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Old 08-11-2015, 07:12 AM
 
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Here's a shot of the Cocoa Beach Aquatic Center. They always have lap lanes open for exercise swimmers. Pool is 50 meters and cost $3 a day or you can buy a longer term pass. Heated in winter and cooled in summer. It's adjacent to our 27 hole public golf course and our 10 hard court, 2 clay court tennis facility.

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Old 09-13-2015, 07:19 PM
 
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Could not get to the link for the house last night. It worked today....finding a house that kids or the foreclosed original owners haven't trashed in a neighborhood isn't really just inexpensive houses problem. It was happening in even gated communities, but hopefully is not as bad as it was 5 years ago. You just have to look. Realtors do not always know that places are trashed until someone reports it. When we looked at one house in Bayside 5 years ago, it was beautiful from the front. Yard was well maintained etc, but when we opened the front door the smell from the weekend party and mess hit us. They had broken in the sliders, destroyed the pool pump and pool waterfall etc. They knocked holes in most of the drywall and rubbed what looked like chocolate pudding on walls. In another foreclosure house we looked at in another good area in Melbourne, the kitchen cabinets and even the kitchen sink were missing. On another house half of the wooden fence from the backyard had been removed. They left 1 panel in the empty lot behind the house so must have run when they got spotted taking it. Even a house on the beach had the remnants of local kids using it as a party house. In the end we bought a house from someone who was living in it, but a couple weeks before closing we went back when our inspector was there and they had removed all ceiling lights and fans except for the the kitchen overhead lights. She had to leave the chandeliers. We ended up not putting them back up and went a lot more Florida casual.
Aren't people grand sometimes? Seriously, I've met a couple of these folks that really need a beatdown.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I agree. Unfortunately, between the "kids" looking for something destructive to do and the ex owners that were foreclosed on, this is to be expected. The foreclosure I picked up in a very nice part of Merritt Island was completely gutted with the exception of the kitchen cabinets, counters and tiled floors. Not only was every window removed (not broken, but actually cut out), but even the light bulbs, light switches, electrical outlet covers, and wooden base moldings were all removed. I can't imagine there was any value to any of it, but when you lose a house, you can become malicious. Oh, did I mention the sand poured into the drain line for the washer hook up. Didn't see that one until after all repairs and renovations were done, tenant moved in, had washer installed and bang, instant flood. Thank goodness it was in the garage and the tenant was home. That was a fun fix. People will go to extremes in extreme situations. Maliciousness is one of the ugly traits humans have. Not sure any other animal on earth has them...
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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One more horrific thing that needs to be checked on any un-lived in house that was foreclosed on...cement poured down the drains and toilets. Not happened to me, thank goodness, but it has happened out there. I would not buy a house without the water turned on and water ran. Cracked or missing pipes above ground are one thing to fix. Pipes below a cement slab that have been cemented, that's a whole other expense and major headache I would never want to take on.

Hopefully these are things of the past. I still love Merritt Island and Cocoaa Beach. So I am not trying to scare anyone. The investors likely already picked the worst and cheapest ones up, did the renovations and made a few bucks in the process. We are in flipper land again so the majority of non-cash buyers will be just fine.
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Old 09-15-2015, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, FL
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What does everyone think about Edgewood dr right behind the Melbourne Golf and Country Club? Is that area any good? We just bought a house off that road and driving around it looked pretty nice, the homes were all well kept.
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Old 09-16-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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I've lived in this area my entire life, born and raised in Brevard County so any visitors needing help or wanting advice on a location feel free to private message me and I'll give you a full review of the street your moving to and the surrounding areas , I know this area like the back of my hand due to me spending all nineteen years of my life here. Don't listen to any senior citizen posters that just moved here three years ago for retirement, listen to me! I'm here to help you.

First let me give you some information on myself:
I've lived in both Palm Bay and West Melbourne in about six different locations total, I'm a white male, community college student, handsome individual now currently living in an upper middle class community in West Melbourne.

