The City of Vero Beach is the county seat and the largest incorporated municipality with an estimated population of more than 17,700. Greenery, open space, unspoiled beaches, and ocean vistas characterize this community, which is the commercial and cultural center of the county. Originally a stop on the Florida East Coast Railroad, Vero Beach was incorporated in 1910. The city is under a council-manager form of government.
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At the northern end of the county, Sebastian is a community of an estimated 14,470. It grew up around the fishing industry and today is enjoyed by residents as well as visitors for surfing, fishing, swimming, boating and other water oriented activities. An incorporated city, Sebastian has the friendliness of a small town. It has a council-manager form of government.
More Information: http://sebastian.fl.us
A rural town of an estimated 2,468 residents in northwestern Indian River County, Fellsmere was once a sugar-growing center. Today, the community's economy is based on citrus crops and cattle. It is incorporated and has a council-mayor form of government.
Indian River Shores
Between ocean and river north of Vero Beach, Indian River Shores is an exclusive residential community with an estimated population of more than 2,680, many of whom are retired corporate executives. It is incorporated and has a council-manager form of government.
Orchid, with its population of about 45, is a new luxury barrier island community. It is incorporated and has a council-manager form of government.