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WELCOME! | April 2023

Happy Easter! Chag Kasher V'Sameach! Happy Earth Day! Sometimes we need to pinch ourselves and be reminded that we live in a resort! For over a century, people have been coming from around the globe to experience our pristine beaches, community parks, cultural venues, superb cuisine, boutique shops, and varied eco-adventures. Laid-back travelers love our little piece of paradise on the Treasure Coast. We've always been conscientious of Keeping Indian River Beautiful for the generations that follow. Our stewardship began back in the 1920's when Alex MacWilliam, Sr. moved here and helped shape what is Vero Beach and Indian River County.

It was during the construction of Riomar that Alex MacWilliam Sr. fell in love and on June 6, 1920, married Jeanette O'Flaherty, an immigrant from Galway, Ireland who came to Vero to work at the Riomar Club. They lived in a two-story Spanish-style stucco home in Riomar and had eight children: Edgar, Bill, Alex Jr., Helen, Joan, Peter, Barbara, and Robert. Alex, Sr. went on to achieve a very long list of accomplishments in and throughout Indian River County. To name a few, he....

  • Lobbied St. Lucie County to build the first bridge across the Indian River to Vero Beach.
  • Lobbied, in 1925, to create Indian River County as a separate entity from St. Lucie County resulting in the creation of Martin and Indian River Counties.
  • Created the first of many public parks including Pocahontas, Young, and Humiston Parks.
  • Helped create the first Florida State Veteran’s Commission and recruited 88 local citizens raise money and spearhead the development of Veteran’s Memorial Island.
  • Was Mayor of Vero Beach for over 20 years.

We hope you take the time to enjoy the many offerings of our community and the wonders of nature, from many perspectives, and appreciate living in our little slice of paradise.

We invite you to see what's happening in and around Our Neighborhood. We are always open to your feedback about our newsletter content.  Click here for past issues and feel free to share this with your family and friends.


Night at the Races on April 22nd is one of the largest, most significant events the Veterans Council hosts every year. Funds generated from this event go directly to help local Veterans in need in Indian River County.


Veteran 0004: U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, age 73. In late 2022 0004 and his wife were priced out of their assisted living facility. This Veteran was diagnosed with brain cancer in early 2022 and depleted their savings on medical care, prescription drugs and hotel accommodations. 

The Veterans Council intervened and found the Veteran and his wife an apartment that they could afford, and the Council provided them with $1,080.00 in funds for their first and last months rent. 

In February 2023, this Veteran succumbed to his cancer and passed away, but his wife is safe and able to continue to live in the apartment.


The Veterans Council of Indian River County is a 501(c)3 organization that is privately funded by our community. They do not take any state or federal funding. 

Please consider becoming a Sponsor so they can continue their Mission of helping our Veterans.


There's so many things to do in our little piece of paradise and 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...

Cultural Council of IRC

Flash Newsletter 

Non-Profits/Charitable Groups  

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FEBRUARY 2023 vs. 2022 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 for Year Over Year FEBRUARY 2023 vs. 2022.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 182 homes vs. 214 representing a 15% decrease YOY. 

Median Price was $361,135 vs. $360,000 representing a 0.3% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 819 vs. 345 representing a 137.4% increase YOY.


Residential Closed Sales totaled 75 homes vs. 77 representing a 2.6% decrease YOY.

Median Price was $310,000 vs. $227,900 representing a 36% increase YOY.

Active Inventory totaled 373 vs. 94 representing a 296.8% increase YOY.

Report Prepared on March 20, 2023

For the FLORIDA Market Update for February 2023, watch this video.


As we come across interesting content that we have found valuable from various places around the web (not clickbait) we will share it with you here. Our blog, for example, is a great source for articles about our industry and Our Neighborhood.

Step by Step Process of Buying a Home

Tips for Selling Your Home Quickly

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Artistic talent comes in many ways...inherited, learned, innate, and gifted. Here's a gifted 11-year old making millions of dollars with his undeniable talent.

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Incredible, lifelike sand sculptures like you've never seen...until now.

As a former, and hopefully lifelong AMAC client, or neighbor of an agent, the referral of your friends and family is the greatest compliment you can give.

Thank you for your trust.


A Global-Mindset For a Community Driven Brokerage. SM

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