Living in Paradise

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Waves Realty BK3246853

What is Paradise?

I read a bunch of recent AR posts, and agents often speak of living and selling in Paradise.

Some of these agents write about wonderful ski resorts. Some talk about lakes, mountains, rivers and streams. Some discuss the ocean and it's mesmerizing waves. I have read about dry climates and warm breezes. A beautiful snow packed valley or a quiet hammock strung between two leaning palm trees.

The interesting thing about Paradise is that it seems to be an invention inside our own heads. When I was a child I would always dream about living by the ocean with warm breezes (and having the ability to swim in a pool year round).

Some dream of long walks on snow covered peaks in August. Maybe a lake house with nobody around for miles sounds like Heaven to you...I do not want to ponder on this too long or Michael Jacobs will call me a copycat!

I found my little corner of Paradise here on the Florida Space Coast. Warm breezes, Pineapples and huge Lemons growing on my back patio and easy commutes to amazing and fun adventures (45 minutes from Daytona, an hour from Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, two hours from St. Augustine, under three hours from Miami, Tampa or Fort Lauderdale)...and, of course year round swimming!!


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Jeffrey DiMuria

Waves Realty
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321.223.6253         


Comments (20)

Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

I can see why you believe Florida is paradise, Jeffrey . It truly is. I feel the same way about California. We are so blessed to live in such lush, verdant surroundings!

Apr 24, 2021 10:28 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Hi Gwen, I agree 100%. Paradise is really wherever we dream of spending our hours!

Apr 24, 2021 12:11 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jeffrey... you certainly made your little section of Florida sound like Paradise. Like so many things in life... beauty (and paradise) are different for each of us. I always thought it would be paradise to live in Paris... and I got the chance to do just that for a number of years. Yet I doubt that most people would think of a big city a paradise. And I suppose that's why in French they say "chacun a son gout."

Apr 24, 2021 12:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jeffrey- if it weren't for my family, Larry and I may have stayed in Delray Beach. I get what you're saying about it being paradise there. 

Apr 24, 2021 01:34 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Maybe paradise is being near family? That is your little piece of heaven.

Apr 24, 2021 02:03 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We as you no doubt are aware live in Paradise.  And you are right we each have what suits us perfectly...A

Apr 24, 2021 02:11 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeffrey - thank you for the mention and there's no copyright our stake on pondering.  Anyone can do it anywhere and anytime.   I encourage it.   

Finding ones own paradise works in similar ways.  It varies.  By person and perhaps by time and other factors.  I am happy to hear you have discovered what is ideal for you.  

Apr 24, 2021 02:25 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, sure looks beautiful, and know you love the area!   One day I will get down there and meet you too! 

Apr 24, 2021 03:52 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

We went out for drinks with the Miller's last week. We plan on doing it again in the near future. Come join us!!!!

Apr 27, 2021 11:03 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Yo have a lot to be thankful for and appreciate it as well.  We all have our own definition of paradise and you note that well.

Apr 24, 2021 05:36 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Apr 24, 2021 06:39 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Jeffrey - everyone should find their own paradise.  For me it is where my second home is on the Treasure Coast.

Apr 25, 2021 05:25 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeffrey. Spent many years living in Florida and swimming in a pool all year. Then my son moved to Chicago after college and paradise became where my grandson was. Enjoy your day.

Apr 25, 2021 05:44 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Have visited a few times Jeffrey and it is quite beautiful with fun to be had by all!

Apr 25, 2021 07:56 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, we all have our own definition of paradise. Yours sounds perfect for you! :-)

Apr 25, 2021 07:58 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh you definitely live in your own slice of heaven, Jeffrey! The coast is paradise to a lot of people and what a wonderful area you have to share with those moving to your area. Love your picture too!

Apr 25, 2021 08:19 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeffrey, 

You are so right.  Beauty (and Paradise) is in the eye of the beholder.  As REALTORs, we want to let people know why we love our area and think of it as "Paradise"!  I usually talk about the weather in Sedona because there is a huge misconception of that the weather is like Phoenix.  It is anywhere from 10-20 degrees cooler. 

Apr 25, 2021 08:41 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

I love fact my GF and I are planning a trip (if we can ever get traveling again) to your beautiful area. I love the Church and (of course) Snoopy Rock!

Apr 27, 2021 11:06 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I have some about almost being in paradise and knocking on heaven's door from the 80s in my head kind of resounding now lol

Apr 25, 2021 09:55 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty that song. I am a NYC and LI boy, so a trip to your area is always fun. My son and I are hoping to take in a METS game this year (blah to the Yankees).

Apr 27, 2021 11:07 AM
Jim Paulson
Progressive Realty (Boise Idaho) - Boise, ID

Thanks to @Kathy Stieb for the link to this post.  I come to your area quite a few times a year since my oldest son and his family lives in New Smyrna Beach.  I will be there again on May 3 to teach a Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource certification class in Orlando.  One thing I hope to do this trip is go night kayaking and checking out the bioluminescence tours in Titusville.  Have you done those yet?

Apr 26, 2021 09:25 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Yes, it is awesome. We have our own Kayaks and that is fun. Also consider a Sea Turtle nesting tour (just a little further south). It is just amazing (google the sea turtle preservation society website)

Apr 27, 2021 11:09 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Many Maryland residents are heading your way to join you in paradise.

Have a productive spring and summer.

Apr 28, 2021 07:32 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

I like your idea of paradise - it has to be warm!  My little pineapple is about the same size as yours and I'm keeping an eye on it to ripen soon.

Apr 30, 2021 02:18 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - I also like your post and the position you take on paradise. "To each his own..." You have a good way of explaining things and putting ideas into proper perspective. I like that! 

May 02, 2021 05:03 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, I tend to think I live in Paradise, until it snows 24", but even then, it is beautiful, as long as you don't have to drive in it!  (and someone else shovels)

May 02, 2021 06:15 AM