“Blue space” is made up of areas of ocean, rivers, lakes, ponds, and even manmade water features. Vero Beach residents are blessed with an abundance of blue space: pristine beaches along the beautiful Atlantic, the Indian River and the intracoastal waterways, and plenty of lakes and ponds. It’s one of the things that makes this such an amazing place to live. 

Good news for Vero residents! A new study  by Michigan State University researchers has found that living near blue space improves our health and well-being1. Most people probably felt this was the case intuitively. Who doesn’t feel more relaxed strolling along the shore? Well now there is scientific evidence that living near these bodies of water measurably reduces stress. Less stress not only makes us generally happier but also improves our overall health. 

Vero’s beaches are special because they are so unspoiled by overdevelopment. While other coastal cities have high rise developments pressing up against the sand, Vero’s development is more organically in sync with our oceanside. Blue space brings tranquility and the sand along the blue sea is the best space you could ask for. Our beaches are accessible and not overcrowded, lined with beautiful homes and quaint restaurants.

The “Blue Space Effect” seems to apply to most different kinds of blue space. Even living in a city can offer opportunities to access these bodies of waters. Of course, this means that living by the water is highly desirable and that can make it expensive. Across the country, homes near or especially with a view of the water commands premium prices, often out of reach for all but the wealthiest.

The Star Team wants you to be able to enjoy the Blue Space Effect. That’s why we invite you to look at life in Vero Beach. Not only do we have many beautiful waterways in our city—ocean, river, and lakes—but Vero remains one of the few markets in Florida where real estate prices are still reasonable. If you have been looking for your next home, we urge you to look at Vero Beach. The relocation experts at The Star Team can help you find a beautiful home for a reasonable price and access to all that blue space! Call us today and let us begin to make you happier and more relaxed. 

1” Residential exposure to visible blue space (but not green space) associated with lower psychological distress in a capital city”