I have lived in Rockledge and Melbourne for over 20 years. The beach is close. Schools are good in Brevard County. There is an abundance of jobs. Stay away from Titusville and Palm Bay. Viera is really your best bet. Indialantic is also very nice. Big town stuff like Disney Westside, Planet Hollywood, Disney Boardwalk, Universal City Walk, Downtown Orlando, Church Street Station, etc.. are less than an hour away. UCF has classes there at BCC campuses. The Avenues is nice in Viera. Lots of high tech industry such as Northrup Grumman, L3, Harris, GE, etc.. There are alot of retired people in Suntree which can be a pro or con. The biggest con is the summer heat and humidity, but the other 8 months are great. Melbourne also has an intl airport which is convenient. Cost of living is cheap. You get southern hospitality in most areas except with all the Cali and NY transplants, most of them come around though. Space Center is nearby. Lots of beach, rivers and lakes if you like waterfront property. Lots of engineers and dentists. The Avenues is a nice new outdoor mall in Viera. Oh yeah another pro/con is the hurricanes, a pro if you like to surf. Another con is the shuttle program is ending but im sure NASA will be busy still going to the moon and mars. There are also a ton of golf courses everywhere. Low crime. Seems the air quality got a low rating but there isn't any pollution, must be due to UV rays, it is the sunshine state. I have moved around a bit and am almost positive it doesn't get much better than this.