My husband and I made the same decision when moving to Florida 12 years ago when our son was 2! My husband is a physician and we looked all over the state, and decided on Brevard for the excellent school system and fantastic environment for raising a family!
My son is now completing middle school at Hoover, and went thru 7 years at Indialantic Elementary.
Next year he will be attending Satellite High as an "out of area" student. With my husband and myself having advanced degrees, education is an extremely strong priority for us. At every stage, I have researched schools of choices, academic-based middle and high schools, out of area schools..... I have many friends with children at varying top schools (Cocoa Beach International Baccalaureate, Melbourne High Interational Baccalaurate, Edgewood Jr/Sr, Westshore Junir/Senior, Delaura Middle,...) and we are always comparing notes!!!
In general, the beachside areas and Suntree/Viera are fantastic areas to raise to raise a familes with excellent school systems.
If you let me know some criteria, like price range, minimum size (square footage and or #bdrms/bathrooms), is pool required, age of home... I'd be glad to do research and send you info with good recommendations.
Please feel free to call or email any time!
Coldwell Banker Paradise
Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Designated Relocation Specialist
Licensed Realtor since 1994
Cornell University, B.S. in Statistics and Biometry
University of Michigan, M.S. in Biostatistics