Moving to Vero Beach Guide

Moving to Vero and don’t know where to begin? This guide focuses on Downtown Vero Beach, Oceanside, and a little in between.

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Visting Vero Before You Move

If you’re moving to the area you should explore like a local! Here are some top hotel options:

Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa
This oceanfront resort is set alongside miles of pristine Florida golden sand beaches. The skilled staff stand ready to inspire and pamper, providing harmony and soul to every interaction.

Hampton Inn & Suites Vero Beach Downtown
Enjoy a relaxing stay near the Florida coast. Located at State Road 60 and Sixth Avenue and within walking distance to Miracle Mile shops and restaurants and just minutes to Atlantic Ocean beaches.

Star Suites by Riverside Theatre
Just moments from downtown Vero Beach, our hotel has been designed to be an intimate and quiet retreat. The only extended-stay hotel in the Vero Beach area.

Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa
Discovering Kimpton Vero Beach Hotel & Spa is like stumbling upon a rare and radiant gem. As a Kimpton hotel located on Central Florida’s Treasure Coast, this oceanfront oasis gives you very little reason to stray from the premises.

The Historic Driftwood Resort
Established in the early 1900s by Waldo Sexton in Vero Beach, Florida, and named to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1994, the Driftwood Resort today offers accommodations accentuated with an abundance of fascinating artifacts from Waldo’s personal collection and is rich in historical overtones. 

Downtown Vero Beach

“Main Street Vero Beach is dedicated to enhancing the core of our city, Downtown Vero Beach, by supporting historic preservation efforts, highlighting our local art, and helping our businesses to flourish as an economically revitalized center and tourist destination while maintaining our small-town charm.” Check out more from Main Street Vero Beach.


Baci Trattoria
Breakfast & Lunch. Good For Groups, Kids and Outdoor Seating.

The Barefoot Cafe
The Barefoot Café is the perfect fresh, healthy, and hearty alternative breakfast and lunch spot. Our unique menu is sure to have something you’ll love.

Tea & Chi
Our chi is good. Our chai is exceptional! Tea and Chi is a place to relax, enjoy and learn about tea. We offer 260+ premium, loose leaf teas and accessories, light Mediterranean inspired food fare, chai, bubble teas, great company and a lot of fun.

Italian Kitchen
The Italian Kitchen has been a tradition in downtown Vero Beach, Florida for over 14 years! New York native Ralph Cuccurese takes pride in continuing to serve many of his family’s secret recipes.

Taco Dive
We offer a variety of Tacos with homemade fresh ingredients!! We also serve a variety of salads and tortas.

Southern Social
Our favorite food experiences have never happened while in the company of ourselves. It’s been surrounded by family and friends. Southern Social is centered around just that; food, family and friends.


Market is a one-stop-shop lifestyle boutique, dedicated to helping you love where you live. The goal of opening Market is to reinvigorate the shopping landscape & experience of retail in Vero Beach, FL.

The Parisian Hostess
Try Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil Pamper Products made by The Parisian Hostess! Dress up in California Clothing Brands, Re-decorate your home with Vintage Style Decor and Drape yourself in our Sparkling Jewels!

Carmine & Lucia’s
Specialty food retail where you can sample your way through the store! Carmine and Lucia’s is excited to bring ultra-premium Olive Oils and Balsamic vinegars to Vero Beach. We are the first store of its kind in the area.

Seahorse Lane Boutique
Seahorse Lane is a boutique located in downtown Vero! We pride ourselves in finding cute and unique clothing and jewelry at amazing prices! Come and shop!

Things To Do

Heritage Center and Citrus Museum
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of historic buildings in our community and to heighten public awareness of our local heritage and historic preservations. The organization operates and maintains the Vero Heritage Center and Indian River Citrus Museum.

Downtown Friday
A street party with bands, demonstrations during band breaks, street vendors, and food vendors. Downtown Friday is a popular venue for The Historic Downtown District of Vero Beach, FL. This event is FREE to attend and is family and dog-friendly. Come out and enjoy music, dancing, shopping, food, and join the Downtown Vibe. Last Friday of every month.


Blue Agave
Blue Agave is a lively restaurant located on 14th Avenue in downtown Vero Beach, Florida. We offer a variety of classic Hispanic dishes in addition to a full bar with a noteworthy spread of house-infused tequila cocktails.

Filthy’s Fine Cocktails & Beer
A great local bar with amazing handcrafted cocktails, colossal bloody mary’s on Sundays, Homemade pizza all day until 2 am and incredible happy hour specials 7 days a week!

Kilted Mermaid
Kilted Mermaid is a neighborhood craft beer and wine bar featuring more than 25 local and global wines by the glass, and 80 craft and import beers. Kilted Mermaid is a funky, eclectic neighborhood pub with a chill atmosphere.

Sean Ryan Pub
Sean Ryan Pub is a “lil’ bit o’ Ireland’’ in downtown Vero Beach. It is the most authentic Irish Pub in Vero Beach, serving a full menu of delicious, traditional Irish fare, a perfectly poured pint of Guinness, in a lively, pub-like atmosphere. 

