SAILFISH POINT- the 532-acre oceanfront luxury community located on the southern tip of Hutchinson Island, a barrier island on the east coast of Florida, less than an hour north from Palm Beach- reported a surge in fiscal year 2017 home sales, solidifying its very deserving position as the Treasure Coast’s top waterfront and golf community.
Surrounded by water on three sides, the member-owned gated enclave offers gorgeous and secluded
properties with exclusive waterfront access to the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River and St. Lucie Inlet. It is like living at nature’s door. The community saw almost $69 million in property sales, an average of $1.53 million per home in the same fiscal year.
“Sailfish Point continues to flourish as the premier golf and boating community on Florida’s Atlantic Coast,” says Kristen Cheskaty, managing partner of Sailfish Point Realty. “Luxury coastal real estate demand remains high along the Treasure Coast, putting the property in an ideal position with its stunning island location, five-star amenities and exceptional residences.”
Over the past three years. Sailfish Point has generated $245 million in real estate sales with fiscal year 2018 off to a fast start with 13 transactions totaling nearly $17 million. While visiting Sailfish Point in September, I witnessed numerous homes being built along the exquisite Nicklaus designed golf course.
Nearby Witham Field airport, one of the top FBOs in the state, recently opened an official U.S. Customs Facility for processing international travelers via water and air, Florida’s first intermodal location of its kind. The Stuart Jet Center, located at the airport, is a 53-acre service center for private aircraft with both lighted and secured ramp space, plus hangars. In addition to the area’s low taxes and practical cost of living, the airport facilities are expected to accommodate the current drive in demand for premium luxury real estate.
Sailfish Point offers a myriad of move-in ready options, ideal for primary and vacation homes alike. The vibrant community features 520 distinctive homes, including spacious beachfront estates, low maintenance condos, golf villas and townhomes with private boat slips.
The five-star world class resort style amenities include a newly renovated 60,000 square-foot clubhouse with multiple dining options, a fitness center, a spectacular pool, eight perfectly maintained Har-Tru tennis courts with professional staff, a full service spa and 1.5 mile private and pristine white sand beach. Residents enjoy easy access to a full-service marina and yacht club, offering 77 wet and 45 dry slips while accommodating vessels up to 125 feet. Everything is first class at Sailfish Point. Organized events include casino nights, wine tastings, themed dinners, boating and sporting competitions.
On a recent visit, I had the opportunity to sample the really great life at Sailfish Point. Driving down MacArthur Boulevard on Hutchinson Island from A1A the road narrows as it lingers along the Ocean on one side and the Indian River to the west. It ends at the security gate to the property, and once inside you enter a unique and unforgettable exclusive community. Sailfish Point has got to be the finest piece of real estate on the east coast of Florida.
We played the magnificent Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course that winds its way through the exquisite community. What a treat! Before the round members and guests have the opportunity to hone their golf skills on the multiple short game practice facilities and putting surface, before hitting the driving range and venturing to the first tee where there are five tee locations to choose from. The Professional PGA staff are all fine instructors to help with your game. There are no tee times at the Point. Just great golf.
The immaculately manicured golf course is one of Jack’s finest private country club designs. The layout allows members and guests to enjoy the golf experience with welcoming fairways and tee boxes for the casual players, while presenting a formidable challenge from the back tees at 7,088 yards at a par 72. I could play here everyday and enjoy every minute of it. After nine holes the routing brings you back to the halfway house were there is sandwiches, snacks and cold refreshments. Playing golf in the dog days of summer was not bad because of the ocean breezes crossing the peninsula.
Water features throughout the Point are connected to the nearby lagoon and come into play on about half the holes. While we were enjoying our round of golf we watched as two young boys pulled tarpon almost as big as they were out of one of the waterways on the back nine. The stunning view of the St. Lucie Inlet and Indian River from the green on # 14 is just awe-inspiring. Then the signature 18th playing back to the clubhouse with a remarkable overlook of the Atlantic ocean called the “Window on the Sea” is phenomenal.
There is definitely a good reason for the name ‘Sailfish Point,’ because the area is the Sailfish Capital of the World. So, if you are a sport-fisherman or have never fished, you need to try your hand or join a group of the members and experience a day right from your own private marina.
After golf we enjoyed fine al fresco lunch fare perfectly served by Allison. The outside dining area overlooks the ocean and the 18th green of the 60,000 square foot clubhouse, the center of activity during season. If you are a wine connoisseur you will enjoy the wine tastings, expositions, gourmet paired wine dinners and the extraordinary selection of vintages available at the wine cruvinet which keeps opened bottles of wine at their freshest by controlling the temperature at which they are stored. A unique plus for members at Sailfish Point.
You will experience unparalleled private community living at Sailfish Point. Visit SailfishPoint.com to learn more and check out your real estate options.