Vero Beach is one of the gems of Florida. With a little over 17,000 people, this residential oasis is a haven for retirees, families, and vacationers alike. It is nestled between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean and has some of the most spectacular waterfront homes in Florida. Celebrities often have homes in Vero Beach, and some of the most notable include Prince and Bon Jovie. Vero Beach is home to the minor league baseball team, The Devil Rays, and it has been the spring training camp for the Los Angeles Dodgers since 1948. Various industries have thrived in Vero Beach including aviation, Piper Aircraft, and citrus, which is famous in Indian River County, as well as tourism.
The climate and geography of Vero Beach are a large draw for visitors and residents. The city limits are just over 13 miles of which 2 miles are water. It is divided by the Indian River Lagoon and the mainland is on one side and Orchid Island which is an oceanfront barrier island on the other. The zoning in Vero Beach has assured its careful growth, and there are no large high rise hotels or commercial centers, which attract many to this quaint community. Interestingly, Vero Beach is the eastern end of a line that separates Floridas climate, north of Vero is considered subtropical and to the south is tropical, a fact which is easily seen in the lush tropical foliage and mild climate year round. This climate and ideally situated town, are enjoyed by all in its bounds.
The beaches in Vero Beach are part of Floridas Treasure Coast. The main public beach is known as South Beach, and is off of Causeway Boulevard, State Road 656. Most of the public beaches are guarded and Sout Beach offers two volleyball courts and two pavilions with barbecues. Other public beaches include, Humiston Park, in Vero's Central Beach Business District.This is a guarded beach with playground and boardwalk. Jaycee Park next to Conn Beach which is guarded and has a boardwalk extending approximately 2/3 of a mile on Ocean Drive. Jaycee Park has fifteen pavilions, all with barbecues and a small playground and boardwalk.Vero Beach has wonderful public access trails and walkways along the beach.