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An Ultimate Guide to Vero Beach, Florida

This post is a little bittersweet for me to write. People in Vero Beach want to keep it a secret, and for a good reason! Vero Beach offers a slower pace with plenty to do if you like great food and fantastic beaches.

Often dubbed the Hamptons of Florida, it has become a popular destination for CEOs, retirees and families who are looking for a quieter Florida experience. Many folks end up retiring here after coming to visit year after year on vacation. We have many people moving here for our pristine, free beaches and reasonable property values.

With reasonable housing and low density, it makes Vero Beach a popular destination for retirement or vacation.

Where is Vero Beach?

A hidden gem located on the Treasure Coast, the pristine beaches, low population, small-town values are what I love about it! Named “One of the Happiest Seaside Towns of 2018” by Coastal Living, it is no surprise why people want to live and travel here!

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Sunrise @ Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa

Vero is about an hour drive north of West Palm Beach, about and hour and a half from the Orlando International Airtport and about 45 minutes south of Melbourne and the Space Coast.

Our History

Vero was a sleepy little citrus farming community that was only famous for it’s Indian River fruit, Piper Aircraft and Historic Dodgertown. Today it has become a popular vacation spot for many.

The town was founded by Waldo Sexton who came here in 1914 and invested heavily in land and agriculture endeavors. His original home is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is currently called the Driftwood Inn, which is a timeshare resort on Ocean Drive.

Wherever I went around the world, people had heard of Vero Beach.

Why Is It Called The Treasure Coast?

Vero Beach is in the heart of what is known as the Treasure Coast. You will find stories of wrecked pirate ships and looting Indians who would hoard the treasure that washed up on our beaches after crashing their ships on our reefs.  

1715 Spanish treasure fleet shipwrecked here and to this day you will see people with metal detectors looking for precious Spanish jewelry after a good storm.

You can check out this treasure at the McLarty’s Treasure Museum on AIA where you will find artifacts and some of the treasure found here on the Treasure Coast.

McLarty Treasure Museum
13180 North A1A
Sebastian Inlet State Park
Vero Beach, FL 32963

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How I Ended Up In Vero

My grandfather retired here after first retiring in Fort Lauderdale. He decided that he was not interested in that level of hustle and bustle. Vero is still quiet compared to South Florida.

My stepfather’s job had us living in rural Tennessee. In 1980 my parents decided to send me to boarding school in West Palm Beach for better educational opportunities. I would have a family member close to me and could come up here on the weekends to visit.

Growing up here in my teens I was always on the beach hanging out with my friends. I really miss that simpler time in life but in the grand scheme of things, it is still relatively quiet here compared to other areas in Florida.

We are starting to get a little, let’s say …… busy, especially during the winter months and for purely selfish reasons I find myself wanting to hide how great it is here. It is with a sense of loyalty though, I need to brag about our little town, and the fantastic attributes it offers to its residents and visitors alike.

Vero Beach Today

Local and visiting teenagers called it Zero Beach because of the lack of nightlife and things to do back in the 80s and 90s. A lot has changed, and now we have world-class restaurants and a nationally recognized theater and art museum. There are also many events throughout the year that include boat and antique car shows and Art in the Park.

You will still find low-density housing, tree-lined streets, and kids playing outside. Our county leaders were smart with future zoning here and no longer allow buildings more than three stories tall. You will find the occasional taller building from before, but they are few and far between.


There are many wonderful restaurants in Vero, but there are a few that are a must-try when you come here.

  • Ocean Grill – Both a favorite for locals and visitors, the oceanfront landmark, steak, and seafood restaurant offers a rustic feel with artifacts from around the world, thanks to Waldo Sexton.
  • Citrus Grillhouse – An American bistro-style casual seaside restaurant serving foods with an Italian and Mediterranean flare.  Their cocktails and truffle fries are a local favorite at Happy Hour.
  • Fire and Wine – American cuisine with a southern twist; F&W is located on the mainland in a strip mall but do not let that deter you. The food is out of this world!
  • Savor – Savor has fresh fish, lamb, and steaks in a warm atmosphere. The chef at Savor loves complex flavors. They also have a great happy hour at the bar.
  • Bobby’s Restaurant – Known for their prime rib, hand-rolled cheese sticks, and burgers. You will often see retired Dodger Ron Perronoski sitting at the bar for an occasional evening cocktail.

