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Old 06-20-2010, 01:12 AM
 
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Hello, I'm doing some research on Florida as I plan to move there within the next year.

I'm a 29-year-old single guy. I'm mainly interested in east coast Florida because of the beach lifestyle. I know the gulf beaches may be a little cleaner / calmer, but I'm a sucker for the waves and surfing so I need to on the east coast. I am considering Melbourne, Vero Beach, and Cocoa Beach ... but I'm open to all suggestions.

Here is what I'm looking for in a city, generally speaking:

--Great beach (obviously)

--Cleanliness.

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--Plenty to do. I'm not a club or dance person, but I do like a variety in restaurants (both upscale and casual), bars, sports, music, shopping.

--Where the people are relatively young. (I don't want a retirement haven.)

--Water park. One of the main reasons I'm considering Melbourne is its proximity to Orlando where they have some of the best. I'd like to take my nieces and nephews there when they come to visit.

--An area where I can meet some new friends and potentially a significant other. (I'm straight.)


I run my own business (e-commerce based) so getting a job is not a requirement. I would like to coach high school basketball though someday, but I'm sure there will be plenty of schools wherever I settle on.

Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if I offended anyone with any of my preferences.

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Old 06-20-2010, 09:58 PM
 
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If you like to surf, stick to melbourne beach, the best beaches. Sebastian Inlet is a great place to surf, very popular. and some private deeded beaches if you rent or buy a home on the south beaches. Quiet, but close proximity to Melbourne town with plenty to do.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:08 PM
 
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Thanks.

How is PBG's beach?
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:29 PM
 
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Not sure, but Cocoa would be agood fit too. great surfing, good for single guy, check it out there. I thik Vero would be my least favorite for a guy your age.
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:44 PM
 
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I hear Cocoa's a little trashy; Vero's too old; Melbourne is nice but a little bland ...

More and more I'm leaning towards Palm Beach Gardens. I'm sure the beaches are nice and surfer-friendly. I'm trying to confirm that.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:23 PM
 
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If you go to SURFLINE.COM | Surf Travel and Surfing Trip Guides | Central Florida you will find good info on surfing the east coast of Florida.
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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If you go to SURFLINE.COM | Surf Travel and Surfing Trip Guides | Central Florida you will find good info on surfing the east coast of Florida.
That's a great resource; thanks.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:21 AM
 
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delray.
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Daytona Beach. It's got everything you listed.
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