Merritt Island is located off the coast of the mainland, and encompasses over 47 square miles — 60 percent of which is water! Home to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, NASA, and the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, most of its residents reside in the central and southern parts. While it was once an island, Merritt Island is actually a peninsula due to the construction of the massive Crawlerway for the transport of NASA shuttles, which connected the island to the mainland.
Over a dozen unincorporated communities make up Merritt Island, which have over 36,000 residents total. Here you’ll find schools, restaurants, shopping, and plenty of recreational opportunities. Buffered by the Banana River to the east and the Indian River to the west, Merritt Island can be accessed by boat, and by vehicle via several causeways.
There are many different types of homes, from riverfront and canal homes to lake-front homes on Honeymoon Lake, and much more. Find your Merritt Island home today!