Located along the Atlantic Ocean, Vero Beach is known as the "Citrus Capitol of the World." The city provides residents a small town feel. In this historic, nautical city, small family homes with large, green yards make up the majority of available housing in the area. Those who want something smaller or are looking for a vacation home, many condominiums are available for sale, as well. Vero Beach retains much of its vast and unusually mixed vegetation, keeping its large oaks and tropical palm trees throughout the commerce and residential areas.
Residents have access to 26 miles of shoreline, part of Florida’s Treasure Coast. The Atlantic Ocean can be enjoyed at South Beach, Humiston Park, and Jaycee Park, which includes a 2/3-mile boardwalk along the ocean. Families find secure swimming at all three locations, which are protected by lifeguards 8 hours a day. Those interested in fishing, boating, water skiing, or other water activities can head out to the Indian River Lagoon for a weekend of fun. Downtown Vero Beach gives residents an eclectic dining and shopping experience. From historic buildings like the Indian River Courthouse to Pocahontas Park, complete with a playground and farmers market, Vero Beach is suited to young couples and families alike.
With just over 15,000 residents, Vero Beach offers a great deal of employment in education, sales, administration, and managerial positions. Indian River Medical Center provides the area with almost 2,000 positions, while retail and services make up the largest portion of employment in the area. Vero Beach is part of the larger Sebastian –Vero Metropolitan Area, opening even more employment opportunities in nearby cities. The school system is rated as 5/10, but boasts top rated charter and magnet schools in the city. Private schools are also available for students who need something a little different. After school or on the weekend, kids and kids at heart can head to McKee Botanical Garden, home to ornamental vegetation from various parts of the world. Afterwards, residents can head to Vero Theatre for entertainment, Vero Beach Museum of Art for some culture, and Indian River Citrus Museum for Florida history before heading to a nice dinner downtown. During the summer and fall sport seasons, sports fans can grab a ticket to Holman Stadium to watch baseball, soccer, and lacrosse tournaments. Vero Beach is great for couples and families looking for a small town, summer city to call home.