About Vero Beach

About Vero Beach

Vero Beach is a charming seaside community you might read about in a heartwarming fiction novel. Life in this small town is simple, yet refined. Located halfway down the peninsula on the East coast, Vero Beach is a beacon for those seeking the true old Florida lifestyle absent of the crowded beaches, high-rise buildings, and souvenir shops on every corner. There are many reasons why real estate in Vero Beach is so highly sought after by home buyers all over the world. The blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and its many inland waterways present opportunities for some of the best boating and fishing Florida has to offer. The balmy climate allows year round recreation including many nationally recognized golf and tennis facilities. Beach-goers soak in the warm tropical sun on the pristine white sand that stretches along the coast, on which you can always find a secluded spot to enjoy the tranquil sea breezes and listen to the waves roll against the shore. Although the citizens of Vero Beach try to keep the community’s attributes a secret from the rest of the world, those who have visited the area can’t help but share its magnificence. That is why Vero Beach has been consistently recognized for its attraction by numerous nationwide publications and news organizations.

Whether you choose to live in Vero Beach or one of the surrounding communities in Indian River County such as Orchid Island, Indian River Shores, Sebastian, Roseland, or Fellsmere; you will become connected to one of the most culturally appealing communities in Florida. However, nothing can compare to the connection you have with your own home. For home buyers and sellers in Vero Beach, Lori Davis of Dale Sorenson Real Estate has been bringing people and property together for nearly ten years, and no one does it better. Lori understands the intricacies of our local real estate market and she will work tirelessly to make the transition comfortable and uncomplicated. This is why Lori Davis is your Realtor….for life.

Indian River County Facts and Figures:

  • County population is approximately 142,000
  • Ranked as Florida’s 6th Richest County and in the top 100 richest in America
  • Vero Beach Rated Best Small Town in Florida and 12th in the nation.
  • Home to world famous Indian River Citrus, sold domestically and worldwide
  • Described as Florida’s Unsung Getaway by the Wall Street Journal
  • Average year-round temperature is 82 degrees
  • Vero Beach Named one of 100 Best Art Towns in America
  • Home to notable residents including musicians Gloria Estefan, Arlo Guthrie and Jake Owen, actor Burt Reynolds, Tennis Star Ivan Lendel, and authors Carl Hiassen and Debbie Macomber.

Local Recreation

  • Beaches & Parks +

    Beaches & Parks in Vero Beach and Indian River County

    Indian River County has 22 beach/parks with access to the ocean or lagoon. Nine of the county's full service parks have year-round lifeguards on duty:

    Full Service Parks

    • Sebastian Inlet State Park - at Brevard County Line, north A1A  
    • Treasure Shores Park - 3 miles north of RT 510 on A1A  
    • Wabasso Beach Park - at Rt. 510 and A1A  
    • Golden Sand Beach Park - North A1A  
    • Jaycee Park- A1A, north end of Ocean Dr.  
    • Humiston Park - Ocean Drive  
    • Tracking Station Park - North A1A  
    • South Beach Park - North A1A  
    • Round Island Park - South A1A at St. Lucie County Line

    In addition to many other public access and walkways to the ocean and lagoon not listed above, there are also many other inland parks that offer picnic areas, scenic views and outdoor activities. To name a few:

    Other Parks

    • Pelican Island National Refuge  
    • Environmental Learning Center  
    • Manatee Viewing Area  
    • Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge  
    • Mel Fischer Treasure Museum  
    • McClarty Treasure Museum  
    • Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area  
    • UDT Navy SEAL Museum  
    • Harbor Brach Oceanographic Institution  
    • Indian River Citrus Museum

    Public Ocean Access

    Public access to ocean by walkways, limited parking and no lifeguard.

