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Indian River Shores Ranks Most Affluent Town In Florida

September 13, 2014 — 

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Vero Beach ranks #3 in top housing markets for CEOs

August 20, 2014 — 

Housing markets with the highest percentage of resident CEOs and legislators were identified by the U.S. Census Bureau according to a recent article by The Wall Street Journal . Five of the ten top spots are in Florida, including the Vero Beach market ranking #3.

Florida is also a popular destination because there is no individual state income tax. As noted in the article, home prices in all markets are rising, and CEOs are attracted to the beautiful year-round weather and abundance of sunshine. Another factor in Florida's popularity could be that many times... more...

Portfolio V18N4 (July/Aug)

July 03, 2014 — 

Portfolio V18N4 showcases a NEW CONSTRUCTION residence at 391 Llwyd's Lane, built by Croom Construction and perfectly designed by Harry Gandy Howle Architect & Associates.  

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John's Island Real Estate Donates Firetruck

June 22, 2014 — 

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The Town of Indian River Shores’ 1990 Pierce Telesquirt pumper truck was recently given to the Indian River State College for training – but not at taxpayer expense. John’s Island Real Estate Company stepped up to purchase and donate it, on behalf of the Town, for the estimated $5,000 it might garner via an online auction upon hearing that they wanted to recoup some of the value instead of donating it to the college’s public safety training academy in Fort Pierce.

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Portfolio V18N3 (May/June)

May 06, 2014 — 

Portfolio V18N3 features is 475 Coconut Palm Road, a remarkable riverfront estate commanding unparalleled mile-wide views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

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JIRE record-breaking 32963 riverfront sale!

May 05, 2014 — 

John's Island – Vero Beach, Florida:  John's Island Real Estate Company recently sold an exceptional riverfront home last offered at $9,6000,000. This is a record-breaking sale along the river in the 32963 area. Extraordinarily detailed and designed with unsurpassed features, this 5BR/8.5BA estate boasts the highest level of craftsmanship. The desirable waterfront location along Gem Island commands private, sweeping views of the Intracoastal Waterway.

About John's Island Real Estate Company
Since 1969, John’s Island Real Estate Company is exclusively devoted to John’s Island. As market leaders, their highly experienced Sales Executives are experts in all aspects of John’s Island,... more...

John's Island Club (one of America's healthiest clubs) Sets New Record Serving 4,000 meals

April 14, 2014 — 

Culinary Institute of America graduate, John Farnsworth, set a new record last Easter, serving 4,000 meals.

John's Island Club executive chef John Farnsworth, once named to Food & Wine magazine's 'Ten Best New Chefs in America' spend the last 18 years overseeing a staff of 127 at John's Island. His attention to detail is proven by the numbers. 

"Our membership is changing as newer members come in and their expectations are a little different than some of our founding members," he says. "they're a little more health conscious, and they appreciate the seasonality of the food. They've gotten on the bandwagon... more...

JIRE Sponsors Club's $25,000 Ladies' Pro Doubles Squash Tournament

April 14, 2014 — 

For the second year in a row, John’s Island Real Estate Company is proud to sponsor the 2014 John’s Island Open, April 24-27. This history-making event, hosted by the John's Island Club, features 16 of the world's best women squash players competing for the WDSA's top prize. A Pro-Am is scheduled, giving members the chance to team up with the  ladies and put their skills to test. 

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Vero Beach gaining reputation as ‘Hamptons of Florida’

April 14, 2014 — 

According to a recent article in the Vero Beach 32963, one of the things powering the barrier island real estate market is the emergence of Vero Beach as 'The Hamptons of Florida' – so say island realtors, Miami residents who decompress here on weekends and The Palm Beach Post, among others. A Wall Street Journal article that takes up the theme is rumored to be in the works.  Read the full article here.

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Portfolio V18N2 (March/April)

March 01, 2014 — 

Portfolio V18N2 features 90 Tortoise Way, an exceptional contemporary 3BR/5.5BA riverfront estate designed by the noted architect Norman Jaffe.

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John's Island's “Super Zip” beats out Beverly Hills, Naples, and Palm Beach

January 10, 2014 — 

The Washington Post recently analyzed data from all 43,000 U.S. zip codes to find the areas where people rank highest in a combination of income and education, and 32963 came out in the top 5 percent of postal zones known as Super Zips. Afterwards, they also confirmed that the John's Island Club ranked 2nd best Residential Club! Click for full article here.

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Portfolio V18N1 (Jan/Feb 2014)

January 09, 2014 — 

Portfolio V18N1 is available here. This issue features 21 Dove Plum Road, a magnificent 3BR/3BA riverfront residence commanding one of the best Indian River views available in John's Island.

