*[Live in the midst of championship golf courses, lakes and preserves. Located between Rockledge and Melbourne and adjacent to Viera, the desirable communities of Suntree and Baytree are growing in leaps and bounds. Space Coast Credit Union, Carroll Distributing Company, Publix, Health First, Wuestoff, Osler Medical and MIMA are some of the larger employers in and around the area.
Join the Suntree Country Club and become a member of an elite, private country club surrounded by upscale homes and 36 holes of championship golf and a state-of-the-art short game practice facility. The Country Club’s classic, elegant atmosphere is a perfect backdrop for special occasions, member events, socials and family activities. Challenge your friend to a tennis match on one of the eight lighted tennis courts, enter a Club tournament or schedule a lesson from one of the many tennis]* professionals. Sign the children up for one of the many youth programs including the PGA/USPTA Junior Golf and Tennis Summer Academies, summer swim teams and other camps offered throughout the year.
The exclusive, intimate community of Baytree offers a quaint upscale lifestyle. Embrace the feel of the grand, lush gated entrance and stunning homes nestled along the PGA Tour quality manicured fairways, wooded nature preserves and attractive, beautiful lakes. Take a brisk morning run or bike ride through the miles of serene jogging and cycling pathways, grab the suit for a swim in the sparkling community pool or fit in a quick game of tennis or golf. The Gary Player Signature Golf Course at Baytree National has earned a 4 STAR Golf Digest rating and is ranked by Golf Digest as one of the top 75 places to play in Florida. After the game, treat yourself to lunch and a chilled beverage at the Grille located inside the Clubhouse or pick up a few more tees at the fully stocked golf shop.
At the intersection of U.S. Hwy 1 and Suntree Boulevard the new Riverview Tower At Suntree overlooks the Indian River and the beautiful, family friendly Rotary Park at Suntree. Pick up some lunch from The Fresh Market and picnic along the edge of the Indian River Lagoon, stroll along the boardwalk, throw a line out from the pier or let the kids romp and play on the playground. Listed in the State of Florida Great Florida Birding Trail, Rotary Park is the perfect backdrop for family pictures, watching the dolphins and manatees play and exploring the river. Remember to do the stingray shuffle if venturing into the water!
Experience the natural beauty of the Intracoastal Waterway with a guided tour from Good Natured River Tours. Their Indian River Eco Tours, Sunset Cruises, and sightseeing cruises depart daily from Grills Riverside restaurant. If it’s the exhilaration of manning your own watercraft you’re looking for and sailing is your passion, rent a HOBIE sailboat at Performance Sail & Sport or store your own watercraft at their facility. Be sure to make time to include a delicious meal in your adventurous day. Indoor and outdoor waterfront dining at Grills Seafood Deck & Tiki Bar, the Indian River Pineda Inn Bar & Grill or River Rocks Dining & Drinks Dockside are sure to please. Check the online calendars for the restaurant’s entertainment schedules and daily specials.
In close proximity to both communities are the Viera Municipal Complex, Eastern Florida State College-Melbourne Campus, the Avenue at Viera, Wal-Mart Super Center, Super Target, Viera Hospital Medical Plaza, Health First Pro-Health, Veterans Administration Clinic and Brevard Medical City. Brevard Medical City is an upscale commercial development with medical, professional and retail office condominium space, a new diagnostic center and home to Brevard’s first charging station for electric cars.
The Brevard Zoo is a local treasure! Built solely by community leaders and volunteers, their mission is “Wildlife Conservation through Education and Participation”. The Brevard Zoo is a not-for-profit organization accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Feed the giraffe and lorikeet, paddle through Africa on a kayak tour, paddleboat in the wetlands or try your skills on a Treetop Trek Aerial Adventure exploring nature on a zipline obstacle course. Conservation is of the utmost importance and in doing so, the zoo’s Sea Turtle Healing Center was opened in partnership with the Sea Turtle Preservation Society. Together with dedicated volunteers and professionals, injured sea turtles found along the coast are cared for and released back into the wild helping to preserve these graceful creatures. If you’re looking for an exceptional location to host your next special event then look no further than the Brevard Zoo. The lush, bucolic feel of the Nyami Nyami River Lodge combined with the sweeping veranda overlooking the savanna of Expedition Africa presents the perfect unique venue for your guests.
All in all, both communities exude a small town feeling encouraging its residents to play an active role in their communities. Social clubs, activities and the perfect climate for year round outdoor recreation entices new residents and their families to make Suntree or Baytree their home.