    • Riomar Beach: Ocean Dr. south of Business section  
    • Sea Grape Trail: North A1A South of Wabasso Beach  
    • Sea Cove: 1700 Block of South A1A  
    • Sexton Plaza: At the Eastern end of S.R. 60 (Beachland Blvd)  
    • Turtle Trail: North Old Winter Beach Road on North A1A
  • Boating & Fishing +

    Boating & Fishing in Vero Beach and Indian River County

    Indian River County offers anglers some of the best salt water and fresh water fishing on the East Coast of Florida. The calm protected waters of the Indian River Lagoon provide an ideal environment for many types of boating, kayaking and canoeing. If you have a boat that is not moored, there are several places that provide free launching ramps and parking spaces. If you don't own a boat, there are numerous boat-chartering outfits to select from.   

    The City of Vero Beach Public Marina - 772-231-2819


    Professional Outfitters, Inc. 1204 S. US Hwy 1 Vero Beach, FL 32962 Phone: (772) 569-3666 Fax: (772) 569-8870

    Vero's Tackle & Sport Shop 3321 Bridge Plaza Drive Vero Beach, FL 32963 Phone: (772) 234-9585 Fax: (772) 978-0958

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    Golf & Tennis in Vero Beach and Indian River County

    In Vero Beach, golf and tennis are a way of life. Indian River County offers a variety of public and private courses and courts for visitors and residents to enjoy. In fact, the many private communities in Vero Beach with professionally designed golf courses have helped to make this area one of the premier locations for Florida golf course homes.

    Public Tennis Courts

    • Pocahontas Park - on the Mainland  
    • Riverside Park - on the Barrier Island

    Public Golf Courses

    • Sandridge Municipal Golf Course - 36 Holes - 772-770-5000  
    • Sebastian Municipal Golf Course - 18 Holes - 772-589-6801  
    • Vista Plantation Golf Course - 18 Holes - 772-569-2223  
    • Vista Meadows Golf Course - 27 Holes - 772-569-3333

    Private Golf Courses

    • Bent Pine Golf Club - 18 Holes - 772-567-6838  
    • Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club - two 18 Hole Courses - 772-778-9000  
    • Hawk's Nest Golf Club - 18 Holes - 772-569-9402  
    • Indian River Club - 18 Holes - 772-569-5066  
    • John's Island Club - two 18 Hole Courses - 772-234-5959  
    • The Links at Pointe West, Semi-Private - 18 Holes - 77-2794-2904  
    • The Moorings Club - 18 Holes - 772-231-1004  
    • Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club - 18 Holes - 772-388-2350  
    • Quail Valley Golf Club - 18 Holes - 772-299-3232  
    • Riomar Country Club - 18 Holes 772-231-6888  
    • Vero Beach Country Club - 18 Holes - 772-562-2775  
    • Windsor Golf Club - 18 Holes - 772-388-8440
  • Arts & Culture +

    Arts & Culture

    This area has always attracted artists and writers, along with numerous quality cultural organizations. The following is just a sample of the cultural venues:  

    • The Vero Beach Museum of Art  
    • The Vero Beach Art Club  
    • Riverside Theatre & Riverside Children's Theatre  
    • McKee Botanical Garden  
    • Vero Beach Theatre Guild  
    • Vero Beach Choral Society  
    • The Treasure Coast Jazz Society  
    • Indian River Symphonic Association  
    • Vero Beach Opera Guild  
    • Environmental Learning Center  
    • Indian River Youth Symphony  
    • Environmental Learning Center

Community Resources

  • Schools +

    Vero Beach Schools, Indian River County Schools

    INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT www.indianriverschools.org


    Beachland Elementary 3551 Mockingbird Dr., Vero Beach, FL 32963 Tel: (772) 564-3300 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Beachland

    Citrus Elementary 2771 Citrus Road, Vero Beach, FL 32968 Tel: (772) 978-8350 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Citrus

    Fellsmere Elementary 50 N. Cypress St., Fellsmere, FL 32948 Tel: (772) 564-5970 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Fellsmere

    Glendale Elementary 4940 8th St., Vero Beach, FL 32967 Tel: (772) 978-8050 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Glendale

