Choosing the perfect location for your LifeStyle home is arguably the most pivotal decision in the home-building process. With all the diverse areas and neighborhoods throughout Brevard and Indian River counties, our slice of paradise has something for everyone.

If you’re planning on relocating to Florida’s East Coast, or if you’re a local resident planning your next move, consider these factors to help you narrow in on the location that’s right for you.

1.The Coastal Experience: Beachfront vs. Intracoastal vs. Canal Front. Whether you want to experience the surf culture in Cocoa Beach or Indialantic or prefer the peace and serenity of Melbourne Beach or Vero Beach, our beachside communities each have their own personalities. For avid boaters and fishermen, consider the living along the Banana River or Indian River Lagoon, or along a peaceful canal with Intracoastal Waterway access.

Explore the pros and cons waterfront living, and which may be right for you. Discuss factors like privacy, water access, and the potential for water-based activities.

2.Suburban or Rural Living: Active Lifestyle vs. Peaceful Retreat. Compare the advantages of active, bustling neighborhoods to the tranquility of more rural communities. Areas like Viera and West Melbourne are chock full of shopping, dining, parks, and recreational areas. Meanwhile, Canaveral Groves, Grant-Valkaria, and rural Vero Beach areas, typically offer larger parcels of land that allow for a quieter and peaceful living experience.

3.Seasonal or Year-Round Residence: Snowbirds vs. Permanent Residents. Address the choice between a seasonal home for snowbirds and a year-round residence, discussing the benefits of each and how it influences location selection. Vero Beach, for example, is an extremely “seasonal” community, with many snowbirds selecting it for their winter home.

4.Access to Amenities: Golf Courses, Parks, and More. Emphasize the importance of proximity to amenities such as golf courses, parks, shopping centers, and healthcare facilities when choosing your location. For enthusiastic golfers, for example, Bent Pine Preserve and Pine Valley at Indian River Club, both in Vero Beach, are situated along the fairways of award-winning courses.

5.School Districts: Education Opportunities. For families with children, the importance of school districts and educational programs must be taken into consideration. Brevard and Indian River counties are home to several A-rated public schools, as well as numerous excellent charter schools and private institutions.

6.Budget Considerations. Analyze average housing prices in various locations throughout Brevard and Indian River. In addition to housing prices, look at property taxes, property insurance, HOA fees, and general expenses, to get a good understanding of which area best fits your budget. If you’re on a tighter budget, consider a LifeStyle Classics Collection home in the city of Palm Bay, which remains relatively affordable.

7.Local Regulations and Restrictions: Zoning and Homeowner Associations. Discuss the influence of local regulations, zoning laws, and homeowner associations and how these factors might impact your location decision. While some people enjoy living in a community with architectural and neighborhood standards set and maintained by a governing HOA, others find it too restrictive. Luckily Brevard and Indian River counties have numerous land options for whichever option you prefer.

8.Future Growth and Development: Long-Term Considerations. Finally, examine the potential for growth and development in the chosen location, including infrastructure improvements and property value trends.

Choosing the right location for your LifeStyle home is a personal decision that depends on your way of life, priorities, and preferences. By carefully considering these various factors and conducting thorough research, you can make an informed choice that aligns perfectly with your vision of Florida paradise. Whether you prefer coastal bliss, suburban excitement, or the tranquility of country living, we build on a diverse range of properties to suit your dream home aspirations.