Where Should I Live in Brevard County?
Relocating to Florida?
Kevin Hill REALTOR®, Luxury & Waterfront Specialist is here to guide you with the very important decision of purchasing property.
This is a great question to ask, especially if you’ve already concluded Brevard County is a great place to live — because it is! Depending on your life situation, this question may be answered in a variety of different ways. Regardless of your individual needs and lifestyle, the Space Coast has plenty of great locations for you to plant some roots. Here are a few things to think through as you’re searching for the best place to live in Brevard County.
Is Brevard County a Safe Place to Live?
Another bonus of Brevard County is that it has cities constantly ranked as some of the safest cities in the state of Florida. With a low crime rate, cities including Satellite Beach, Indian Harbor Beach, Indialantic and Melbourne are ranked as some of the safest places to live.
Best School Districts in Brevard County
One of the first questions families with school-aged children ask when relocating to Brevard is regarding the best schools in Brevard County. Families will be pleased to find there are highly ranked public schools in Brevard available throughout Brevard County, including schools awarded with the U.S. News & World Report’s “World’s Best High Schools Badge.” There are also many charter school and private school options throughout the county for families to choose.
An experienced Realtor who knows the area can help you search for homes for sale in Brevard County and find one in a district that works for your family. More information on Brevard County schools can be found at https://www.brevardschools.org. Consider living in Melbourne or Satellite Beach for some of the highest ranked schools in the state of Florida. Lots of great options exist for recreational sports leagues for families to join too.
Shopping in Brevard County
Downtown Titusville, Melbourne, Cocoa Village or Eau Gallie are full of non-traditional shopping options — art galleries, antique shops, clothing stores and bookstores. If you’d rather live near quick access to department stores and shopping malls, Melbourne or Viera might be a good fit.
Best Parks, Golf Courses and Beaches in Brevard County
While the Space Coast boasts an incredible amount of breath-taking coastal beaches and inland waterways, parks, nature preserves and recreational spaces, depending on your preferences there may be some areas that appeal to you more than others. And with more than 20 courses, golf lovers will find there is no shortage of challenging championship courses throughout the county including Duran Golf Club in Viera (voted Florida’s best public golf course) and Cocoa Beach Country Club in Cocoa Beach.
If you’re moving to Brevard County, FL. with the expectation of having a front row seat to the country’s space program, consider exploring Titusville. With so many great options of places to live in the Space Coast where rocket launches are visible, none compare to Titusville. There are also plenty of parks and beaches to view rocket launches, like the beautiful Canaveral National Seashore.
Most areas within the county are a very short distance to the 72 miles of beachfront existing in Brevard, but where are the best beaches in Brevard County? Locals may debate the correct answer to this question, but beach lovers who want to wake up and hear the ocean would likely enjoy living in Melbourne, Viera, Palm Bay or Cocoa Beach, among some other great options.
Melbourne and The Beaches situates people walking distance of the Atlantic Ocean and to beautiful beaches, the arts district, boutique shops and great dining options. Melbourne is also home to the Brevard Zoo.
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Melbourne is considered to be the second most important nesting beach in the world for loggerhead sea turtles and would be a great location for wildlife enthusiasts to live. The largest city in the Space Coast, Palm Bay, is the perfect spot for fishing enthusiasts, as it is home to an abundance of prime fishing locations. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, owned and preserved by NASA, is another great option for exploring wildlife in Florida.
Some of the area’s most beautiful sunrises can be seen from 16th Street Beach in Cocoa Beach and Juan Ponce de Leon Landing in Melbourne Beach provides a quiet stretch of coast to clear your mind and relax. Cocoa Beach Pier is a great place for surfers to catch a wave or people to enjoy swimming along the coast. There is certainly no shortage of outdoor activities in the Space Coast!
Restaurants in Brevard County
A plethora of delicious dining options exist throughout the county with great places to find anything from fresh seafood or burgers. From fine dining to rooftop bars, there’s something for everyone and every family. A walk through downtown Melbourne provides great new dining experiences, bars, or breweries, as well as new shopping centers and quirky art galleries.
Ultimately, the best location for you depends on your current lifestyle. With so many great options to live a vibrant and active life or relax by the beach within the Space Coast, a seasoned Realtor can help consider your needs and find a spot that suits your needs. After nearly 40 years of experience selling homes in Brevard County, Kevin Hill will be able to help you find a perfect location for your new home. Contact Kevin today if a move to the Space Coast is in your future!