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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 272 Independent Living communities in Merritt Island and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Independent Living near Merritt Island, Florida

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Shell Harbor Retirement Community (Opening Fall 2021)

2855 Murrell Road, Rockledge, FL 32955

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Shell Harbor, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Murrell Road in Rockledge. We look forward to opening brand new during the Summer of 2021! Shell Harbor will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your...

Inspired Living Alura (Opening Spring 2021)

777 Roy Wall Blvd, Rockledge, FL 32955

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Inspired LivingUnder Construction in Rockledge, FloridaAt Alura By Inspired Living, we understand the hardship that moving yourself or a loved one into an Assisted Living or Memory Care community can bring. At our brand-new location in Rockledge, Florida, just a few minutes from the cities of...

The Brennity at Melbourne Senior Living

7300 Watersong Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940

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Located in the upscale area of Viera, The Brennity at Melbourne is the clear choice for today's perceptive retirees and their families. Medical services, shopping, restaurants and hospitals are all close by. Convenience is built right in. The Brennity at Melbourne modernizes and redefines the...

Discovery Village at Melbourne

3260 N. Harbor City Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32935

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Welcome to Discovery Village At Melbourne, a world-class senior living community located in the “Harbor City.” Strategically placed on U.S. 1 just across from the Indian River, we are just minutes away from Pinehurst Gardens and Harbor City Country Club Estates. Elevating senior living to a new...

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The Fountains of Melbourne

4451 Stack Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901

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Not only is The Fountains located near shopping and cultural attractions in beautiful Melbourne, but there is also much to enjoy here! The Fountains offers residents delicious meals in our beautiful dining room, a fully stocked convenience store, an arts and crafts studio, library, chapel, beauty...

Bethesda on Turkey Creek

2800 Fordham Road NE, Palm Bay, FL 32905

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Bethesda on Turkey Creek Assisted Living and Memory Care is a beautiful and historic property that inspires peace of mind and tranquility. Our community features several floor plan options that include water, garden and dock views that welcome your personal touch. Our units are individually...

Glenbrooke at Palm Bay

815 Briar Creek Boulevard Northeast, Palm Bay, FL 32905

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Welcome to Glenbrooke at Palm Bay, nestled within one of Central Florida’s best kept secrets, the beautiful City of Palm Bay. Anyone can see the benefits of good old fashioned retirement living along the east coast shores of the sunshine state with mother nature and all its glory, the fantastic...

Crescent Wood

1800 Harrison Street, Titusville, FL 32780

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Crescent Wood is an independent living and assisted living community is Titusville Florida. Voted the fourth best beach in Florida, Titusville values the safety of its citizens and strive to protect the natural beauty of the Florida coast. Drawing visitors all over the country with its stunning...

The Promenade

10730 US Hwy 1, Sebastian, FL 32958

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The PromenadeWhere healthy living and healthy aging go hand in hand!At The Promenade, our approach to senior care is focused on the individual wants and needs of each and every resident we serve. Here, you can shower on your own schedule, eat on your own schedule. Whatever your preferences, our...

Excellence Senior Living

2250 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32822

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With programs not offered at other assisted living facilities; Excellence Senior Living, a member of the International Council of Active Aging, is a place where residents enjoy a high quality lifestyle. We provide proper care, security, life-enhancing programs, and activities in order to maintain...

The Tremont

7015 Red Bug Lake Road, Oviedo, FL 32765

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The Tremont provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in the beautiful community of Oviedo, our community has been rated by CNN as one of the top 100 US cities to live in. You'll enjoy our proximity to fun shops, excellent healthcare, golfing and wonderful...

Regency Park

910 Regency Square, Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Regency Park is a luxury retirement community, located in Vero Beach, Florida where independent senior living is celebrated in ultimate resort style. Here, generous amenities compliment a breadth of daily activities and like-minded people within the Florida 55+ community who share stories from...

Allegro

2701 Howell Branch Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792

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The Brennity at Vero Beach Senior Living

7955 16th Manor, Vero Beach, FL 32966

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The Brennity at Vero Beach offers Independent Living, Cottages, Assisted Living and Memory Care (Please update the first line) Thank you Add to the list of what is offered: Month to Month Lease No Buy-in Award winning Chef, meals provided in the restaurant, fresh meat, fish and produce delivered...

Isles of Vero Beach

1700 Waterford Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32966

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Isles of Vero Beach provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Secure behind a gated entry and nestled amidst landscaped woods and ponds, you'll love calling the Isles of Vero Beach home. We're in the heart of shopping, dining, healthcare and golfing, all within...