The truth of the matter is there are a ton of great restaurants here in Vero Beach. These are just a few of my favorites.

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The Beaches

Taking the grandkids, Olivia and Zechariah, to the beach 4th of July weekend. Vero Beach, Florida

Vero Beach has beautiful uncrowded beaches with blue-green calm waters and is often overlooked as a top destination.

This means that I can find a parking spot at my favorite beach most of the time and even more so during the summer! The nice thing about Vero is that our parks and beaches do not require you to pay for parking. You will find well-maintained parks with benches, picnic tables and playgrounds both on the beachside and the mainland.

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Horse Back Rentals Riding at the Buffers Preserve, Indian River County, Florida

More and more people are flocking to our beautiful beaches, restaurants and cultural events in the winter making traffic a little more than crowded.

I met a friend for lunch who complained it took her 20 minutes to get from her westside home to the beachside restaurant where we were meeting. Once you live here long enough, you get used to summer traffic versus the dreaded winter traffic. But living in paradise here makes it all worth it.

Housing and Hotels

According to Zillow, the median home price is $232,200 as of 2020.

Vero Beach is riddled with communities within the community, whether you choose to take advantage of our beautiful oceanfront estates or spread your wings on 5 acres of farmland there is something for everyone and every budget, including plenty of gated planned communities.

Many with second homes opt to go back North with cooler temps and visit family and friends. Some of my best memories are of summer in Vero Beach when the crowds are gone. I can venture back to my favorite restaurants and beaches without lines and waitlists.
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There are Airbnb options here. Just make sure they are outside the city limits and follow all of the local ordinances.

Ultimate Guide to Vero Beach Vero Beach Hotel and Spa
Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa

My two favorite oceanfront hotels are Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel and Spa and Costa d’Este which also happens to be owned by Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Both have great restaurants.

When Should I Visit Vero Beach?

Summers, especially September, is very slow with some restaurants like the Ocean Grill, an iconic beachside restaurant, closing for part of the month so they can take a vacation and do maintenance before the winter season starts. Summer is actually a great time to visit if you can deal with the humidity! It is the peak of Hurricane Season. But there is also very little traffic.

During the summer there is a free concert series at Riverside Theater. You can also visit our Vero Beach Art Museum.

There are many other events put on by establishments to keep the summer fun going for the locals. Many of us are traveling to the cooler areas of the world to escape the Florida summer heat. The North Georgia and North Carolina mountains are about a 10-hour drive from here. We have access to the best of both worlds.

Winter in Vero Beach

Vero offers fantastic events all year round but in the spring and winter months, you will see that ramped up quite a bit while people take advantage of our nearly perfect winter weather. There is very little rain in the winter months comparatively. You will be able to visit the car and boat shows, arts and craft festivals, seafood and frog leg festivals, concerts and fundraising events.

Kayaking at the Tracking Station, Vero Beach, Florida

Your outdoor activities include our free beaches, paddle boarding, kayaking, boating, fishing or just laying in the sun!

Jaycee Beach, Vero Beach FL
Jaycee Beach Boardwalk Photo Credit Bob Craig

Don’t forget shopping! Our beachside shops line Ocean Drive with fun and unique items. You can spend a whole day looking at unique art, jewelry, clothing and seaside themed trinkets.

Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL
Ocean Drive Shops Photo Credit Bob Craig

Another fun event is a Sunday Polo match. Or you can take the kids to the Environmental Learning Center to play in the Indian River. There is plenty to do here in our not so sleepy town. We have even recently started hosting the Blue Angels at the Vero Beach Air Show!

Hop over to the Historic Driftwood Resort and Waldo’s to overlook the ocean.

You can sip on your Pusser’s Pain Killer while eating wings or their killer fried mushrooms! Almost every Sunday during the winter months, Waldo’s has a band for entertainment.

There Is Always Fun Things To Do

Our photos below show the fun events and live music happening all over town!

Waldo’s with friends
Dancing at Waldo’s on a Sunday Afternoon
Moorings Tennis Club, King of the Hill Fundraiser for Youth Guidance, a local charity.
Waterfront Dining at the Fort Pierce Inlet

You will find great local bands too. The Landshark’s are a local band that became a successful opening band for Jimmy Buffet and other great entertainers. They started here in Vero Beach in the ’80s and have now traveled worldwide as a Florida Beach Band doing Jimmy Buffet and Beach Boys Tribute Shows.

