You have to look at a map close-up to understand just how unique Vero Beach is, and how its geography, especially water, lends itself to the area’s golfing experiences. In a city of nearly 13 square miles, nearly 2 square miles of it, or 14%, comprises water of the Indian River and numerous lakes and ponds inside the city’s borders. And just beyond the Indian River, and across the strip of land that forms the beach of Vero is the Atlantic Ocean. Vero Beach has long been a favorite destination for retirees and vacation home owners seeking relief from cold weather up north during harsh winters. With annual high average temperatures of 81 degree Fahrenheit and an average low of 64 degrees, Vero is both warm in winter and, unusual for many locations in the Sunshine State, more than tolerable in summer thanks to moderating ocean breezes. As for golf communities, there are many to choose from across all price ranges, from the lush and luxurious John’s Island to a range of others whose mix and match of condos and single-family homes offer residents a wonderful place to spend a few months a year or a lifetime.