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Old 01-13-2016, 08:35 PM
 
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My wife and I are preparing to move to the Melbourne area next month as I have accepted a new job with a company near the Melbourne airport. We've visited several times before and we are very excited to relocate permanently. We're currently looking at real estate online and are very curious about the Melbourne Beach area. Prices seem very reasonable. However, our main concern is the commute. I realize Melbourne Beach is a long stretch of coast and a commute to the airport would really depend on my starting point along the coast. I've never really traveled south on A1A further than 192 before.

Is anyone familiar with the Aquarina area in Melbourne Beach? How long would the commute be to/from the Melbourne Airport from there? Would it depend on the time of day?

Any other thoughts on the Aquarina area or Melbourne Beach in general? How does it differ from Satellite or Indialantic? I read somewhere that the water it is less rocky (no reef). Are there decent shops, grocery stores, theaters, restaurants in that area? Is it more family oriented, retirement-community oriented or other? How are the schools?

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-13-2016, 09:58 PM
 
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You are looking at around 30 minutes without traffic, depending on your exact location. Likely more during commuter hours and snowbird season.
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:33 AM
 
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There is a bottleneck of traffic at Ocean Ave. It can be hideously slow during the morning combo of school and work traffic and again in the afternoon. If you're going to work at the same time as most people you won't be able to get to the airport in 30 minutes from the Aquarina area. Except for that frustrating snarl of traffic getting back to Indialantic the south beaches are special. Two lane A1A as opposed to the four lanes in Satellite/Indian Harbor, less people, less high rises and no rocks south of Indialantic. I'd suggest driving it during the days/time you'll be commuting to see for yourself how it is.
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Old 01-14-2016, 04:23 AM
 
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Would live in indialantic or ihb personally if you want to be beachside
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Old 01-14-2016, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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Would live in indialantic or ihb personally if you want to be beachside
I agree. There's way more to do as far as restaurants, shopping, etc.
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Old 01-14-2016, 09:33 AM
 
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I like Melbourne Beach....it has a small town feel to me. I also prefer their beaches because they aren't taken over by tourists (except for holidays... but no beaches are safe when memorial day, labor day, or 4th of july comes around).
Here is a side note... one of the winning powerball tickets was sold at the Publix down there. Here is the story about it...


Split ticket: Powerball win in Melbourne Beach
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