Vero BeachStrict building codes, the area's natural beauty and lovely climate have helped Vero Beach develop into an upscale, casually elegant community where recreational opportunities abound and it's easy to make friends. Money magazine named Vero Beach one of the nation's top beach towns and America's Guide to Small Towns ranked it one of the best small town in Florida. Because of Vero Beach's commitment to culture, it has been named one of the nation's top 10 art towns.
Vero Beach offers an unusual vegetation mix - ancient oaks and pine forests coupled with tropical flowers and palms. One visit and you'll see why it's called the Gateway to the Tropics. The area, also known as the Citrus Capital of the World, produces Indian River citrus for domestic and worldwide markets. The region also grows avid golfers - as evidenced by the many great courses around.
Some of one of the best places to surf and dive are found off Vero Beach. Dive near a Spanish galleon that wrecked in 1715. Check out marine life that makes it home in the coral reefs just off the coastline. Catch a perfect wave during one of the surfing contests held throughout the year. When you're not training at the Academy, the area offers everything you need for unparalleled R&R. It's got it all covered - land, sea and air.