Need thoughts, Melbourne area

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by Tonysca6, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Tonysca6

    Tonysca6 New Member

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    Mar 12, 2011
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    My youngest son was accepted at Florida Tech Masters program for Applied Behavioral Science:smt038. He is looking to relocate from Winter Haven, Fl late this summer. Curious about the area, good/bad areas? He is currently working as an initial investigator for Polk County CYS. Thanks for any assistance.
     
  2. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Nov 6, 2006
    Cape Canaveral, Florida
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    Let's talk Tony...you're in my backyard in Melbourne. FIT (now Florida Tech) is a fantastic school that rivals with the big boys but does not labor with all the publicity.

    If I can be of service, use me.

    Rusty
     
  3. Tonysca6

    Tonysca6 New Member

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    Mar 12, 2011
    White Oak, PA/Lake Murray, SC
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    Thank you Rusty, soon as I gather more details from Rob, will get back to you. He keeps making our decision of where to move to FL in a few years harder. West coast vs east coast thing!
     
  4. Capt. Rusty Higgins

    Capt. Rusty Higgins Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Nov 6, 2006
    Cape Canaveral, Florida
    Sea Ray 18CC Laguna
    if it burns, it turns
    Keep me posted Tony..

    R
     
  5. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    Melbourne itself is a nice quiet area. I lived there for a few years back in the late 90's. Drive down to the beaches and it still looks like old Florida compared to Tampa/St. Pete or Miami and such. Just watch your speed becasue the surrounding towns are small and the police have nothing better to do.
     
  6. Nodrog

    Nodrog New Member

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    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern Shore Maryland
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    2001 Ford F350 Super Duty Super C
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    Hey Tony, I grew up in Melbourne and also went to FIT. What a nice area to be in. College is awesome and Melbourne is close to a lot of attractions. A nice area for boating and fishing. Also the beaches in that area are really nice. I did a lot of surfing in that area in my younger years. The wife and I have talked about moving back down in that area. It would be nice to boat all year round.

    Gordon
     
  7. Converse48

    Converse48 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Chesapeake Bay
    2010 McKinna 57 Pilothouse
    QSM-11
    Melbourne and the surrounding areas are very nice, and real estate is shockingly reasonable compared to other areas. The beaches are very uncrowded. My girlfriend, a traveling nurse, did an assignment in Melbourne last fall. As far as boating goes, it looks to me that you need to go pretty far to get an inlet, so most of the boating is limited to the river, which is quite shallow. Also, I was surprised by the lack of "boatable" bars and restaurants on the water. That said, it is a helluva lot better than freezing ones ass off in the Northeast for the winter, that's for sure!
     

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