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Old 08-25-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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Last year, they had several kids get caught selling prescription drugs at Hoover...I have heard the beach schools are all that way, but in Palm Bay, there are many kids who have access to drugs as well. Hoover has always been a small school and I know they do their best to keep on top of the drug situation, so at least you have good people at that school who are trying to help keep it safe. The only thing I'd worry about is the budget cuts that are causing some resource officers to be cut from the schools - which may be an issue, hard to know as of now. I will say that my son went to Hoover and never was approached to buy drugs, and it wasn't an issue as far as I can tell. Kids did do drugs, but the faculty was on top of it and seemed to really care about the kids.

I don't know if anywhere is safe from the access to drugs nowadays, and that's so sad. I am looking for the same thing for my kids - but we are looking up north and I am finding that same issue is very prevalent everywhere. If you'd like, private message me and I can give you some more input.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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The areas they have been talking about are considered the problem areas of Melbourne. Go to North Melburne (Suntree and Viera) and you will love it- we do! The schools are "A" rated schools and low crime, etc. Our son went to Longleaf Elementary and there were never ANY incidents. He will go to the new Viera High School and it is awesome. The Suntree area is known as new melburne and it is a wonderful place to live. The people are motivated and great jobs, nice homes- just a nice place to live. And it's only 10 minustes from the beach.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Melbourne
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I am a realtor and would like to discuss possibilities with you. i need to know a little more about work related needs to better assess your best relocation places. If interested, please contact me at gailpearson@cfl.rr.com
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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I am a realtor and would like to discuss possibilities with you. i need to know a little more about work related needs to better assess your best relocation places. If interested, please contact me at gailpearson@cfl.rr.com
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:07 AM
 
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Hey I wanted to show some support for your conclusion/decision as well. I'm older than you (40-ish) and I also grew up in the area. I went to Indialantic El, Hoover and Mel-hi. My husband also went to Mel-hi and we couldn't get out fast enough. His sister and brother still live there and they paint the same picture you so. We ended up in Houston and we've also lived in San Jose California. I love the Houston area, big house, low COL, good schools (kids going into 9th and 6th). My husband works at HP and has a 5 min commute. It's been great.
didn't houston get a huge bump in crime after katrina? i know that you can get a good value for home size there, though.
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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The areas they have been talking about are considered the problem areas of Melbourne. Go to North Melburne (Suntree and Viera) and you will love it- we do! The schools are "A" rated schools and low crime, etc. Our son went to Longleaf Elementary and there were never ANY incidents. He will go to the new Viera High School and it is awesome. The Suntree area is known as new melburne and it is a wonderful place to live. The people are motivated and great jobs, nice homes- just a nice place to live. And it's only 10 minustes from the beach.
i have never heard anything bad about the suntree / viera area.
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: The Lone Star State
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didn't houston get a huge bump in crime after katrina? i know that you can get a good value for home size there, though.
That was temporary and is mostly gone now - most went back home or have been arrested.

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Hey I wanted to show some support for your conclusion/decision as well. I'm older than you (40-ish) and I also grew up in the area. I went to Indialantic El, Hoover and Mel-hi. My husband also went to Mel-hi and we couldn't get out fast enough. His sister and brother still live there and they paint the same picture you so. We ended up in Houston and we've also lived in San Jose California. I love the Houston area, big house, low COL, good schools (kids going into 9th and 6th). My husband works at HP and has a 5 min commute. It's been great.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Kids can find drugs anywhere if parents aren't engaged in parenting, preventing idleness and boredom. I grew up in SE Florida in the 60's and drugs were very available, even in Catholic school.
Private schools are no refuge, kids have the money to buy whatever they want.

Watch your kids, teach them your standards, make sure their school is keeping them interested in learning and teachers are respected. Teach them how to say no and be respected by their friends who may be experimenting. No city in Florida or in the U.S. is immune. Choose where to live based on how well their schools are performing. That has always been one of the top ways people choose a new neighborhood.

I turned out fine and so did the majority of my classmates whether they tried drugs or not. But add alcohol to your list of gotchas while you're looking.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:15 PM
 
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I grew up in St. Petersburg and LOVED it! I never had any problems with crime, drugs, or boredom.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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However, i just moved over here to Viera and am happy here, too! Maybe you should just try another area of town if you don't like Melbourne, because i haven't seen any problems with drugs or crime in the Viera area.
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