Merritt Island Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Florida
Just 45 minutes from major Orlando attractions, Merritt Island sits in the Melbourne metro area on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Nearly 40,000 residents enjoy local parks and recreation areas, including Kiwanis's Island, and many boat launch locations. Much of the real estate found in Merritt Island includes waterfront properties in addition to traditional single-family residences and condominiums. Residents can take the family to the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory in nearby Cocoa, the Brevard Museum of Art and Science in Melbourne, or to the Brevard Zoo featuring over 400 animals. Local entertainment and restaurants provide for every taste, while convenient shopping is found nearby that includes the outdoor Grove Street Shopping District, the Merritt Square Mall, and numerous major retail chain stores. Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and NASA/John F. Kennedy Space Center are located on the northern part of Merritt Island. A residential hub for workers, islanders and commuters alike, there are centralized light commercial and industrial areas. Intersected by the Indian River Lagoon, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Sykes Creek, Newfound Harbor and Banana River Lagoon, residents enjoy the many waterfront properties throughout the island. The islandís Wildlife Refuge and a narrow barrier island are located to the north, presenting a buffer area for the space shuttle launching site. As a wildlife magnet, migratory birds, alligators, manatees, sea turtles and ospreys populate the untouched land. With an abundance of culture, attractions and points of interest in nearby cities, golfing and island living, Merritt Island offers a natural animal sanctuary and a hub of space technology, steps from the conveniences of the city.
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