We have the pleasure of seeing them play at local venues like the Patio and Grind and Grape when they are back home in Vero.

Grind and Grape, Wine and Coffee House Vero Beach, FL with the family for game night.

Close-knit and a special sense of community reside here in Vero Beach. Small and cozy is the feeling you get when you come to visit.

Even with the seasonal push of visitors coming to share in our beautiful spot, it is still considered a small town.

If you are looking for the Best of the Best Beach Vacations you can see our friends article here! We were featured in it!

Check out our article about our Airboat Tour with the Marsh Beast just west of Vero Beach! If you are looking for our top pick for Vero Beach restaurants, check out our list for 2021!

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175 responses to “An Ultimate Guide to Vero Beach, Florida”

  1. Suz Avatar

    Looks great! What are the temperatures like in the winter? Like, now? 😏

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It varies, but right now we have been in the mid to low 70s, 50s at night. Perfection!

  2. Anoop K A Avatar
    Anoop K A

    Amazing write-up! It’s absolutely a well-presented article, and you explained everything about the beauty of the city.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you! We love Vero Beach!

  3. tarund Avatar

    I can’t wait to visit Florida once this pandemic is sorted!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Florida is one of the states that has a lot open. Disney is getting ready to open this week! I hope you get here soon!

  4. Patrice Avatar

    I visited Vero Beach when I first graduated college but haven’t been back since. It looks like it’s still a fun place to visit!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Well, Vero Beach is quiet and our beaches are amazing! If you love the outdoors we are a great spot to visit!

  5. reece Avatar

    this looks like the place to never leave! thanks for sharing!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am definitely staying in Vero!

  6. Nart Avatar

    This place is so beautiful! Oh how I wish I could retire somewhere like this!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have always said that was the best part about living in Vero Beach. No need to move when we retire!

  7. Nyxie Avatar

    This looks gorgeous. I wish we had the weather to go to the beach!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks Nyxie! We do miss the cold sometimes in South Florida!

  8. Alpa Avatar

    Wow! Vero beach looks stunning and beautiful!

  9. Kez Avatar

    This certainly does look like a little paradise. I love places that are not overrun by people and have free parking!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Totally agree. It is what makes us special! Don’t tell anyone! LOL

  10. Anindya Sundar Basu Avatar
    Anindya Sundar Basu

    I am a beach person and this is such a great post . Will try to visit this place whenever I can.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I can’t wait to hear about it!

  11. Ana Smith Avatar
    Ana Smith

    I can’t wait for the beaches to reopen…that Corona Extra is certainly a bait for me!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Our beaches are open! Miami, Broward and Palm Beach are closed due to overcrowding and not respecting social distancing guidelines.

  12. Liz Avatar

    Sounds like a lovely community. I hope it doesn’t get any busier.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Well, we can be assured it will but not too crazy. The key is not allowing buildings over 3 stories which is what we have had in place for years in Vero Beach.

  13. Michelle Avatar

    I never heard of Vero Beach before, I will have to check it out.

  14. Angela Avatar

    I love waterfront dining and this looks like a great place to do that and enjoy Vero Beach.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes waterfront is the only way to go!

  15. chad Avatar

    I’ve never to Florida but I keep on reading how amazing the beaches are there…Soon I hope, very very soon…

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! Vero Beach is a nice quite place to visit!

  16. Ruth Iaela-Pukahi Avatar
    Ruth Iaela-Pukahi

    It’s such a pretty area! I have an ignorant question…I saw a show once that had warning signs on the beach about alligators. I’m assuming that not ALL beaches have alligators.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have maybe heard of one alligator in the ocean on the east coast … it is definitely not something I even think about.

  17. Melissa Jones Avatar
    Melissa Jones

    I have a reservation for Vero Beach in early June…I hope the hotel is open! I can’t wait to go!!!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I am sure they will be. They are open now!

  18. Cindy Moore Avatar
    Cindy Moore

    What a beautiful place to visit AND call home! I’d love the beaches and slower pace.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      The slower pace is a bonus as I get older!

  19. Kendra Avatar

    This looks like paradise! I’ve never been to Florida.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You really need to check it out. There is so much to see!

  20. Sandi Avatar

    Bring on the Florida retirement! We were retirement condo hunting just this pas January on Florida’s east coast. Gorgeous!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      How fun! I can’t wait to hear where you land!

