Indian River County

The City of Vero Beach
Unpretentiously elegant Vero Beach is one of Florida's most idylic vacation destinations. This recognition comes not only from residents and visitors. The American publication, Rating Guide to Cities named Vero Beach as the best small city in Florida and is one of only four Florida towns included in "The 100 Best Art Towns in America".

Welcome to Vero Beach.
[ Vero Beach Ballet ] The city radiates a cultural wealth. The $2.5 million Center for the Arts is the largest combination art museum and teaching facility in the entire State of Florida. Riverside Theater, a 630 seat facility, is the only professional Equity theater on the Treasure Coast.

Vero Beach has frequently been called the "Central Gemstone of the Treasure Coast". With an inherent natural beauty, preserved and protected by her residents, as well as strict building codes, Vero is a peaceful haven from the frantic lifestyles of many of today's cities.

Stately live oak trees form a canopy over many of the residential streets while an abundance of colorful oleander, hybiscus, and bougainvillia lend to the tropical atmosphere. For an unusual experience, come see the manatee during the winter months as they seek the warmth of the water at the Vero Beach Municipal Power Plant.

The serene atmosphere enveloping Vero Beach provides a background for a wide range of recreational activity - both active and passive. Vero Beach is the smallest city in the nation to have its own professional baseball team. The Dodgers have been an integral part of the community since 1948 when they arrived here.

[ Bridge to Memorial Island ] The municipal park system includes 4 beach front parks and major recreation centers at both Riverside Park and Leisure Square.

Vero Beach is frequently approched by boat via the Intracoastal Waterway. Visitors and residents are welcome at our 71 slip marina that has 42 moorings in a controlled and protected area. This technology assisted view of the boat basin was provided by the Geographical Information Systems Department.

The City of Vero beach was originally called "Vero" in 1891. It wasn't until 1925 that the name was officially changed to "Vero Beach".

Some basic facts:

  • Vero Beach is the county seat of Indian River County
  • Location: Longitude 80.4 degrees west, latitude 27.6 degrees north
  • Elevation: 14.3 feet above sea level in the center of the city
  • Government: Council-Manager form; councilmen serve for two year terms
  • Municipal Facilities: The City owns and operates its own water, sewer and electrical generation and distribution facilities

For more information, visit the Chamber of Commerce web site or the Vero Beach Community Service Web Site.

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