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e want to welcome you to this edition of Discover the Space Coast, brought to you by the 4500-member strong, Space Coast Association of REALTORS®. Our association is having a milestone birthday this year. We are celebrating 60 years serving as the voice for real estate in Brevard County. THAT MAKES US ABOUT TEN YEARS OLDER THAN NEIL ARMSTRONG’S FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON, GIVE OR TAKE A FEW MONTHS.

In the decades since its founding, our nonprofit has become the largest trade organization in the county, a powerful voice for property rights advocacy, professional ethics and the most accurate provider of Space Coast real estate listing data. In a time when finding authentic metrics on the internet can be a challenge, this service is essential for Space Coast home buyers and sellers. Headquartered in Palm Shores, our mission is to be the trusted and best source for real estate information in the Brevard market. We accomplish this by providing REALTORS® with the resources and educational opportunities they need while also maintaining the county’s Multiple Listing Service (MLS), a database of local real estate listings. Our database is the only one that provides real time, accurate data on Space Coast listings to the public. The Space Coast MLS and other helpful resources can be found on our new website, www.SpaceCoastMLS.com. SIXTY YEARS INTO THEIR MISSION, SPACE COAST REALTORS®’ VOICE IS STRONGER THAN EVER.

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A PLACE LIKE NO OTHER “Discovery” has defined what the Space Coast has meant to the world for generations. From the beaches where the first European explorers landed a little over 500 years ago, to extending mankind’s reach beyond our planetary home as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing this July, this area’s technical, cultural, economic and ecological diversity is unrivaled. With over 72 miles of coastline and more waterfront property than any other county in the nation, there is something for every age group and occasion. It is the East Coast Surfing Capital, the home of Kennedy Space Center, the cruise terminals of Port Canaveral, vast wildlife refuges, cutting edge tech companies, quaint downtowns and unique communities featuring everything from oceanfront condominiums to equestrian ranches. Did we mention it is just a short drive to world famous theme parks, race tracks and resorts? Let your curiosity wander as you discover all the Space Coast has to offer.

Pictured: Cocoa Beach Pier


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UTILITIES TELEVISION, TELEPHONE & INTERNET Spectrum (spectrum.com) is the region’s largest cable provider, and also offers digital telephone and Internet services in Brevard County. Other providers, including AT&T (AT&T.com) and DirectTV (DirectTV.com) also serve the local market with television, telephone and Internet services. ELECTRICITY Florida Power and Light (321) 723.7795 NATURAL GAS Florida City Gas Gas Service 1-800-993-7546 (321) 632-1734 (new homes) FloridaCityGas.com

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WATER AND SEWAGE Sewer, water and trash rates vary throughout Brevard County. TITUSVILLE Titusville City Hall, 555 Washington Ave. (321) 383-5791 MIMS Utilities Finance Office 2262 High Drive (321) 264-5130 COCOA & CENTRAL BREVARD Cocoa City Hall 65 Stone Street (321) 433-8400 MELBOURNE Melbourne City Hall 900 E. Strawberry Avenue (321) 727-2900

WEST MELBOURNE West Melbourne City Hall 2240 Minton Road (321) 727-7700 PALM BAY Palm Bay City Hall 120 Malabar Road (321) 952-3420 WASTE COLLECTION & RECYCLING Waste Management N. Brevard (321) 636-6894 WM.com Central and South Brevard (321) 723-4455 WM.com Titusville Solid Waste Management (321) 383-5755 Titusville.com City of Rockledge (321) 690-3961 CityofRockledge.com


Immerse Yourself

We invite you to discover the diversity of Florida’s Space Coast! Beginning with 72 miles of coastline, Brevard County offers water‐loving residents stunning beaches, the ecologically important Indian River Lagoon, world‐ class surfing and cruise ships for the adventurous. And because we offer a little something for everyone, landlubbers will appreciate our amazing golf courses, restaurants, quaint downtowns and more. Plus, we’re located just a short drive to Orlando and the attractions. Once you’ve settled in and found the place you’d love to call home, Shelter Mortgage can assist with your new home financing ‐‐ whether you’re purchasing a gently used home or building one from the ground up. Offering first‐time homebuyer programs and construction loans, to jumbo financing for the exceptional home, we’ve got the loan program to fit your needs.

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Like people, communities have personalities that reflect the interests of those who live there, as well as the unique setting the geography of the location affords. On the Space Coast, you will find the full spectrum of coastal living, from ocean and riverfront properties, to lushly wooded golf course communities. These communities are all within a short distance of remarkable schools, shopping and dining opportunities. Of course, if you don’t live on the water, no need to worry, you are never far from it.


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Florida’s natural setting is showcased in the communities that make up north Brevard. Home to the historic and ever-evolving Kennedy Space Center and Canaveral Air Force Station, it is the place from where humankind was launched to the moon and probes have been sent into the farthest reaches of the solar system. It is also where you will find the pristine Canaveral National Seashore and one of the nation’s natural wonders, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Titusville, the original county seat, incorporated in 1887, is beautifully positioned on the Indian River alongside the communities of Scottsmoor, Mims and Port St. John.

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MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE


VAB AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

The Vehicle Assembly Building, or VAB, is the large building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, designed to assemble the large pre-manufactured space vehicle components, such as the massive Saturn V and the Space Shuttle; and stack them vertically onto the Mobile Launch Platform and crawler transporter.

1. EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE 1311 U.S. 1, Titusville, FL 32796 www.easternflorida.edu

2. MERRITT ISLAND NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE www.fws.gov/refuge/Merritt_Island/aboutNWRS.html

3. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX Space Commerce Way, Merritt Island, FL 32953 www.kennedyspacecenter.com

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4. CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION Cape Canaveral Cape Canaveral, FL 32920 Phone: (321) 494-5933/7731 www.afspacemuseum.org/ccafs

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All of Brevard’s historic communities were part of an inland waterway, and that ambiance is still seen as you travel about the county. Driving the breathtaking South Tropical Trail through Merritt Island, which splits the Indian River to form the Banana River, you pass lovely homes built on what were once orange and mango groves. Since the early 20th Century, Cocoa and Rockledge were important centers of life and commerce. Visiting historic Downtown Cocoa, its playhouse, boutiques and striking waterfront park captures a new take on a nostalgic location. Another beautiful waterfront drive, SR 515, winds along the western shore of the Indian River, featuring an unrivaled blend of residential architecture and a tropical paradise.

COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE

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COCOA VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE

Known as Broadway on Brevard. Established as the Aladdin Theater, the doors opened to the public on August 18th, 1924. Several owners and several decades later, the building was purchased by the City of Cocoa and renamed The Cocoa Village Playhouse.

1. COCOA VILLAGE 600 Florida Ave. Suite 104 Cocoa, FL 32922 www.VisitCocoaVillage.com

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2. MERRITT SQUARE MALL 777 E. Merritt Island Cswy Merritt Island, FL 32952 www.MerrittSquareMall.com

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VIERA Set almost at the geographic center of Brevard, Viera is one of Florida’s most distinctive, fully planned communities. Boasting over 20,000 residents, Viera also features the county government buildings, Justice and Educational centers, and The Avenue open-air mall with namebrand stores, restaurants and a 16-screen cinema. The area also is home to USSSA’s Sports Complex and world class golf and recreational facilities. With easy access to I-95, it is a convenient drive to Orlando or the beaches.

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Viera, FL is a top 25 master planned community offering a vibrant lifestyle & variety of neighborhoods. Home to A rated schools, shopping & recreation, the community of Viera is the embodiment of a vibrant lifestyle offering a variety of homes and amenities all built with thoughtful stewardship of the land.

1. USSSA SPORTS COMPLEX 5800 Stadium Pkwy. Melbourne, FL 32940 www.USSSA.com

2. GOVERNMENT CENTER 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way Melbourne, FL 32940 www.BrevardFL.gov/Government

3. THE AVENUE VIERA

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EAU GALLIE ART DISTRICT

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In addition to Melbourne being one of the historic centers of early development and home to a downtown area that is a favorite of both residents and visitors, it is also a center of cutting-edge technology. South central Brevard is the corporate home of Harris Technologies, one of the largest defense contractors in the country, as well as the Orlando Melbourne International Airport which boasts one the fastest growing aerospace clusters in the world. It is the manufacturing site of Embraer executive jets, Northrup Grumman’s design center of excellence and Collins Avionics to name a few. From the shores of the Indian River and the Eau Gallie Arts District, stretching to Brevard’s western border, the St. Johns River, spacious ranch-like properties and retail shopping areas are hallmarks of West Melbourne.

EAU GALLIE YACHT CLUB


ORLANDO MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

South Patrick Shores

Palm Shores

The Orlando Melbourne International Airport is a full-service airport with nonstop service to destinations throughout North America and the Caribbean. Titusville

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2. EAU GALLIE ARTS DISTRICT Wickham Park

540 Montreal Ave., Melbourne, FL 32935 www.egadlife.com

3. MELBOURNE AIRPORT 1 Air Terminal Pkwy., Melbourne, FL 32901 www.MLBAir.com

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4. DOWNTOWN MELBOURNE www.downtownmelbourne.com

5. FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 150 W University Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901 www.fit.edu

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The largest city in Brevard, both in land area (67 square miles) and in population (over 100,000), is Palm Bay. It is one of the county’s primary manufacturing hubs and home to much of Harris Corporation's facilities. South Brevard has every imaginable housing choice from starter homes and condominiums, to executive and ranch estates. They also feature Bay Side Lakes, a large master planned golf community. Valcaria and Grant, well known for its Sea Food Festival, borders the south, along with the famous Stick Marsh, one of the most celebrated bass fishing locations in the country.

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STICK MARSH

Stick Marsh is a 6,500-acre impoundment located along the east coast of central Florida. Stick Marsh was created in 1987 and opened to the public around 1991. Water depths range from 4 to 8 feet. Popular sport fish include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black crappie and several catfish species.

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2. HARRIS PALM BAY 1395 Troutman Blvd NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905 www.Harris.com

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3. EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE Malabar

250 Community College Pkwy SE, Palm Bay, FL 32909 www.easternflorida.edu

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With the good fortune of geography and farsighted civic leadership, wherever you are on the Space Coast, you aren’t far from the beach, nor are the beach front communities far from the mainland. Connected from north to south by five, four-lane causeways, access is easy for those that come to play or to live. Starting with Cape Canaveral in the north central area, bordering Port Canaveral, to the celebrated coastal community of Cocoa Beach, life and lifestyle don't get better. Following the curve of the coastline south, you’ll find Patrick Air Force Base, followed by the ocean front condominiums and canal front homes of Satellite Beach. Continuing south, you find one unique coastal community after another, including Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic and then Melbourne Beach, before reaching the county’s terminus at Sebastian Inlet.


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Sebastian Inlet, located in Sebastian Inlet State Park in Brevard County, Florida and Indian River County, Florida, offers surfing and fishing opportunities. It is off State Road A1A just 12 miles north of Vero Beach. There are annual surf tournaments, professional and amateur. Visitors fish there, particularly for Snook and Redfish. Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year Parking: $8 per vehicle Boat Ramp: $4 + tax Camping: $28 per night + tax

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3. SEBASTIAN INLET STATE PARK 9700 S Highway A1A, Melbourne Beach, FL 32951 www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/sebastian-inlet-state-park

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Few things make a region more attractive and more vibrant than their public-school system, and that is an area where the Space Coast excels. Brevard Public Schools is the 49th largest district in the United States and the 10th largest district in Florida. As the largest employer in Brevard County, BPS employs approximately 9,300 staff members serving over 73,000 students annually, that includes 83 schools, 10 special centers and 12 charter schools. With a commitment to serving the community and enhancing students’ lives, they deliver the highest quality education backed by a culture of dedication, collaboration and learning. ACADEMICS • In 2018, BPS ranked 2nd in graduation rate among the 15 largest districts in Florida. • All grade 11 students took the ACT in 2017, outperforming college-bound students in Florida. • In 2017, participation in accelerated program exams increased; AP students outperformed the state on their exams and 356 A.A. degrees were awarded to BPS students.

