A charming seaside barrier island community, unpretentiously elegant Vero Beach is one of Florida’s most idyllic locations. Located 90 minutes north of Palm Beach of Florida’s East Coast, Vero’s known as The Hamptons of Florida for its laid back, small town ambiance & 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 visionary ‘low density, low profile’ zoning in place since the ’70s, 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,palms and year long blooms.Restricted height condos are allowed on only a portion of the island. Known as ‘where the tropics begin,’ frosts are few. We’re blessed with a climate conducive for both our beloved Live Oaks as well as palm trees & ever-blooming tropicals like Boungainvillea, Hisbscus, Oleander & Bird of Paradise.
The Indian River is a briny estuary that’s the jewel of Vero Beach, offering wide vistas, mangrove-filled spoil island preserves that serve as home to Dolphin, Manatees, Blue Crabs, Heron 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. We’re equidistant to two inlets for fun on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
The barrier island village offers restaurants and boutiques, a popular Saturday Farmer’s Market, the nationally recognized Vero Beach Museum of Art and Riverside Theater, 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.
Gone 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.
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. Other stars 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 & West Palm airports with highway access, too, 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.
Vero Beach has beautiful beaches, deep water dockage and golf communities in a wide range of price points such as The Moorings, Orchid Golf Club, Windsor, John’s Island, Seagrove, Sandpointe, and Palm Island Plantation.
This coastal city attracts visitors and new residents from around the world who relish its pristine, remarkably un-crowded beaches, unique Ocean Drive shopping and dining district. Orlando, Disney and Cape Canaveral are only 90 miles away, with Miami and The Florida Keys only a 3-4 hour drive and Daytona Beach 90 miles north. Visitors have ready access to two interstates and three airports, being equidistant to West Palm and Orlando international airports. Enjoy the Vero Beach Riverside Theater; Vero Beach Museum of Art, attend Dodger games at the famed Holman Stadium; visit one of 18 golf courses or take a stroll down the beach boardwalk or famed mosaic fountains and riverfront promenade at Royal Palm Pointe!