Vero Beach, Florida is 24 miles N of Port St. Lucie, Florida (center to center) and 127 miles E of Tampa, Florida. It is in Indian River county. The population of the city is 17,705.
Vero Beach History
Vero Beach began receiving its first settlers in the mid 1840s. The development of this area was boosted by the building of Florida's East Coast Railroad, which started its service in 1893, and the development of Drainage Districts in 1905. Vero Beach began developing rapidly and was incorporated in 1919.
Vero Beach and nearby Attractions
- Driftwood Inn
- McKee Jungle Gardens
- Theodore Hausmann Estate
- Vero Railroad Station
- Royal Park Arcade
- Holman Stadium
- Vista Plantation Golf Club
- McLarty Treasure Museum
- Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
- Vero Beach Country Club
Vero Beach Activities
Apart from its pristine environs, Vero Beach offers a wide range of fun activities that attracts tourists from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy swimming, diving, boating and fishing. There are some amazing gardens and parks which have a variety of flora and fauna. There are a number of golf courses for golf enthusiasts. One can also visit nature reserves like the Pelican Island and the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuges.
Vero Beach Transportation
The St Lucie International Airport is located in close proximity to Vero Beach.
Vero Beach Higher Education
Adult education opportunities can be found at Indian River Community College.