Merritt Island is well known for its shopping; with jewelers, trophy shops and eyewear stores and plenty of others lining the streets, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice. There's no need to spend much money on weekend activities here as so many of the activities are free or very affordable, such as boating, paddleboarding and playing at the park. This location's lower crime rate makes it very safe to walk around in. The luscious green landscape of Merritt Island provides you with lots of natural shaded areas where you can enjoy the outdoors without the full heat of the sun.
Home prices in Merritt Island didn't see much movement last year with a slight 0.3 percent drop in average listing price, but with a $399,637 average listing price this year, buyers can still enter the market with confidence. In the same time frame, the number of homes for sale modestly declined by 7.2 percent, with 246 listings hitting the market in this year. Several residential properties in this city are riverfront properties so you can enjoy abundant natural beauty without having to leave home. The screened pools available in a handful of backyards in Merritt Island provide great convenience and added safety for the homeowner, as the screen prevents debris such as leaves from getting into the pool, and restricts pool access for children. With many of this area's houses featuring a family room, parents have a space to catch their breath while children have a place to play with toys.