Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Retirement Places in Florida for Military

I love finding retirement places considered gems by those living there. If one is in the service, retired, or about to retire, Brevard County, Florida, is a place to consider, according to an informative article from "Florida Today."  Even if not a veteran, Brevard County sounds like a true winner for everyone.
Brevard County is also known as the "Space Coast," since the Kennedy Space Center is located there.
Veterans represent one in six residents living on the Space Coast.
The main cities include Melbourne, Viera, Palm Bay and Titusville.
When one does not like traffic and over-crowded places, but rather a slowed pace, easy access to the beach and boating, an active retirement with plenty to do, and fabulous climate, Brevard County may be your choice.
Besides relaxing days spent on the beach, there is the John F. Kennedy Space Center to explore, quaint shopping areas, King Center for Performing Arts and nearby excellent hospitals.
For military residents, it is convenient to Patrick Air Force Base. The base offers shopping, medical clinic, and pharmacy, amenities attractive to veterans.
Viera is a smaller town adjacent to Melbourne where the Indian River Colony Club, a military retirement community, is located. It is listed on the Florida and Military pages on our site. It is a large community previously only for retired officers. The rules have been changed to include 20% civilians and anyone honorably discharged from the services (see their website for requirements and features). Some of the outstanding amenities include 18-hole golf and a country club lifestyle. A very high percentage of residents are retired military.
Especially for military retirees,  this is a best place to retire.