ACHIEVEMENTS • 64 earned state Five Star awards for volunteerism and community engagement • 25 were deemed state Schools of Excellence, earning greater autonomy • Four were named National Blue-Ribbon Schools • None are “F” schools RANKINGS BPS ranks No. 2 in the state for the number of industry certifications granted per graduate. BPS ranks No. 2 for how well it prepares college majors for STEM fields – and No. 1 for the percentage of students who take physics. BPS was the No.1-rated district for reading and writing performance in grades 6-10. The median teacher salary in 2017-2018 was $45,450. Freedom 7 in Cocoa Beach is Florida’s No.1-rated elementary school based on percentage of points earned on the state’s school-grading scale. Nearly one-quarter of the 70,985 students in Brevard public schools attended a campus other than their neighborhood school in 2017-2018. More information: 2700 JUDGE FRAN JAMIESON WAY VIERA, FL 32940 • 321-633-1000 www.brevardschools.org

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Achievement by the Numbers: 6 National Blue Ribbon Schools (2013-2018)

BREVARD PUB2 high schools ranked among top 10 in Florida SCHOOLS AD 88% graduation rate; second among Florida’s largest districts

#1 rated elementary school in the state (Florida Department of Education)

(2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings)

1,344 seniors earned Bright Futures Scholarships 378 seniors earned AA degrees with their high school diploma 39% of graduates earned industry certifications in CTE/STEM courses; second highest in state 64% of seniors enrolled in college www.facebook.com/BrevardPublicSchools/

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UNIVERSITIES FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Birthed to provide educational opportunities and a talent pipeline at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. Florida Tech was founded by Jerome P. Keuper, Ph.D., a visionary physicist working at Cape Canaveral. According to university lore, he was sharing his idea with a colleague in a local pub and in jest, the friend pushed 37 cents across the table and said, “Here is your first donation, Jerry. Now go and build that college.” That missional vision continues today, as Florida Tech’s motto, “To the stars through science,” still very much applies, as does their unique Space Coast history. The drive, innovation and imagination

that became part of the university’s DNA propels Florida Tech into the future as it adapts to the changing landscape of commercial space development and a world economy driven by technology. For the ninth consecutive year, the university was designated as a Tier One Best National University, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” 2019 rankings, as well as being home to one of the most internationally diverse undergraduate student bodies in the nation. In addition, it was among the top 50 universities in the southern U.S. according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The Melbourne-based university is known worldwide for its uniquely strong aerospace eng ineering,

space sciences, marine sciences, cybersecurity, behavior analysis and aviation (flight) degree programs. While also offering a wide range of business, science, computer and engineering degrees in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. With a stellar faculty that inspires, “The Relentless Pursuit of Greatness,” Florida Tech’s stunning subtropical campus and unique facilities like the Harris Student Design Center, make it one of the nation’s best educational institutions. EASTERN FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE Nearly 35,000 students take courses annually at the four campuses of Eastern Florida State College (EFSC) in Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay, along with an Aerospace program at Kennedy Space Center or online through their eLearning platforms. The college enjoys one of the top graduation rates in the 28-member Florida College System and has a direct connect program to the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando. This allows for the seamless transfer of credits from Eastern Florida’s Associate’s program to UCF’s Baccalaureate program. Officially changing its name from Brevard Community College in 2013, the institution founded in 1960 now offers four-year degrees in healthcare management and general business management, along with nearly 100 degree and certificate programs. Responsive to the needs of the local economy, Eastern Florida has partnerships with area businesses through customized training programs and facility-use programs.

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RELENTLESSLY

SEEKING. Brevard County is the gateway to infinite space, the vast Atlantic and limitless opportunity through Florida Institute of Technology—a national research university built upon the idea that anything is possible with persistence, boldness and imagination. We are a place for students, whether straight out of high school or mid-career, to put their passion to work. Smash old assumptions. Break through barriers. Launch new ideas. Florida Tech offers more than 200 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs for serious seekers. Learn more and join us in our relentless pursuit of greatness, right here in Melbourne.

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The college ranks 36th in awarding Associate Degrees in all disciplines nationally and 28th in Associate Degrees in Science Technologies. In addition, according to a statewide impact study, EFSC boosts the local and regional economies nearly $1.1 billion per year. Also, the Melbourne campus is home to the King Center for the Performing Arts, one of the area’s premier arts and entertainment venues.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, Webster Universi ty comprises a global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe and Asia. The university is committed to ensuring high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

WEBSTER UNIVERSITY provides accredited undergraduate and graduate school education to students along the Space Coast of Florida and across the world. With opportunities to study at their local campus or earn a degree online, academic programs are focused on student success and taught by faculty with professional experience in their academic fields.

KEISER UNIVERSITY has been offering their career-focused educational opportunities to students in Brevard for over 15 years. A private, not-forprofit university, it currently serves approximately 20,000 students at their 20 campuses throughout Florida. The Melbourne campus is located near the Orlando Melbourne International Airport and the aviation cluster

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that includes Harris Technologies, Northrup Grumman, Collins Avionics and Embraer. An innovative educational leader, Keiser was ranked as the 9th best Florida college in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Regional Universities 2019 rankings in the South and 8th in the top 10 colleges for the money in 2018 by Money Magazine. Offering certifications, Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees, Keiser is one of the most adaptive and innovative schools in the state. Barry University, Everest University and Columbia College also operate higher and continuing education campuses in Brevard County. These colleges offer excellent opportunities for professional development.

