The Real Deal Miami

The Hamptons of Florida

Secluded Vero Beach is gaining in popularity ... and losing some of its seclusion
Real estate agent and investor Jeff Morr (right) said Vero Beach upstages Palm Beach in serenity

Real estate agent and investor Jeff Morr (right) said Vero Beach upstages Palm Beach in serenity

From the April issueWhen Gloria and Emilio Estefan wanted to find a retreat away from South Florida in the early 2000s, they settled on an oceanfront house in Vero Beach. Soon after, the celebrity couple bought the Costa D’Este Beach Resort & Spa there, too.

In more recent years, other buyers from the tri-county region have also begun scooping up property in the seaside town just two-and-a-half hours up the coast yet far removed from the hustle and bustle of Miami. [more]