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vero-beach-stock-aerial-01-300x169A charming seaside barrier island community, unpretentiously elegant Vero Beach is one of Florida’s most idyllic locations. Known as The Hamptons of Florida for its laid back, small town ambience & cultural landscape, Vero is divided to the West by the wide ,briny waters of the Indian River estuary with a 28 mile barrier island to the East.

Thanks to strict height and density codes, the island’s housing inventory remains fixed, supporting appreciation while keeping away sprawl. Comprised largely of single family homes and void of high rises, the barrier island offers an affordable, unparalleled quality of living , 28 miles of pristine, un‐crowded, uninterrupted white sandy Atlantic beaches and land graced by canopies of Live Oaks, palm and year long blooms. Restricted height condos are allowed on only a portion of the island.

The Indian River is a briny estuary that’s the jewel of Vero Beach, offering wide vistas , mangrove‐filled spoil islands that serve as home to dolphin, manatees, blue crabs, heron and an abundance of other wildlife. (Happily, ‘gators dislike its briny waters!) The River is a glorious spot for birding, kayaking, fishing, sailing or boating, with deep water mooring available in many communities as well as at the city marina.

The barrier island village offers restaurants and boutiques, the nationally recognized Vero Beach Museum of Art and Riverside Theater, golf, banking, physicians, churches and markets without traveling over either of two fixed bridges to the mainland. The Indian River Memorial Hospital is just over the bridge. Undergoing a dynamic revitalization, the mainland offers a downtown historic district filled with unique shops and restaurants. Shopping centers, theaters, restaurants across the mainland meet your every need.

vero-2-300x199Gone is the stereotype that Vero is only home to retirees: Vero’s a haven for cultural and outdoor enthusiasts — a diverse, highly educated populace of all ages and interests from families through retirees. 14% of Vero residents are millionaires, cites Kiplinger’s: ‘Called the Treasure Coast for the shipwrecked riches washed up on its beaches centuries ago, there’s still plenty of wealth turning up in Vero Beach. With lower home prices than Miami and Palm Beach, this Atlantic Coast town’s been a Mecca for investors, well‐to‐do retirees and families flocking to the area.”

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With an average temp of 73° thanks to the Gulf Stream, Vero’s known as ‘where the tropics begin.” Stately Live Oak canopies and a yearlong abundance of colorful oleander, hibiscus and bougainvillea lend to Vero’s tropical atmosphere.

Vero’s reputation as hub for the arts —lauded as one of 100 Great Small Arts Towns — stems from an array of high caliber literary, visual, theater and musical groups. Otherstars of Vero Beach are citrus, boating and golf, as Vero’s home to 18 golf courses, a myriad of boat launches and groves that produce the world’s finest citrus.Traveling to Vero’s a breeze: equidistant to Orlando and West Palm airports with highway access, a drive most anywhere in the State’s no more than three hours, the Keys or Tallahassee another hour. Vero’s municipal airport accommodates sizeable private aircraft.