Now let me give you some basic information on each city:

Viera
I'll start with Viera because it's probably the easiest to review. If you want an upper middle to upper class town, with good schools, squeaky clean crime rate and probably the best area to raise a family this is the town for you. I would almost go to the lengths of saying that the majority of the people living here are a bit conceited. A very nice new outdoor mall just recently opened it's doors about a year ago. Anywhere West and North (in the picture provided) from Wickham Rd is Viera and the description above.


Rockledge
I'll admit I don't know much about this part of town and have never lived here but have driven though almost all of it. People say Rockledge is more of a higher crime part of town but from what I've noticed is it's just more rundown. Sorry for the short review but that's really all I have to say about "The Rock".

West Melbourne
It's Viera but not as wealthy or conceited. It's very low in crime and has some nice schools. See map below for more details on this area - http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3078/westmelbourne.jpg (broken link)
Anywhere from Eber Blvd north to Fell Road is upper middle class neighborhoods with zero crime, elementary schools and middle schools along Wingate Blvd and nothing really to do otherwise, this is mainly residential housing. The only place that's not upper middle class is a lower class trailer park that's located on the south west part of this map just off of Eber Blvd on the streets Buddy Drive and American Drive. Carriage Gate is a community that's cut off on the map, if you look just south of I-95 you'll see "Carri" and then the rest cut off, it continues to run along I-95, all I will say is you better have stacks of money piled up if you want to live in there. This map is outdated because Florida Ave continues to Hollywood Blvd and a new intersection is there, just a note.

Melbourne
Overall for a young adult the stories you will hear about this town are true and that is this place is not called "Melboring" for no reason.

Anywhere from Sarno Rd North (Until you run into Viera) is all used car dealerships and older homes that I would label as lower middle class, just north of Lake Washington Rd along Harbor City Blvd is a part of town I wouldn't necessarily recommend along with the south east part of this map around S Harbor City Blvd, the reason for that is there is a good amount of prostitution that goes on and that leads to other types of crimes.

Just about five streets south of the area that is labeled as Melbourne in bold lettering is downtown Melbourne, here you will find the one strip of Sports Bars, Coffee Shops and live music this town has to offer, it's my favorite part of town mainly because of Meg O Malley's Melbourne Square Mall and Andretti Thrill Park are the only real attractions this town has to offer.

Ellis Rd located on the far West part of this map (above) is all Industrial Businesses same with W Nasa Blvd which has many military related Industrial Businesses.

Anywhere East of 192 and Eau Gallie Blvd is Beach Side which is all very relaxed and nice.

Palm Bay
Anyone who says that Palm Bay is "hood" or "high in crime" could not be further from the truth. While there are some spots that are slightly questionable compared to other cities this place is very soft and very cuddly.

It's probably the most diverse part of town even though people with a Caucasian background probably still make up a good 75% of the town.



The map is 90% residential housing. Palm Bay rd and Malabar Rd NE are the only exceptions.

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Like I said if you have anymore question about these areas I am here to help. I can promise you I will give you the most accurate description of this area that you will find on these boards. There really is not much to say about Brevard County because it is a boring place but still like I said I'll tell you about the street/area you are moving to and could even give you a picture or video if you like. Pleas ignore any grammar or spelling mistakes made in this post
What you did have to say about Rockledge is very wrong.
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Old 10-11-2015, 04:58 AM
 
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Can someone tell me more about sawgrass? We are relocating from New York and we just went to sawgress and I like a lot. We are an young family with 2 small children.
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Old 11-17-2015, 04:37 AM
 
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Default Moving to palm bay bridgewater area

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Originally Posted by Bowpow View Post
I've lived in this area my entire life, born and raised in Brevard County so any visitors needing help or wanting advice on a location feel free to private message me and I'll give you a full review of the street your moving to and the surrounding areas , I know this area like the back of my hand due to me spending all nineteen years of my life here. Don't listen to any senior citizen posters that just moved here three years ago for retirement, listen to me! I'm here to help you.

