Over 112,000 people reside in Indian River County which includes the five incorporated towns of Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, Orchid, Sebastian and Fellsmere. Vero Beach is part of the Treasure Coast region of eastern Florida. Vero Beach is a popular choice for buyers looking for Treasure Coast real estate. It is the largest municipality and the county seat for Indian River County and has approximately 17,500 residents.
Why is Vero Beach real estate so desirable? Vero Beach was rated "Best Small Town in Florida and 12th in the Nation" and named one of "The 100 Best Art Towns in America". Vero Beach has been described by the Wall Street Journal, who said it was an "unsung Florida getaway". Vero Beach is also recognized as "The Citrus Capital of the World" with its domestic market and worldwide export of delicious Indian River citrus.
Known as the "Gateway to the Tropics," Vero Beach's residents and visitors enjoy its casual elegance, lush tropical climate, high quality of life, and abundance of recreational activities. Vero Beach golf, tennis and boating in particular are incredibly popular.
Indian River County is located at the northern border of Florida's warmest thermal belt. Yearly rainfall in 2000 was 47 inches. September is usually known as the rainy month, with June, October and August following next in order. The period of least rainfall usually occurs from November to April. The average year round temperature is 82 degrees. Summer averages 89 and winter 74.3.