Sebastian, Florida

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Sebastian is a city in Indian River County, Florida, United States. The population was 16,181 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 18,671 [1].

Sebastian is a principal city of the Sebastian–Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Indian River County.



Sebastian is located in northeastern Indian River County, Florida at 27°46′58″N 80°28′56″W / 27.782751°N 80.482352°W / 27.782751; -80.482352.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.1 km² (13.6 mi²). 32.7 km² (12.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.4 km² (0.9 mi²) of it (6.86%) is water.


Sebastian and the rest of northern Indian River County comprise one of the fastest-growing areas of Florida in the first decade of the 21st century. The Sebastian area has one acute care hospital, Sebastian River Medical Center and a small library at the other end of Roseland Road. There are three elementary schools (Sebastian Elementary, Pelican Island Elementary, and Treasure Coast Elementary, one middle school (Sebastian River Middle School) and one high school (Sebastian River High School) in the city. The city also contains the Mel Fisher's Treasure Museum. The unincorporated township of Roseland is often included into the city of Sebastian, but is outside city limits. Roseland was actually founded earlier than the city of Sebastian and retains much of its old-Florida charm, particularly in the oldest section along the banks of the St. Sebastian River. The Sebastian Highlands neighborhood hosts many new construction projects, parks, and sports facilities.


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