  21. Santana Avatar

    I love the history behind it! The pirate stories are really cool. I live in Wisconsin, so no interesting stuff like that where I’m from!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Get down here so you can enjoy it!

  22. Cathy Avatar

    I’ve never been there. We usually visit my son in Largo and we go to Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Tampa. We will definitely have to go there!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It will be a totally different experience! I hope you get to check it out!

  23. Jennifer Avatar

    Vero Beach looks like a relaxing and fun place to enjoy the weather.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks Jennifer. It is very relaxing!

  24. Angela Avatar

    Zero beach seems like my sort of place – quiet and relaxing. I don’t need the night life!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      There is a little here. But what we do have is nothing like the big city!

  25. Sara Avatar

    Looks like a great place to live and visit. We’ve talked about moving to Florida when we retire. We live in Kentucky now and I’m not a fan of the winter months, so living in a warm sunny place like Florida sounds ideal.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Sometimes I miss winter. But I would just want to visit. Winter here is the best time of the year!

  26. Charlene Avatar

    Looks like a great place! I’ve never been that far south on the Atlantic coast.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I hope you get to come on down!

  27. Hillari Avatar

    What an incredible place to grow up! It looks so beautiful, and I can absolutely understand why you would want to keep it a little quiet from tourists.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes, it is getting very busy! But it is good for the business owners.

  28. Barbara Avatar

    Sounds interesting! The boardwalk looked inviting!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is very popular for walkers!

  29. Eva Avatar

    I love this area! Vero Beach was always our meet up point when my brother and I were going from our stepmom’s parents’ house in Merritt Island, to our grandparents’ house in West Palm Beach and later Ft Lauderdale. It was an easy stopping point to pass us off. I want to go back one day and stay at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. I’ve only ever driven by.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      The Disney Resort is very popular!

  30. Tonya Avatar

    Vero Beach looks gorgeous, and I’d love to at least visit since retirement is quite a ways away for us!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      There is something for everyone!

  31. Tiffany Avatar

    I can’t wait to be back at the beach! Might not be till 2021 but can’t wait to have my toes in the sand again!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree! We just opened up yesterday for sunbathers!

  32. Lisa Avatar

    Now I know what beach I want to go to! I do not like crowds.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Not a fan of crowds myself!

  33. jen Avatar

    I’m now intrigued! I have never been a beach girl – grew up in the center of TX with parents who never vacationed! Every now and then I’ll get a hankering for sun and sand. I’ll have to keep Vero Beach in my short list!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      There is nothing better than looking out into the clear blue waters and watching the sea life!

  34. Danielle Ardizzone Avatar
    Danielle Ardizzone

    Gorgeous pictures!

  35. Karie Avatar

    I hadn’t heard of Vero Beach. Looks great. I can’t wait to take a trip to Florida. Especially now I am chomping at the bit to get there and there are some excellent flights right now. I must check into Vero Beach.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I heard there are some great sales!

  36. Debbie Avatar

    Sounds like a lovely place to live or visit!

  37. Sydney Avatar

    Looks like a great town! I love that you gave us an insight on the restaurants and activities to do!

  38. Marianne Avatar

    Hmm… may have to add Vero to my list for the next time we are in Florida!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I hope you make it here! You will love it!

  39. Diane Kurzava Avatar
    Diane Kurzava

    Vero Beach sounds wonderful! No wonder you were hesitant to share all the amazing things about it.

  40. Crystal Avatar

    Looks so beautiful! My first time to Florida was last December but we didn’t get to explore much. Would love to go back and visit some more places including this one.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I always have more I want to explore!

  41. Holly Avatar

    I love Vero beach! My grandmother lived there, it’s been years since I’ve been there, but the memories are still with me today of the years sitting on that beach!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I love the old Vero. So quiet and boring!

  42. Linda Egeler Avatar
    Linda Egeler

    Vero Beach looks lovely! Sadly, we recently had to cancel our Florida trip and look forward to rescheduling at the earliest opportunity.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I hope you make it back soon!

  43. Rick Avatar

    Will be there 3/9-3/13.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome Rick! Let us know what you love about it!

  44. T.M. Brown Avatar

    Oh, my goodness. As if you didn’t have me convinced to visit Vero Beach before ~ I am even more eager now.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you, Tina! Can’t wait to hear about your visit when you come down here!