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private SCHOOLS There are 80 private schools in Brevard County serving more than 10,000 students. Catholic Schools of Brevard County operate nine schools from Titusville to Palm Bay, including Melbourne Central Catholic High School (MCC). MCC is a four-year college preparatory high school that has earned the prestigious U.S. Dept. of Education “Blue ribbon School of Excellence” award and serves approximately 560 students. The Episcopal Church features St. Mark’s Episcopal Academy and Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. Holy Trinity is divided into a lower and upper school, serving over 850 students. It is considered one of the finest schools in the region. Other religious and secular private schools are found throughout the county.

Melbourne Melbourne Central Catholic High School Ascension Catholic School Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Palm Bay St. Joseph Catholic School

Indialantic Holy Name of Jesus Catholic School

Rockledge St. Mary’s Catholic School

Merritt Island Divine Mercy Catholic Academy

Cocoa Beach Our Saviour Catholic School

Titusville

Brevard County Catholic Schools form students who are confident to explore their passions and learn from their experiences in the classroom, community, and on the field. Dedicated teachers set the bar high for student behavior and accountability. Our safe, faith-filled, and nurturing environment encourages students to reach their full potential. A challenging curriculum prepares students for success in college and career.

Serving students in Pre-K3 and VPK4 through 12th grade

St. Teresa Catholic School

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At St. Mark’s, time-tested teaching methods combine with an unwavering commitment to innovation, enrichment, character education, and academic excellence. In this close-knit, nurturing community, classroom theory is tested with real world experience, and fostering good people is as important as producing great students.

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At Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, students benefit from the continuity of an academically challenging, college preparatory curriculum that spans preschool through 12th grade. Students who “Start Here” build a strong foundation of skills and are prepared to “Go Anywhere” – in college, career and life.

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The Commitment REALTORS® have strong connections to their communities that always remind them that they are neighbors first, foremost and forever. REALTORS® are people who care about people. The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation has donated more than $750,000 to help Brevard children and families experiencing homelessness. Our REALTORS® also volunteer countless hours to local projects that are close to their hearts

All REALTORS® are real estate agents, but not all real estate agents are REALTORS®


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HOME ON THE SPACE COAST WE LIKE TO SAY, “IT’S A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT, BUT IT’S A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE!” If you are considering the Space Coast as your home, the next major question you face is: Where will I live? With as many options as Brevard County offers, you need an experienced professional to help guide that process, whether you are seeking a rental, a starter home, a waterfront estate or a retirement condominium. The message that, “ALL REALTORS® ARE REAL ESTATE AGENTS, BUT NOT ALL REAL ESTATE AGENTS ARE REALTORS®,” is central to the mission of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS®. At first glance, it may not seem like a big deal, but it’s actually a fundamental and important difference that should be considered when one hires a real estate professional. REALTORS® adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and maintain membership in their local, state, and national associations that provide numerous benefits to you, whether you are a buyer or a seller. In addition, the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® maintains the Space Coast Multiple Listing Service (MLS), another way this group of specialists ensures you have the most positive experience possible. ▶


WHAT MAKES A REALTOR ?

THE 3 DISTINCTIONS of the Space Coast Association of REALTORS®

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EDUCATION & ETHICS All REALTORS® maintain an ongoing commitment to professional education. In 2018, more than 5,900 REALTORS® attended courses offered by the Space Coast Association of REALTORS® to sharpen their skills. These continuing education courses are premiere sources for current news and valuable market data that help members stay abreast of housing trends in the local, state and national markets. REALTORS® are just as dedicated to professionalism because they know it’s what sets them apart. They adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and attend biennial training that equips them to meet the professional responsibilities and standards expected of them when working with their colleagues, clients and the public.

THE KNOW-HOW REALTORS® have the knowledge, experience and a Code of Ethics to guide you through the most significant investment in your life. Home ownership is a part of the American dream. It is also the most important investment decision most people make. In that ownership journey you need a guide you can trust.

THE TOOLS REALTORS® have the data and Multiple Listing Service (MLS) you need to help you find the property you want, at the price you want. The property that fits your desires, needs and budget is as unique as your fingerprint. REALTORS® are part of an association that provides the most accurate information to guide you in your home search and purchase decision.

THE COMMITMENT REALTORS® are people who care about people. The Space Coast Association of REALTORS® Foundation, has donated more than $750,000 to help Brevard children and families experiencing homelessness, go from helpless to hopeful.

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SPACE COAST REAL ESTATE

BY THE NUMBERS MEDIAN TOWNHOME/CONDO SALES PRICE

MEDIAN SINGLE FAMILY HOME SALES PRICE

6.3%↑ to $228,463 year over year. year over year.

13%↑ to $169,400 year over year. year over year.

9,917 HOMES

SOLD

2,823 TOWNHOMES AND CONDOS

SOLD

*ALL STATISTICS ARE FROM 2018 Market statistics are subject to change. For current Space Coast Market data, please visit www.SpaceCoastMLS.com

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10 STEPS

TO OWNING YOUR OWN HOME

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Home ownership is part of the American dream. To ensure you live happily ever after, consider these helpful ideas on your journey to ownership.

1

CHECK YOUR CREDIT SCORE

A good credit score will get you a good interest rate, whereas a great credit score will get you a great one. But make sure you check your credit score for mistakes.

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CREATE A BUDGET To move from dream to reality, you must figure out what your needs are and what you can afford.

HIRE A REALTOR®

A REALTOR® knows the market and can show you the a portfolio of properties and can refer you to lenders, appraisers, title companies and home inspectors.

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Once you have found a home you want to buy, it is time to agree on a price and sign a contract. You might be able to negotiate with the seller on the price or extras, like appliances and other goodies, and usually you have to put some earnest money down.

