Indian River County has been one of Florida – and the nation’s – top vacation destinations for many years. The miles of beautiful beaches, air shows, and various types of lodging help to make it a place people and families of all ages, backgrounds, and preferences can come and enjoy. It really feels like there’s something for everyone!
Overall, Florida has over 1,300 miles of coastlines and 663 miles of beaches (you’re never more than 60 miles from the beach no matter where you are in Florida), which makes it easy to see why Indian River County is home to some of the best seaside resorts you’ll find. Whether you’re looking for quaint hotels near Vero Beach, FL or luxurious seaside resorts; Indian River County has what you’re looking for to relax and recharge.
Here are a couple interesting facts on the history and community that is Indian River County.
- Early History: As many people know, Florida was not one of the original U.S. colonies, nor was it even part of the Louisiana Purchase. Long before there were any exorbitant seaside resorts, Florida was actually obtained by Secretary of State John Quincy Adams in 1819 as part of the Florida Purchase Treaty. A couple years later the state was organized and the area of Indian River County first became part of what was known as St. Johns County. After numerous changes, Indian River County was created in 1925.
- Socioeconomic: Indian River County is fortunate to be one of the nation’s wealthiest regions. In fact, according to Wikipedia, it is Florida’s seventh richest county and the country’s 87th richest (2000 census statistics). The area’s many seaside resorts and hotel suites attract people from all backgrounds, giving it that classic All-American beach town vibe.
- Public Transportation: Indian County River is home to three airports, a Goline bus system that transports locals and tourists up and down the coast, and plans are in place for an Amtrak station in Vero Beach.
Over 650 million long-distance summer trips are made in the U.S. every year, and Indian River County has become one of the hottest destinations for travelers from near and far. Come check out our seaside resorts today!