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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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10620 County Road 507

Fellsmere, Florida 32948

$55,000

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1031 18th Street UNIT 8

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$9

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  • 200 Sq Ft

765 Hall Avenue

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$179,900

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
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1031 18th Street UNIT E

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$11

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  • 580 Sq Ft

8725 Lakeside Boulevard UNIT 306

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$294,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
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725 Timber Ridge Trail UNIT B

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$157,777

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,368 Sq Ft

8348 Sego Lane UNIT 24

Indian River Shores, Florida 32963

$1,100,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,151 Sq Ft

1716 25th Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$129,995

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
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464 7th Place UNIT 464

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$55,000

  • 1 Bed
  • 1.00 Bath
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9030 Rocky Point Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$8,945,000

  • 6 Bed
  • 9.00 Bath
  • 8,000 Sq Ft

7623 Polo Grounds Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$70,000

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1060 Cheval Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$215,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 1,564 Sq Ft

4916 Wood Duck Circle

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$293,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 1,471 Sq Ft

902 Genesee Avenue

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$139,500

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,063 Sq Ft

1331 Haverford Lane

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$247,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
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6298 Coverty Court

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$370,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,372 Sq Ft

1 Sea Colony Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$1,299,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 4.00 Bath
  • 4,899 Sq Ft

38 Vista Gardens Trail UNIT 105

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$69,900

  • 1 Bed
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499 SE 12th Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$1,299,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 6.00 Bath
  • 4,078 Sq Ft

1607 91st Court

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$219,000

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1621 US Highway 1

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$675,000

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525 Acacia Avenue

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$209,775

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,659 Sq Ft

2033 Plainfield Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$285,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 2,928 Sq Ft

944 5th Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$189,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
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90 Crooked Tree Lane UNIT 102

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$88,900

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
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5601 Highway A1a UNIT N107

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$269,000

  • 2 Bed
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  • 1,637 Sq Ft

1166 6th Avenue UNIT C2

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$50,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
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1005 Tobago Terrace

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$575,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
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599 Heron Point Court

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$1,950,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 5.00 Bath
  • 5,494 Sq Ft

1004 US Highway 1

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$3,900

  • 0 Bed
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  • 1,823 Sq Ft

6745 N Old Dixie Highway

Fort Pierce, Florida 34950

$799,000

  • 0 Bed
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510 Tropic Lane UNIT 10A

Vero Beach, Florida 32960

$139,800

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

708 Tulip Drive

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$369,900

  • 4 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 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