Retire in Merritt Island, FL

Livability Score
47
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Crush Eleven

Arrived, unbeknownst to restaurant month. In town for a quick work trip, we yelped and landed in the great little water front food heaven. We order the...

2. Bangkok House

I've been hearing good things about this place, and had been meaning to try it for some time. So finally I got by there today, and first of all let me say,...

3. A-Live & Healthy Cafe

We drove from Orlando to eat at A-Live & Healthy Cafe and were impressed with both the food and service. My daughter had the Live Burger, a Chocolate and...

4. Fat Kahunas

Fat Kahuna's is a little hole in the wall on cocoa beach that surprised my wife and I. This place is small, but very cozy, parking is a little hard to come...

5. The Fat Snook

We were on vacation for a few days in Cocoa beach and came across The Fat Snook on Yelp. It was about a mile a way from where we were staying but after...

Golf
1. Duran Golf Club

Duran Golf Club has been recognized as the "Best Golf Course" and the "Best Practice Facility" in Brevard County by the readers of the Florida Today...

2. Moon Golf

Great prices, friendly employees that don't up sell you. Got my son a new pair of sticks as we just relocated to Florida. Very happy and will be back

3. Viera East Golf Club

I really liked this course. The staff is oh so friendly - Dennis in the pro shop and Danielle at the bar. The course is clean, and while it's not long as...

4. The Great Outdoors Golf Club

I have NO complaints. The golf corse is well maintained, polite staff. The Blue Heron has a GREAT menu!! A lot to choose from. Very nice inside. Every time...

5. Habitat At Valkaria Golf Course

Great track. Tough track. You won't believe it's a muni. The head golf professional, Alex Romanoff, is one of the best in the business and he's been in...

Active
1. Good Natured River Tours

All I have to say is that today was such an unforgettable experience!! We got the chance to meet such a nice and welcoming family running this tour!!...

2. Disney Fantasy

We just got off the Disney Fantasy. It was our 13th Disney Cruise. I could go on and on about why we love cruising Disney. Embarkment is quick and easy....

3. Lori Wilson Park

Free Parking for a great beach day! Easy to find and was so convenient. Just a short walk to the beach and a place to rent beach toys.

4. Ray's Airboat Rides

Our vacation in Orlando couldn't have been better with all the fantasy filled theme parks that will keep a tourist entertained for every day of your stay....

5. Captain Quinn's Coastal Lagoon Tours

After reading other reviews, we decided to go with Captain Quinn. The trip was wonderful. The tour accommodates six people, so the experience is intimate &...

Arts
1. Dr Phillips Center

Simply this is "The Mini- Broadway at City Beautiful"! Orlando needed desperately to have a decent Arts Performing Center like this one with so much to...

2. Nolans Irish Pub

Real good place! Large selection of beers, good food. Walking in, you feel welcomed by that familiar decor that Irish pubs give. The greeting by the staff...

3. Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation Museum

On the way to Kennedy Space Center, we saw signs for this museum. The car wanted to stop, so we did. Once inside, the nice lady asked if we were going to...

4. Exploration Tower

An affordable area attraction with seven floors including observation deck perfect for rocket launches or cruise ship sail aways. Smallish learning center...

5. Open Mike's

I love this place! I usually spend my Tuesday nights here for open mic. They have great drinks and a great atmosphere. All of the baristas are very friendly...

Shopping
1. Matts Bicycle Center

Needed a flat tire fixed. Took about 2 minutes and he adjusted my brakes. Great customer service.

2. World Market

Always have to hit this store when in Viera. I feel like an alcoholic while here because I could peruse the wine and beer section for an hour. Just so many...

3. The Mint Mermaid

Love this shop! Everyone is so friendly and they have great merchandise, even if you don't want to be a mermaid.

4. Rehab Vintage Market

Adorable place! So well decorated and always relaxing to visit. Owners super nice and helpful. High quality items and the furniture is always one of a kind...

5. B & H Gun Rack

Picked up my guns here on a weekend when the law enforcement side was closed. They know their stuff and get you out of there really quickly too

Health
1. Cocoa Beach Wellness Center

Chuck Thissen's knowledge & techniques of healing a sore body are beyond compare. Highly recommend him. I have been a repeat client for quite some time and...

2. Essentials Medispa & Salon

Recently went to Essentials for a pre-baby massage & it was AMAZING. It was so relaxing I fell asleep. Kristina did a fantastic job working on the knots on...

3. Chiropractic Health Clinic of Brevard PA

Dr. Grimm has been treating me for a few weeks now with Amazing results!!! I severely damaged my shoulder in a motorcycle incident and was hesitant on...

4. Sundance Family Dentistry

Best Dentist ever ! The entire staff is friendly. Dr Osorio is the most caring gentle dentist I have ever been too. I will never go anywhere else. I live 30...

5. Duongvannak JB Keo, DMD

Nice spacious waiting area. Water cooler, TV, and wireless access is available. Private parking lot. Check-in staff is fast, efficient and friendly. There...

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