Indian River County was created in 1925. It was named for the Indian River Lagoon, which runs through the eastern portion of the county. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 617 square miles, 114 square miles of it water (18.43%). Approximately 136,000 people call Indian River County their home.
Indian River County is conveniently located halfway between Miami and Jacksonville and directly across the state from Tampa. It is approximately 1 ½ hour from Orlando and Palm Beach, a big plus for visitors and business travelers. It is home to general aviation manufacturer Piper Aircraft and Velocity Aircraft as well as the CVS distribution Center.
Indian River County enjoys a moderate climate with the average temperature of about 74 degrees. Agriculture has been the county's largest industry and is home to 'The World Famous Indian River Citrus' that is sold worldwide.
The Indian River Lagoon is a hub for boating & fishing, water skiing, and other small-craft waterborne activities. Sheltered from the open ocean, the Indian River area of Vero has a number of public and private marinas and boat launch facilities.
Indian River County have some of the best places in the country for surfing and the most unique places for diving and snorkeling as well as Nature Preserves to explore. Whether you prefer to spend your vacation in a setting closer to nature, or if you just want to spend a night or two shedding the trappings of civilization, Indian River County is a great place to visit parks and camping.
Vero Beach holds some of Florida's most exclusive private golf clubs. They include Red Stick, John's Island, Indian River Club, Bent Pine Golf Club, Hawk's Nest, Vero Beach Country Club, Quail Valley and others as well as challenging public courses such as Sandridge Golf Club.
With its Friendly unpretentious atmosphere, 26 miles of pristine beaches and unique balance of work and lifestyle, Indian River County is fast becoming a favorite destination for tourists.
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