Tesoro Club community aerial on the Treasure Coast

7 Reasons Palm Beachers are Moving Up to Florida’s Treasure Coast

May 17, 2023 | Read Time: 7 minutes

With its glamourous boating, shopping and entertainment, living on Florida’s east coast has been a fan favorite for generations. The Palm Beaches have long attracted luxury homebuyers seeking a year-round lifestyle and some of the best golf in the country. South Florida’s growth in popularity has narrowed the options for luxury homebuyers seeking the ideal blend of a vibrant and entertaining lifestyle, as well as a tranquil private retreat.

Just 40 minutes north of The Palm Beaches, homebuyers are discovering a well-kept secret. The Treasure Coast offers easy access to South Florida excitement, yet still retains a relaxing Florida lifestyle, with stunning natural landscapes and an appealing sense of privacy and space. The area has been evolving with new additions that have many convinced it’s the best option out there. Discover why so many are drawn to the area and why Tesoro Club in Port St. Lucie is the club of choice for golfers.

1. Expanding Arts and Culture Venues

The Elliot Museum on Florida's Treasure Coast
Home to a rich history and beautiful natural landscapes, the Treasure Coast community takes pride in celebrating and preserving its heritage through museums and art galleries. The 2013 full renovation of the Elliott Museum resulted in a new two-story building that not only accommodates a greater portion of the community’s rich history, but also provides exhibits for every age and interest, including an extensive Model A truck collection, one of the world’s largest signed baseball card collections, artwork by local artists, and many other rotating exhibits. This historic Lyric Theatre and Sunrise Theatre are hubs for the performing arts, hosting performances from concert legends, Grammy winners, comedians, classic movies, and more. Local art galleries, including the Court House Cultural Center, Fish House Art Center, and A.E. Backus Museum, serve as gathering places for artisans and enthusiasts of every medium alike. The community’s deep appreciation for artistic expression is evident as arts and culture continue to expand on the Treasure Coast.

2. Culinary Delights for Every Discerning Palate

Restaurants on Florida's Treasure Coast
With many world-class restaurants nearby, a diverse and vibrant dining scene is sure to satisfy any craving. Colab Kitchen in Stuart not only creates unique globally inspired dishes with farm-fresh produce but features a fresh market where diners can pick up fruits and vegetables of their own. For an upscale steakhouse experience, Oak & Ember in Port St. Lucie or Meating Street in Tradition offers prime cuts of beef and fresh seafood. For seafood lovers, Hudson’s on the River is known for its fresh seafood and sushi, along with a unique roster of island-style cocktails. These options are just a sampling of all the Treasure Coast has to offer. In Port St. Lucie, Tesoro Club Members can indulge their senses at two distinct venues. The Cabanas features a menu of healthy favorites and tropical cocktails easily taken poolside, while The Terrace Grill provides a delightful setting to savor a chef-curated lunch or dinner amidst the Florida breeze.
Tesoro Club Members Ernesto and Emmelis Keaney agree that the food at Tesoro Club rivals those of the area’s best restaurants. “We love having lunch or dinner at the Club,” shared the Keaneys. “It doesn’t feel like regular Club food. It’s like enjoying a great restaurant in Palm Beach from the comforts of home.”

3. Boutique and Designer Shopping

Florida's Treasure Coast Local Shopping

The Treasure Coast is a haven for fashion enthusiasts seeking the perfect blend of charm and elegance in their shopping experiences. With quaint waterfront downtown areas in Fort Pierce, Jensen, and Stuart, shoppers can enjoy strolling along picturesque streets adorned with locally owned boutiques and art galleries. These unique establishments showcase the region’s local craftsmanship, artistry, and fashion that cannot be found anywhere else. For those craving even more shopping delights, the Treasure Coast is just a short drive away from Palm Beach’s Worth Avenue and Gardens Mall. These internationally renowned destinations boast an impressive array of luxury brands, designer labels, and more.

