Merritt Island Homes For Sale
Merritt Island is a perfect medium for those looking to be near the fun and excitement of Cocoa Beach and Port Canaveral but also live in a laid back and friendly community. Merritt Island is home to the NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center and Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. The majority of Merritt Island’s residential and commercial activity is in the central area where you can also find shopping, schools, and light industrial areas. Three causeways connect Merritt Island to Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Patrick Air Force Base, Satellite Beach and Palm Shores. Merritt Island is unincorporated and falls under the administrative care of Brevard County, as well as Brevard County Sheriff, Fire, and EMS. Water and sewer services are provided by the neighboring City of Cocoa.
Merritt Island is a 17.5 square mile island surrounded by the Indian River Lagoon, Banana River Lagoon, Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, and Sykes Creek. With so many bodies of water, it is no wonder that there is an abundance of affordable waterfront homes in Merritt Island. In the central area of Merritt Island, you will find that in the N Banana River Drive, Newfound Harbor, and Sykes Creek neighborhoods the majority of homes sit on a canal and have access to the Banana River and Sykes Creek. In the southern area of Merritt Island, specifically along South Tropical Trail, homes and acreage become larger and the views get better! South Tropical Trail homes have stunning views of both the Indian River and the Banana River; how much better can it get? Many homes even have private docks that extend far from the shore; residents are able to enjoy watching sunrises in their private, tropical paradise. North Merritt Island consists of large homes on sizable lots. Population density is considerably less in the Northern parts of the Island compared to the areas south of State Road 528. There is an abundance of different types of residential real estate in Merritt Island, chances are it just might be for you!
Living in Merritt Island
Merritt Island Living is easy going, laid back, and convenient. Residents enjoy being close to an abundance of amenities such as shopping, dining, and other services. You can find plenty of brand name stores around Central Merritt Island and also spend time shopping at the Merritt Square Mall and relax by catching a movie after! There is an array of dining options from fast, casual, local, and Sunday brunch restaurants. Additionally, you can find gyms, health services, and much more! Living in Merritt Island allows you to be close to all of the great area attractions such as the Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral beaches and the dining and amenities at Port Canaveral without having to live near the hustle and bustle of the tourists.
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