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November Record Activity

December 20, 2013 — 

November was a record month, since our inception in 1969, with 35 properties sold/under contract! This resulted in a diminishing inventory from 146 listings at the beginning of the year to 93 today – a 37% drop. Currently, 7% of our market is for sale, down from almost 13%.

With all of the recent activity, buyers are realizing now is the time to take advantage of the attractive values and supply still available. A sense of urgency that has been missing for the past few years has come back into the market.

Our state-of-the-art website, www.JohnsIslandRealEstate.com, has proven to be... more...

November Sales Take Off!

November 22, 2013 — 

John’s Island Real Estate Company is pleased to announce a record number of properties were placed under contract in the month of November. It has been one of their busiest times for sales, with a total of 94 properties sold/under contract since January 2013. They are seeing a decrease in their inventory as buyers are coming back into the market that have been reluctant to buy in the past.

John’s Island Real Estate Company’s website, www.JohnsIslandRealEstate.com, is the only comprehensive John’s Island resource which plays a key role in their extensive marketing package. Strategic SEO and SEM... more...

Portfolio V17N6 (Nov/Dec 2013)

November 01, 2013 — 

Portfolio V17N6 available here. This issue features 120 South Shore Circle, a beautifully renovated four-bedroom residence neslted along the Indian River, on a quiet secluded cul-de-sac, with incredible water views from nearly every room.

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JIRE places 7 properties UNDER CONTRACT this week

October 30, 2013 — 

A highly anticipated "Invite Your Friends" weekend, held by the John's Island Club, alongside the John's Island Real Estate Company's Open Houses have lead to 7 properties placed under contract over the past few days.

"I've never seen so much anticipation and excitement for the start of a season as I'm seeing this year." states Bob Gibb, Chairman/Broker of John's Island Real Estate Company.

Each year, members and their guests enjoy reuniting with old friends, the world-class amenities and near perfect weather surrounding the Opening Weekend festivities which kicks off this Friday. 

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JIRE partners with luxury brand Taviers.com!

October 22, 2013 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company is pleased to announce their newest partnership with Taviers.com – a premiere international luxury marketplace offering an array of products and properties, as well as expert advice on all things luxury. Check out their beautiful website, http://www.taviers.com, for more information. Our luxury listings will be showcased throughout their estates section.

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Portfolio V17N5 (Sep/Oct) 2013

September 01, 2013 — 

Portfolio V17N5 available here. This issue features 228 Island Creek Drive, an exquisite 4BR/4.5BA residence showcasing one of the most spectacular fairway and lake views of the South Course.

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JIRE sponsors upcoming Vero Air Shows

August 19, 2013 — 

John’s Island Real Estate Company is proud to announce their sponsorship of the upcoming Vero Beach Air Shows. The first show will be presented on October 5th and 6th, at Vero Beach Municipal Airport and will feature high flying aerobatics, world famous daredevil stunt pilots, pyrotechnics and more! The second event takes place May 10th and 11th, 2014 and anticipates the performance of the Blue Angels. Vero Beach Air Shows, Inc., a nonprofit organization, local Exchange Clubs, and the IRC Veteran’s Council have collaborated to bring this event back to Vero after a 16-year hiatus. Proceeds from the show will... more...

Portfolio V17N4 (July/Aug 2013)

July 01, 2013 — 

Portfolio V17N4 available here. This issue features 560 Sea Oak Drive, a recently built 3BR/4.5BA residence nestled along a private stretch of the North Course.

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Portfolio V17N3 (May/June 2013)

May 01, 2013 — 

Portfolio V17N3 available here. This issue features 350 Sabal Palm Lane, a 2-story 4BR/5BA home on a large .7± acre lot located on a cul-de-sac street. Privacy is paramount.

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2015 U.S. Mid-Am Championship Hosted By John's Island

April 29, 2013 — 

Usga 2015 Jic Logo2TheUnited States Golf Association (USGA) today announced John’s Island Club, in Vero Beach, Fla., as the host site for the 2015 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. This will be the first USGA championship held at John’s Island Club. The dates of the championship are Oct. 1-10.

“The USGA is pleased to bring the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to the state of Florida for the first time,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “Mid-amateur golfers are central to the USGA’s mission as evidenced... more...

John's Island Open 2013

April 17, 2013 — 

John’s Island Real Estate Company is proud to sponsor the first-ever 2013 John’s Island Open from April 18-21. This history-making event, hosted by the John's Island Club, features professional squash matches from the top eight doubles teams on the Women's Doubles Squash Association (WDSA) tour.

