Five Things to Know When You Move to the Space Coast of Florida
By Space Coast Daily // September 12, 2018
Space Coast backdrop to some of the most influential moments in human history
There’s more to Florida than retirees and Mickey Mouse. The Space Coast has carved its mark as a backdrop to some of the most influential moments in human history. With surfing beaches, arts districts, and a reasonable cost of living, the area is the perfect place for millennials to move.
Millennials value a high quality of life, and recent college graduates can choose from a long list of exciting places to live. As you choose where you want to live and work, here are some helpful facts about the towns in and around Brevard County.
Employers are eager to hire high-skilled millennials
More young people are calling the Space Coast home due to the unique aerospace career opportunities for engineers. The cost of living is affordable for people just starting their careers and employers are thrilled to recruit new talent to the area. As the community grows, so do the opportunities for entrepreneurs or those who want to make a lasting impact through public service.
Downtown revitalization projects on the rise
Progressive towns like Melbourne and Cocoa Village are rapidly becoming more walkable as the downtown associations add coffee shops, boutiques, wine bars, and dining options. These areas are convenient for residents, but you’ll need a car to enjoy the 72-mile stretch of shoreline that makes up the Space Coast.
You can afford to rent or buy
Young professionals cite the low cost of living, beach access, and proximity to attractions in Orlando as the factors that attracted them to the area. Rather than facing high rent in a small apartment with a long commute, leasing a fully furnished residence is a convenient way to determine if you can live without the smog, traffic, and crime of a big city.
Professionally maintained, luxurious accommodations provide everything you need to live while you settle in at a new job or make a go of a new career. You’ll feel like you already belong as you stay in a regular neighborhood and get to know long-term residents so you can really get a feel for the area.
Young people are making an impact
Florida is still a haven for retirees, but the population of 20 to 29-year-olds on the Space Coast has grown faster than the rest of the country. Young people aren’t following their parents and grandparents by moving to a big city to start a career.
They want to establish a home in a cohesive community that supports a work-life balance. People are getting the message that towns like Melbourne, Florida offers opportunities you won’t find elsewhere. Brevard County residents can have an outsized impact on their community and affect change in their government.
Consider Making the Move
The area may not have the cultural sophistication or wild nightlife of a large city like Miami, but those areas are still close by whenever they’re needed. Tight-knit communities and the opportunity to start a business are a day-to-day blessing.
Area residents are willing to drive for the occasional night out on the town in exchange for a shorter daily commute. Make your move to the Space Coast and join other young professionals who want to live and work in a place full of opportunity and sunshine.
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