WELCOME! | April 2024


April has arrived with a burst of unique events and happenings in our beautiful neighborhood! Find a local, literary experience at the 13th Annual Poetry and Barbeque event hosted by the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation that features readings by poets accompanied by great food, live music and camaraderie. More about this event in Neighborhood Happenings below. Speaking of poets, read our blog to learn about, Sean Sexton, a Vero Beach poet and writer, artist, and cattle rancher who lives on and operates his ranch that's listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Celebrating its seventh year, the Vero Beach Film Festival pairs independent film makers with audiences who seek new voices and fresh perspectives. It's where you can meet the artists behind the screens, enjoy a vintner dinner and explore the hidden gem of Vero Beach by watching films at various locations throughout the city.

If you are seeking a fresh perspective on home renovations, find inspirations and boundless possibilities at the Treasure Coast Home Show, a two-day event where you will walk away with new options for your home, farm or ranch. Also, you will see rows and rows of creativity at the Arts & Crafts Expo as part of this event.

With "A Global-Mindset For A Community Driven Brokerage"SM, AMAC Alex MacWilliam Real Estate is honored to be a hand-selected member of the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate group of professionals around the globe making us part of the most elite and comprehensive luxury real estate network in the world.

We are proud to celebrate 75 years of being your neighbor, and we enjoy sharing news about what's happening in and around Our Neighborhood. We are always open to your feedback about what YOU would like to see in our newsletter. Let us know! Click here for past issues and feel free to share this with your family and friends.


In 1992, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation established itself as the literary heart of Indian River County.

For the 13th year, the Foundation is hosting Poetry and Barbecue held on April 13th in honor of National Poetry Month. The event combines great poetry, live music, delicious barbeque, a silent auction, and raffle that raises funds to support literary programming.

Before the barbecue, watch a performance of poetry readings by local poets followed by performances of featured national poets, George Bilgere and John Balaban.

The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is dedicated to preserving Laura's historic home and nurturing local writers through a series of literary offerings including writer's groups, summer camps, workshops and poetry festivals.

There are so many things to do in our amazing piece of paradise with something for everyone! Whether it's cultural, food-related, charitable, educational, or environmental.......

Our Neighborhood has it all.

Check out these links to see what's happening around town and where to get involved and give back......

Top Spring Events

Flash Newsletter 

Non-Profits/Charitable Groups 

Cultural Council of IRC

Looking for some great live music and fun? Come enjoy the bands and festivities at Riverside Theatre's "Live in the Loop". AMAC is the presenting sponsor! Be sure to stop by our AMAC table to say "Hi!" and grab some swag.

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February 2024 vs. 2023 STATS

Statistics developed by the REALTORS® Association of Indian River County through its Multiple Listing Service and in conjunction with Florida REALTORS® reflect the following data for February 2024 vs. 2023.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 171 homes vs. 182 representing a 6% decrease YOY

Median Price was $425,000 vs. $361,135 representing a 17.7% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 1,088 vs. 819 representing a 32.8% increase YOY.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 77 homes vs. 75 representing a 2.7% increase YOY.

Median Price was $325,000 vs. $310,000 representing a 4.8% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 712 vs. 373 representing a 90.9% increase YOY.

Report Prepared on March 21, 2024

To learn more about the FLORIDA Market Update for February 2024, watch this video.


As we come across interesting content that we have found from various places around the web, we will share it with you here. Our Blog, for example, is a great source for articles about our industry and Our Neighborhood.

Leaving A Legacy

Treasure Hammock Ranch

While Vero Beach is known for its gorgeous beaches and high-end gated communities, there are large parts of Indian River county that host something quite the opposite - citrus orchards and cattle ranchlands. When Vero Beach pioneer Waldo Sexton arrived in the area, it was 1913, six years before the city was incorporated. At the time, Sexton was involved in the agricultural industry and came to Vero to sell farm equipment, specifically, an oxen-pulled deep tilling machine. He fell in love with the area and stayed put, purchasing 100 acres of beachside land and 120 acres west of town. By 1917, Sexton had planted 10,000 citrus trees on his mainland property. He also started a cattle ranch and dairy farm. Now, four generations later, the Sexton family still owns and operates their ranch and homestead called Treasure Hammock.  READ MORE

More Tips & Tidbits.......

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From the Lost Generation to Generation Alpha, who creates and names upcoming generations and why?

Every successful traveler needs two things: a smile and respect for the culture of the country they are in. This includes knowing the proper amounts to tip.

Celebrating our 75th year, we “Thank You” for allowing our family of compassionate professionals to work with you to bring our decades of firmly woven history and success to your front door. We truly appreciate you sharing your experience with your friends and family so that we may continue to welcome everyone to “Our Neighborhood, Your Home.for another 75 years! CHEERS!


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