Nestled on a barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean, Orchid, Florida started as a farming community for bananas, leaf crops, and pineapples. At the time of incorporation, the town had 17 registered voters, but it continues to grow and flourish today. Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of water sports from sunbathing on the beach and splashing in the water to fishing and boating.
Wabasso Beach Park is the hot spot for summer sports, and you might catch sight of the town's best-known animals, the otter or the sea turtles. You can hop on your bike and ride around town or take a leisurely evening stroll. The town features many upscale homes and condos for residents and visitors on vacation. The daily high temperature rarely dips below the mid-70s, making it essential to keep your air conditioning unit in good working order and recognizing the signs of a problem.