Why Buy a Home or Condo in Vero Beach Florida?
Our family spent 10 years worth of our annual vacations searching the Florida Coast, from Pensacola to Saint Augustine, for the ideal place to relocate from Colorado. We were looking for a unique combination of small town atmosphere (but big town amenities), little congestion, traffic or crime, affordability and quiet beaches.
Here are the reasons we finally chose Vero Beach:
Warm Winters - Locations north of Vero Beach, on either coast of Florida experience occasional freezing temperatures during the winter months. Known as the “Gateway to the Tropics," Vero Beach Florida is located in a climate zone that offers an unusual mix of vegetation - from ancient oak trees and pine forests to swaying palms and colorful blooms typical of the tropics.
Deserted Beaches - Height restrictions implemented in Indian River County in the early 1970's has prevented construction of high rise condos on the beach, so common in most other Florida coastal locations. The low population density means that even during our winter months, you don't have to walk far from the public beach access to have the beach to yourself.
Open Space - Numerous beach parks, riverside parks, preserve areas and agricultural land are evident from an aerial view of Indian River County. A 27 mile recreation path runs the entire length of scenic A1A on the barrier island, connecting the parks.
Little Traffic - we are fortunate to have 3 fixed bridges between mainland Vero Beach and the barrier island. A trip to the beach, or anywhere else in town rarely takes more than 10 to 15 minutes.
Low Crime - was a top priority for us since we were relocating with our extended family including middle school children.
Health Care - is provided by: two major hospitals with 24-hour emergency service; seven walk-in, emergency clinics that operate generally six days a week; and over 20 pharmacies.
Often referred to as "Casually elegant", Vero Beach and Indian River County attracts visitors and residents because of the cultural wealth and natural tropical beauty of the area. Vero Beach was rated the “Best Small Town in Florida & 12th in the Nation” and frequently listed as one of the top retirement towns.
Three bridges over the Indian River, connect the mainland with the barrier island. As you drive over the bridge, you will see the island with its canopied oaks and the bright blue ocean on the horizon. Living in Vero Beach is a resort lifestyle amidst interesting and energetic people who appreciate the arts, the theater and their livelihoods. It is a fabulous community to raise a family or retire in paradise.
The Indian River Lagoon, is part of of the Intracoastal Waterway, and is a hub for boating & fishing, water skiing, and other water related activities. Sheltered from the open ocean, the Indian River has a number of public and private marinas and boat launch facilities.
Vero Beach is home to many private & public golf courses. Including Red Stick, John's Island, Indian River Club, Bent Pine Golf Club, Hawk's Nest, Vero Beach Country Club, Quail Valley and challenging public courses such as Sandridge Golf Club.