Rivella, a Groundstone Homes gated community, is nestled alongside the North Fork of the St. Lucie River in Port St. Lucie on South Florida’s Treasure Coast. This one-of-a-kind natural waterway served as the backdrop for James Bond’s waterfront adventure in Moonraker in the 1970s. This natural treasure connects Martin and St. Lucie counties to the Intracoastal Waterway, St. Lucie Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. The area is a cherished destination for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy golf, boating, fishing and kayaking. Rivella is ideally located equidistant between the charming historic downtowns of Stuart, Jensen Beach and Fort Pierce. Endless festivals and events are scheduled year-round throughout the region.
The Treasure Coast is known for its authentic tropical Florida appeal. Quaint local towns and regional shopping destinations are also home to some of the finest dining in Florida. Nationally renowned as one of Florida’s finest culinary experiences, 11 Maple Street in downtown Jensen Beach is a must visit. Downtown Stuart is filled with waterfront dining experiences, many of them in unique historic locations. The Marina district in Fort Pierce offers some of the finest seafood you’ll find anywhere. From fun-filled beach bars with live music to the international flair of Club Med, you’ll find a taste of the Treasure Coast waiting to be explored just minutes from home. After dining, you’ll enjoy visiting the exceptional variety of local shops offering a wide variety of apparel, gifts, art and confections. Treasure Coast Square is just 10 minutes away, and the shops at Tradition are equally convenient. Terrific outlet malls are also a short drive away in both Palm Beach and Vero Beach, and word-class designers make their home in Palm Beach Gardens and on Palm Beach’s famed Worth Avenue. For everyday items, multiple grocery stores are less than a mile away. Whatever you desire, you’ll find it within reach.
South Florida cultivates the perfect environment for year-round sports in both the amateur and professional arenas. Just minutes from Rivella, the New York Mets' spring training facility brings the Major League Baseball favorites to the Treasure Coast. From major sailing regattas to inshore boat races and a steady stream of 5K running and cycling events, those who love to watch sports and those who participate will be equally satisfied. With I-95 access 10 minutes away, a myriad of professional sports are waiting to be enjoyed in South Florida. There’s always a great ticket available to watch Miami Heat basketball, Florida Panthers ice hockey, Miami Dolphins football, world-class soccer events, and Division I college action at Florida Atlantic University and the University of Miami.
Unlike other areas of Florida, where the beaches are filled with tourists and difficult to visit, Rivella is perfectly positioned to offer a more inviting beach experience. In less than 10 minutes, homeowners can be enjoying the pristine sandy beaches of the Treasure Coast. Here, oceanfront development has been limited, and public beach access is a high priority. The result: dozens of unique local beaches, providing opportunities for residents to take in the Sunshine State’s greatest asset. Without ever driving on a major highway, you’ll have your toes in the sand and the envy of your friends and family up north.
Looking for a cure for boredom? It’s a thing of the past when you live at Rivella on the St. Lucie River. Port St. Lucie’s new botanical garden will be your new neighbor, within walking distance from home. Art shows, car shows, food festivals and concerts shuffle between Stuart, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce, competing for your attention. The Sunrise Theatre and the Lyric Theatre have a steady stream of national acts taking center stage to entertain the locals. Broadway, the symphony, international artists and top musicians are on the schedule for the Kravis Center in Palm Beach and other concert venues through the region.
Whether you’re an avid golfer or a beginner hoping to have more time to play in the future, you’ll find Rivella perfectly positioned to pursue your passion. Just five minutes from your doorstep, you’ll find some of the best and most affordable public courses in the region. The Saints and Sinners courses are managed by the City of Port St. Lucie, providing an excellent option very close to home. For a more personalized club experience, the Santa Lucia River Club and Jensen Beach Country Club are also minutes away, offering non-resident memberships to the residents at Rivella. Amateurs and professionals alike celebrate PGA Village a destination for world-class golf, and you’re less than a half hour away.
Rivella on the St. Lucie River is a world apart from ordinary. This gated waterfront community enjoys all the privacy and seclusion you could ask for, with easy access to I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike. Palm Beach International Airport is just under 1 hour away to the south, Orlando International 90 minutes to the north, and both Stuart and Fort Pierce have private airports with U.S. Customs facilities for easy travel to and from the Bahamas. Visitors to the community should take the Port St. Lucie exit from Florida’s Turnpike and head east. Turn right on Westmoreland Boulevard, and you’ll find the impressive Rivella entry on the right, just one mile ahead.
Let’s be honest. When you live in a beautiful place, you want to enjoy a beautiful life. Living healthy and happy often comes with an active, fun-filled lifestyle. We know the best peace of mind comes from knowing you’ll have excellent medical care available should you need it in the future. In addition to top-rated care at Fort Pierce’s Lawnwood Medical Center, the Cleveland Clinic has recently announced its takeover of the Martin Health System. New facilities are already open in Tradition in Port St. Lucie, and major expansion plans are underway for other local facilities. World-class medical care is now at home on the Treasure Coast.
Although many areas of South Florida have been overtaken by rapid growth, the Treasure Coast has been developed more responsibly. A plethora of state and national parks have been preserved to ensure that the natural environment we cherish remains accessible for decades to come. Many of these parks are popular destinations for camping, hiking, fishing, bird watching or just spending time with family and friends. Check out our interactive map to find the parks closest to Rivella and start exploring. Kids of all ages will love getting back to nature and meeting many of our most cherished species up close and personal.
Living in a waterfront community is special. You gain an appreciation for the unique lifestyle of the Treasure Coast that is cherished by so many. Located at the crossroads of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Okeechobee Waterway, the St. Lucie River is the gateway to every type of boating experience you can image. Local marinas provide in-water and dry storage options for boats of all sizes. Head west to Lake Okeechobee for world-class bass fishing with the likes of Roland Martin. Head east to the St. Lucie Inlet and the offshore waters known as the Sailfish Capital of the World. Continue another 55 miles, and you’ll be in the Bahamas for world-class sport fishing and endless relaxation. The Indian and St. Lucie Rivers are teeming with snook and tarpon, and during the winter, there’s nothing better than reeling in a fresh catch of Spanish mackerel, pompano or bluefish on area beaches.