The City



The City of Sebastian, Florida is located in Indian River County approximately midway through the east coast of the Florida Peninsula between Melbourne and Vero Beach in a region known as the Treasure Coast. Sebastian is an easy commute to the Orlando and West Palm Beach Airports, while the Melbourne International Airport is 30 minutes north. Sebastian is recognized as the home of Pelican Island, the first designated wildlife refuge in the United States. Click here see Sebastian on a map. and gain reference to views around the local area and the entire State.


Sebastian was first incorporated as the Town of Sebastian in 1924. Current population is approximately 22,000


Sebastian has a Council/Manager form of government comprised of five City Council Members elected at large and the Mayor and Vice Mayor elected by the Council. Sebastian is a full service municipality offering police, public works, parks/recreation, airport, community development and building services. Fire/EMS, water and wastewater services are managed by Indian River County. The electric power provider is Florida Power and Light (FPL), which has the lowest electric rates in the state.


Sebastian has quality medical services provided by two primary medical facilities; the Sebastian River Medical Center (SRMC) and the Indian River Medical Center that is affiliated with the Duke University Heart Center. SRMC was recently recognized as one of the 100 best hospitals in the US. Just a short distance to the north in Melbourne, is the Holmes Medical Center.


Sebastian is in the Indian River County School District, which is among the highest-ranking systems in the State of Florida, having public, charter and private primary and secondary schools.


The City of Sebastian boasts beautiful parks, and an unobstructed view of the intracoastal waterway, or locally known as the Indian River Lagoon. Sebastian’s dazzling riverfront district is in close proximity to Atlantic beaches, with a year round average temperature of 73.4 degrees.  Along Indian River Drive, you’ll find shops and restaurants, and parks which host several City festivals each year including the now famous Sebastian Clambake held each November, the Sebastian Fine Arts and Music Festival in late January and a huge 4th of July parade. The City has completed restoration of the "working waterfront" at Fisherman's Landing on Indian River Drive. This four million dollar project includes a fish market, eatery, museum, fish house and fishing pier. Additional features are planned for 2017-18 The community also conducts monthly arts and crafts shows and concerts in Riverview Park on the Sebastian waterfront, operates an airport, an extensive City park system and championship golf course. All of this is within a central location that has easy access to I-95 and the Florida Turnpike.


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