  45. Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef Avatar
    Angela Greven | Mean Green Chef

    Such fun Vero has so many things to do, I love the east coast! My grandparents moved down to Lauderdale too and that’s how the (almost) entire family wound up coming down. We get over the east coast when we can and will have to spend some time in the Vero area for sure. Love your photos, thank you for sharing! 🤗

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Angela! I can’t wait for you to come to Vero!

  46. Cindy Avatar

    I love how you describe your community! Small town living is great. And you have beaches! I’d love to visit someday.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We would love to have you!

  47. Pauline Avatar

    I bet that would not only be a great place to retire, but a fun place to go during the winter for a break from the cold.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Absolutely! It is beautiful here in the winter!

  48. Sharon Avatar

    We live in Tampa but have never been to Vero Beach! It sounds like a lot of fun…might be a great summer roadtrip!

  49. Tonya | the Writer Mom Avatar

    Looks like a great place to visit in the winter! I’m from MN, so I’m not sure I could handle the summers though, lol!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It will take you about three years to acclimate, from what I hear!

  50. Carolina Frederick Avatar

    Wonderful pictures, I love the place and all the stories about it. It looks so relaxing!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you, Carolina!

  51. Michele Vadnais Avatar

    Where to retire is a question my husband and I have recently started thinking about. This sounds like an amazing place!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You should definitely put it on your list to check out.

  52. judean Avatar

    We bought a place in Palm Coast, FL – but we never have been to Vero Beach! Definitely, need to visit next time we are down south!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Palm Coast is another up and coming hidden gem! I have looked at getting a second home there beachside.

  53. Katie Wolfe Avatar

    Makes me want to retire!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Working here can be a little difficult. I remember going to an appointment on the beach and wishing I could be ON the beach hanging out! lol

  54. Lina Avatar

    Beautiful place! And never too early to start planning my retirement. 😉
    This looks amazing!

  55. Anna Avatar

    Wow! This looks like an amazing place to move into. And the housing is REALLY affordable. Amazing! And you get summer all year round.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Pretty much! Thank you Anna!

  56. nissa Avatar

    I love it! I have been wanting to move to florida for years now. I have two great family/friends that live in Daytona and have always felt like the beach was home. Someday!!!! 🙂

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      The stats are staggering as to how many people are moving here. Especially from the NE due to the high tax rates.

  57. brittany Avatar

    I love vacationing in Florida! They have some of the prettiest beaches. Vero is one I have not visited but will be adding it to my list!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Can’t wait to hear about it Brittany!

  58. Stacey Avatar

    I love your pictures! I want to go to Vero Beach someday. It looks so beautiful. This also makes me hopeful about retirement. Someday!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is never too early to plan!

  59. jen Avatar

    This is my favorite article of yours. We’re looking to move from the west coast and this makes me want to check out your area. Really loved it!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Jen! Let me know when you are in town! I would love to meet up!

  60. alison Avatar

    Oh I would totally retire here, although am pushing for Costa Rica. Amazing beaches and fun activities.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have thought of CR as well! Such a great place! But I can’t leave my daughter and her family!

  61. Hera Avatar

    I miss my mom’s condo that she had in Vero right on the beach! I remember visiting during summer vacations watching dolphins swimming from the balcony all of the time and dinners at Ocean Grill. My grandfolks are still there and live a peaceful retirement. Perhaps one day we will also retire there.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Love the OG! I will never tire of their Roquefort spread and famous creamy dill dressing. My mother in law used to tell us stories about hanging out there in her 20’s! There is a lot of history there.

  62. Leigh Ann Avatar

    You had me at horseback riding and the beaches are a bonus! Looks like a beautiful place.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Leigh Ann!

  63. Missy Avatar

    We have not been to Vero Beach, Florida. I think it is time to visit.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You will not be disappointed! I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  64. Ramae Avatar

    It looks absolutely wonderful to me! I haven’t been to FL in over 30 years but would love to experience this place. Your post is very inspiring!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Ramae! I can’t wait to hear all about your visit when you come!

  65. Lora Avatar

    Looks wonderful! Would love to retire somewhere warm like this

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes the winters are easy here!

  66. Michael Lopez Avatar

    Ive never heard of Vero Beach. This sounds amazing! OMG!

  67. Michelle Avatar

    Sounds like a wonderful place to call home and to visit! It looks absolutely gorgeous. 🙂

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Michelle!

