Satellite Beach Real Estate
Satellite Beach, Florida, in Brevard county, is 6 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 115 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay metropolitan area. I am the local expert when it comes to Satellite Beach Real Estate and am here to help anyway I can.
Satellite Beach History
The city of Satellite Beach is situated on Florida’s “Space Coast” in Brevard County. It was named Satellite Beach in 1871, because of its proximity to Cape Canaveral. Originally, it was largely comprised of palmettos and oak scrub. In 1951, the remaining public land came under private ownership, but no permanent houses were built. Even during World war II, the area was only inhabited by animals. A widow named Stephanie Snaith, was the first person to build a permanent home, which she did in 1951.
Satellite Beach and Nearby Attractions
- Zora Neale Hurston House.
- Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.
- Brevard Museum of Art and Science.
- Canaveral National Seashore.
- Kennedy Space Center.
- Sebastian Inlet State Park.
Things To Do In Satellite Beach
Satellite Beach’s main asset is its scenic beauty. Many recreational opportunities are available including numerous parks such as Gemini Beach Park, Pelican Beach Park and Hightower Beach Park. Two prominent museums nearby are Brevard Museum of Art and Science and Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. There is also a historical site, the Zora Neale Hurston House, nearby.
Satellite Beach Real Estate Transportation
Air transportation is available at Melbourne International Airport.
Satellite Beach Real Estate Higher Education
Brevard Community College – Cocoa Campus, Florida Institute of Technology and University of Central Florida are some of the colleges nearby.
Satellite Beach, Florida is a relatively new town by Florida standards.
It was incorporated in 1957 and is on the barrier island south of Patrick Air Force Base and north of another relatively new town, Indian Harbour Beach. It has a population of about 10,000. It enjoys the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Banana River on the west.
Brevard County had a severe housing shortage in the 1950’s and 1960’s due to the rapid build up of employment at Kennedy Space Center in support of the Apollo program designed to put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960’s. Satellite Beach became one of the residential communities built to handle this extreme demand.
Satellite Beach was founded by Percy L. Hedgecock. He and his brother-in-law, Jimmy Caudle and cousin Dumont Smith were originally from North Carolina and came down to develop real estate in the area. They built many of the original houses in the community. Percy was the mayor of the new town from 1957 to 1973.
Dining and Shopping
Satellite Beach has some great dining options like Son on the Beach http://sunonthebeach.co/for Breakfast and for lunch I suggest Dakine Diegos https://www.facebook.com/dakinediegos/ Dinner I like Cuizine. http://www.cuizinerestaurant.com/ if you would like more ideas on where to shop and eat in Satellite Beach just call or email me. I know Satellite Beach Real Estate better than most.
.For entertainment there are a variety of bars in Satellite Beach http://whiskeybeachpub.com/ , the Sports Page, and Goombay’s Island Grill are three of my favorite.
Parks and Recreation