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1070 Diamond Head Drive
1070 Diamond Head Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
Starting at $1,475
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225 S Tropical Trail
225 S Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
Starting at $2,200
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1740 Shore Drive
1740 Shore Drive
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $1,000
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485 Kennwood Avenue
485 Kennwood Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
Starting at $1,400
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418 4th Street
418 4th Street
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Starting at $1,700
Updated 5 days ago
395 Island Oaks Place
395 Island Oaks Place
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
Starting at $1,850
Updated 6 days ago
710 Venetian Way
710 Venetian Way
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
Starting at $2,300
Updated 7 days ago
1760 S Shelter Trail
1760 S Shelter Trail
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $1,250
Updated 10 days ago
417 Via Palermo Court
417 Via Palermo Court
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $1,425
Updated 10 days ago
1545 Glen Haven Drive
1545 Glen Haven Drive
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
Starting at $1,300
Updated 10 days ago
3003 Sea Gate Circle
3003 Sea Gate Circle
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
Starting at $1,800
Updated 10 days ago
136 Blue Jay Lane
136 Blue Jay Lane
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
Starting at $2,300
Updated 11 days ago
134 Starboard Lane Unit 301
134 Starboard Lane Unit 301
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $1,500
Updated 11 days ago
170 Moore Avenue
170 Moore Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $2,450
Updated 11 days ago
248 Cove Loop Drive
248 Cove Loop Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,450
Starting at $1,595
Updated 11 days ago
2520 Tyler Court
2520 Tyler Court
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,595
Starting at $1,850
Updated 12 days ago
1095 Audubon Road
1095 Audubon Road
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
Starting at $1,550
Updated 14 days ago
780 Sandgate Street
780 Sandgate Street
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
Starting at $1,350
Updated 16 days ago
86 Hurwood Avenue
86 Hurwood Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,500
Updated 16 days ago
250 Bahama Drive
250 Bahama Drive
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
Starting at $1,895
Updated 17 days ago
1271 Potomac Drive
1271 Potomac Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,895
Starting at $2,525
Updated 19 days ago
1675 Westport Rd
1675 Westport Rd
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,525
Starting at $1,290
Updated 19 days ago
515 Landings Way
515 Landings Way
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
Starting at $1,100
Updated 19 days ago
97 Lucas Road
97 Lucas Road
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,100

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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.

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