Amid the hustle and bustle of South Florida, you can find towns that are just as quaint today as they were 50 years ago. Sebastian is one of those communities, still home to an abundance of native wildlife and plants and to many residents who enjoy the slower pace of living on the Florida coastline.
Sebastian is a small town with a quiet feel. Vast open spaces meet modern convenience in a community of people from all walks of life, including young families and retirees who are looking for a place to enjoy the long Florida afternoons along the Indian River.
Similar to much of the Treasure Coast and Indian River County, Sebastian offers a wealth of outdoor recreational amenities, including fishing, boating, and golf.
The city is just a short drive west from the Atlantic Ocean, providing ample beach access, and about an hour north of the downtown area of West Palm Beach.
Sebastian is part of the Indian River Public School District, and there are many schools to choose from within the area. Some of the best rated schools in the area are the local charter and magnet schools, including Sebastian Charter Junior High School which serves students in grades 5–8. For those interested in post-secondary learning, Sebastian is near Indian River State College, which offers several four-year degree options.
The primary point of interest that brings so many into the Sebastian area is the Indian River, which is gorgeously lined with native tree life in many areas.
In true historical fashion for the Treasure Coast, Sebastian is home to Mel Fisher’s Treasure Museum, which preserves many relics from Florida’s history.
The Sebastian Inlet is an ideal spot for fishing and surfing. Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is great for spotting native Floridian wildlife in its natural habitat.
With the sought-after South Florida weather and plenty of breathing room and natural landscapes, it's no wonder that so many people fall in love with Sebastian.