Military Relocation To Patrick Air Force Base

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Welcome to Patrick Air Force Base, FL - Florida's Space Coast - Brevard County

Moving to the Patrick AFB area is a great move. Brevard County is a great place to live and work, but a PCS move is never easy, especially if you have never been here before. There is a lot of information that you need to gather and decisions you need to make. Thanks to the Internet, this information is widely available, but it is in a thousand different places. What I have done here , is try to put together a comprehensive collection of articles and information in one place to help you with your move. If you would like to search for homes, you can search the entire Brevard County MLS on my website. Hopefully all of this will make your search a lot easier. This is just the beginning and a work in progress. If you have any suggestions for future content, please let me know.













Patrick AFB - Brevard County FL - Real Estate Market Report: UPDATED 7/1/11

Distressed properties continue to create downward pressure on home prices... 

Patrick AFB Relocation: *** FREE *** Discover The Space Coast - DVD  

I am very excited to offer a new FREE premium on my website: The "Discover The Space Coast" DVD. It is a professionally done video tour that is over thirty minutes lin length. It will take you on a tour of the areas surrounding Patrick Air Force ...

Patrick AFB Relocation: 2011 BAH Rates

The new Patrick AFB BAH rates for 2011 are now available. In general ,there was a decrease in the allowance from the 2010 levels ... 

Patrick AFB Housing and Base Guide
WELCOME TO PATRICK AFB FLORIDA, BREVARD COUNTY! Patrick AFB is located on one of the outermost barrier islands in Brevard County FL. The whole area is colloquially know as the "Space Coast". The base is located just south of the world famous Cocoa Beach and just north ...

Patrick AFB Area School Guide and Rankings
Brevard County Schools:Brevard Public Schools are top notch. They are second in the state for graduation rate and have a significant number of Grade "A" schools. Brevard Public Schools are also first in Florida in: The percentage of student enrollments in dual enrollment courses. Performance in science research, Odyssey of the Mind, and ...

Patrick AFB Relocation: Private Schools

Brevard County not only has a collection of great public schools, it is also home to a number of equally great private schools. The following list is a very representative sample of what Brevard County has offer.

Viera, FL - Brevard County's Newest Town 
Many families PCSing to Patrick AFB, end up finding their home in Viera. I think some of the main reasons are that Viera has a lot to offer and it is within a reasonable commute time to the base (15-25 minutes).Viera is a master plan ...

How to Finance Your New Patrick AFB Area Home
You have decided to live off base. Now how are you going to finance that new home? A VA loan seems to be a logical choice... But not always. Here are some of the advantages of a VA Loan:
No downpayment is required,No monthly mortgage insurance premium to pay. There is a limitation on ...

Is A No Down Payment VA Loan A Good Idea?

Many, if not most of my clients decide to use their VA benefit and go with a VA loan and for many reasons it's a great idea. Also many decide to do a 100% financing VA loan...

Patrick AFB Relocation : Brevard County Quick Facts

Brevard County Florida is truly a great place to live. Over a half million people call it home and enjoy its weather, parks, beaches, and lifestyle. I have provided some population data and quick facts that will give you a good ...

How Much Are My Property Taxes? 

One question that I will inevitably get asked when showing homes to a customer is, "What are the property taxes going to be on this property"? It seems like there should be an easy and straightforward answer...

What is a Short Sale? 

When looking for a home on the various online home search sites, you will come across the term "short sale". I have had many clients contact me and ask what that term means.


Insuring Your Home 

There are many myths about buying homeowners insurance in Florida. I've had many clients tell me that they have heard that it is very expensive and that you might not even be able to get insurance.

Patrick AFB Relocation : Places Of Worship - Central Brevard County

This is a comprehensive list of the various places of worship throughout the central part of Brevard County. Although extensive, it is by no means complete.

Patrick AFB Relocation: Brevard County Golf Courses 

Breavrd County is home to some great year round golfing. Below are some of the golf courses in the central parts of Brevard County, closest to the base.

Patrick AFB Relocation: Disney's Armed Forces Salute 2009

Once again this year Walt Disney World is offering their Armed Forces Salute. It is a great deal for active and retired US Military. And since Disney World is only an hour trip from Patrick Air Force Base, it is a deal that many service members should explore.


Patrick AFB Relocation: A Trip To The Beaches 
One of the best things about a relocation to Patrick AFB is the 72 miles of coastline. The beaches here are some of the best in Florida and directly across from the base are some of the nicest beaches ...

Cocoa Beach
Patrick AFB Relocation: A Trip To The Kennedy Space Center 
One of the "must do" things while living in Brevard County is to visit the Kennedy Space Center. It is located in the northern part of the county, but is a very short trip for anyone living in the area.

Patrick AFB Relocation: A Trip To Historic Downtown Melbourne

The Village of Melbourne was officially created in 1888, although it was know as "Melbourne" eight years earlier, when the area needed to establish a post office. The first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, spent most of his life in Melbourne,

Patrick AFB Relocation: A Trip To The Brevard Zoo

The Brevard Zoo is one of the unique gems of the area and a must see. It's a small but very clean and an attractive place to spend an afternoon with the family or just to take a leisurely stroll. The ...

Patrick AFB Relocation : A Trip To Cocoa Village 
Cocoa was originally called Indian River City, but In October of 1895 the town of "Cocoa" was incorporated. The restored historic downtown is bordered by the Indian River and still has many older and original buildings. The downtown is 

Patrick AFB Relocation - A Shopping Trip To Viera 
By no means am I a shopper and I would rather stick needles in my eyes then to spend an afternoon at a "mall", but close to Patrick AFB is a new outdoor shopping complex called The Avenue ....
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John S Murphy is a full-time REALTOR® with RE/MAX Elite in Melbourne, FL. He is also the creator of, a website that specializes in PCS, DOD, and Civilian relocations to Patrick Air Force Base, FL. --- Doing a home search?  Visit his website and search the entire Brevard County MLS.

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Michelle Tucker ~ Pooler Real Estate
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John:  You have put alot of time and effort for your online relocation information for Patrick AFB(Space Coast).  One-Stop shop for all the information to Brevard County to include Melboure Flordia.  If I come across anyone relocating to Patrick Air Force Base you will be first contact.  Keep up the great work. 

Sep 22, 2008 01:54 PM #5

Thank you for all the effort you have put in making this post.  I'm active duty Air Force and grewup in Vero Beach but never have had the luck to be stationed at Patrick AFB.

Sep 27, 2010 06:14 PM #6
Don Shurts

Hi John!  Great information for military personnel moving to your area.  If you have someone relocating to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, we would be honored to assist your clients moving to the Dayton Ohio area.

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