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Tournament attendees can look forward to a weekend of riveting squash matches, luncheons with patrons and professional squash athletes, and evening social events at the John's Island Club. Furthermore, patrons will receive tournament packages that... more...

JIRE Grand Sponsor At John's Island Community Service League's Spring Gala

March 13, 2013 — 

Once again, John's Island Real Estate Company proudly supports the John's Island Community Service League (JICSL) as the Grand Sponsor of their annual Spring Gala. This year, the Beach Club turned into the most glamorous place in the world, The El Morocco Club. The year is 1943. The place; New York City. Their generous donation assists the JICSL to raise funds for local distribution to charitable agencies in Indian River County concerned with the health, education and human services primarily of women, children and families in need.

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Portfolio V17N2 (Mar/Apr 2013)

March 06, 2013 — 

Portfolio V17N2 available here. This issue features 275 Coconut Palm Road, a gorgeous 4-bedroom residence featuring an expansive lanai overlooking beautiful Lake Reams - perfect for entertaining! Just reduced!

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Portfolio V17N1 (Jan/Feb 2013)

January 06, 2013 — 

Portfolio V17N1 is available here. Featured on the cover of this issue is 402 Sabal Palm Lane, a beautiful 3BR/3BA residence ideally located near the south gate with expansive, multiple fairway and lake views of the South Golf Course.  

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Portfolio V16N6 (Nov/Dec 2012)

November 12, 2012 — 

The annual Opening Weekend at John's Island is upon us. This highly anticipated event reunites families and long distance friends. While here, bring a friend to our Open House Tour featuring a wide selection of John's Island properties for sale. Currently we have 76 properties sold/under contract  this year.

Featured on the cover of this issue is a remarkable 5BR/8.5BA Gem Island riverfront masterpiece, nestled along the western shore of Gem Island on a quiet cul-de-sac street, with exceptional views of the Intracoastal Waterway. To download your digital edition of Portfolio V16N6 now, simply click here .

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Portfolio V16N5 (Sep/Oct 2012)

September 06, 2012 — 

As we come out of one of our busiest summers, John's Island Real Estate Company is pleased to report a 150% increase in sales  in June and July over the same period last year. This increased activity reflects heightened buyer awareness of attractive home and condominium prices. Currently we have 72 properties sold or under contract this year.

Featured on the cover of this issue is an architecturally distinguished, 3BR/3.5BA residence sited on a tree-lined cul-de-sac street overlooking stunning golf and water views. To download your digital edition of Portfolio V16N5 now, simply click here .

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Portfolio V16N4 (July/Aug 2012)

July 04, 2012 — 

Happy 4th of July!  This highly-anticipated, fun-filled week is one of John's Island's biggest celebrations, starting with the 9th annual Adventure Island Camp for kids followed by the 2nd annual Family Week. And of course the most amazing fireworks and food!

We even have some real estate activity take place in and around all the celebrating. Since going to press on this issue, we now have 65 properties sold or under contract since January! 

Featured on the cover of this issue is a beautifully redesigned 3BR/3.5BA residence nestled along the North Course. A tropical outdoor kitchen, pool and covered patio create a relaxed... more...

JIRE Overwhelmingly #1 In JI Sales

May 22, 2012 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company is overwhelmingly number one in John’s Island sales. With 57 properties sold or placed under contract this year, no other company comes close.

Company chairman Bob Gibb notes, "Dollar sales volume is up 50% year over year. Our company is unique. We are 100% dedicated to John’s Island and nowhere else. Our sales team lives in John’s Island year-round, and each brings the experience and expertise required to close multi-million dollar sales.”

John’s Island Real Estate Company’s website, www.JohnsIslandRealEstate.com, is the only comprehensive John’s Island resource which plays a key role in their extensive... more...

JIRE Has Impressive Easter Weekend Sales

April 10, 2012 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company is pleased to announce six properties placed under contract during the Easter holiday.

Company chairman Bob Gibb notes, "We have seen increased amount of activity this season. Buyers are aware of our 51 sales since November 2011. The best buying opportunities are now, and our new member ratio is the best we’ve seen in years.”

New members are drawn to their robust website, www.JohnsIslandRealEstate.com, which is the only comprehensive John’s Island resource with a strategic SEO-SEM campaign targeted to key national and international markets, in addition to the JI Club’s new West Clubhouse, exquisite... more...

