Merritt Island, Florida is a small beach town with just under 40,000 residents. It's a beautiful and family-friendly place to live. With a median home value of $330,000, it offers amazing value for an amazing location. Merritt Island is economically diverse and filled with people who work both blue and white collar jobs. The housing market reflects this, and you can find houses anywhere between $100,000 and over $1 million. If your budget is on the lower side, you can find modest, yet beautiful home in a location that's only a couple minute drive from the ocean. If your budget is higher, you can find a large home with the ocean right in your back yard. Either way, you'll love the community, and you'll get plenty of time out in the water. It's a great place to raise children, or even to retire and spend your golden years.
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If you're raising a family, Merritt Island has some amazing schools. The city rating for the school district has an 8 overall; a few of the schools have a 10 out of 10. There are 45 schools altogether, which include preschools, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, public district schools, private schools, and public charter schools. Every school has a stellar reputation, so no matter which school your children attend, they will receive a phenomenal education. When it's time to put down the schoolwork and have some fun, there is plenty to do in Merritt Island, Florida. If you want to have fun on the ocean, you can take your kids to a dolphin watching adventure. Boats take groups of people out on the ocean to watch dolphins and other ocean life. The boat will even stop at a sandbar so you can get out, look for seashells, and see the ocean life from the water. You can also rent sailboats, jet skis, and do many other things.
If you're ready to get out of the water and have some dry fun, there is plenty to do around town. You can take them bowling or play some black light mini golf. There are many parks around town. Many have large playgrounds for the kids to play on, and they are close to the water. When it's time to rest, you can sit on the pier and watch the birds land on the water. If you particularly love the birds, there is a wildlife sanctuary nearby with 436 bird species to see. For some adult fun, Merritt Island has an amazing, historic theatre that's known for its Broadway shows. If you want to get back on the water, you can take a romantic parasailing trip, where you can see entire Merritt Island coast from under a parachute. There are riverboat cruises, places to kayak and more. No matter what you feel like doing, there is always fun to be had in Merritt Island. Living there is like living a vacation. You get to be right down the road from things that people travel thousands of miles to do. You can find the home of your dreams in the town of your dreams.