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 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:
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:
Public access to ocean by walkways, limited parking and no lifeguard.
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
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.
This area has always attracted artists and writers, along with numerous quality cultural organizations. The following is just a sample of the cultural venues:
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
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.
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.
U.S. Postal Service 2050 13th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32960 Phone: (772) 567-5206 Fax: (772) 567-2024
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).
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
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
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.