I know that Vero Beach is hot in the summer time. It’s true. But, I can also say that about my native Philadelphia. Vero Beach empties in the summer and the town becomes ‘smaller and more intimate’. A traffic ‘jam’ is three cars at a traffic light. The restaurants operate with summer hours, usually a reduced price menu and reservations are not usually required. It reverts to a small town atmosphere and we have a very warm, almost private beach. Paradise all year long.