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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Relocating to Brevard County, Florida - Why did you choose to buy in this neighborhood?

Are they the best places to live?  I am talking about the new or newer up and coming areas of Brevard County, Florida.  Someone recently asked me which of the 55+ communities in Brevard County is the "best".

This got me to thinking about why home buyers choose certain developments and areas when they relocate to Brevard County, Florida.

Some choose the new and newer developments like the planned unit development of Viera, Grand Haven in the Pineda area, or even Bayside Lakes in Palm Bay.  By the way, there are plenty of other new areas in the County.  New development does seem to drive the real estate market.

Some choose "beach side" because they want to be near the ocean.  Or on the Indian River Lagoon.

Some choose the more rural areas of the County like Mims in the north or Valkaria/Malabar in the southeast.  Or the "horse country" of Canaveral Groves just north of Viera.  These are appealing to those who seek to avoid homeowner associations.

Some choose an area because of the schools.   Although most schools in Brevard County are excellent some prefer magnet schools, or schools with special IB or Cambridge programs like Cocoa Beach High School, Rockledge High, or West Shore Jr-Sr High.   Some want the newest schools like Viera High School.

Some choose a specific area because of the economics.  Home prices in Palm Bay are much lower than Viera, Suntree, Merritt Island or anywhere beach side.

Some choose an area because of employment.   Brevard County is about 75 miles north to south.  Living in south Brevard can make a long commute for someone working at the Space Center.

Some choose to be near a golf course or even live n a golf course like Fairway Lakes at Viera, or along the Viera East Golf Course, or inside Baytree Golf community or in Palm Bay at the Majors Course in Bayside Lakes.

So what is the best place to live when relocating to Brevard County?

It depends on the individual and what is important.

If you are relocating to Brevard County, Florida, call me to discuss specific areas.  Want me to email you some listings, just send me a request.


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