|Median Price* Single Family Home||$116,000||$105,900||$89,400|
|Median Price* Condominium||$117,800||$98,500||$105,900|
* Median Price of 101 homes sold would be that price which is lower than 50 of the prices and also higher than 50 of the prices. In other words, there are homes and condominiums available in every price range in Brevard County. Median prices shown above are for the Melbourne/Titusville/Palm Bay MSA. The statistics are meant to give you a feel for the area as compared to others you may be considering and to show the direction of the market.
Parks & Recreation
The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department manages 110 parks, 1 aquatic center, 1 cultural center, 3 campgrounds, 3 golf courses, 8 recreation sanctuaries, and 13 school athletic sites.
If you enjoy getting out of the house, breathing fresh air and playing outside, the County will accommodate you!
Tennis is one of the most popular sports on the Space Coast. There are Men's, Women's, and Mixed Doubles leagues operating throughout the county everyday of the week.
Boating and water sports are family favorites enjoyed all year long. Fishing, water-skiing, sail boarding and crew teams can be found on any given day on the intra-coastal waterway or the Banana River.
Crew teams, surfers, sailboarders, kite surfers, kayakers and the like are living life to their fullest every weekend - and all during the week. The Yacht Club and other sailing clubs take advantage of the huge fetches of water for racing and practicing for the Gulf Stream cross to the Bahamas. It's about a two-day sail with favorable winds.
Florida's Space Coast is Florida fishing at its best! Whether you're a salt water enthusiast or fresh water, you'll love the fact that you can fish year round and that our area is the home to an excellent fleet of sport fishing charter boats and Port Canaveral is considered to be one of the safest ocean inlets on the east coast.
If you want to go it on your own, The county has more than half a dozen public boat ramps, 72 miles of public beaches, several public piers, several places to rent a boat for the day, week or even month and free permits for deep sea and fresh water fishing.
Here’s what you can catch:
Rivers (Indian River, Banana River, and St. John's)
Visit Your Florida Lifestyle for more information on fishing and our Guide to Establishing Florida Residency for Florida fishing license information.
Brevard County boasts three of "Florida's Ten Best Beaches," as declared by Southern Living, along with six others.
For comprehensive information on all Florida beaches along with gift certificates to the best Florida restaurants on or near them, check out The Florida Beach Book!
Over 100 of the best surfing spots on the East Coast can be found here. Whether you are a pro or a grommet, you’ll be able to find a killer spot.
There are over 37 private, semi-private and public courses in Brevard County. The County operates 3 courses:
The Savannahs is listed by Golf Digest in Places to Play as a great value and rewarding to a game well played. The epitome of southern style golf courses and situated in a natural Florida savannah – this course is aptly named.
Visit Your Florida Lifestyle for additional golf information.
The Washington Nationals call Viera home for Spring Training, so you can catch major leaguers in the spring and up-and-comers all summer. Our home team is the Manatees. The Viera Stadium is a new facility with great family activities like fireworks, concerts and special events held during, after, and between games. If you like to play more than watch, softball, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball leagues run all year to keep weekend warriors living the good old days.
Since 1990, Space Coast Sports Promotions has actively managed, operated and/or promoted a variety of sporting events throughout the Brevard County area. Here is a sampling of events and their website to learn more: http://www.spacecoastsports.com
For comprehensive sports information visit our Your Florida Lifestyle section on the Hone Page.
Brevard County has six nationally recognized hospitals that deliver advanced medical services using the latest technology and therapies. Three of these, Wuesthoff Health System, Health First and Parrish Medical Center, are among the area’s largest employers. Services offered locally include a level II trauma center, emergency air transport service, quality in and outpatient care, as well as skilled nursing and assisted living facilities throughout the County.
Visit Florida Medical Resources for comprehensive information including Florida hospital ratings.
For information on Lifelong Learning, visit Your Florida Lifestyle.
Shopping options for all tastes -- from major department stores to smart boutiques -- can be found in Brevard County. There are four major shopping malls in the County with enough destinations to find rare antiques to the latest in electronics. Cocoa, Titusville and Melbourne's historical downtown areas are perfect for shopping, dining or entertaining. Viera and Palm Bay are relatively modern areas and offer entertainment within their master-planned community boundaries. Open air malls, historic shopping districts, funky out of the way art galleries, one-of-a-kind boutiques, hard to find antique dealers and the world's largest surf shop are all here.
Historic Cocoa Village is definitely worth a visit. The Village is filled with unique shops, galleries and restaurants. Find out more at; http://www.cocoavillage.com
Brevard County, Florida, Cities & Towns
Brevard County Government http://www.brevardcounty.us/
Brevard County Tourism http://www.space-coast.com/
Located on a barrier island, nestled between the great Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River Lagoon, Cocoa Beach continues to link the birth of the Space Age with the wonders of the future.