  68. Shirley Avatar

    This looks like a great place for beach lovers!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes the beaches are pristine!

  69. Tracy Avatar

    Hi neighbor! Gulf coast here bit we do love your Alyantoc beaches and the surf is so different. We too have “season” and love when it quiets down.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Totally different but equally beautiful! I need to get over to the other side more often!

  70. Joanne Avatar

    Love all the photos! Looks beautiful!

  71. Malia Avatar

    Your waterfront dining picture sold me. Oh man, that just looks like a little slice of heaven!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We love it! We have some great restaurants!

  72. Suzan Avatar

    Vero Beach is definitely on our list of places to visit soon! Thanks for the wonderful photos!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Can’t wait to hear about it Suzan!

  73. Yolanda Avatar

    I have some years before I retire, but a place to visit would be beautiful. Something different from the norm.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is a great vacation spot too! Come see us!

  74. Jennifer|Me and My Traveling Hat Avatar

    As you know I visit Vero Beach a few times a year. I love the Ocean Grill and now you’ve turned me on to a few other places that I’ve never heard of before. I’ll check out on my next visit. I have noticed there’s many more young people there with young children that have grown up there over the years so it’s becoming a little bit ‘hipper’ as the younger would say. Of course Vero is still a great place to retire. My aunt was presented a special honor by the city of Vero because she turned a hundred years old in Vero Beach the same year of Vero Beach turn 100 yrs old. I will connect with you next time I’m in Vero.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome Jennifer! I can’t wait to connect!

  75. Lisa Manderino Avatar

    I was pretty convinced when you said how low home prices are that I need to move to Vero! Too bad I’m stuck in Utah!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Get unstuck! You will love it here!

  76. kmf Avatar

    Sounds like a great place to visit and retire. I’ll add this to my list.

  77. BRITTANY Avatar

    Oh, to wake up to that sunrise!!! What a gorgeous place you are lucky to call home 🙂

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is really the best thing ever. Nothing finer than waking up and sitting on your veranda watching the sun come up listening to the sound of the waves.

  78. Shannon Delaney Avatar

    We have a retirement place on St Pete Beach waiting for us for the day we retire, but have been seriously thinking about exploring other areas just in case we choose a different area. My aunt and her new husband live in Vero Beach and own a marina there. They love it! These photos make me want to check it out for future! Thank you

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Oh wow! I would love to know which marina? There are only a couple here.

  79. Pam Avatar

    I’ve definitely made a note of some of the places you’ve mentioned as we’ll be back in Vero for a few days this summer! I love the area and can’t wait to spend a long weekend there soon.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome, Pam! I can’t wait to hear about it!

  80. Briana Avatar

    What a beautiful area! I’m definitely adding this to my must visit list in FL!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You will love it Briana!

  81. Heather Avatar

    This looks gorgeous. We have the Disney Vacation Club, and they have a resort in Vero Beach. I can stay there and explore all that it has to offer. The beaches look pristine.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is and you will love the resort! Make sure you take the drive into Vero!

  82. Hollysbirdnest Avatar

    Great post!! I have never been to this part of Florida…but it’s now on my to go places!!

  83. Kyndall Bennett Avatar

    We have family down in West Palm Beach, so we’ll have to visit Vero Beach next time we travel down!

  84. Dominique Avatar

    Great post! It’s good to know there are still affordable places to retire in the United States.

  85. Sheila Avatar

    Vero Beach sounds like a great community. I’d love to visit in the winter! I’m not sure I could take the heat with humidity in the summer months.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      But Sheila! It only takes 3 years to acclimate! lol Honestly, it is hotter in the other southern states.

  86. Janine Avatar

    I may move to one of these places long before I retire…

  87. Kristin Avatar

    You’ve convinced me! We’re retiring to Vero beach!!

  88. Pam Avatar

    I love Vero Beach, we get there about every other year or so for a few days and it’s by far one of my favorite areas to vacation. We tend to switch off between Vero and Pompano.

  89. Cynthia Mackintosh Avatar

    I will definitely need to hit you up when we visit Vero Beach. We’ve never been! Can you believe that? Anyway, love restaurants by the water. For some reason, every meal tastes better by the water. 🙂 I think I need to plan a weekend trip with my family!

    1. Tricia Avatar

      Absolutely! I would love that. Waldo’s here we come!

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