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By Bill Ness | Broker in Chicago, IL

Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne, Florida

Indian River Colony Club, Melbourne, FloridaOn the Central Atlantic Coast of Florida is the Indian River Colony Club. This golf course community offers Florida retirees a fantastic lifestyle in a beautiful scenic location. Located in the town of Melbourne, this completed 55+ community is made up of 770 homes, all of which overlook the community golf course or lakes and many of which include their own swimming pool.

The homes at this country club community are available in a wide price range starting from the high $100’s and going up to the mid $800’s. The homes were built between 1986 and 2006. Today’s offering of resale homes will typically include most of the 16 different floor plans ranging in size from 1,019 to 2,098 square feet. Many of the homes include popular features such as Florida rooms, covered lanais, vaulted ceilings and garden tubs. The monthly maintenance fee is based on the size of each home and includes a wide variety of services such as select interior and exterior maintenance, lawn care, tree trimming, indoor and outdoor pest control, a 24-hour guard gated entry and more.

The feature amenity at this gated Florida active adult community is the 18-hole, par-72 golf course. This meticulously maintained course is ideal for golfers of all levels with seven different sets of tees. It also features two putting greens, practice bunkers, driving range and a full-service pro-shop. Other community amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, hobby rooms for arts, crafts and games, a lending library plus a large ballroom with catering kitchen for events, plays, dances and receptions. Outdoor features include tennis and bocce ball courts, lawn croquet, shuffleboard courts and horseshoe pits.  A gorgeous heated outdoor swimming pool features lap lanes, a spa and a spacious sun deck. Miles of trails wind throughout the community around the 23 community ponds. It’s the perfect path to relax with friends or keep up with a fitness jogging routine.

It’s easy to make friends at Indian River Colony Club. The maintenance-free lifestyle allows residents to spend more of their free time enjoying the amenities and making the most of the exciting lifestyle. A full-time activities director ensures there is always something exciting happening such as fitness class, daytrips and special interest clubs. Some of the popular resident clubs include the book club, poker, bingo, bridge, photography and travel clubs.

The scenic Indian River community features acres of lakes and open spaces which has attracted an abundance of wildlife. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will enjoy the beauty of this scenic community. There is plenty to enjoy right within the community in addition to numerous local attractions as well. Some of which include the Brevard Zoo, the Ritch Grisson Memorial Wetlands and the Kennedy Space Center. Orlando is about 90 minutes away where visitors can enjoy its many world-renowned theme parks including Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Seaworld and more.

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