Just six miles long, and mostly less than one mile wide, Cocoa Beach is truly a unique place! Where else can you choose between watching a space launch from the beach or precious animal species in their natural habitat? You can choose between a swim in the ocean, or a quiet kayak exploration off the Banana River islands? Play a round of golf at our 27-holes golf course, surf cast from the beach for dinner, or just enjoy a day at the beach where you will likely see dolphins at play or be lucky enough to see an occasional whale in migration. Widely known as the surfing capital of the East Coast, Cocoa Beach is the hometown of surfing champions.
The primary attraction to Cocoa Beach is the weather. With its coastal location and positioned where two climatic zones (sub-tropic and temperate) meet, the weather usually avoids extremes. This unique location attracts wildlife indigenous to both climatic zones, as well as coastal and migratory species. And, of course, the weather, beaches and local amenities attract human visitors as well! Many residents first experienced Cocoa Beach as visitors and eventually relocated here!
Cocoa Beach is a residential community and a tourist destination. Our base population is 12,800, and swells to as high as 30,000 during the peak tourist season when the hotels, motels, timeshares and condominium rentals are filled. In addition, Cocoa Beach is the destination for another 2.4 million day visitors per year; it is the primary tourist destination on the Florida Space Coast. It is also home to an active retiree population, many of whom devoted their careers to our nation's space program.
Manufactured home communities, golf course communities, Florida beach front condos and homes are available in Cocoa Beach.
If you would like to get a feel for home prices in Cocoa Beach, visit www.zillow.com and search for recent homes sold.
If you would prefer personalized assistance, call or email us to take advantage of our free Florida Relocation Services. We’ll introduce you to one of the best real estate agents in Cocoa Beach who can answer all of your questions and provide detailed information and professional assistance.
The City of Melbourne is the business center of the South Brevard County. The city honors its colorful history by bringing the past into the present through activities in three redevelopment areas. The contemporary City of Melbourne is the result of the 1969 merger of the separate communities of Melbourne and Eau Gallie.
While most of Melbourne is located on the Florida mainland, a small portion is located on a barrier island. The Indian River Lagoon separates the mainland from the island. The island is a narrow strip of land that separates the Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean.
Melbourne is close to 41 square miles in size, with about 75% of that land in use. The population is approximately 78,000 and continues to grow at a modest rate.
Melbourne is an important business center on the Space Coast. The area began developing after business gravitated toward the railroad constructed in 1893 and has evolved into a technological hub attracting major employment providers like Harris Corporation, Collins General Aviation Division, Holmes Regional Hospital and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Patrick Air Force Base is located directly north. The base has a substantial economic impact on the entire area and there are thousands of military retirees here.
Melbourne served as an official host city for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. The Olympic flame was carried across the nation before reaching Atlanta and the Olympic Centennial Games. Thousands of area residents enjoyed seeing the Torch Relay, which symbolized the competitive and unifying spirit of the Olympic Games.
Melbourne has a wide variety of homes and neighborhoods from “Old Florida” modest homes to beachfront homes and condos to Viera, a new enormous master planned community with wonderful amenities all it’s own.
If you would like to get a feel for home prices in Melbourne, visit www.zillow.com and search for recent homes sold.
If you would prefer personalized assistance, call or email us to take advantage of our free Florida Relocation Services. We’ll introduce you to one of the best real estate agents in Melbourne who can answer all of your questions and provide detailed information and professional assistance.
Palm Bay is the 21st largest city in Florida by population with more than 100,000 residents and is the ninth largest city by size, covering 97 square miles. It encompasses 900 miles of paved roads, and is a haven for high-tech companies. With the recent opening of the Lagoon House, a visitors' center and public information resource for the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway, it remains a city focused on the future. Yet in many ways, it still retains the charming characteristics of that original small town situated on a scenic bay of the Indian River Lagoon.
Recreational activities include 29 city parks which include paintball and skateboarding, an aquatic center, a 200 acre regional park, two public / private golf courses, Turkey Creek Sanctuary, and nearby, over the Melbourne Causeway, are the beaches. The Indian River Lagoon and Turkey Creek are the eastern boundaries of the city, so there’s an abundance of water for fishing and boating.
The Greater Palm Bay Senior Center http://www.gpbsc.org/ has over 3300 members and offers many, many activities for the 55+ set.
The Palm Bay Community Center http://www.palmbayflorida.org/parks/center/senior.html also is a very active place.
Housing styles include a wide variety of single family homes, condominiums, town homes and gated subdivisions.
If you would like to get a feel for home prices in Palm Bay, visit www.zillow.com and search for recent homes sold.
If you would prefer personalized assistance, call or email us to take advantage of our free Florida Relocation Services. We’ll introduce you to one of the best real estate agents in Palm Bay who can answer all of your questions and provide detailed information and professional assistance.