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Pros

-Beaches
-Small-town atmosphere
-Pleasant winters

Cons

-Entertainment
-Hurricane risk
-Cost of housing


What Bert Has To Say About Sebastian-Vero Beach Metro Area


Sebastian and Vero Beach are among the few remaining Florida East Coast places maintaining a small-town flavor not overly tilted towards tourists or retirees. They are attractive, quiet, and somewhat upscale communities with typical barrier islands, small downtown areas, a few subdivisions and resorts nearby, and wild marshlands to the west. Retirees, snowbirds, citrus agriculture, and fishing support the area economy. There is a small amount of manufacturing, but future job growth projections are only modest. The area comes with some of the traditional leisure amenities of a Florida coastal city, but compared to other places up and down the coast, there isn’t much to do.

Like many Florida southeast coast cities, Sebastian and Vero Beach are separated from the Atlantic by a narrow barrier island and the Inland Waterway. Climate is strongly influenced by the maritime location, and the area is located at the northern boundary of Florida’s tropical rainy region. Summers are warm and humid but moderated by the ocean, with most days in the 90’s. Winters are mild with lows generally above 50, although freezing temperatures may occur yearly. Rainfall is heaviest in summer with frequent thundershowers; summer precipitation is almost double that in winter.


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Quick Facts About Sebastian


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Sebastian is 6.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sebastian jobs have Increased by 0.72 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Sebastian's cost of living is 5.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Sebastian's population is 21,881 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 31.20 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Sebastian is $128,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Sebastian public schools spend $10,656 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Sebastian.

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Sebastian Housing Market


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Comments


Update
This is an update to my "I prefer it" submission of 2/15/2011. After four and half years I am moving but not because there is anything particularly wrong with... (read more)
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I stand by my rather positive review posted on 2/15/2011. However, I am about to leave for a region with four seasons and three dimensions. This is an ideal place for... (read more)
You get what you put into it.
Late 30's and early 40's couple with 3 children under age 6. We have lived and traveled the country and chose Sebastian as an excellent back water area to raise our... (read more)
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