Welcome to Sebastian, Florida where retirement is really easy.  In Sebastian, we boast of our hometown ambience , which models the "old south" because of our laid back lifestyle and "fishing village" history.  Now, more than ever, Sebastian is the place to live or visit frequently because quality housing is plentiful and affordable.  Sebastian has the perfect location, close enough to the benefits of major metropolitan areas like Orlando, and West Palm Beach, without the hustle and bustle.  Here in Sebastian you won't find traffic jams, congestion or over development as in other parts of Florida.  You'll find high quality of life for a reasonable cost of living that can truly make retirement a joy.  In fact, as the City's slogan goes, even the "six old grouches" don't detract from our little piece of paradise on the Indian River Lagoon.
Sebastian is special and different because of our character and amenities.  For example, Sebastian is home of "Pelican Island", the first National Wildlife Refuge.  Along our waterfront, you'll find all types of water sports, boat docks/moorings, repair, and storage facilities, deep-sea fishing, eco-tourism, surfing, miles of beaches and a direct outlet to the Atlantic Ocean from the Indian River/Intracoastal Waterway thru the Sebastian Inlet.  The City also operates an 18-hole championship golf course with practice facilities, golf professionals and a fully stocked pro shop.  For the aviation enthusiast, Sebastian has a City owned, "boutique" municipal airport with lighted 4,000 foot runways, aircraft storage, maintenance, and even a world-reknowned skydiving school/facility are on the field. 

Sebastian waterfront at sunrise

FLASH NEWS-jULY 2012:  U.S. News and World Report has announced a list of the top ten places in the United States for well educated people to retire. The Sebastian-Vero Beach area has been included as one of the top ten on the list. Click here to see the entire article. This is just another reason to select the Sebastian area for your retirement.

FLASH NEWS-MAY 2012: The American Lung Association "State of the Air" report listed the Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Sebastian, among the top five areas with the cleanest air. To see the entire report, click here. This is just another reason to Retire in Sebastian.

FLASH NEWS: Sebastian is ranked 34th in a new book entitled "Top 100 Cheapest Places to Retire" by Thomas Corley from the Rich Habits Institute, Rahway, NJ. Corley is quoted as saying "...the town's fishing village qualities and exceptional natural beauty attract retirees to Sebastian." The book was published in October 2011.

May we at the City of Sebastian add that real estate prices probably will never be much lower than they are today here in Sebastian. There are over 500 properties available at extremely attractive prices waiting for you in Sebastian. Click here to contact one of our local real estate experts, Welcome to Sebastian where retirement REALLY is easy!

We hope you'll tour our community and look at all of the City Websites,,, , and, for all the information you'll need to consider retirement in Sebastian, Florida where retirement is really easy because it is "life on the lagoon" 

Many of our photographs and aerial shots courtesy of Jerry Peterman, Sebastian resident. You may see more of Peterman's work at or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sebastian waterfront on the Indian River Lagoon
Sebastian Inlet and State Park
Updated to 3/27/13