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Old 01-09-2012, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have seen many suggestions that are contradictory about one town vs another. But I would like to know the differences between Cocoa and cocoa beach for affordability, insurance cost, likability and employment opps ($9-10 Hr). Also the same with Melbourne beach, Melbourne and west Melbourne. We come from a town of about 1000 in Vermont so the less crowded the better. Are there any homes with lots that are an acre? We would spend $150,000 or less. (we currently have a 3/2 with a pond on 43 acres that we would have to sell). We do not have school aged children but certainly cannot retire as we are 46 and 49. We would love to work in a retirement community as kitchen/maintenance/servers because we enjoy Seniors and are great with people. I appreciate any suggestions you may have!
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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I have seen many suggestions that are contradictory about one town vs another. But I would like to know the differences between Cocoa and cocoa beach for affordability, insurance cost, likability and employment opps ($9-10 Hr). Also the same with Melbourne beach, Melbourne and west Melbourne. We come from a town of about 1000 in Vermont so the less crowded the better. Are there any homes with lots that are an acre? We would spend $150,000 or less. (we currently have a 3/2 with a pond on 43 acres that we would have to sell). We do not have school aged children but certainly cannot retire as we are 46 and 49. We would love to work in a retirement community as kitchen/maintenance/servers because we enjoy Seniors and are great with people. I appreciate any suggestions you may have!
Just a FYI on the beach land is sold by the foot so acres would be very expensive anywhere beachside.
There are some areas that do have acre lots but they are usually in older subdivisions on the mainland. Newer homes are usually 1/4 acre or less.

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Pictures can be deceiving. When we were looking last year, some of the homes were stripped of cabinets, sinks, had holes in the walls, etc.
We bought a home that had people still living in it, but have put in about $25,000 +to update it and have not even started on the outside yet.


Insurance is a little cheaper on the mainland than it is beach side which mainly means the state insurance because all the insurance companies pretty much pulled out after 2004.



Jobs .......unemployment still in the double figures here in Brevard County. You can find jobs but mostly start out at minimum wage or a few cents more with experience in the service industry.
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Cbus-Ohio- To Florida
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I notice less traffic on Beach side, people seem a lot nicer, being by the beach, lots of ma and pa restaurants, everyday feels like a vacation, always has a nice breeze which is nice in those hot days. Everything seems clean and I don't see any getto trashy people, low crime rate, great schools
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