This is Indialantic.
Welcome to one of the best-kept secrets on the Space Coast. This charming little town has it all: Small town feel, Great dining, Fabulous shopping, a boardwalk and public beaches.
Coming over the causeway is my favorite part. I can see the horizon over the Atlantic Ocean from the peak of the bridge and in between the Indian River and the ocean is a skinny strip of land that we refer to as "beachside." The barrier island has an assortment of references but the term "beachside" continues to dominate the vernacular of the residents here. Because there are neighboring towns like Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour Beach and Satellite Beach, the use of a general word to reference the barrier island has been adopted. Ok, now that you are talking like a local, let's discuss the very dynamic of this great seaside escape.
First, lots of people who grow up here never leave. Even the ones who go off to school or are transferred for work typically return. For this reason, the town has kept a very "Mayberry" type appeal where everyone knows everyone. There are not too many places where generations have stayed in the same home or where over 3 generations have gone to the same school. I believe the reason is that of the cost of living, combined with the slow growth and the convenience to some very exciting places. I mean, where else can you sip a coffee on the beach for sunrise, then take the family to a theme park for the day and, finally, come home and enjoy a cocktail while watching the sunset over the river? With all this, how could you stay away?
Next, let's talk about the lifestyle here in Indialantic. We are probably the fittest town on the Space Coast. We have a middle school with a track and racquetball courts. We have a dedicated walk/bike path on Riverside Drive which continues between 2 causeways which is almost 5 miles long. Nance Park is host to several races including the Turtle Krawl, the largest 5k in Brevard with upwards of 2500 runners. Others include the Witch Way 5k, Indialantic Boardwalk Triathlon and Supnrun and Run the Tide 5k. In addition to running and triathlon, Indialantic is also known for its awesome surfing breaks. Surfers from all over Florida come to enjoy the great beaches and epic waves here. Also, having the Southernmost causeway in Brevard, lots of surfers come through Indialantic via 5th ave to A1A and head South to world famous Sebastian Inlet where several surfing contests are held. Through the years, the best in the world have traveled through this small towns roads to "The Inlet." With so much to do we hope you find your fountain of youth here as well.
Finally, Let's discuss dining shall we. On 5th Ave ( 192 causeway turns into 5th Ave ), there are several great dining destinations. You will find a European Bakery, Skewers Mediterranean, Starbucks, Coldstone Creamery, Scott's on Fifth, Islands Fish Grill just to name a few. New to the scene are the Beachside Seafood and Rogue River Taproom. The Menu at Beachside Seafood includes low country boils with a medley of great shellfish options. While Rogue River Taproom serves excellent cuts of meat and a great wine and beer selection. Of course, there are staples like the Blueberry Muffin which of course serves a great homemade muffin, just make sure to ask for it "grilled." And for the best slice of pizza, head to Bizzaro's "The Original."
So now that you are more familiar with the towns "vibe" I hope you can join our growing community. Browse the many properties here in town. Let me know what your lifestyle goals are and I can help you find the perfect home for your needs.
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Indialantic: Our Little Barrier island group for locals
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