First let me give you some information on myself:
I've lived in both Palm Bay and West Melbourne in about six different locations total, I'm a white male, community college student, handsome individual now currently living in an upper middle class community in West Melbourne.

Now let me give you some basic information on each city:

Viera
I'll start with Viera because it's probably the easiest to review. If you want an upper middle to upper class town, with good schools, squeaky clean crime rate and probably the best area to raise a family this is the town for you. I would almost go to the lengths of saying that the majority of the people living here are a bit conceited. A very nice new outdoor mall just recently opened it's doors about a year ago. Anywhere West and North (in the picture provided) from Wickham Rd is Viera and the description above.


Rockledge
I'll admit I don't know much about this part of town and have never lived here but have driven though almost all of it. People say Rockledge is more of a higher crime part of town but from what I've noticed is it's just more rundown. Sorry for the short review but that's really all I have to say about "The Rock".

West Melbourne
It's Viera but not as wealthy or conceited. It's very low in crime and has some nice schools. See map below for more details on this area - http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/3078/westmelbourne.jpg (broken link)
Anywhere from Eber Blvd north to Fell Road is upper middle class neighborhoods with zero crime, elementary schools and middle schools along Wingate Blvd and nothing really to do otherwise, this is mainly residential housing. The only place that's not upper middle class is a lower class trailer park that's located on the south west part of this map just off of Eber Blvd on the streets Buddy Drive and American Drive. Carriage Gate is a community that's cut off on the map, if you look just south of I-95 you'll see "Carri" and then the rest cut off, it continues to run along I-95, all I will say is you better have stacks of money piled up if you want to live in there. This map is outdated because Florida Ave continues to Hollywood Blvd and a new intersection is there, just a note.

Melbourne
Overall for a young adult the stories you will hear about this town are true and that is this place is not called "Melboring" for no reason.

Anywhere from Sarno Rd North (Until you run into Viera) is all used car dealerships and older homes that I would label as lower middle class, just north of Lake Washington Rd along Harbor City Blvd is a part of town I wouldn't necessarily recommend along with the south east part of this map around S Harbor City Blvd, the reason for that is there is a good amount of prostitution that goes on and that leads to other types of crimes.

Just about five streets south of the area that is labeled as Melbourne in bold lettering is downtown Melbourne, here you will find the one strip of Sports Bars, Coffee Shops and live music this town has to offer, it's my favorite part of town mainly because of Meg O Malley's Melbourne Square Mall and Andretti Thrill Park are the only real attractions this town has to offer.

Ellis Rd located on the far West part of this map (above) is all Industrial Businesses same with W Nasa Blvd which has many military related Industrial Businesses.

Anywhere East of 192 and Eau Gallie Blvd is Beach Side which is all very relaxed and nice.

Palm Bay
Anyone who says that Palm Bay is "hood" or "high in crime" could not be further from the truth. While there are some spots that are slightly questionable compared to other cities this place is very soft and very cuddly.

It's probably the most diverse part of town even though people with a Caucasian background probably still make up a good 75% of the town.



The map is 90% residential housing. Palm Bay rd and Malabar Rd NE are the only exceptions.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Like I said if you have anymore question about these areas I am here to help. I can promise you I will give you the most accurate description of this area that you will find on these boards. There really is not much to say about Brevard County because it is a boring place but still like I said I'll tell you about the street/area you are moving to and could even give you a picture or video if you like. Pleas ignore any grammar or spelling mistakes made in this post
I would like to know how is the area of bridgewater palm bay area bayside lakes as I am planning to buy a home there in the community of bayside lakes. I also have a 9 year old that will be attending school there. I have a Masters degree and do plan on either ro continue to work for the government or teach. Please advise of schools, shops, great places to eat and entertainment. Thank you!
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:40 AM
 
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Hey BowPow, you seem to be the go-to guy for this area. How much of a nuisance is the Airport in Melbourne to the areas around it?
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