If ever there were a place that is quintessential small-town America, it’s Vero Beach. Don’t just take our word for it. Vero Beach is #1 ranked as “the best small town in Florida and 12th in the nation” by America’s Guide to Small Towns. First-time visitors are delighted to discover genuine friendliness accompanied by a slower pace of life and considerable civic pride. If it isn’t Andy Griffith’s Mayberry, it could be. Combine this with a truly blessed physical environment and Vero Beach is hard not to fall in love with.
Bravo for the arts! Few towns of this size can boast of two high caliber cultural institutions. Riverside Theatre is a unique partnership between a homegrown local company of artists and craftsmen, talented designers, directors and actors from Broadway and beyond and local patron-producers committed to quality theatre. The result is Broadway musicals on a scale unprecedented in American regional theatre. And audiences love it. Smaller works are performed on the Riverside’s second stage, and it nurtures young theatre talent at the associated Riverside Children’s Theatre. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Vero Beach Museum of Art is the principle visual arts facility for the region. Through its permanent collection, exhibitions, educational outreach, and accredited art school and metal foundry, it has earned its rightful place as a cherished cultural institution in Vero Beach. An opera company, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra, and countless smaller arts organizations provide rich resources for residents. Vero Beach has unique shopping and dining along a charming stretch of Ocean Drive and the national names you know along the Rt. 60 corridor. Life is, indeed, good in Vero Beach.