VERO (Indian River County) OVERVIEW
Much smaller than Brevard County in comparison, Indian River County consists mainly of Vero and Vero Beach so you may hear IRC used interchangeably as "Vero." It is also referred to as "The Treasure Coast" partly because of all the shipwrecks that have occurred throughout history in the rocky inlet of it's northernmost city, Sebastian, and partly because it is the 87th richest county in the United States.
With its quiet beaches and strict code enforcement preventing many high-rise beachfront properties, Vero has been successful at securing its status as a well-kept secret for the sophisticated and reserved lifestyle. It is rumored that it is so relaxed that Oprah Winfrey shopped on Ocean Avenue without being noticed. Or maybe that is because being a billionaire is nothing out of the ordinary in Vero Beach.
Vero is an unpretentious yet, high impact business district where the average wage-earner peacefully shares baseball stadium seats or a stroll on the beach with the incredibly rich. Another claim to subdued fame is that it sits on the border of two climate zones so it is considered the "gateway to the tropics."