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Quality of Life in Vero Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Sep 13, 2015
Wgi asked:
This home in Delray would cost 700k. But the area seemed a little off the center although everything is no more than 15 ninutes. Away my wife and I just retired and live in Delray. Is it…
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
Waterford Lakes is located mid town in closer proximity to shopping. It is possible to walk to a Publix grocery store. This is a newer community with smaller lots and fewer trees. The community pool is smaller and there is not a clubhouse. Garden Grove is located south on Hwy One near the county line. Shopping is convenient by car only. This older community has a large clubhouse with many activities and large pool. Mature landscaping and a bit larger lots characterize Garden Grove. Neither community is designated 55+ only but more families with children live in Waterford Lakes than in Garden Grove where more senior citizens tend to reside. ... more
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
Ocean Club is the only condo complex where the residents do not own the land when they purchase the condo. The land is leased with 10 year negotiations. Even though the purchase prices are especially low for the area, the maintenance fee is $950/month to pay the land lease fee -- especially high for this type of property. ... more
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Sun Feb 22, 2015
Jeff and Ginny Mitchell answered:
Legally dogs are not allowed on the beaches. However, there are private communities and also undeveloped areas where dog owners regularly bring their well behaved pets. Usually very early in the morning or early evening hours are less likely to confront any objections. Of course, owners must pick up after their dogs. Other responses have suggested places that are being developed and thus will no longer be available for non-resident pets. Designated off leash dog parks are a good place for your dog to enjoy romping with other pets and also a good source of pet friendly information. ... more
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Ali Goria answered:
NO there are no dogs allowed on the beaches. All these realtors are just trying to drum up buyers.
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Mon Jan 24, 2011
Megan Raasveldt answered:
As a dog owner of German Shepards, I have found a great community of dog lovers, and great places to run them off leash. There are several beach's off of A1A that off leash dogs are allowed, as well as dog parks, and river swim areas. I would love to introduce these area to you and your four legged family, as well as assist your property purchase here in Indian River County! Please call me at 772-360-6277 or email at to discuss your needs! ... more
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Fri Aug 29, 2008
Eloisa Villazon answered:

St Augustine is a beautiful city but is more of a tourist attraction city & more congested. Vero Beach it's a more laid back, relaxing place. The beach is gorgeous with a nice boardwalk. St Augustine has more restaurants and nite life than Vero, but you could always drive North to Melbourne or South to Ft Pierce/Hutchinson Island which is 30 minutes away.

If you are retired, you will probably prefer Vero. Also, Sebastian (where I live) is 15-20 min north of Vero and it's actually more peaceful. There's hardly any traffic. The Sebastian Inlet Beach Park is breath taking! Quite frankly, I would recommend either Vero or Sebastian . Feel free to call or email me with any questions.

Thanks and Good luck in your search!

Lisa Villazon
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Joe Zekas answered:
Brian Brady makes a good point - real estate agents should avoid answering this type of question due to fair housing compliance issues. Family status is one of the protected classes under federal and most state and local fair housing laws.

It's especially dangerous because Halley S, the person posing the question, has asked hundreds of questions ranging far and wide across the US. Who is Halley S?
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