Windsor is located just 20 minutes from the historic center of Vero Beach, a charming seaside town on Florida’s Treasure Coast.
Situated along a part of Florida’s Atlantic coastline known as the Treasure Coast, Vero Beach is a haven for golf, water sports, nature tours and fishing. Peaceful beaches, parks, museums, and fine shopping and dining in its quaint downtown are all part of its “Old Florida” charm.
History & Culture
Originally settled by pioneers in the late 1800s and located in the heart of the Indian River Citrus District, Vero Beach is home to more than a dozen National and Local Registered Historic places as well as a thriving cultural community. The city has a packed calendar of performances, concerts and exhibitions that take place throughout the season. Since the early part of the 20th century, the area has attracted artists, writers, poets, and others who are passionate about the arts.
Vero Beach Museum of Art
A neoclassical structure with five art galleries, an outdoor sculptural garden and seven acres of park space overlooking the Indian River, the Vero Beach Museum of Art has a permanent collection of more than 880 works of art. The museum offers world-class temporary exhibitions, outdoor jazz concerts and other special events.
McKee Botanical Garden
A soothing sanctuary, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, with acres of native and tropical plants, waterfalls and streams, McKee Botanical Gardens hosts educational programs, world-class art exhibits and other special events.
Historical Downtown District
On the first Friday of the month, the galleries and restaurants in Vero Beach’s historic downtown open for the Art Stroll. On the last Friday of the month, a family-friendly (and dog-friendly) street party features music, dancing, shopping and culinary delights. This walkable downtown area bustles at night with local residents and seasonal visitors.
Ballet Vero Beach
In addition to staging performances by its own professional company, Ballet Vero Beach presents national and international dance artists, and offers educational and community engagement programs at various venues including onsite at Windsor.
Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge
This 64-acre island preserve is surrounded by the Indian River Lagoon, which is the most diverse estuary in North America, supporting endangered species, migratory birds and key fish spawning sites as well as sea turtle nesting sites. The Refuge holds the distinction of being the nation’s first National Wildlife Refuge.
Locally owned stores and national brands are featured in Vero Beach’s much-admired beachside shopping district of Ocean Drive. In addition to a collection of stores offering designer clothing, footwear, jewelry, antiques, homewares and much more, shoppers can relax at the many cafés, bars and restaurants interspersed through this charming shopping area.
A cultural treasure, Riverside Theatre produces nearly 300 performances on two stages each year including plays, comedy shows, concerts and lectures. With a strong focus on families, Riverside Children's Theatre offers classes, camps and theatrical training opportunities for all ages.
Environmental Learning Center
Founded in 1988, the mission of the Environmental Learning Center is to educate, inspire and empower all people to be active stewards of the environment. People of all ages frequently return for adventure, learning and wellness. Visitors experience educational programs and eco-adventures that teach about the rich biodiversity of the Indian River Lagoon.
Vero Beach Opera
Vero Beach Opera is a producer of operatic concerts, fully staged operas and international vocal competitions at various venues throughout the community. Annually, Windsor supports the Vero Beach Opera’s scholarship fund for rising young singers at its Broadway Meets Opera concert at the Town Hall.
The Village Shops
Beautifully restyled by Jay and Joan McLaughlin in 2013, The Village Shops offers a carefully curated collection of stylish boutiques and specialty shops complemented by local cuisine exemplified by the popular Citron Bistro.
Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
As one of the nation’s premier oceanographic centers, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute houses a research community of approximately 200 ocean scientists, staff and students. The institute engages with the community through its Ocean Discovery Visitors Center and Ocean Science Lecture Series.
Miracle Mile Plaza
This one-square-mile area known as Miracle Mile offers a selection of retail and dining options as well as the popular Vero Beach Book Store and Children’s Center. The plaza also includes a number of specialty and high-street names. Grocery shopping can be found at large supermarkets including Fresh Market and Publix.
Historic Jungle Trail
The Historic Jungle Trail, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was originally a sandy road built in the 1920’s for the citrus growers on the barrier island. The approximately eight-mile trail passes through hammocks of palms and other coastal wetland species, as well as some of the area’s private communities and the shores of Indian River Lagoon.
Vero Beach is easily accessible by plane.
The nearest international airports are in Melbourne (MLB), Orlando (MCO) and Palm Beach (PBI). Private planes can fly into Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB), which is only a 15-minute drive from Windsor. During season, Elite Airways offers direct flights from New York and other major cities to Vero Beach Regional Airport.