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Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Brevard County Public Schools Rank Among Florida’s Best! More wonderful news for Brevard County’s public schools! Three of Brevard County’s elementary schools ranked in the top ten among all of the elementary schools in the state of Florida! Further, three of Brevard County’s combination high schools ranked among the top ten as well. Wow! Job well done by the Brevard County teachers, administrators, and students! On Monday, the Florida Department of Education released its school rankings, and the results showed that West Melbourne Elementary School was ranked the number one elementary school in the state of Florida. Following (0 comments)
Learn How to Create a Florida-Friendly Yard! Upcoming Workshop in Melbourne Beach | Carolyn Smith, Realtor - 01/27/12 01:04 PM
Learn how to create a Florida-Friendly yard in Melbourne Beach! Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Learn How to Create a Florida-Friendly Yard! Don’t miss this great workshop, coming to the Melbourne Beach Community Center on February 4, 2012. Why make your yard Florida-friendly? Because you will save time, money, and labor, all while protecting the environment. Through this three-hour workshop, you will learn the benefits of recreating your yard the Florida-friendly way. The class will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Melbourne Beach Community Center on Ocean Ave in Melbourne Beach. The cost is (0 comments)
Just Sold! Luxurious Magnolia Bay Waterfront Condo, Cocoa Beach | Carolyn Smith, Realtor - 01/26/12 08:08 AM
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Just Sold! Magnolia Bay Waterfront Condo, Cocoa Beach, Florida Magnolia Bay Condos, Cocoa Beach This stunning 3 bedroom, 3 bath direct waterfront condo is located directly on the Banana River in south Cocoa Beach. Magnolia Bay Condos boasts both ocean views and river views, and an array of amenities including seven lush acres with walking paths, a pond with a fountain, a pier/dock on the Banana River, beach and river access, a heated pool and spa, fitness room, and a fully-equipped clubhouse. This premier Cocoa Beach condo offers almost 2,800 square feet of living space, including a spacious master suite (5 comments)
Just Sold! Magnificent Home in Aquarina, Melbourne Beach | Carolyn Smith, Realtor - 01/24/12 08:31 PM
Carolyn Smith, Realtor – Just Sold! Magnificent home in Aquarina Country Club in the beautiful south beaches of Melbourne Beach, Florida! Stunning Aquarina Home, Melbourne Beach, Florida This immaculate 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath pool home is located in the highly desirable gated community of Aquarina in Melbourne Beach, FL. Aquarina is an upscale ocean-front to river-front neighborhood with its own golf course, tennis courts, ocean access, fitness center, several pools, fully-equipped clubhouse, waterfront boardwalks, fishing pier, and so much more. Golf Course at Aquarina Secluded Beaches This incredible Aquarina executive home has three bedrooms and two and a half baths, including an (0 comments)
Brevard County, FL Real Estate Market is on the Upswing! According to a recent article by Florida Realtors, Florida’s existing home and condominium markets reported higher sales for 2011, as compared to sales in 2010. This past year was the third consecutive year for Florida’s home and condo sales to end the year on a positive upswing; records show that higher year-over-year sales were also reported at the close of 2010 and 2009. Here are some more Florida real estate market statistics for the past year: Home Sales: In 2011, Florida’s existing home sales rose 8% for the year, while in the condo (2 comments)
Friends of Children of Brevard invite you to participate in a 5K run or walk to benefit abused and neglected children in Brevard County, FL. The event will take place on February 4, 2012 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera and all proceeds from the race will go directly towards Friends of Children of Brevard’s Guardian Ad Litem Program and the children it represents. The theme of the 5K is “Superhero Run”, and all participants are asked to get in the spirit by donning a superhero costume and getting the whole family involved for a morning of fun and exercise. Prizes will (2 comments)
Looking for something fun and free to do in Brevard County this weekend? Check out the 22nd Annual Indialantic Art Festival! This is the 22nd year for the popular Indialantic Art Festival, held at Nance Park in Indialantic, FL. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 21st & 22nd. The festival runs both days from 10 am – 5 pm and admission is free. Over 100 vendors from across the nation will be presenting their arts and crafts over the two days of the show. You can expect to see many different types of handmade jewelry, pottery, (0 comments)
You might have seen the SRES designation listed along with my name – Carolyn Smith, Melbourne Beach Realtor, SRES – and wondered “What exactly does SRES mean?” SRES stands for Seniors Real Estate Specialist and the designation means that I have successfully completed a series of educational courses on how to assist seniors and their families with their real estate transactions. This means that I have the knowledge and ability to help seniors and their families navigate their way through the maze of financial, legal, and emotional issues that come with buying or selling a home. You might now be wondering, “Why would I want (3 comments)