DETERMINE YOUR LOCATION

Before looking at houses, consider where you want to live. Assess factors like convenience, work commute, school options and sense of safety.

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SHOP FOR A MORTGAGE

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GET AN INSPECTION

Home buyers often rely on REALTORS® to recommend home inspectors. Even so, buyers should check credentials and read reviews themselves.

9

NEGOTIATE ANY REPAIRS

The inspection report may turn up some problems with the home — but, keep in mind, not all repairs are created equal. There can be major issues or minor ones.

Prequalifying is the best place to begin the home buying process. It is your ticket to putting an offer on the right house for you.

6

SIGN A CONTRACT

MAKE TIME FOR OPEN HOUSES

If you want to find a house quickly, keep your schedule open to take advantage of opportunities that may not last.

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CLOSE ON YOUR HOUSE

The is the final step in home ownership. Before you actually close, ask for a final walkthrough to make sure all the agreed-upon repairs were made.

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beaches

When driving north and south on A1A along the Space Coast, you never have to go more than a mile, and in many places only a block, to find beach access. Many have showers and bathrooms, and all offer an oceanside experience that is unrivaled. So, grab a surf board, beach umbrella, plenty of sun block and head for the beach!

DISCOVER FAVORITES Sebastian Inlet State Park Melbourne Beach Cocoa Beach Pier Cocoa Beach Paradise Beach & Park Melbourne Jetty Park Cape Canaveral Canova Beach Dog Park Indialantic Pelican Beach Park Satellite Beach Spessard Holland South Beach Park Melbourne Beach James H Nance Indialantic Boardwalk & Beach Park Indialantic Lori Wilson Park Cocoa Beach Playalinda Beach Canaveral National Seashore

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waterfront dining

One of the distinctive differences of living on the Space Coast is not only extraordinary dining, but the opportunity to dine while overlooking the Indian River Lagoon or the Atlantic Ocean. From casual cocktails to that special occasion, there is something for everyone and always a spectacular view.

DISCOVER FAVORITES River Rocks Rockledge The Island Merritt Island Coconuts on the Beach Cocoa Beach Seafood Atlantic Cape Canaveral Yellow Dog Café Malabar Grills Riverside Seafood Melbourne Fish Lips Waterfront Bar & Grill Port Canaveral Café Coconut Cove Melbourne Beach Pier 220 Titusville Squid Lips Melbourne & Cocoa Beach

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Founded by Nicole and Joel Smith in 2004, Slow N Low Barbeque focuses on each customer’s happiness and preferences. They specialize in slow-cooked and smoked meats with experienced chefs who put a creative twist on every dish, always preparing crispy, appetizing and delicious ribs, smoked pork, chicken, and beef. Always expect impeccable service and one-of-a-kind BBQ that’s always made from scratch! Slow N Low Barbeque serves clients from Rockledge, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne and Merritt Island with value to the community and charities.

Pineda Crossing Bar & Grill has been serving the area for years and is known as “The Home of the Casual Gourmet,” which means classic comfort food with a gourmet twist. Some favorites include seafood arriving fresh from the Port and steaks cut from aged midwestern choice beef. A tradition since 1996, Pineda Crossing Bar & Grill is a 16 time Best of Brevard with dishes prepared by a Culinary Institute of America Chef that has been with them for 20 years. Don’t miss out on happy hour here where the locals go.

Red Ginger is different than most Chinese restaurants in that it follows upscale tactics, which positions it as one of the most elegant, finer dining experiences in the area.

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COCOA BEACH 7 Days a Week 11AM–10PM 306 N Orlando Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 321.783.6199 VIERA 7 Days a Week 11AM–10PM 5490 Stadium Pkwy, Melbourne, FL 321.735.4809 slowandlowbarbeque.com

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Monday CLOSED Tuesday 11AM–10PM Wednesday 11AM–10PM Thursday 11AM–10PM Friday 11AM–10PM Saturday 11AM–10PM Sunday 4–9PM 321.259.7760 Location US1 & Pineda Causeway 2515 Roberts Road Melbourne, FL

Red Ginger combines fresh house made ingredients of fine quality Chinese cuisine with elegant service and exceptional wine pairing and cocktails from our full service bar, to offer an upscale and sincerely welcoming experience. From the moment you walk in you will be greeted with warm genuine hospitality and receive attentive service by a trained and knowledgeable staff.

MELBOURNE SQUARE MALL Sun-Thur 11AM–10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10:30AM 1700 W. New Haven Ave, Ste #633 321.951.8818 SUNTREE Sun-Thur 11AM–10PM, Fri-Sat 11AM-10:30AM 6300 N. Wickham Rd, Ste #127 321.242.1167 redgingermelbourne.com/


Pizza Gallery is the place where food becomes art, from white pizza named after the master of black and white MC Escher to a Mexican pizza with salsa sauce named after the master of Southwestern landscapes, Georgia O’Keeffe. Enjoy a wide variety of menu items such as signature calzones, juicy burgers, tasty greens and more.

Meg O'Malley's authentic Irish cuisine and pub offers everything from the famous corned beef cuban to mouth-watering nightly specials and Sunday brunch. We offer Sunday brunch 10:30am2pm. CATERING Please call us for a quick response for your catering needs at 321.952.5510

We are located at The Avenue Viera, Suite 113, directly across from Books-A-Million.

