Vero Beach is a full-service City. All traditional city services such as police, public works, and recreation are provided. In addition, the City of Vero Beach operates an electric generation plant, electrical distribution system, water and sewer plants, solid waste collection department, airport and marina.
The Town of Indian River Shores is identified with its pristine beaches and controlled growth. The Town's 7 square miles lie along State Road A-1-A between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the City of Vero Beach. The Town of Indian River Shores consists primarily of low-density, gated residential communities. Approximately 4,000 year-round residents enjoy our semi-tropical climate.
Orchid is a town on the Barrier island in Indian River County. It is ranked sixth in Florida locations by per capita income. Most of the town is actually a gated community called Orchid Island Golf and Beach Club. East of SR A1A, there is a beach front condominium complex. The rest of Orchid is uninhabited islands.
The City of Sebastian, Florida is located in Indian River County approximately midway through the east coast of the Florida Peninsula between Melbourne and Vero Beach in an area known as the Treasure Coast. It is recognized as the home of Pelican Island, the first designated wildlife refuge in the United States, a Millennium City, and a Tree City USA.
Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon, which runs through the eastern portion of the county.