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1070 Diamond Head Drive
1070 Diamond Head Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
Starting at $2,100
Updated 3 hrs ago
215 Florida Blvd
215 Florida Boulevard
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,200
Updated 9 hrs ago
101 Summer Place
101 Summer Place
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Starting at $1,700
Updated 9 hrs ago
1405 S Harbor Drive
1405 S Harbor Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
Starting at $1,950
Updated 1 day ago
132 Via Havarre Drive
132 Via Havarre Drive
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
Starting at $1,395
Updated 1 day ago
225 S Tropical Trail
225 S Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
Starting at $1,750
Updated 2 days ago
710 Venetian Way
710 Venetian Way
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
Starting at $1,250
Updated 2 days ago
225 S Tropical Trail
225 S Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,250
Starting at $2,900
Updated 3 days ago
140 Teresa Ln
140 Teresa Ln
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
Starting at $2,100
Updated 3 days ago
1630 Davis Dr.
1630 Davis Dr.
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,100
Starting at $1,395
Updated 4 days ago
765 1st Street
765 1st Street
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,395
Starting at $2,395
Updated 5 days ago
110 Carrigan Boulevard
110 Carrigan Boulevard
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,395
Starting at $1,150
Updated 6 days ago
40 Bogart Place
40 Bogart Place
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
Starting at $848
Updated 9 days ago
250 N Banana River Drive
250 N Banana River Drive
Merritt Island, FL
1 Bedroom
$848
Starting at $1,350
Updated 10 days ago
215 Bel Aire Drive
215 Bel Aire Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,200
Updated 11 days ago
3300 S Tropical Trail
3300 S Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,200
Starting at $1,290
Updated 11 days ago
515 Landings Way
515 Landings Way
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
Starting at $2,000
Updated 13 days ago
290 Alabama Avenue
290 Alabama Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
Starting at $2,300
Updated 13 days ago
248 Cove Loop Drive
248 Cove Loop Drive
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $2,300
Updated 13 days ago
1760 S Shelter Trail
1760 S Shelter Trail
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $1,450
Updated 15 days ago
205 Palmetto Avenue
205 Palmetto Avenue
Merritt Island, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Starting at $3,000
Updated 16 days ago
110 Via De La Reina
110 Via De La Reina
Merritt Island, FL
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
Starting at $3,500
Updated 17 days ago
5255 S Tropical Trail
5255 S Tropical Trail
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
Starting at $1,900
Updated 18 days ago
1625 Yates Drive
1625 Yates Drive
Merritt Island, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,900

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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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