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Finding the Best Places to Retire Since 2006!

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Monterey Yacht and Country Club

1991 SW Palm City Rd., Stuart, Florida 34994

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Casual, Established 55+ Community of Monterey Yacht and Country Club on Florida's Southeastern Coast Has Condominiums, a Yacht Club and a Good Menu of Events and Activities

Nestled on the banks of St. Lucie River's south fork and the southern tip of Stuart on the southeastern Florida coast, the gated 55+ the Monterey Yacht and Country Club makes its home. It was built in the 1970s and 1980s and has 510 condominiums.

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The homes are in 51 two story buildings, each one sitting next to the nine-hole golf course. Floor plans range from small one bedroom units to moderately sized two bedroom units. Most homes have one to two baths.

Prices start at around $50,000. HOA fees are approximately $390 per month. Please check with a Realtor to verify these prices as they are bound to change.

The Monterey Owners Representative Assembly works with the board of directors to manage and govern the neighborhood. Employees of Monterey include property management and maintenance personnel.

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Amenities include a clubhouse, a community pool, a yacht club, a main hall, a workshop and acres of open space. Playing on the golf course is free to all residents. The grounds are well tended, with grassy expanses, ponds and flowers.

Activities and events are volunteer-run. The monthly calendar might feature a doo-wop party, bingo, bridge nights, golf tournaments, bocce ball games, a day trip, and wine and cheese soirees.

Members of the Beautification and House Committees plant trees, shape the landscape, better the walkways, and improve the dock. The active Canoe and Kayak Club houses member boats and hosts kayak fests.

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Visit www.montereyyachtandcountryclub.com for more information.

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Florida:

Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.

International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.

Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands spread across 10 acres.

The state has 1,250 more golf courses than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.

Florida, particularly the Keys and the Gulf Coast, were struck by Category 4 Hurricane Irma in early September, 2017. Towns will rebuild, perhaps this time with climate change in mind, making them safer and better equipped to handle major hurricanes going forward.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439 

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates, persons age 25+ - 87% 

Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ - 27% 

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24% 

White persons, not Hispanic - 58% 

Median household income - $47,525 

Median home value - $159,900 

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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