4. The Sailfish Capital of the World

Fishing and boating on Florida's Treasure Coast

From the North Fork of the St. Lucie River to the Atlantic Ocean or Okeechobee Waterway in mere minutes, the Treasure Coast is a sportsman’s paradise. Stuart, also known as the “Sailfish Capital of the World,” is home to one of the densest populations of sailfish, with dolphin, wahoo, tuna, and marlin teeming in the waters as well. Abundant local marinas and miles of inland waterways make the area a popular choice for yachtsmen. For others, 23 miles of pristine beaches are perfect for a leisurely stroll. Surfing, paddle boarding, and diving offshore shipwrecks are also thrilling options for adventure seekers.

5. Innovative Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare on Florida's Treasure Coast

Just as important as lively entertainment and highly-rated dining options, the Treasure Coast boasts a thriving healthcare sector. The area is home to three nationally recognized health facilities, including Cleveland Clinic, HCA Florida Lawnwood, and the recently announced Tenet Healthcare. Jupiter Medical Center’s multiple locations on the Treasure Coast provide easy access to everything from routine checkups to advanced medical treatments and state-of-the-art surgical procedures. Residents enjoy proximity to exceptional emergency services, acute specialists, and innovative healthcare programs.

6. Seamless Connectivity to The Palm Beaches

Connected to the Palm Beaches
The Treasure Coast’s location near I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike allows for easy access to South Florida’s finest attractions, including The Palm Beaches’ top-notch shopping, dining, and entertainment. Visitors can explore the premier collection of luxury goods at Gardens Mall, stroll along the famous Worth Avenue on Palm Beach Island, or enjoy a variety of other fantastic venues. Foodies can satisfy their taste buds at any of the area’s top culinary establishments, which feature exceptional Florida seafood dishes and farm-to-table favorites. Furthermore, Palm Beach International Airport offers world travelers the added convenience of air travel.

“Moving up from The Palm Beaches to the Treasure Coast was one of the best decisions we ever made,” shared Tesoro Club Member Nicholas L. “While we mainly moved for golf, we were surprised by the endless array of shopping, dining, and cultural options nearby.”

7. A New Era of Championship Golf

Golfing on Florida's Treasure Coast

As golf continues to surge in popularity across Florida, a new wave of renowned designers and industry professionals are establishing new cutting-edge facilities and championship course on Florida’s Treasure Coast. One notable option in Port St. Lucie is the recently reopened Palmer Course at Tesoro Club. The par-72 course reopened in November to rave reviews and has already reinstated itself as a destination for PGA-level play. It has successfully hosted two PGA Tour qualifying events this year, including the Astara Golf Championship Qualifier for the 2023 PGA Korn Ferry Tour in January and the Honda Classic Qualifier in February. The 7,333-yard course, meticulously designed by golf legend Arnold Palmer, offers a scenic natural environment and features challenging holes that require both power and precision with every swing.

New Luxury Golf Course Homes Unveiled

Golf Course Community on Florida's Treasure Coast

Along with the reopening of the Palmer Course, Tesoro Club has also unveiled a range of new luxury homes that offer breathtaking views of the golf course, freshwater lakes and creeks, or serene wooded preserves. Spanning 1,490 acres, this private golf club community has been meticulously crafted to harmonize the residences with their natural surroundings, prioritizing expansive open spaces and views. Two of the nation’s top home builders, WCI Communities by Lennar and Toll Brothers at Tesoro Club are constructing an exceptional array of residential options nestled in secluded neighborhoods. Furthermore, premier custom home builders will offer residences built along the Arnold Palmer Golf Course. The custom plans are designed to the buyer’s specifications to accentuate the features and views of each home site.

A Private Golf Oasis on Florida’s Treasure Coast

couple at the pool enjoying Florida's Treasure Coast Lifestyle

Just a short golf cart ride away from any home, residents at Tesoro Club will find a plethora of resort-style amenities. The popular Swim & Racquet Club is open for Social and Golf Members, including two bocce courts, and casual poolside dining at The Cabanas. The landmark Clubhouse offers Members salon and spa services, a second dining venue (The Terrace Grill), and social activities for Members to enjoy. Membership opportunities provide options for social membership in addition to the full golf offering. Tesoro Club represents unprecedented value in an industry experiencing significant price increases in Membership and annual dues throughout the region.

For more information on Tesoro Club’s compelling Social and Golf Membership programs or the new residential real estate offerings, the community’s Welcome Center is now open daily at 125 SE Via Tesoro Blvd. Visit or call 772-345-4000 for more information.

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