private tree-lined bridge over the Intracoastal. Known for its Traditional Georgian architecture, the secluded 79 acre enclave offers magnificent one and two acre waterfront estates and lush tropical landscaping.

At Ryan A. Jones & Associates, we specialize in customized, high-end renovation, construction and estate management. Our expertise as builders and renovators of luxury homes provides clients with the services and knowledge necessary for the successful planning, designing, permitting, construction, and ongoing estate management of your home. Contact us today to see how we can give you the home of your dreams or provide you with full-service estate management services.


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