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Merritt Island is the home of the Kennedy Space Center and the 140,000-acre Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Read Guide >
215 Florida Blvd
215 Florida Boulevard
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 08:33am
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
180 Minna Lane
180 Minna Lane
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
2 Bedrooms
$800
2165 Porpoise Street
2165 Porpoise Street
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
3 Bedrooms
$2,150
205 Palmetto Avenue
205 Palmetto Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
5255 S Tropical Trail
5255 Tropical Trl S
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
3 Bedrooms
$4,000
515 Landings Way
515 Landings Way
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
780 Sandgate Street
780 Sandgate Street
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1100 Two Oaks Boulevard
1100 Two Oaks Boulevard
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
1405 S Harbor Drive
1405 South Harbor Drive
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
585 Allen Drive
585 Allen Drive
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
5 Bedrooms
$3,500
225 S Tropical Trail
225 Tropical Trl S
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
5445 S Tropical Trail
5445 Tropical Trl S
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
6 Bedrooms
$10,000
2340 Raintree Lake Circle
2340 Raintree Lake Circle
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,995
290 Eyre Avenue
290 Eyre Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
4 Bedrooms
$1,800
250 N Banana River Drive
250 Banana River Dr N
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
1 Bedroom
$850
1 Artemis Boulevard
1 Artemis Boulevard
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
85 Lucas Road
85 Lucas Road
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1325 Holt Drive
1325 Holt Drive
Merritt Island, FL
Updated January 21 at 05:24pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1850 Charlesmont Dr #126
1850 Charlesmont Drive
Melbourne, FL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
1 Bedroom
$1,250
802 Forrest Ave Unit A
802 Forrest Ave
Cocoa, FL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
1 Bedroom
$1,100
115 Maryland Ave
115 Maryland Avenue
Cocoa, FL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
Studio
$1,228
40 Bonaventure Drive
40 Bonaventure Drive
Brevard County, FL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1025 Rockledge Dr 412A
1025 Rockledge Drive
Rockledge, FL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
410 Whelk Place
410 Whelk Place
Melbourne, FL
Updated January 21 at 11:30am
3 Bedrooms
$2,095
City GuideMerritt Island
Merritt Island is the home of the Kennedy Space Center and the 140,000-acre Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Though it was formerly a sleepy little collection of towns and villages full of citrus farmers, the coming of the space age turned Merritt Island into a large town of 35,000 people. Unfortunately, now that shuttles aren't taking off from the Kennedy Space Center, it's fallen on hard times, with a large number of rental vacancies throughout the town. Companies that once manufactured items for NASA have cut back or closed down, leaving the area far from booming economically. However, this is good news if you do have a job in the area, as your apartment search will be very easy, and the rent has come down quite a bit. Now, the environment, kept fairly pristine thanks to the no-go areas surrounding the space agency, are a big attraction, featuring animal and bird sanctuaries, uninhabited islands, and protected wetlands. Enjoy bird watching and laughing at big city dwellers who spend too much money for a hectic lifestyle.

Living in Merritt Island

Don't think low rents and high vacancies mean paradise. Looking for one-bedroom apartments for rent? Just be sure to look around the neighborhood at night to see how it is before you sign.

You will need a car for getting around the community. It's not exactly rich anymore, and it's pretty spread out, so buses are few and far between. Also, leaving the the town requires a car, boat or plane, unless you want to squeeze yourself onto an overcrowded bus.

Moving to Merritt Island

Moving here is actually really, really easy. Landlords are desperate to find tenants. As long as you don't tell the landlord you enjoy lighting fires, plan on holding regular raves, or want to use your three-bedroom apartment as your base for taking over the world, you can demand quite a bit.

The Apartment Search

As long as you have cash (or check) and a pulse, you can get an apartment in as little as a day or two. But considering that you have time to shop around, be sure to give yourself a week or two to tour apartments for rent in Merritt Island. Try to get an all utilities paid apartment (more bang for your buck). This shouldn't be too hard, especially if you have your credit report, a good reference from a past landlord, and proof of employment. If you don't have these, you can still get in. Just don't expect to get quite as good a deal.

Neighborhoods on the Island

The community was created in the 1960's by combining a lot of little towns throughout the area, so there are many little neighborhoods, which really aren't that distinctive from each other, except for their history. North Banana River Dr/Sykes Creek Dr: This is the elite part of Merritt Island. It's very desireable and the rent is comparable to Miami, so have cash ready.

Angel City: One of the oldest neighborhoods in town, this area is pretty popular with young people and families just starting out.

Indianola: With a vacancy rate of 22 percent, this is the place to go for a good deal. Houses and apartment complexes are basically here for the taking.

Footman:The most southerly neighborhood in this town, Footman is another expensive place to live. But the cafes, restaurants and boutiques make it worthwhile, right?

N. Courtenay Pkwy: This community offers the best prices for renting. It also has a nice collection of inexpensive but comfortable cafes. Spend the money you save on lattes.

What to Do in Merritt Island

Merritt Island is full of small businesses, quiet yet trendy restaurants and cafes, and some nice boutiques. It's not quite big-city living; it's more like imitation city for budget renters. This community is surrounded by clean, sparkling water and almost untouched nature, so you can spend the day getting in touch with nature and the night getting close to your wild side, even if you have to drive someplace else to do it.