Merritt Island, FL

Population: 35,916

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  • Merritt Island has a Livability Score of 75/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Merritt Island crime rates are 11% lower than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Merritt Island is 1% lower than the Florida average
  • Merritt Island real estate prices are 17% higher than the Florida average
  • Rental prices in Merritt Island are 10% lower than the Florida average

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      Over 50, adult full time professional

      Attractions6/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining9/10
      Shopping9/10
      Merritt island is just a beautiful, diverse, scenic place to live. located on the space coast, 20 mins from the beach, but not as expensive as Cocoa Beach, you get the best of both worlds.... no condos, no heavy tourist traffic. lots of gorgeous single family homes, lots of waterfront, located between two gorgeous Rivers, (lagoons), it's a boater's Paradise w/access to the ocean through Port Canaveral. We moved from Cape Canaveral, (12yrs.), to M.I. (better schools, bigger house,yard, pool, garage).
      Been here 17yrs.+ can't say enough great things about it, just Love It! ?
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      Its good i guess

      Attractions2/10
      Community1/10
      Nightlife2/10
      Dining4/10
      Shopping4/10
      Really nice place with lots of nice people but there is just way to much crime here. Average crime? Hell no, my friends have been shot so many times its not even funny. Great place, lots of fun but the crime can get annoying.
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      Merritt Island, FL - City Review

      Attractions8/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife8/10
      Dining8/10
      Shopping9/10
      I absolutely loved living in Merritt Island, Florida. This beautiful little town is located in Brevard County, on the eastern coast of Florida. Technically, this is not really an island, it's considered a peninsula.

      The city is beautiful, it's also a great place to work. Your family will love living on Merritt Island. This lovely city has some of the best schools in Florida. It is also home to the Merritt Island Wildlife Sanctuary, which is home to a variety of natural wildlife in the area.

      There are plenty of days to enjoy the wonderful weather in Merritt Island, Florida. The average temperature in this area is 95 degrees in July and approximately 51 degrees during the middle of January, Merritt Island is an affordable place to call home. The average price for a nice single family dwelling is approximately $247,000.00. The community is small with about 37,000 residents, so it has that close small town atmosphere. This is the ideal community to call home.
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      Source: The Merritt Island, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).