Vero Beach in Florida

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Vero Theatre © SebasTorrente/cc-by-sa-3.0

Vero Theatre © SebasTorrente/cc-by-sa-3.0

Vero Beach is a city in and the seat of Indian River County, Florida, with a population of 16,800. The Indian River Lagoon, passing through Vero Beach, forms a significant portion of the Intracoastal Waterway, and is a hub for boating, fishing, water skiing, diving, kayaking and other small-craft waterborne activities. There are two large shopping malls the Indian River Mall and the Vero Beach Outlets just west of I-95 on State Road 60. There are small specialty shops along Ocean Drive on the barrier island and in what is called the “Miracle Mile.” The Historic Downtown is a newly revitalized area of shopping, dining, antique stores and art galleries.

Vero Beach is home to general aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft, which is the largest private employer in Indian River County. As of July 2015, Piper employed approximately 750 people. Aside from Piper, the bulk of commercial activity in Vero Beach centers around tourism, the citrus industry and service activities. A large part of tourism in Vero Beach is taken in part by Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, officially located in Wabasso, a small town north of Vero Beach.

Humiston Beach © Rockerchi379/cc-by-sa-3.0 Loggerhead Marina at Marina Village on Marina Village Circle in Grand Harbor © Leonard J. DeFrancisci/cc-by-sa-3.0 Vero Beach Museum of Art © Ebyabe/cc-by-sa-3.0 Old Vero Beach Community Building © SebasTorrente/cc-by-sa-3.0 Pocahontas Apartments © Ebyabe/cc-by-sa-3.0 Royal Park Arcade © SebasTorrente/cc-by-sa-3.0 Vero Theatre © SebasTorrente/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Loggerhead Marina at Marina Village on Marina Village Circle in Grand Harbor © Leonard J. DeFrancisci/cc-by-sa-3.0
The beaches in Vero Beach are part of Florida’s Treasure Coast. Vero’s three main public beaches are South Beach, accessible at the eastern end of State Road 656 at the eastern end of 17th Street; Humiston Park, in Vero’s Central Beach Business District on Ocean Drive and Jaycee Park which is adjacent to Conn Beach. These beaches are lifeguard protected from 9:00am to 5:00pm. There are 26 miles of oceanfront shore in Indian River County. Vero Beach also has other free public access trails and walkways with beach access, such as Riomar Beach, Sea Cove, Sea Grape Trail, Sexton Plaza, and Turtle Trail.

Vero Beach is home to Historic Dodgertown, the former Spring Training facility of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Since the team’s departure for a new Spring home in Arizona in 2008, it now serves as a year-round multi-purpose facility for athletes of all ages. Among the places of interest are: Driftwood Inn, Hallstrom House, Old Indian River County Courthouse, Judge Henry F. Gregory House, Maher Building, McKee Jungle Gardens, Old Palmetto Hotel, Pueblo Arcade, Royal Park Arcade, Theodore Hausmann Estate, Old Vero Beach Community Building, Vero Beach Diesel Power Plant, Vero Beach Woman’s Club, Vero Railroad Station and Vero Theatre.

Read more on Vero Beach, VeroBeach.com, VisitTheUSA.de – Vero Beach, Wikivoyage Vero Beach and Wikipedia Vero Beach (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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