Brevard County, FL Among “Best Cities For Retirees” | Carolyn Smith, Realtor

Posted on: August 8, 2012

Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Brevard County, Florida Among “Best Cities For Retirees”

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Palm Bay and Brevard County, Florida… Ranked Among “Best Cities For Retirees”

Once again, Brevard County earns a spot on a popular “Best Of” list! According to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, Brevard County, Florida, and Palm Bay, Florida in particular, ranks number three on Kiplinger’s list of “Best Cities For Retirees” for 2012. Number three! That’s really impressive, isn’t it?! And even more impressive when you take a look at the rest of the list – #1 New Orleans, LA, #2 Corvallis, OR, then Palm Bay, Brevard County, FL! Coming after us is #4 New York City, NY and #5 Pittsburgh, PA. Wow, little ol’ Palm Bay, Florida coming before The Big Apple?! That sure says a lot about all that Brevard County, FL has to offer!

According to Kiplinger, to make the cut as one of their Best Cities For Retirees, the location first had to offer vibrant cultural and educational amenities, as well as meet specific criteria for reasonable health care costs, a high concentration of doctors per capita, and low total crime rate. Kiplinger’s describes Palm Bay and Brevard County, Florida as offering the kinds of amenities people who retire to Florida expect: lots of parks, golf courses, aquatic centers, and of course the beach. Palm Bay and Brevard County is also known for great fishing, which can be found on the Indian River, the Stick Marsh, and the Atlantic Ocean, offering a huge variety of fresh and saltwater fish. The article also explains that Brevard County, Florida offers good housing values, as well as opportunities for starting your own business.

Thank you Kiplinger for the vote for Palm Bay and Brevard County, Florida!

Of course I have to add my own two cents to Kiplinger’s review of the area, so here goes… Culturally, we have (just to name a few) the Foosaner Art Museum, the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, the Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum, the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum,  as well as many other museums and galleries around the county. The King Center for the Performing Arts welcomes many national touring productions and artists throughout the year, as does the Henegar Center for the Arts, Cocoa Village Playhouse, Surfside Players, and Titusville Playhouse, among others. For music and dance, the Brevard Symphony Orchestra offers concerts throughout the year around Brevard County, the Space Coast Ballet performs several times per year, and the Brevard Chorale, Space Coast Chorus, and Space Coast Jazz Society also perform various concerts throughout the year.

On top of all of the arts and culture here in Brevard County, Florida, we have wonderful attractions such as Kennedy Space Center, the top ranking Brevard Zoo, spring training baseball games, and much more. Our abundance of waterways and 72 miles of beaches offer swimming, surfing, boating, fishing, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding, and more. Brevard County, Florida has over 200 parks, and outdoor enthusiasts will love all the golfing, tennis, hiking, camping, biking and more that is available in the area.

Well, can you tell how much I enjoy living in Brevard County, Florida? I think I could go on for hours about all the great things there are to do, see, and experience here in Brevard County. It is no wonder Kiplinger’s voted Brevard County and Palm Bay, Florida among the Best Cities For Retirees. My only addition would be that Brevard County, Florida is great for everyone of all ages… not just retirees!

If you are a retiree (or person of any age) thinking about relocating to Brevard County, Florida, or thinking about buying a second home in Brevard County, Florida, I would love to help you. I am a certified Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES), meaning that I have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to assist seniors and their families with their real estate transactions. I can help you find a home or a condo in Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Suntree or Viera, and the surrounding areas. Give me a call or send me an email and we can discuss your real estate needs!

To view Kiplinger’s list, click here: Best Cities For Retirees

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Whether you are buying or selling, it would be my pleasure to represent you!

Please call or email me today to review your real estate needs!

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3 Responses to "Brevard County, FL Among “Best Cities For Retirees” | Carolyn Smith, Realtor"

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The Brevard Museum of Art and Science is now known as The Foosaner Art Museum. Same location, but now it is owned by Florida Institute of Technology

Hi Tama – thanks so much for letting us know about this change, we appreciate it! Going to fix it right now 🙂

Thanks again,
Carolyn and Bridget

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