Travelers along Florida's southeast Treasure Coast looking for affordable, invigorating, adult condo living should be paying attention when the signs mark the STUART exit. The alert and the lucky who turn off the highway at this point are about to discover Monterey Y&CC, where the grounds are well-tended, the roadways are safe, the people are friendly, and the golf is free.
Monterey Yacht and Country Club is a 55+ condominium complex comprised of fifty-one buildings of ten units each. Forty-nine of the buildings and the Main Clubhouse and pool, along with six ornamental ponds, meander through the nine-hole executive golf course. The final two buildings are on the opposite side of the road adjacent to the Yacht Club, beautifully situated on the bank of the south fork of the St. Lucie River.
Minutes from historic downtown Stuart and the sandy beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, close to restaurants, churches, and shopping, Monterey provides organized activities for residents to suit everyone's interests. Snowbirds alight with eager anticipation and return year after year to join the year-round residents in contributing to the stability of a population that is in every sense a community.
Monterey Y&CC was laid out by a developer in the year 1970 in an overgrown field used as a horse corral! Just three years later all 510 condominiums, ten units in each of the 51 buildings, were sold, and Monterey was energetically establishing a lifestyle that still flavors the 55-and-over community of today.
The nine-hole executive golf course which threads its way throughout the complex is the pride and joy of the residents, who simply "sign up" whenever they want to play. It's a narrow, tricky course that even Monterey's better players never tire of. Unsuspecting outsiders find it a challenge, only partly because of six strategically located ponds. Men's and women's golf leagues provide weekly competition, and frequent Saturday "scrambles" mix up the skill levels and bring unexpected results.
Also at full throttle during the season is the pool, where residents take part in daily organized exercise, swim laps, or recline on poolside lounge chairs. Umbrella tables provide the setting for sprightly games of cards and "rummy cubes" during the afternoon.
A place brimming with motion and enterprise, Monterey is basically run by volunteers who bring to life an ever-expanding spectrum of interests and activities befitting an active adult community with everything from dance parties, pinochle lessons, and bingo to an improved exercise room and newly formed canoe and kayak club. For every gathering it is well understood that everybody Is welcome.
Let there be no mistake, though; it is the people of Monterey who make the difference. Maybe it's luck, maybe it's heaven's plan, but from the very beginning and continuing throughout its history, Monterey has attracted quality people with heart and sparkle, with courtesy and culture, with friendliness and energy. This is Monterey. There is no better place to call home!
Call or email Real Estate of Florida now for more information on this sensational 55+ community.