I live south of the publix...It would be great if you didn't have kids and you were retired. But limited food..no fast food except the new Subway at the publix, long commutes to work, trouble hauling kids around. But you can get good values in the south beaches and even land. Great elementary school and good recreational facilities/parks and very convenient beach parking most everywhere. It is a trade off..we actually are looking at Indialantic..much more in the center of everything although there I could not walk across the A1A to the beach and would have to drive...here we have beach access 1/2 block from the house. Melbourne Beach proper though would be perfect but very costly ..close to everything but still in Melbourne Beach.