    Highlands Elementary 500 20th St. SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962 Tel: (772) 564-3390 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Highlands

    Osceola Magnet 665 20th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Tel: (772) 564-5821Tel: (772) 564-5821 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Osceola

    Pelican Island Elementary 1355 Schumann Dr., Sebastian, FL 32958 Tel: (772) 564-6500 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Pelican

    Rosewood Magnet - A Rich Tradition, A Bright Future 3850 16th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Tel: (772) 564-3840, www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Rosewood

    Sebastian Elementary 400 County Road 512, Sebastian, FL 32958 Tel: (772) 978-8200 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/SES


    Gifford Middle 4530 28th Court, Vero Beach, FL 32967 Tel: (772) 564-3550 www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/GMS

    Oslo Middle 480 20th Ave. SW, Vero Beach, FL 32962 Tel: (772) 564-3980, www.indianriverschools.org/Schools/Oslo    


    Freshman Learning Center 1707 16th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Tel: (772) 564-4820, www.indianriverschools.org/schools/vbhs

    Sebastian River High School 9001 90th Ave., Sebastian, FL 32958 Tel: (772) 564-4170, sites.indianriverschools.org/SRHS/

    Vero Beach High 1707 16th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Tel: (772) 564-4620, www.indianriverschools.org/schools/vbhs    


    Saint Edward's School - A Pre-K to 12th Grade Day School 1895 Saint Edward's Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963 Tel: (772) 231-4136,teccleston@steds.org www.steds.org

    The Willow School 950 43rd Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960 Tel: (772) 770-0758, Shakti@TheWillowSchool.org www.TheWillowSchool.org

  • Hospitals +

    Hospitals in Vero Beach & Indian River County

    Indian River Memorial Hospital 1000-36th Street, Vero Beach, is a 335 bed, all-private room, full service community hospital with medical, surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitation, cancer center, and emergency services.

    Sebastian River Medical Center 129 bed, acute care facility with medical-surgical staff, and is located at 13695 US #1, Sebastian, in the northern part of Indian River County. Psychiatric Institute of Vero is an inpatient psychiatric facility located at 1190-37th Street.

  • Newspapers +

    Local Newspapers

    The Press Journal (772) 562-2315 is published daily.

    The Sebastian Sun (772) 589-4566 is published weekly.

    Florida Today (772) 562-1771 is published daily.

  • Postal Services +

    Postal Service Location in Vero Beach

    U.S. Postal Service 2050 13th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 567-5206 Fax: (772) 567-2024

  • Public Transportation +

    Public Transportation in Vero Beach & Indian River County

    Community Coach fixed route bus service is available weekdays throughout the entire county FREE to all age groups. Complete schedules are available by calling 569-0903. $1.00 each way or for shopping.

    Greyhound service also available with a depot at Melbourne International Airport (800-231-2222).

  • Registration Services +

    Registration Services in Vero Beach & Indian River County

    Voter Registration, Election Board 772 567-8187

    Driver's License, Dept. of Highway Safety 772 778-5087

    Fishing License, County Administration 772 567-8000

    Occupational Licenses, County Administration 772 567-8000

    Residency, County Administration 772 567-8000

    Marriage Licenses, Court House 772 770-5185

    Passport Information, Court House 772 770 5185

    Pets Licenses, County Administration 772 567-8000

  • Libraries +

    Libraries in Vero Beach & Indian River County

    The County has two full service libraries.

    The Indian River County Main Library is located at 1600 21st Street, (772) 770-5060.

    The North County Library is at 1001 Fellesmere Road, Sebastian, (772) 589-1355

  • Military Facilities +

    Local Military Facilities

    The nearest veterans' hospital is in West Palm Beach (800) 972-8262 with others in Miami and Tampa.

    The nearest military base, Patrick Air Force Base, is 50 miles north at Cocoa Beach. Veterans Services, Vero Beach (772) 567-8000 ext. 499. Veterans Clinic of Vero Beach (772) 299-4623, 1485 37th Street.