Florida Baptist Retirement Center

1006 33rd Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Like its name suggests, the Florida Baptist Retirement Center is an assisted living community that is part of the Florida Baptist State Convention, making it an excellent choice for Christian seniors who want to live in the charming coastal town of Vero Beach, Florida. Our residences resemble the...

Sonata Vero Beach

2425 20th St, Vero Beach, FL 32960

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Everyone who lives at Sonata Vero Beach has led a unique life and experienced special moments worth remembering. That’s why we’ve redefined the care we provide to seniors helping our residents feel as much like themselves as possible. Sonata Vero Beach is minutes from downtown Vero Beach, off...

Album Monterey Pointe 55+ Active Adult Apartment Homes

3265 Greenwald Way North, Kissimmee, FL 34741

(877) 616-7329

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Welcome to our beautiful 55+ active adult apartment home community, Album Monterey Pointe! Just around the corner from I-4 and Disney World, you'll stay connected to the best in local dining, entertainment, shopping, and so much more. You can look forward to coming home to luxurious vinyl plank...

Calirosa 55+ Active Adult Apartment Community

2920 Flora Ridge Circle, Kissimmee, FL 34741

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Life at Calirosa, the natural choice for your next chapterWelcome to Calirosa, where you’ll find everything you need to live an active lifestyle is at your fingertips. Our 55+ community offers amenities and events that make it easier than ever to live life to the fullest, plus beautifully...

Westminster Towers a CCRC

70 West Lucerne Circle, Orlando, FL 32801

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Spectacular views are just the start at Westminster Towers. Our community can be the perfect home for your active lifestyle, at the heart of Orlando's burgeoning arts and dining scene. Set on a gardened campus overlooking beautiful Lake Lucerne, we offer a wide selection of high-rise apartment...

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Merritt Island, Florida


Independent Living

If you or your loved one would like the convenience of having your housekeeping managed by professionalls while living at your own pace, consider an Independent Living Community. Meals, leisure activities and housekeeping duties are handled for you while you are unrestricted to use your time as you desire. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and backgrounds. Within the individual units, residents have access to their own private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they prefer. While policies differ between communities, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to employ the services of independent medical providers, they may always do so. There are a variety of costs and advantages to consider when choosing an independent living community. It is important to determine if these amenities are covered in your care plan: move-in fee, utilities, parking, housekeeping, transportation, Waiting list deposit, field trips, and internet access. The amenities associated with independent living include security guards, transportation, game/TV room, golf course, private rental hall, restaurant-style dining hall, laundry service, and concierge services.


Cost of Living

The overall cost of living is a major influence when choosing which community works for your loved one. The rent burden for Merritt Island is about 17.8% of the average person’s monthly income. Per month, the median rent in Merritt Island is about $1,032 and the median home value in Merritt Island is about $218,101.


Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 26.0% have a high-school diploma, 12.4% have a graduate degree, and 32.4% have a college degree. The total population of Merritt Island consists of 36,380 people. Merritt Island has a population density of 801 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 51.6% are female and 48.4% are male. The median age of Merritt Island is 50 years old. In Merritt Island, 14.0% live in poverty, 9.3% consider themselves widows, 58.9% participate in the labor force, and 17.7% have some form of disability. In Merritt Island, 15.5% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces. Racially, the population of Merritt Island is 0.8% other or not specified, 2.4% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 7.8% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 89.7% white, 2.5% mixed race, and 4.4% black.


State Information

An overview of Florida

There are 218 general hospitals and 108 health centers that provide care for 21,626,797 Florida residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Florida are St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and Jupiter Medical Center. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Florida citizen is ranked 13th nation-wide. Additionally, Florida is ranked 29th by standards of healthcare. The state of Florida has a cost of living index of 98.9 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 104.0 and a housing index rating of 95.4. Residents of Florida enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 21st in the United States.


Social demographics of the state

In the last presidential election 48% of Florida residents voted Democrat and 49% voted Republican. In terms of diversity, Florida ranks 8th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 42 and 34% of its population being over the age of 55. Thirty-five percent of Florida residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 15,611 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-24%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-8%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Florida there are 290 masonic lodges.


State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the winter falls to around 60F. The average high winter temperature is around 79F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 36F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 82F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 95F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 66F in the month of June. On average, the state receives 4.54 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 11.50 inches of precipitation a month. The average air quality index rating in Florida is 37.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 47.9 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Florida is around 75%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of September at around 78%. While residents of Florida mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Florida can include hurricanes and floods.


Wildlife to be found in Florida

The state of Florida has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of cypresses, muhly grass, orchid, and a wide variety of palms. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the west Indian (Florida) manatee, the shortnose sturgeon, the wild hog, or the herons. The state animal of Florida is the Florida panther.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Florida

There are 20 independent living facilities near Merritt Island, Florida. See the full list.

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