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Palm Beach Sportsmen Are Heading North – Where Are They Going?

Posted on: September 6, 2023 | Read Time: 6 minutes

It’s no secret that South Florida has witnessed an astonishing surge in popularity among homebuyers. Among this surge, The Palm Beaches have emerged as a magnet for luxury buyers allured by its vibrant lifestyle, upscale shopping, culinary venues, and dynamic entertainment. As the demand for South Florida’s unique charm persists, some individuals are now searching for a location that avoids the city congestion but still seamlessly weaves tranquil retreats with the allure of a thriving lifestyle.

Located just 50 miles north of The Palm Beaches, avid golfers and boaters alike are finding a new hidden gem that offers the best of both worlds. Hutchinson Island is a 23-mile barrier island that allows residents to balance their needs for both luxurious and tranquil lifestyles. Hutchinson Island and its surrounding cities have become a popular alternative for many homebuyers wishing to escape the big city and enjoy a picturesque waterfront lifestyle. Find out how Hutchison Island is drawing so many to the area and why Sailfish Point is a favored option for avid golfers and boaters.

Oceanfront Golf in High Demand

South Florida has always been a hot spot for golfers, especially courses along Florida’s Atlantic coast. These rare oceanfront golf courses not only provide dramatic views, but also an unmatched connection to the surrounding wildlife. An exceptional option for avid golfers wishing to enjoy the ocean breeze while they play is the Jack Nicklaus Course at Sailfish Point on Hutchinson Island. Surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River, and St. Lucie Inlet, Sailfish Point’s course combines natural beauty with PGA-level playability. In fact, the par 4 18th hole is nicknamed “Window to the Sea” for its remarkable Atlantic Ocean views. The course is designed for players of all skill levels in mind, ranging from 4,423 to 7,117 yards with lush, Bermuda grass and bold, high-flashed bunkers. In addition to the exceptional views, Sailfish Point has also been designated as an “Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary”, being one of 113 courses in Florida with this honor.

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2. An Endless Array of Luxury Club Amenities

Beyond the greens, Members at Sailfish Point relish an array of world-class amenities. As the center of activity, the Oceanfront Club includes dining venues, a pool, a spa, and seven HydroGrid tennis courts. As pickleball continues to grow in popularity, the Club in a truly innovative fashion transformed one of its tennis courts to make room for four new pickleball courts. The Fitness Center provides equipment for any training level, along with access to personal trainers. As a testament to its exclusivity, Sailfish Point proudly houses its own private yacht club, complete with a full-service marina, a nautical haven that has been bestowed the title of one of seven “Best for Boating” communities by Links Magazine. As one of the largest privately-owned marinas in Florida, it offers 84 slips that can accommodate vessels up to 125 feet in length with an additional 45 dry slips.

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A Lively Arts and Culture Scene

The Treasure Coast thrives through its rich arts and cultural legacy, showcased vividly in its array of museums, art galleries and theaters. One popular destination for locals is the House of Refuge, a historical structure that housed shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the Atlantic coast. The House of Refuge dates back to 1876, making it the oldest standing structure in Martin County. Another cultural hub in the Stuart area is the Elliott Museum, named after local inventors Sterling and Harmon Elliott. The Elliott Museum is home to state-of-the-art exhibits, including a Major League Baseball gallery with autographed baseball memorabilia, a model A truck collection, vibrant art galleries and more. Visitors can also experience a full-scale replica of the Pelican Hydro-Airplane that was designed by Stuart local Hugh Willoughby in 1910. For the art enthusiasts, Stuart offers a range of local art galleries, including Geoffrey C. Smith Art Gallery, The Palm Room & Artisans Boutique and The Fish House Art Center. Known as the central hub for performing art lovers, The Lyric Theatre in Downtown Stuart is home to Grammy-winning musicians, live performances and popular musicals. Between the expansive art galleries and historical museums, the Treasure Coast finds joy in honoring their cultural legacy.

Sailfish Point Dining Options

4. Globally Inspired Dining with Waterfront Views

The culinary scene along Stuart’s coastline is nothing short of amazing, where waterfront dining options seamlessly fuse culinary excellence. Amidst these gourmet delights, the breathtaking ocean and river views elevate each meal into an unforgettable experience. Kyle G’s Prime Seafood and Steaks provides the ultimate oceanfront dining experience as the restaurant was voted “Top 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in the USA.” The menu at Kyle G’s is renowned for its exceptional assortment of premium steaks, locally caught seafood, and a curated raw bar. Situated along the Indian River in Jensen Beach, Pietro’s on the River presents an Italian-inspired twist on their menu. A few of the signature chef specials on their menu includes the savory chicken cacciatore, Treasure Island mahi-mahi or the Mediterranean Swordfish & Shrimp. Pietro’s famous beet salad with goat cheese and maple candied walnuts is also a must-try. 11 Maple Street offers a unique dining selection for seafood lovers with fresh crab cakes, scallops or pan seared wahoo sushi. On Hutchinson Island, Sailfish Point Members enjoy handcrafted meals by the professional chefs from a spectrum of five oceanfront dining venues. For a more casual experience, Members can eat poolside at the Surfside Grill with a handheld favorite. On the other end, elegant meals curated by five-star chefs at The Ocean Room or Beach Club are complemented by breathtaking oceanfront views.

5. Seamless Access to the Palm Beaches

Less than an hour’s drive south on Florida’s Turnpike or I-95, individuals living on Hutchinson Island have access to the world-class dining, upscale shopping and enthralling entertainment Palm Beach is known for. Travelers to the Palm Beach area can participate in a variety of entertainment options. Performing arts lovers cherish the easy drive down to the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts or the iThink Financial Amphitheater to catch a show. Kids love visiting the Palm Beach Zoo for unique animal experiences. Those who prefer the nightlife scene can socialize along Clematis Street in Downtown West Palm. Shopping enthusiasts delight in luxury stores along Worth Avenue, at the Gardens Mall or at The Square. The culinary scene beckons with high-end steak enclaves, waterfront seafood venues and farm-to-table inspired experiences. Hutchinson Island’s convenience extends to avid travelers, granting easy access to the Palm Beach International Airport, just 50 miles south.

Private Club Living Along Florida’s Treasure Coast

Nestled at the southernmost tip of Hutchinson Island, Sailfish Point’s strategic positioning impeccably bridges its Members to the surrounding community, while simultaneously enveloping them in their own exclusive oasis. Sailfish Point offers 520 distinctive homes in an astounding array of living possibilities. From spacious beachfront properties and oceanfront condos to link side villas and townhomes with private boat docks, the wide array of homes offers a range of choices and styles for residents. To learn more about the luxurious lifestyle offered at Sailfish Point and the wide variety of residential real estate available, visit SailfishPoint.com or contact the Sailfish Point Realty team at 772-225-6200.