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Old 02-24-2015, 06:20 AM
 
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Hi everyone!!!!
I have a friend in Melbourne and I am looking to move from NY to her area. I just want to be walking distance to the water. I am looking to rent for the first year to make sure I pick the right area to live in. What do you all think of satellite beach? Or any other close by beach areas? Also do you know of any good apartments nearby to live in before we buy? I would like a place that of course has a pool and need just a two bedroom. My budget is around 1000 a month but I am willing to pay more for the right place. I am going there may 16th to check out apartments. Thanks for any info in advance! 😊
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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Satellite beach is an ok option.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:48 PM
 
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Not a lot of apartments in Satellite Beach but plenty of houses, just not sure how many are available to rent. The area is very family friendly and the homes tend to be older from the 1960's and 70's, so don't expect high ceilings or large rooms and many do not have split floor plans. Also most are three bedrooms but there may be some two's floating around. Melbourne beach and the Indialantic area is another possibility with likely more apartment type housing available. Finally there is Cocoa Beach which may have some smaller two bedroom beach bungalows but finding one with a pool may be tough. There are plenty of beach front and river front condos that may have rentals available and should have a pool so that may be your best bet. If renting in the spring/summer there should be more availability due to the snowbirds moving back up north.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:29 PM
 
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Satellite Beach is a great, low-traffic beach town on the barrier reef. It has been growth-limited for years by water to both the East and West. It is similar to Indian Harbor Beach (South) and borders Patrick AFB on the North. (we lived there for 27-years). You might be able to find a small or older beach side condo in the $1000 range. Otherwise, there are a couple of older/renovated apartments on Patrick Drive. Good luck!
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Old 02-24-2015, 07:46 PM
 
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If I couldn't find a 2 bedroom a 3 bedroom would be fine if I could find it in my price range. I own my house now and pay 1500 a month for my mortgage so that will be fine if I have to pay around that in rent. I just was hoping to find something around like 1000. I am probably better off renting a house or condo when it's almost time for me to move.. I see rentals on Craigslist but not actually apartment complexes. The only place I did see for apartments were beachside apartments which look super nice around 1200 a month or shore view apartments for around 900 but they don't look that nice from the pictures. It's hard to tell. Also I have a 9 year old so I wanted a good area for her to be in. I just am so sick of New York and need a change. It is really depressing in the winter! I love to swim and play golf.. We don't have too many nice moths around here!!
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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Just keep in mind that as bad as the NY winter is (and I know living here all my life), the humid, sticky summers that can last five to six months may not be so enticing if you have not lived through it. It is definitely smarter to rent first and know if this is really for you. I have just finished reading "Florida Move Guide" by Ron Stack. I saw it mentioned on Another City Data Forum and it really brings to light many of the realities of making the move. I strongly believe anyone considering the move to read it first. It goes into the weather, hurricanes, relatives, finances, and schools while bringing up thoughts that most realtors don't want you to know about some of what life is like living in Florida. I plan to make the move eventually but I also plan to keep a small place up north to get away when the worst of the heat comes. Snowbirding may be the best alternative. Just a thought.
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Old 02-25-2015, 06:27 AM
 
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Thanks! I will check out the guide. Yup I do know it's super hot but I am a heat lover. It's never to hot for me but I am always freezing. when everyone else complains I am loving it. I also would rather have to get stuck inside with some ac on then stuck inside here all winter and have to shovel all this snow!! Haha! I would love to be a snowbird and keep my house here but I am 34 so I need to be working a full time job. I am thinking after I retire maybe I will get a place back here to visit for a few months. I just don't want to deal with being here until I retire! 😁
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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how is living in Satelite Beach compare to living in Orlando ? crime wise heat wise etc I lived beachside many years ago and want to return I agree Snowbirding is the best if you can FL is oppressive heat however I am in PA now and the snow and ice is so dangerous People fall here every day and get hurt . Plus there are deer running all over the roads. since I have been in rural I am looking for a good medical facility in FL that has specialist.. the specialists here are right out of med school and have nop experience and dont understand your condition ~hope FL will be better
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Melbourne area
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One thing to consider, most Melbourne locals just refer to everything south of the Air Force base as "beachside" and it doesn't seem to matter much whether it's Satellite Beach or Indialantic or wherever, unless you have a strong preference of high school zone. (Satellite High and Melbourne High are both considered good schools, Satellite is smaller and feels more "neighborhood" while Melbourne is bigger but offers a lot.) That gives you plenty of flexibility when looking around.
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Old 02-25-2015, 12:30 PM
 
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No I don't have a preference where. I just heard nice things about Satellite beach if you have children. If the other areas are nice areas too then I will look into them also. I just want to be in a good area and be able to walk to the beach. I am healthy so it doesn't even need to be a super shirt walk. A 5 or 10 minute walk is fine too.
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