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Vero Beach

Vero Beach

Vero Beach is a city in, and the seat of, Indian River County, Florida, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 data, the city had a population of 15,220.

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2496 & 2498 Edwards Road

Fort Pierce, Florida 34948

$995,000

  • 0 Bed
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  • 0 Sq Ft

1905 Bay Road UNIT 110

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$749,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

100 Mesa Park Boulevard UNIT C

Fellsmere, Florida 32948

$1,600,000

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  • 0 Sq Ft

4185 61st Avenue

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$279,900

  • 4 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

1097 Normandie Way

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$198,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

1180 Clearbrook Street

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$28,500

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  • 0 Sq Ft

2186 Falls Circle

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$459,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

5585 1st

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$269,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

738 Grove Place

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$1,050,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,700 Sq Ft

664 Browning Terrace

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$219,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,624 Sq Ft

950 Majestic Avenue

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$279,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,642 Sq Ft

334 Bayharbor Terrace

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$14,000

  • 0 Bed
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  • 0 Sq Ft

1306 23rd Avenue

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$124,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,189 Sq Ft

7606 Deer Park Avenue

Fort Pierce, Florida 34951

$195,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

1150 Old Dixie Highway

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$259,000

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5750 Corsica Place

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$243,900

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,540 Sq Ft

7507 Lakeside Way

Fort Pierce, Florida 34951

$142,500

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,296 Sq Ft

1650 42nd Circle UNIT 208

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$104,900

  • 1 Bed
  • 1.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

2131 Falls Circle

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$569,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

412 Candle Avenue

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$29,900

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  • 0 Sq Ft

1100 Southlakes Way

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$349,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 4.00 Bath
  • 2,706 Sq Ft

480 Old Dixie Highway

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$220,000

  • 0 Bed
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  • 45,302 Sq Ft

1455 90th Avenue UNIT 60

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$59,900

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 97,905 Sq Ft

1670 42nd Circle UNIT 204

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$106,000

  • 1 Bed
  • 1.00 Bath
  • 815 Sq Ft

7301 Palomar Street

Fort Pierce, Florida 34951

$139,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 1.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

2016 Plainfield Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$349,900

  • 4 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

2965 Peachtree Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$409,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,420 Sq Ft

3566 Marsha Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$1,000,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 5.00 Bath
  • 3,956 Sq Ft

1315 Poseidon Point

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$650,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 4.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

1570 Ocean Cove St

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$325,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,809 Sq Ft

310 Waverly Place UNIT 9A

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$117,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 1,170 Sq Ft

4750 Highway A1a

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$2,995,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 5.00 Bath
  • 3,200 Sq Ft

4492 SW 5th Place

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$305,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 0 Sq Ft

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 793
1930 2,268 186.0%
1940 3,050 34.5%
1950 4,746 55.6%
1960 8,849 86.5%
1970 11,908 34.6%
1980 16,176 35.8%
1990 17,350 7.3%
2000 17,705 2.0%
2010 15,220 −14.0%
Est. 2015 16,358 7.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 census, there were 15,220 people, 7,505 households, and 3,946 families residing in the city. There were 10,258 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 87.5% White, 4.8% Black, 0.30% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 3.7% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.7% of the population.

There were 7,505 households out of which 16.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.4% were non-families. 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older with 4.8% being 85 years and older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the city the population was spread out with 14.1% under the age of 16, 84.1% over 18, 4.3% from 15 to 19, 4.9% from 20 to 24, 5.5% from 20 to 25 and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50.9 years.

For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. The population consists of 51.3% female and 48.7% male.

Geography

Climate

Vero Beach has a humid subtropical climate, with hot and humid summers and warm, sunny, and dry winters. The average annual temperature is 72.7 °F, with an annual high temperature of 81.4 °F and an annual low temperature of 64 °F. On average Vero Beach is frost free.

History

Pre-Columbian

See also: Vero man

A neolithic skull was discovered in 1915. It has since been misplaced but appears to represent a culture from 11 to 14,000 years ago, with 13,000 years ago as the most likely timeframe.

Post-Columbian

In 1872 Captain Allen W. Estes officially established the first land patent between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon.

In 1893 Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway began operation through the area.

Vero Beach became chartered as an official town in 1919.

When Indian River County is formed in 1925, Vero Beach became the county seat.

During the war year of 1942 the U.S. Navy selected 1,500 acres (6.1 km2) surrounding the Vero Beach Municipal Airport as the site of a Naval Air Station. It was commissioned November.

In 1951 Barber Bridge was built from mainland to barrier islands. It was later demolished and replaced in 1995 with the Merrill P. Barber Bridge.

In 1957 Piper Aircraft began research and development in Vero Beach. In 1961 Piper Aircraft moved administrative and manufacturing operations to Vero after completing building additions.

In 1965 the A1A bridge over the Sebastian Inlet connected the two barrier islands.

Economy

Industry

Vero Beach is home to general aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft, which is the largest private employer in Indian River County. As of July 2015, Piper employed approximately 750 people. Aside from Piper, the bulk of commercial activity in Vero Beach centers around tourism, the citrus industry and service activities.

Retail

There are two large shopping malls the Indian River Mall and the Fashion Outlet Mall just west of I-95 on State Road 60. There are small specialty shops along Ocean Drive on the barrier island and in what is called the “Miracle Mile.” The Historic Downtown is a newly revitalized area of shopping, dining, antique stores and art galleries.

Tourism

Points of interest

Beaches

The beaches in Vero Beach are part of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Vero’s three main public beaches are South Beach, accessible at the eastern end of State Road 656 at the eastern end of 17th Street; Humiston Park, in Vero’s Central Beach Business District on Ocean Drive and Jaycee Park which is adjacent to Conn Beach. These beaches are lifeguard protected from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There are 26 miles of oceanfront shore in Indian River County. Vero Beach also has other free public access trails and walkways with beach access, such as Riomar Beach, Sea Cove, Sea Grape Trail, Sexton Plaza, and Turtle Trail.

Water recreation in the Indian River Lagoon

The Indian River Lagoon, passing through Vero Beach, forms a significant portion of the Intracoastal Waterway, and is a hub for boating, fishing, water skiing, diving, kayaking and other small-craft waterborne activities.

Resorts

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort is located in Vero Beach.

National Register of Historic Places

Vero Railroad Station

McKee Jungle Gardens

Infrastructure

Transportation

Bus

Vero Beach is served by GoLine Bus routes.

Rail

The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) mainline bisects Vero Beach, with an active team track in town serving a lumber/building products customer.

Notable people

Education

Public schools

The Indian River County School District operates the following public schools:

  • Vero Beach High School. The first high school founded in Vero Beach · grades 9–12
  • Indian River Charter High School. Charter school · grades 9–12
  • Alternative Center for Education. Public · grades 5–12
  • Rosewood Magnet School. Public · grades pre-K-5
  • Imagine South Vero. Charter school · grades K-8
  • Oslo Middle School. Public · grades 6-8

Private schools

  • St. Helen Catholic School
  • Saint Edward’s School. Independent College Preparatory in Episcopal School Tradition · grades pre-K-12
  • Anderson Academy. Private · grades 8–12
  • Masters Academy. Private · grades pre-K-12
  • Tabernacle Baptist Christian School. Private · grades K-12
  • SunCoast School. Private · grades pre-K-8

Colleges

Source: Wikipedia