Fun Facts About Florida & the Treasure Coast
It is no wonder that folks love to live in Florida and why many move here, especially to the Treasure Coast.
Perhaps, it is because in Vero Beach we are considered the Start of the Tropics. We have an unusual mix of vegetation found in the coastal Carolinas, ancient oak trees and pine forests all blended with swaying palms and colorful blooms of typical Caribbean tropics. It’s great climate to raise a garden and a family!
Did you know that the Florida state tree is the Sabal Palm, the state flower is the orange blossom, teh state bird is the mockingbird and the state reptile is the alligator?
The Blue Cypress Lake is the largest lake on the Treasure Coast. It’s over 6,500 acres wide, has an average depth of 8 feet and a 21 mile shoreline surrounded by 29,000 acres of marsh, swamp and cypress forest. It gets it’s name from the blue appearance of the cypress trees as the morning sun’s rays reflect off the water.
How did the Seminoles come about? The Native Americans actually gathered together from a variety of other tribes to form the Seminoles. They were known for their intricate clothing and bead work.
Did you know that The Jungle Trail, a narrow 7.5 mile unpaved road between Old Winder Beach Road and Hwy. A1A, is part of the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway System and listed on the US National Register of Historic Places. The road started as a means to transport citrus to packing houses on the mainland and became popular with tourists in the 1930’s.
It is true, we live in a great part of the state and though it may be considered a bit of a hidden gem; White Glove takes great pride in making it easy for families, businesses and seniors to move here.