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Vista del Mar

5400 Highway A1A, Vero Beach, Florida 32963

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Vista del Mar, a Settled, Oceanfront 55+ Condominium Community on Florida's Atlantic Coast, Boasts Private Beach Access and Sweeping Water Views

Situated in Vero Beach on Florida's mid-Atlantic coast, established 55+ Vista del Mar was built between 1972 and 1973. Thanks to its oceanfront location east of Highway A1A, many of its 240 condominiums offer a sweeping vista of the Atlantic Ocean.

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Units are in light-colored three-story buildings, each with an elevator and a parking lot with assigned spaces. Condo floor plans range in size from a modest 800 square feet to a more sumptuous 2,000 square feet. Most have a screened patio or balcony, one to two bedrooms and one to two baths. Updates may include tile floors, new appliances, wine storage, granite countertops, and impact/hurricane windows. Some homes come furnished. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

Prices start in the low- to mid-$100,000s and top out in the $300,000s. HOA fees are $377 per month and help pay for master insurance, cable TV, trash removal, exterior and common area maintenance.

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The clubhouse has a library, a multi-purpose room, and billiards table. The outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by a patio and picnic area. Neighbors meet to play bocce ball or shuffleboard. Walking and biking trails snake throughout the area. Private beach access means residents can swim in the ocean or lounge on the sand in peace.

Indian River Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s. Winter temperatures are in the 50s, 60s and 70s. On average, the area receives 50 inches of rain per year.

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Florida:

Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting snowbirds to the state in the late 19th century. Retirees continue to flock to the state. It's not hard to see why tourism has become the leading industry.

International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.

Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands spread across 10 acres.

Florida has 1,250 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates age 25+ - 87%

Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%

White persons, not Hispanic - 55%

Median household income - $46,596

Median home value - $159,000

Persons in poverty - 16%

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Who Buys in a 55+ Community?

Age-restricted communities, at least those for residents age 55 or better, generally appeal to people seeking a sense of community with other people from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. Most developments are gated or at least have some type of secured access and appeal to retirees seeking a sense of security. People who enjoy lots of amenities, planned activities and social interaction also buy in 55+ developments. Just an FYI: newer communities tend to have a younger demographic while older communities usually have a more mature set of residents, primarily because residents in older developments purchased when they were younger and have stayed put.

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