Hey Brevard County… Focus your eyes on the sky on Thursday night! Cape Canaveral’s first launch of the year is set to blast off at 7:38 pm on Thursday, January 19, 2012. The Delta IV rocket will be carrying a next-generation military communications satellite. And currently, the weather forecast looks promising, with only a 10% chance of strong ground winds which could become a factor during the launch window. The latest news from United Launch Alliance says that the 218-foot tall Delta IV medium rocket is set and ready for an on-time liftoff on Thursday. The rocket will be carrying the Air (2 comments)
More Jobs Coming to the Space Coast ~ Brevard County, Florida - 01/12/12 08:52 PM
Just Announced! 100 New Jobs Coming to Brevard County! More great news for Brevard County, Florida! According to a recent Florida Today article, 100 new jobs are coming to the Space Coast! A five-year, $138 million NASA contract was just announced for a.i. solutions, inc., a space-industry company that is headquartered in Lanham, MD, and currently employs over 200 engineering, science, and IT professionals. The new contract will create about 100 new high-paying engineering positions at Kennedy Space Center in the areas of preparation and launch for NASA’s next generation of spacecraft. The contract is called “Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 2″, and will (0 comments)
Join in the fun this weekend at the pirate-themed “Shiver Me Timbers 5K and Fun Walk” in Melbourne Beach, FL! The run/walk is hosted by Brevard County Parks and Recreation, and will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at the South Beach Community Center at 500 Old Florida Trail in Melbourne Beach. For the inaugural “Shiver Me Timbers 5K and Fun Walk”, participants are invited to dress in pirate gear as they run and walk around the race course, which encompasses the grounds of the South Beach Community Center in Melbourne Beach. The race is open to runners and (0 comments)
Sandbar Pizza Grill ~ Great Family-Friendly Restaurant in Melbourne Beach, FL! - 01/08/12 08:25 PM
Sandbar Pizza Grill - Family Friendly Restaurant in Melbourne Beach, FL If you are looking for a family-friendly restaurant in Melbourne Beach, FL, don’t miss the Sandbar Pizza Grill on Ocean Ave. The name of the restaurant pretty much sums up their menu – they have pizza and they have “grill”-type items such as burgers, sandwiches, wings, wraps, burritos, and salads, as well as their famous (and amazingly delicious!) fish tacos. The Sandbar Pizza Grill is not fancy and it doesn’t have a ton of seating, but it has friendly service, good food, and great prices. And, if your kids are a (0 comments)
Simple Tips For Saving on Utilities As Temperatures Dip in Brevard County, FL - 01/07/12 11:29 AM
Save Money and Energy at Home! Burrrrr, it finally feels like winter in Brevard County, FL as temperatures dipped to near freezing over the past few nights. I guess that means it’s that time of year! The holiday season has just ended, credit card bills are filling the mailbox, and for those of us in Brevard County, FL, we have had to bite the bullet and finally turn on the heat in our homes. One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2012 is to find some ways to save money on utility bills by conserving energy and trying to think more “green”. Besides (0 comments)
Brevard County schools are among the highest ranked schools in the state of Florida, according to school grades released this morning from the Department of Education. This morning’s report shows that Brevard County’s public schools earned 12 “A-rated” rankings for their high schools and junior/senior high schools. The number of “A-rated” high schools in Brevard County has more than doubled from last year’s rankings, of which there were 5 “A-rated” high schools. Of the 15 public high schools in Brevard County, Florida, 12 received A-ratings, and 3 received B-ratings on the A – F scale. Way to go Brevard County! These (0 comments)
Melbourne Beach, FL Rings in the New Year With Picture-Perfect Weather! - 01/01/12 09:42 PM
Happy New Year, from Melbourne Beach, FL! As I enjoyed the warm sand and salty air on Melbourne Beach, FL today, the first day of the New Year 2012, I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. Turns out, I wasn’t. On January 1, 2012, I was sitting on the beach in my bathing suit, hanging out with my family, and feeling lucky to be enjoying such a gorgeous day in beautiful Brevard County, FL. Sorry to rub it in to those of you who weren’t in Florida today, but our weather was absolutely magnificent! With a high of about 73 degrees, (0 comments)
Carolyn and Bridget are Realtors serving the areas of Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Cocoa Beach, Suntree, Viera, Melbourne, West Melbourne and Merritt Island. Both Carolyn and Bridget are longtime residents of coastal Brevard County, Florida, where they have raised their families and enjoyed everything the area has to offer... which is a lot! Carolyn and Bridget have a true passion for this special little spot here on the Atlantic Ocean, and the purpose of their blog is to share their passion for the area with you. Whether you are a full time resident, snow bird, visitor, soon-to-be visitor or investor, this blog will be your go-to place for all that is beachy, sun-kissed, wind-swept, and blissfully brilliant!
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