Merritt Island

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Merritt Island isn’t just the location of the Kennedy Space Center, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge (which occupy the northern end of Merritt Island). It is also the home of around 35,000 people. The homes on Merritt Island, as with most of Beachside, vary from community neighborhoods to luxury waterfront homes. The drive along the southern road of Merritt Island, South Tropical Trail, is enjoyable for the views of architecture alone.

The obvious attractions of Merritt Island are Kennedy and the Wildlife Refuge, but here are other things TripAdvisor suggests checking out on the island.

If you like the beachside, island feel, but work in Melbourne, Rockledge, or Titusville, Melbourne is a possible future home location. It’s a short drive across a causeway to the mainland, but it feels like driving to a whole new world.

Watch the Fish & Wildlife Service video about homesteaders on Merritt Island below.