Current Issue Of Vero Beach Magazine Features John's Island's West Clubhouse Renovation

March 07, 2012 — 

The current issue of Vero Beach Magazine (March) features the recent renovation work, completed this past Summer, of the John's Island West Clubhouse.  Providing a 'peaceful oasis for golf enthusiasts', this successful renovation was made possible by the following brilliant key players: Tommy Farnsworth, president of the John’s Island Club when the decision to renovate the facility was made; Connie McGlynn, chairman of the Facilities Committee, and committee members Laura McDermott and Terry Young; architects David Moulton and Scott Layne of Moulton Layne P.L.; Janet Perry, lead designer with J Banks Design Group; project manager Charles Croom of Croom Construction; landscape designer... more...

Jack Mitchell Receives Proclamation & Street Named In His Honor

March 01, 2012 — 

History has been made at the February 23, 2012 Indian River Shores Town Council meeting when long-time municipally active & JI resident  was honored with a beautifully mounted Proclamation as well as having 'Colonel Jack Mitchell Way' named after him. The newly named "Way" is that portion of Fred R. Tuerk Drive which turns North and leads to the John's Island (South) Gate. 

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Learn more about John's Island in Florida LINKS Living Magazine

January 31, 2012 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company (JIRE) is pleased to announce a recent article featuring JIRE in the winter 2012 edition of Florida LINKS Living Magazine.  Learn more about John's Island, Florida through captivating images and descriptive writing including information about golf, family activities and more.

Read the article in Florida LINKS Living Magazine.

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JIRE Proudly Announces All-Time Record Sales of $38 Million In One Month!

December 19, 2011 — 

John’s Island Real Estate Company, the only on-site real estate company in the private community of John’s Island, kicks off their season’s opening weekend in November with $38 million in sales in one month! Since January 2011, John’s Island Real Estate Company has either sold or placed under contract 76 properties. Company Chairman, Bob Gibb, notes, “We are exclusively John’s Island and the key to our success is our focus. It is encouraging to see strong results from Opening Weekend.”

Since 1969, John's Island Real Estate Company has specialized exclusively in John's Island properties. As the only... more...

JIRE Proudly Announces $27 Million In Sales During Opening Weekend

November 15, 2011 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company, the only on-site real estate company in the private community of John's Island, kicks off their season's opening weekend in November with $27 million in sales. Since January 2011, John's Island Real Estate Company has either sold or placed under contract 73 properties - a 12% increase over last year's total properties sold. Company Chairman, Bob Gibb, notes, "We are exclusively John's Island and the key to our success is our focus and relationships. It is encouraging to see strong results from Opening Weekend."

Since 1969, John's Island Real... more...

John's Island Real Estate Proudly Announces Opening Weekend

October 10, 2011 — 

The upcoming John's Island Opening Weekend is set to feature exciting new listings, price reductions, and open houses making November 3-5, 2011 a great time to explore John's Island real estate. more...

May Sales Heat Up!

May 23, 2011 — 

Oceanfront real estate sales are heating up as fast as the late Spring temps, John's Island Real Estate Company reports. Seven properties were placed under contract around the second week of May alone - five of which were oceanfront properties.

Since January 2011, John's Island Real Estate Company has either sold, or placed 55 properties under contract. More than half of those sales are oceanfront properties and in spite of the down economy in 2010, first quarter sales are up 67% over the same period last year-more than any competitor - in fact, no competitor even came close.

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1st Quarter Sales Up 67%

April 11, 2011 — 

Our first quarter sales show a 67% increase over the same period last year, tying it for our 2nd best quarter ever! With 43 properties sold or under contract since January 2011, John's Island Real Estate Company is off to one of its best first quarters ever. No other real estate company even comes close. Some sale prices were at levels we haven't seen in 10 years. We expect our sales to continue at the first quarter pace as buyers are realizing there are great values at these new prices.

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60% Increase In Sales

February 18, 2011 — 

Welcome to the website of John's Island's most successful real estate company!

For those returning to our site, you may notice is has changed. We are excited to have just launched our newly re-designed website showcasing the exquisite John's Island lifestyle and resort-like amenities in a visually stimulating, user-friendly setting.

We believe you should judge our company by results. John's Island Real Estate Company is off to a great start. Since January 2011, we show a 60% increase in sales over January 2010, with 24 properties sold/under contract. We are also very proud of our 61 sales in... more...

5th Annual JI Club Squash Invitational

October 29, 2010 — 

On November 11-14, the 5th Annual John's Island Club Squash Invitational once again provides fast squash doubles competition for four days at the John's Island Club Doubles Squash Court.