Hours

Hours

Monday 11AM–9:30PM Tuesday 11AM–9:30PM Wednesday 11AM–9:30PM Thursday 11AM–11PM Friday 11AM–11PM Saturday 11AM–11PM Sunday 11AM–8:30PM

Monday 10:30AM–10PM Tuesday 10:30AM–10PM Wednesday 10:30AM–11PM Thursday 10:30AM–12AM Friday 10:30AM–1:30AM Saturday 10:30AM–1:30AM Sunday 10:30AM–12AM

321.633.0397

321.952.5510

Location

Location

2250 Town Center Ave. Viera, FL

812 E. New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, FL

F i a’s Fre s h Me a l s are the perfect way to enjoy healthy, pre-cooked meals. No preservatives. Dairy free. Organic. Gluten Free. USDA Approved. Vacuum Sealed. Meals stay fresh for up to 30 days if refrigerated and much longer if frozen. Fia’s Fresh Meals offers a self-serve Acai bar, as well. Register at www. FiasFreshMeals.com, choose your meals for the week, and pick them up the following Monday or ship anywhere in the U.S.

Port Canaveral's newest, casual dining restaurant and tavern, Rising Tide tap & table, offers 60 draft beers, hand-crafted cocktails, and a chef-driven menu of American classics. With a deeply rooted passion for everything food and beer, Rising Tide is perfect for all ages, budgets and occasions. Enjoy weekly specials, frequent beer dinners, live music and sports viewing at the island bar. Reserve the Barrel Room for private parties and events. Visit RisingTideTap.com for full menus, upcoming events and contact info.

Hours Monday 10AM–8PM Tuesday 10AM–7PM Wednesday 10AM–6PM Thursday 10AM–5PM Friday 10AM–5PM Saturday Closed Sunday Closed

Hours

Locations 5000 North Wickham Road 2447 North Wickham Road – Coming Soon – 724 East Eau Gallie Boulevard 888.868.2028 www.fiasfreshmeals.com

Monday 11AM–12AM Tuesday 11AM–12AM Wednesday 11AM–12AM Thursday 11AM–12AM Friday 11AM–12AM Saturday 11AM–12AM Sunday 11AM–12AM 321.576.0676 Location 523 Glen Cheek Drive Port Canaveral, FL risingtidetap.com

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WATERFRONT VENUE Happy Hour Daily 11am - 6pm

Private Event Space Available

321.757.7200

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El Leoncito Viera is growing in Brevard and still offers its famous combination of Mexican and Cuban flavored cuisine with of course, their refreshing Margaritas.

Hours Monday 4PM–9PM Tuesday 4PM–9PM Wednesday 4PM–9PM Thursday 4PM–9PM Friday 4PM–10PM Saturday 4PM–10PM Sunday 4PM–9PM

Hours

Hours

Monday 11AM–10PM Tuesday 11AM–10PM Wednesday 11AM–10PM Thursday 11AM–10PM Friday 11AM–11PM Saturday 11AM–11PM Sunday 11AM–10PM

Monday 11AM–10PM Tuesday 11AM–10PM Wednesday 11AM–10PM Thursday 11AM–10PM Friday 11AM–11PM Saturday 11AM–11PM Sunday 11AM–10PM

321.757.7200

321.757-0142

321.349.3494

Location

Location

Location

6485 S. US-1 Rockledge, FL

5360 Stadium Parkway Viera, FL

6485 S. US-1 Rockledge, FL

Our food is always cooked from scratch and never frozen. Some popular favorites include the Churrasco, a nice Angus steak with a hint of Chimichurri and the Enchiladas Rancheras. D on’t m i s s out on ou r Mariachis, appearing the 2nd and last Wednesdays of each month.

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The Dock Bar and Grill is open daily for lunch and dinner, featuring a casual seafood menu and handmade crafted cocktails. The 5,000 square-foot covered waterfront deck is the perfect place to wile away an afternoon or enjoy live entertainment Wednesday thru Sunday evenings.

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Located waterfront on the beautiful Indian River Lagoon, River Rocks is Brevard County’s premier waterfront venue. The warm and inviting dining room is the backdrop for contemporary American cuisine focused on fresh local seafood. River Rocks has full banquet facilities, specializing in weddings, receptions and corporate meetings.

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For a unique and original dining experience, Squid Lips is the happening place in town. With locations in three spots - Cocoa Beach, Melbourne & Sebastian- it’s easy to find some tropical tranquility nearby. Whether you’re visiting by boat or car, the goal is for each person to relax and enjoy some fresh, mouth-watering cuisine. From grilled foods prepared over an open oak wood fire to zero pre-breaded products found in the coolers to ensure each dish is prepared fresh. Live entertainment is always on the agenda to make the atmosphere a fun place to hang out. Hours Monday 11AM–9PM Tuesday 11AM–9PM Wednesday 11AM–9PM Thursday 11AM–9PM Friday 11AM–10PM Saturday 11AM–10PM Sunday 11AM–10PM Check website for all location hours 321.783.1350

Gregory’s Steak & Seafood Grille caters to all occasions ranging from casual dinners to upscale business dinners and special occasions. Its relaxed, rustic and quaint atmosphere is the perfect place for a night out. Gregory’s is one of the longest standing family owned restaurants in Cocoa Beach with over 24 years of excellent food and service and the proud recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. They take pride in being family owned and will continue to stick to their values and wonderful service for many years to come.

Known for its authentic Italian cuisine and atmosphere, Amici’s Italian restaurant has been a local favorite for years. From classic dishes to gourmet pizza and desserts made by Maria at the Amici's Bakery, the options are endless. Amici’s is a true homestyle Italian experience lovingly run by Dashi, his wife Valentina, and their two sons. Whether you come for the food or the festive atmosphere, you'll be so happy with both. The restaurant also offers an extensive selection of wines and catering is available for parties and gatherings.

Hours

Hours

Monday 5PM–10PM Tuesday 5PM–10PM Wednesday 5PM–10PM Thursday 5PM–10PM Friday 5PM–10PM Saturday 5PM–10PM Sunday 5PM–10PM

Monday 10AM–10PM Tuesday 10AM–10PM Wednesday 10AM–10PM Thursday 10AM–10PM Friday 10AM–11PM Saturday 10AM–11PM Sunday 4PM–9PM

321.799.2557

321.349.3494

Location

Location

Location

2200 S. Orlando Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL

900 North Atlantic Avenue Cocoa Beach, FL 32931 gregorysonthebeach.com

7720 N. Wickham Road Melbourne, FL

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Fill your new home with love and lasting quality. Indian River Furniture is Brevard’s Trusted Leader for Home Furnishings Since 1939.

