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Florida is no stranger to hurricanes, but Brevard County typically avoids the worst of the storm compared to other coastal regions of Florida. That’s because a hurricane often weakens to a tropical storm by the time it makes landfall along Florida’s peninsula Gulf Coast and moves northeast into Brevard County. The Gulf Stream is located […]

Brevard Public Schools rank superior to neighboring school districts, offering great educational opportunities for children of all ages, from pre kindergarten on through college. Around 73,000 students attend Brevard Public Schools. The local school distract remains the largest employer in the county with over 9,000 employees. There are 86 schools in the district, 17 special […]

Brevard County’s economy is on the rise. Over the next 10-years employment is expected to increase by 36.80%. Not only are there lots of local job opportunities, but also, thanks to Florida’s 0% income tax, residents take home more money than in most other states.      Income per capita is $27,440, including adults and […]

The roof, windows, doors and even the overall shape of your home plays a role in its ability to withstand hurricane force winds.  When buying a home in Florida, it’s important to look for a home with all of the right features to withstand the force of a hurricane. Since 1851, The National Hurricane Center […]

The Brevard Zoo Sea Turtle Healing Center has been very busy rescuing and rehabilitating more miniature “washback” baby turtles than ever previously recorded. All of these sweet little turtles were left helpless and stranded after Hurricane Nichole pushed them onto beaches with her vicious winds and subsequent waves. Shortly after the baby turtles were discovered, […]

Merritt Island is a mid-sized coastal town located in Brevard County, along the eastern Floridian coast. It is the 86th largest community in Florida. As of 2010, 34,743 people called Merritt Island home. The former island is now technically a peninsula and is considered part of the Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville Florida Metropolitan Statistical […]

Florida property tax rates rank at or below national averages, making it one of the most affordable states to put down roots or buy a second home. According to the numbers, the average property tax rate totals 1.10% lower than the national average in the US. The average tax rate in Brevard County is 1.046%. […]

There are pros and cons to buying both new and used homes. New homes offer brand new everything and less maintenance while used homes can offer better value with a touch of charm. Depending on your budget, style and preferences the best option for you will vary. Trying to decide if you should purchase a […]

Brevard County is the 10th largest county in Florida. This beautiful coastal county is home to gated golf course communities, beachside mansions and picturesque condos. No matter what size home you are after or what your budget is, there is a piece of paradise waiting for you in Brevard.  Your options are endless when purchasing […]

There are a number of important considerations to make before buying a winter vacation home in Florida, such as location, property taxes, the option to rent out your home and tallying up all expenses. If you travel to Florida more than once a year it can be cost effective to purchase a home in the […]