This world-class action, featuring both men and women players, begins on Friday and continues throughout the weekend with finals on Sunday morning. For specific schedule of play, call the Tennis Pro Shop at (772) 231-1220.

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Second Consecutive Year, John's Island Real Estate Company Receives 2010 Best of Vero Beach Rental Service Award

March 23, 2010 — 

For the second consecutive year, John's Island Real Estate Company has been selected for the 2010 Best of Vero Beach Award in the Real Estate Rental Service category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA).

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

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John's Island Real Estate Company Gears Up for Opening Weekend Festivities

October 05, 2009 — 

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On November 14, John’s Island, a private gated residential community in Florida, celebrates their opening weekend with highly-anticipated festivities to kick off their high season to welcome back families and their guests.

John’s Island, a quaint seaside community located just north of Vero Beach, notably combines the flawless beauty of the tropics with the architectural beauty of a country club community. This 1650-acre barrier island is a membership-only, residential community that includes access to an exquisite beach club, sporting clubs and a lifestyle of casual but sophisticated luxury.

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The Fresh Market Opens In Vero Beach August 26!

August 24, 2009 — 

The Fresh Market, a chain of gourmet supermarkets based in North Carolina, will make its Treasure Coast debut Aug. 26 when it opens a store at Miracle Mile in Vero Beach just south of John's Island.

Gene Baxley Schwiers, director of recruiting and human resources at The Fresh Market, said the company is excited about opening its first Treasure Coast location.

“Everyone here has been very welcoming,” Schwiers said.

The grocer is hiring general managers, meat cutters, bakers, deli managers, gift and floral specialists,... more...

John's Island Real Estate Company Receives 2009 Best of Vero Beach Rental Service Award

August 06, 2009 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company has been selected for the 2009 Best of Vero Beach Award in the Real Estate Rental Service category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA), a Washington D.C. based organization established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community.

The USCA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their... more...

Heart Center at Indian River Medical Center Ranked as One of the Top Heart Centers in America

July 01, 2009 — 

VERO BEACH, Fla.- The nation’s leading cardiothoracic surgery organization-the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)-has awarded its highest quality achievement rating to The Heart Center at Indian River Medical Center, recognizing it as one of the top heart centers in the United States.

More than 900 hospitals, including America’s leading academic medical centers and most respected cardiac hospitals, voluntarily submit their cardiac surgery outcomes for analysis.  For 2008, The Heart Center ranked among only 15 percent of programs nationwide to receive STS’s highest rating of "Three-Stars."

"This validates our heart surgery program as one of... more...

Wall Street Journal Publishes Glowing Travel Piece on Vero Beach

March 03, 2009 — 

The Treasure Coast community, known for its reputation as a haven for the uber-rich, has been featured in two prominent national media outlets, one of which is the Wall Street Journal. On Saturday, it published a glowing travel piece on Vero Beach featuring its local beaches, outdoor activities, the famous John’s Island community and Gloria Estefan’s Costa d’Este resort. The story touted the region as a quiet getaway for the wealthy — away from the flashy glitz of Miami and Palm Beach County.

The story reportedly generated high interest on the Wall Street Journal’s Web... more...

Vero Beach Becoming Trendy Destination

May 02, 2008 — 

The Miami Herald recently ran a feature on Vero Beach featuring Gloria Estefan's new hotel, which is scheduled to open in June 2008, as well as recent expansions to the Riverside Theatre, which hosts performances and speakers like businessman Steve Forbes and comedian Paula Poundstone, and Vero Beach Museum of Art, currently hosting an exhibition of portraits by John Singer Sargent, Alex Katz and other American artists.

When music icon Gloria Estefan purchased and remodeled her first hotel outside Miami-Dade County, she bypassed trendy haunts and the forever-regal Palm Beach in favor of quieter, less well-known Vero Beach.... more...

John's Island Real Estate Company Selected to Represent Vero Beach for Residence, LLC

August 14, 2006 — 

Vero Beach, FL - John's Island Real Estate Company was recently selected to join Residence, LLC as the exclusive real estate company representing the Vero Beach area of Florida. more...

John's Island Real Estate Company Awarded 'Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist'

November 21, 2005 — 

John's Island Real Estate Company and Mr. Robert Gibb, Broker/Chairman, were recently selected as the Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist winner for the 2005 National Philanthropy Day Awards. more...

John's Island Real Estate Company Unveils Two Turtles for TurtleTrax!

August 13, 2005 — 

Vero Beach, FL - The Johns Island Real Estate Company is pleased to be the Presenting Sponsor of TurtleTrax© an exciting new charity event to benefit the Mental Health Association of Indian River County. more...
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