Furnish every space with quality products at every price point. Indian River Furniture is famous in Central Florida and a leading provider of stylish furniture designed for cozy and comfortable living spaces. Here, you’ll find unique pieces for all areas of your home, along with quality that will stand the test of time. Give your home a timeless feel with every style you’re looking for. In addition to well-crafted furniture, we offer rugs, throws, pillows, an inspired line of accessories, and impeccable service. Whether it’s offering color ideas, finding finishing touches or creating a complete room makeover, our sales and design specialists can help. Come visit us today. We can’t wait to welcome you! Brevard’s Trusted Leader | 3200 US Hwy1 Rockledge | IndianRiverFurniture.com


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LOCATIONS Brevard County is home to multiple indoor and open-air shopping destinations, complete with dining and entertainment options. In addition, there are several very engaging downtown shopping locations, offering numerous boutiques, casual to gourmet dining and specialty galleries.

DISCOVER FAVORITES The Avenue Viera Melbourne Ron Jon Surf Shop Cocoa Beach Historic Downtown Melbourne Melbourne Historic Cocoa Village Cocoa Hammock Landing Palm Bay Melbourne Square Melbourne Merritt Square Mall Merritt Island Titus Landing Titusville

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NIGHTLIFE

Whether you are looking for a Broadway show or community theatre, a local brewery or nightclub, a concert or sidewalk art show, there are plenty of opportunities. Historic Downtown Melbourne, Eau Gallie Arts District, Historic Cocoa Village and Historic Downtown Titusville all host arts, crafts and food fairs throughout the year. Also, these are often accompanied by evening events such as concerts and street parties. The King Center has an amazing line up of world class performances and shows. In addition, the Cocoa Village Playhouse, the Henegar Center for the Arts and the Historic Emma Parrish Theatre in Titusville all present a variety of productions for all ages and tastes. Groucho’s Comedy Club features the kind of acts you might see on Comedy Central or HBO. Coconuts is a popular beachfront destination in Cocoa Beach much like the Mainstreet Pub in Melbourne. Other popular spots include Fishlips Waterfront Grill, Lou’s Blues Upstirs and Heidi’s Jazz Club.

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BOATING

As we cited earlier, the Space Coast is a waterfront paradise. Bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by the St. Johns River and split in the middle by the Indian and Banana Rivers, there are opportunities for a variety of boating experiences that will bring you up close to an unimaginable variety of wildlife, from dolphins to sea turtles.

DISCOVER FAVORITES Alex J. Goode Park Boat Ramp Palm Bay Ballard Park & Boat Ramp Melbourne

Boaters can access the ocean at Port Canaveral and Sebastian Inlet or enjoy cruising the Intra-Coastal Waterway. You can sharpen your angling skills offshore, in the rivers or try your hand bass fishing at the famous Stick Marsh. Did we mention water or jet skiing, sailing or paddling a kayak?

Christenson's Landing Public Boat Ramp Valkaria

From the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and Canaveral National Seashore in the north, to the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and Sebastian Inlet State Park in the south, you will find Brevard birding and outdoor experiences second to none.

Lee Wenner Park and Boat Ramp Cocoa

Claude Edge Front Street Park Boat Ramp Melbourne Eau Gallie Causeway Boat Ramp Melbourne Kelly Park East and Boat Ramp Merritt Island Kennedy Point Park and Boat Launch Titusville Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge Boat Ramp Titusville Ramp Road Park Cocoa Beach


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PARKS City and county parks dot the landscape in Brevard. These offer places to explore nature, play with your children, enjoy sports, have a picnic or celebrate a special occasion or holiday. You will even find parks and beaches where you can bring your dog. Consult your city website or Brevard County Parks and Recreation to find a park with the amenities and facilities that meet your needs.

DISCOVER FAVORITES Rotary Park S. Courtenay Pkwy Merritt Island Fred Poppe Regional Park Palm Bay Rockledge Park Rockledge Viera Regional Park Viera Cocoa Riverfront Park Cocoa Pine Island Conservation Area Merritt Island Gleason Park Indian Harbor Beach West Melbourne Community Park Melbourne Fox Lake Sanctuary Titusville

Brevard Parks and Recreation Department www.brevardfl.gov/ParksRecreation

Fee Avenue Park Melbourne Wickham Park Melbourne

Brevard County has 119 parks, 3 campgrounds, 2 golf courses, 3 nature centers, 3 education centers, 44 beach access sites, 10 school athletic sites, and more than 16,500 managed acres of Environmentally Endangered Lands sanctuaries and conservation areas.

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BREVARDzoo One of the most popular destinations for visitors and residents is the Brevard Zoo, located just off I-95 in Viera. Described as “a small zoo that does big things,” it has been ranked number 14 out of the 25 best zoos in the United States. More than just a zoo, you can enjoy the following adventures; For an additional fee, you can feed giraffes, kayak through Expedition Africa, mingle with lemurs and much more. Head over to Treetop Trek to soar through lush Florida landscapes and see parts of the Zoo from a unique perspective.

If you have young children, you’ll definitely want to bring bathing suits and swim diapers! The Paws On section of the Zoo features a shallow water play area. Enjoy a guided tour of the Nyami Nyami River as you float past giraffes, rhinos, lemurs and more in Expedition Africa or take a self-guided tour and discover local wildlife in our restored Wetlands in Wild Florida. Splash in the play lagoon right alongside a 19,000 gallonaquarium featuring animals native to the Indian River Lagoon. For more information, visit brevardzoo.org.

