That's awesome... I couldn't buy a crack house for that.
Originally Posted by zach619
I haven't looked in a few years, but a couple of years ago, I was looking at Melbourne and I was blown away at the housing prices. They had 4 bedrooms, with back yard and pool 2 blocks off the beach in the 120s-150s. I was shocked.
16th street in cocoa beach is the only place you should consider, i heard there's even a guy who gives away free boards!
do not under any circumstances consider barefoot bay, as their private beach access is terribly overcrowded and the peak there is really mushy close out city kooks and longboarding elderly people and wavestorm kids ten abreast..........do you believe me?
I have some family friends in Melbourne Beach and I've been going/surfing down there since I was a kid. Far enough from miami and disney, 1/2 hour from SEVERAL good surf spots- cocoa, sebastian, spanish house, indiatlantic, satellite beach, etc. If you are lucky you might get some out front. Doesn't have that rich douchey feel that south florida does, more of an obx type environment. I'd live there.
Don't forget it's a "stand your ground" state with a "bong ban" and an exotic pet problem.
Thanks for all of the info. My dad was an engineer at NASA and I spent a lot of time in Cocoa Beach growing up in the 70's (60's too I guess, but i can barely remember those days). I've looked at Melbourne Beach/Sebastian and I agree it is very reasonable and nice. I just know that it stays a lot warmer in the Winter farther South. So, maybe I take a look at Hutchinson, too.