Vero Beach Oceanside

“The Vero Beach Oceanside is situated “Where the Tropics Begin” along Florida’s eastern coast. Our beaches are a hidden gem and a little slice of paradise situated on the Vero Beach Barrier Island. But the Barrier Island offers more than beautiful beaches.” Check out more from Oceanside Business Association.


Casey’s Place
Love an outdoor setting with fantastic food and just a short walk away from the beach? Casey’s Place is your place then! Located on the corner of Cardinal Drive and Azalea Lane in beautiful Vero Beach, it is a local favorite.

Ocean Grill
The landmark restaurant, Ocean Grill, is known for its consistent food and its precarious perch over the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, FL.

El Sid Taqueria
Be our guest at the finest taqueria in Vero Beach! We’re family-owned, and we pride ourselves on the details that create a memorable encounter, sure to entice you to return

Cravings is a popular bakery and ice cream shop located on Ocean Drive in Vero Beach, Florida. Offering a wide selection from sundaes to soups, to salads and sandwiches. Come visit us on the corner!

The Wave Kitchen & Bar
Every detail of The Wave Kitchen & Bar was designed to make you feel like you are attending a cozy dinner party in a friend’s home. The open kitchen and customizable selections aim to engage guests.

Waldo’s Restaurant & Bar
The last of the great American Hangouts, Waldo’s serves lunch and dinner oceanside and celebrates Happy Hour 7 days a week!


Casp Baby Mommy & Me Boutique
THE source in Vero Beach for trendy, unique infant & children’s apparel & shoes as well as new mommy essentials.

The Village Shops
The Village Shops offer the finest selection of men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, unique gifts, art and specialty items, complemented by the best in amenities and cuisine.

The Beach Shop
The Beach Shop has everything you need. Visit our Ocean Drive location for the hottest trends in swimwear and the best selection of Vera Bradley in Vero Beach, or stop by our Brighton Heart store located at our Miracle Mile location.

Things To Do

Riverside Theatre
Riverside Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre affiliated with Actor’s Equity Association, The League of Resident Theatres, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and United Scenic Artists.

Farmers’ Market
The Farmers Market Oceanside Vero Beach is open weekly every Saturday from 8-Noon on Ocean Drive at Humiston Park. Our Market Mission is to provide healthy, fresh foods and horticultural products to the patrons of our market. Pet-friendly!

Vero Beach Museum of Art
The Vero Beach Museum of Art provides cultural leadership and enrichment through educational, studio art and humanities programs; quality exhibitions; and the collection, preservation, and presentation of American and international works of art.


Bungalow Bar
Your local full liquor bar for beer, wine & cocktails.

Grind + Grape
Located on Beachside, Grind+Grape is dedicated to giving customers an unforgettable experience. As the name suggests, Grind+Grape offers a delicious selection of coffee beverages as well as a full bar stocked with the finest wines and liquor.

Bobby’s Restaurant & Lounge
Bobby’s Restaurant and Lounge, located on Ocean Drive, has been serving Vero Beach for over 30 years. Award-winning burgers, Bobby’s is a top choice for locals looking for great food in a casual atmosphere.

“In Between”

Disney Resort
Relax on warm sand and play in the sparkling blue waters of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Just 2 hours southeast of Walt Disney World Resort, this elegant old-fashioned hideaway is located on Florida’s scenic Atlantic Treasure Coast near the charming community of Vero Beach. Getaway from it all in spacious lodgings that provide the comforts of home with an idyllic beach practically at your doorstep.

McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit cultural organization located at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of “nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment, and enrichment of all.”

Historic Dodgertown / Jackie Robinson Training Complex
Opened in 1948 as Dodgertown, the Jackie Robinson Training Complex is a Sports, Event and Conference Center with an onsite hotel, dining, amenities. Managed by Major League Baseball.

Vero Beach Outlets
Vero Beach Outlets features more than 60 leading designer and name brands which offer savings of up to 65 percent off regular retail prices.

Vero Beach Breweries

Walking Tree Brewery
Walking Tree Brewery is a production brewery with a tasting room located in the heart of Vero Beach, FL. On the corner of Piper Dr. and Dodger Rd. sits our historic building built in 1945 by the Navy as an aviation supply warehouse. There are usually 15-20 beers on draft, bar snacks for sale, and families are welcome!

American Icon Brewery
American Icon Brewery is a favorite spot for families and friends to gather in the Vero Beach area. The flagship of Arts Village, our mission is to create balanced, approachable, and interesting hand-crafted beers. Our restaurant and alehouse share the same commitment to quality that is evident in the food and service provided. Stop by today

Orchid Island Brewery
Orchid Island Brewery is a small family-owned & operated company based out of Vero Beach, FL. OIB has built a reputation for incorporating local Indian River citrus into IPA’s and sour beers.

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Vero Beach Schools

“A successful education means defining “success” for each student and then placing this student in an educational environment that is vibrant and supportive. At SDIRC we view success as a student envisioning their own unique future and using the available resources to make that vision a reality. We have 27 schools offering a variety of courses and programs that help students reach their goals.” Check out the School District of Indian River County site for more information.

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