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visit & EXPERIENCE Of course, the Space Coast is famous for attractions and exhibits that celebrate space exploration, but there is much more. From classic airplanes to classic cars, you can enjoy a variety of unique experiences.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Merritt Island Exploration Tower Port Canaveral Foosaner Art Museum Melbourne Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science Cocoa Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum Titusville American Muscle Car Museum Melbourne Air Force Space and Missile Museum Cape Canaveral Ruth Funk Center for Textile Art Melbourne Police Hall of Fame & Museum Titusville Barrier Island Education Center-Sea Turtle Conservancy Melbourne Beach

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aWORTHY cause The only barrier to meaningful engagement, where you can make a meaningful difference, is your willingness to say, “Yes.”

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Brevard County is known for volunteerism and philanthropy and we encourage you to get involved.

Junior Achievement

Family Promise of Brevard

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Pregnancy Resources

United Way

Keep Brevard Beautiful

Scouting

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Donate, volunteer and contribute with organizations and others dedicated to improving the quality of life in Brevard County. Find information on all exempt organizations at www.connectbrevard.org.

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Brevard Humane Society

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stress-free With longer lives and longer retirements, the Space Coast has become a haven for retirees, seniors and visiting adults, as the area offers so many opportunities to enjoy fun and active lifestyles.

SENIOR LIVING

Due to the beautiful natural surroundings, the weather and the beaches of the Space Coast, many retirees and seniors fill every community in the county, along with condominiums and a growing assortment of local assisted-living communities. These state-of-the-art facilities continue to raise the bar to appeal to seniors who seek active, independent lifestyles.

DISCOVER FAVORITES The Brennity Viera Buena Vida Estates West Melbourne The Town Square Viera Heritage Isle Viera The Fountains Melbourne La Casa Assisted Living & Memory Care Merritt Island Sonata Melbourne Victoria Landing Melbourne The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Granny Nannies Melbourne One Senior Place Viera

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Thank You to all our associates, providers, volunteers and community members. Because of you, we are one of the nine hospitals in Florida to achieve a five-star rating.

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HEALTH CARE The Space Coast offers unrivaled, cutting-edge health care services in every part of the county. With award winning hospitals and internationally renowned specialists, residents have peace of mind knowing they don’t have to leave the county to receive world-class treatment and care.

HEALTH FIRST A not-for-profit community health system, Health First is a fully integrated delivery network (IDN) which operates four hospitals—Cape Canaveral Hospital in Cocoa Beach, Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Palm Bay Hospital and Viera Hospital—and is home to Brevard and Indian River County’s only Level II Trauma Center. Health First also includes Health First

Health Plans and Health First Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician group of over 4,000 providers. In addition, they operate three ProHealth and Fitness centers along with home care, hospice care and aging services. Holmes Regional is a 514-bed facility and is the region’s premier tertiary referral hospital. In addition, the Heart Center at Holmes performs more cardiac procedures than all other hospitals in Brevard.

PARRISH MEDICAL CENTER Founded in 1958 — the same year the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) began operations in Cape Canaveral — Parish Medical Center has continued to expand and stays on the leading edge of medical innovation and patient

care, opening one of the nation's first evidence-based healing hospitals. Today, hospital executives from around the world visit Parrish Medical Center to learn how to create healing hospitals in their communities. This is one of many accolades showered upon the not-for-profit hospital. It was rated the #1 safest hospital in Florida by Consumer Reports and received the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s FiveStar Hospital Ranking. Since 2014, it has been an exclusive member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and earned the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for stroke care and one of America’s best for patient experience in orthopedics.

ROCKLEDGE & MELBOURNE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Formerly Wuesthof f Hospi tal, Rockledge Regional is a leading fullservice, 298-bed acute care hospital that offers a complete complement of health services and programs. This flagship medical center is joined by the 119-bed acute care facility, Melbourne Regional Medical Center. The centers have received numerous awards for their commitment to providing quality patient care and continues to be recognized locally and nationally for clinical excellence. Rockledge Regional is a part of Steward Health Care, which is the largest private, tax-paying, physicianled health care network in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Steward operates 37 hospitals in the United States and is able to leverage the assets of over 42,000 healthcare professionals.

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YOUR FUTURE IS HERE More than a great place to live, more than a business-friendly environment, the Space Coast is business ready. Whether you are a start-up or a Fortune 100 company, the Space Coast offers the right operating climate by combining low operating costs, aggressive and targeted incentives, and a coveted workforce, producing one of the very best site-location choices in the United States. From plastics to rockets, if you need to design it, produce it, distribute it or launch it - YOUR FUTURE IS HERE.

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“The talented workforce and global

access Florida provides has

allowed us to operate successfully here for decades. Our two new centers of excellence and state-of-the-art

manufacturing facility will allow us to continue our

growth and benefit our customers, our company and the community for many more years.” Rick Matthews, VP Florida Operations Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

A FORCE IN WORKFORCE

SKILLED, EDUCATED WORKFORCE

As the birthplace of American Space Exploration, and the hub of Florida’s space industry, we have cultivated generations of high-tech talent. However, we are more than space. The strengths of the Space Coast’s workforce extend beyond the aerospace sector, with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of employment in the communications sector and the most concentrated manufacturing workforce in the state of Florida. Recruiting employees is easily done with our local tax structure, low cost of living, affordable housing and superior quality of life.

No Floridian lives more than 50 miles from a post-secondary educational institution, many of which are nationally ranked colleges and universities. This provides your businesses with a constant flow of skilled employees. What’s more, we are part of the Florida High Tech Corridor, boasting a region with a talent pool of scientists, engineers and other innovative entrepreneurs.

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“The biggest factor there, is a

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One of the best things about living on the Space Coast is that you enjoy a stunning beachfront community that is minutes from world class destinations. These include Orlando’s renowned theme parks, one of the finest performing arts facilities in the nation and the country’s second largest university. Not to mention shopping venues that are as popular as the parks. The world is your oyster and your base can be the Space Coast.

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