Sebastian, Florida 

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+12.6% since 2020

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3.5 / 9.1

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Best Places to Live in Sebastian, Florida

Sebastian, Florida is a vibrant city located in Indian River County. It's home to popular attractions like the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge and Sebastian Inlet State Park, both of which provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to learn about the area's rich history and culture. Shopping enthusiasts can find plenty of local stores to browse through while outdoor adventurers can enjoy activities such as fishing, boating, hiking and biking at nearby parks and recreation areas. With easy access to bustling cities such as Melbourne and Vero Beach, Sebastian makes an ideal destination for visitors seeking an unforgettable experience close to urban amenities. Beach town complex - Central Florida East Coast, between Melbourne and Fort Pierce.
State: Florida
County: Indian River County
Metro Area: Sebastian-Vero Beach Metro Area
City: Sebastian
Zip Codes: 32958
Cost of Living: -2.4% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 17 ft above sea level

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Sebastian, Fl Housing Market
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Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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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.


The unemployment rate in Sebastian is 5.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sebastian jobs have increased by 1.8%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Sebastian's cost of living is 2.4% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Sebastian's Cost of Living

April, March and December are the most pleasant months in Sebastian, while August and July are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Indian River county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 60.2% to 38.7%. More Voting Stats

Sebastian's population is 24,843 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 12.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 29.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Sebastian is Real Estate: $347,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 20.5%.

Sebastian public schools spend $9,454 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.8 students per teacher in Sebastian. More Education

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Housing Market in Sebastian

It's a good time to buy in Sebastian. Home Appreciation is up 20.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Sebastian is $347,500.
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Reviews for Sebastian   13 Reviews
Not the safest - 11/18/2014
I have lived here peacefully, but when there was a problem, the SPD doesn't want to help. Wouldn't recommend living here, especially if small children are concerned! ... Read More

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Update - 12/28/2013
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

Update - 12/3/2013
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

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