Types of Neighborhoods and Communities

There are a wide variety of communities, neighborhoods, and developments with residences available for sale or rent in the area, and many which cater to activities such as golfing, tennis, swimming, boating, and fishing. Types of residences include single family homes, luxury estates, condominiums, townhouses, duplexes and four-plexes. Locations include canal-front, oceanfront, riverfront, and lakefront. Our friendly and knowledgable staff has many years of local experience, and are here to help in any way we can, whether you are planning to buy, sell, build, or rent.

The communities in Brevard County's Space Coast MLS are: Melbourne, Palm Bay, Viera, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Grant-Valkaria, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Merritt Island, Micco, Mims, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, Viera, and West Melbourne.

Our offices are in Melbourne Beach and although we service buyers and sellers in the entire county, Melbourne Beach is the central area that we work in. Melbourne Beach is situated entirely on the barrier island that is accessible via the Highway 192 causeway between Melbourne and Indialantic. The town of Melbourne Beach borders Indialantic to the south, and the entire area that is known as Melbourne Beach stretches 18 miles down coastal Highway A1A to roughly Sebastian Inlet.

In the area known as Melbourne Beach there are many developments and communities. The neighborhoods that we have also spotlighted so far, on the Communities page of our website, are: Aquarina, Beach Woods, Candlewood Pines, Crystal Lakes, Floridana Beach, Indian landing, La Costa, Melbourne Shores, South Shores, Sunnyland Beach, The Woodlands, Tree Top Village, Turtle Bay, Wexford, and Wingate. Each of the neighborhoods have different amenities, and different activities that appeal to different people. Several of the communities have security and are gated.

The popularity of living in gated, or private communities has been rising in recent years. It used to be that gated communities were thought of as being only for the rich. But today they are becoming more and more popular with middle and upper middle class families. Security is usually given as the biggest reason for choosing to live in a gated community. Among the other reasons people are attracted to living in these communities are protecting property values and lifestyle. Many gated communities are designed with amenities built around a particular lifestyle, with golf courses, tennis, swimming pools, or equestrian facilities. Gated communities are usually located on some of the most desirable land in the area. Prime land, combined with careful planning and HOA rules create an environment where home values hold up extremely well.

Aside from the gates or walls, the second most defining characteristic of gated or private communities is the Homeowner’s Association (HOA). The HOA is made up of all the owners of the development. The HOA is responsible for collection of the Association fees and making and enforcing the “rules” of the community, and there is sometimes what is called a restricted deed. It is often also responsible for maintaining the public aspects of the community, such as streets, security, parks, etc. The rules set by the HOA can vary a great deal, depending on the individual development. Typically the HOA will have rules pertaining to upkeep and appearance of homes within the development, specifying the colors of paint on outside walls, types of fencing, guidelines for landscaping and storage of boats or recreational vehicles.

Gated communities aren't for everyone. But with strong protection of property values, increased security, less traffic and amenities for your specific lifestyle, they are appealing to more people each year.

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