Indian River County
, the crown jewel of Florida's Treasure Coast, enjoys an international reputation among vacationers and business executives alike. With a quality of life unique even to Florida, Indian River County is where lifestyle and work style unites to create a highly productive and profitable environment.
Centrally located 75 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center and 135 miles north of Miami, our 543 square miles contain beautiful beaches, immaculate ocean and river front communities and endless groves of renowned Indian River oranges and grapefruit. Free from urban sprawl and congestion, Indian River County offers the ideal setting for living life to its fullest.
Within the county are five incorporated municipalities:
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. More information about the City of Vero Beach government can be found at www.covb.org
At the northern end of the county, Sebastian is a community of an estimated 16,181 people. 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 about Sebastian City government can be found at www.cityofsebastian.org
A rural town of an estimated 3,800 residents in northwestern Indian River County, Fellsmere was once a center for growing sugar cane and pineapple. 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 3,440, many of whom are retired corporate executives. It is incorporated and has a council-manager form of government. There is no city government website available at this time. However, Indian River Shore Public Safety Department can be found at www.irshorespsd.com
Orchid, with its population of about 140, is a new, luxury, barrier island community. It is incorporated and has a council-manager form of government.
There is no website at this time.
For More Information on Indian River Real Estate:
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce
1216 21st Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
Voice: 772-567-3491 or e-mail: email@example.com