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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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2665 Riverview Court

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$1,499,999

  • 4 Bed
  • 4.00 Bath
  • 4,440 Sq Ft

960 Saint James Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$160,000

  • 0 Bed
  • Bath
  • Sq Ft

470 SW 13th Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$139,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 950 Sq Ft

261 Palm Island Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$1,224,900

  • 4 Bed
  • 5.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

5095 1st

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$249,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

4160 Hwy A1a 301 A UNIT 301a

Fort Pierce, Florida 34949

$815,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 4.00 Bath
  • 2,871 Sq Ft

5400 Highway A1a UNIT H5

Indian River Shores, Florida 32963

$170,000

  • 1 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

16 Sea Colony Drive

Indian River Shores, Florida 32963

$1,592,500

  • 3 Bed
  • 4.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

733 George Street

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$162,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 1,574 Sq Ft

6223 Thames Place

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$290,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,870 Sq Ft

1765 Belmont Circle

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$279,000

  • 4 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,537 Sq Ft

5610 41st Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$395,000

  • 0 Bed
  • Bath
  • Sq Ft

529 6th Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$225,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 1,699 Sq Ft

2502 57th Circle UNIT 2502

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$145,900

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,260 Sq Ft

2381 Grand Harbor Reserve Square

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$978,485

  • 3 Bed
  • 5.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

655 Riomar Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$995,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

939 Polo Grounds Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$695,900

  • 4 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

8605 North Boulevard

Fort Pierce, Florida 34951

$163,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 1,512 Sq Ft

0 17th Street

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$45,000

  • 0 Bed
  • Bath
  • Sq Ft

161 Grove Isle Circle UNIT 161

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$139,900

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

1930 Ocean Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$11,950,000

  • 5 Bed
  • 7.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

5400 Highway A1a UNIT C20

Indian River Shores, Florida 32963

$192,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

912 Schumann Drive

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$125,000

  • 2 Bed
  • 1.00 Bath
  • 851 Sq Ft

671 SW Honeybell Court

Vero Beach, Florida 32968

$279,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • Sq Ft

485 Biscayne Lane

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$214,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,608 Sq Ft

1600 Saint Davids Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32967

$499,900

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,434 Sq Ft

1626 Sandpointe Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$545,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 3.00 Bath
  • 2,472 Sq Ft

1804 Ocean Drive

Vero Beach, Florida 32963

$5,900,000

  • 6 Bed
  • 7.00 Bath
  • 6,732 Sq Ft

2055 96th Court UNIT 2

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$10,000

  • 0 Bed
  • Bath
  • 5,996 Sq Ft

1595 46th Avenue

Vero Beach, Florida 32966

$599,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 5.00 Bath
  • 4,776 Sq Ft

10353 134th Court

Fellsmere, Florida 32948

$479,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 2,241 Sq Ft

520 Periwinkle Drive

Sebastian, Florida 32958

$269,000

  • 3 Bed
  • 2.00 Bath
  • 1,862 Sq Ft

797 SW Hampton Woods Lane

Vero Beach, Florida 32962

$40,000

  • 0 Bed
  • 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