Thursday, October 22, 2020 / by Brittany Adamson
If you haven’t heard about the big news that is happening in Central and Southern Florida, you’re about to find out!
Projected to be in full service at the beginning of 2022, Virgin Trains USA- formerly known as Brightline- will complete its tracks between Orlando and West Palm Beach. The long term goal will be to link Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport. With constant travel between Miami and Orlando, this makes total sense. It also allows for people to take a break from driving and focusing on the road to enjoy time with family and friends during their travel!
Last month, (September 2020), Virgin Trains broke ground on the Orlando to West Palm Beach leg of the higher speed rail service. This is a huge opportunity for Central and Southern Florida! Not only is it creating a huge commuter railway for locals and tourists, but it will generate more jobs!
From what we are hearing, tickets can cost as low as $100 ...
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 / by Nichole Barna
Both my husband and I grew up in Merritt Island and graduated from Merritt Island High School. After spending some time in Orlando (and what felt like a moment in Austin), we moved back to Brevard County so he could be closer to his job.
What's great about this area is that it has a little bit of everything. Within the same day, you could be laying at the beach one moment then boating in the river the next. Entertainment ranges from hanging out at any of the laid back bars and breweries on the beach, experiencing the history of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and strolling through our quaint historic areas, like one of my favorite spots, Cocoa Village.
Historic Cocoa Village is this charming melting pot of old historic buildings and new businesses. It seems like something is opening up in Cocoa Village all the time. There's great food, delicious drinks, awesome coffee spots, an adorable bookshop, a place to throw hatches, and so much ...
Friday, September 25, 2020 / by Chris Ritman
Are you considering relocating to Florida, but not exactly sure where you would like to be? The Space Coast should definitely be on your list. It is a true hidden gem! Located in Brevard County, it is known as the Space Coast because of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. From top rated schools to hundreds of parks, it offers so much to do no matter your lifestyle!
First and foremost, you can enjoy endless beaches up the Coast- 70 miles of sand to be exact! These beaches include Playalinda Beach, Port Canaveral, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canova Beach, Melbourne Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Canaveral National Seashore, Jetty Park Beach and Campground, and Cocoa Beach. Cool off in the waves or enjoy some fishing- you may even catch a dinner for free!
You can also see a rocket launch from your own backyard! Which is pretty incredible. With the Space program booming, there will only be more launches so come on down to witness this inc ...
Monday, September 14, 2020 / by Carol A. McNamee
Have you been considering buying or selling your home but not sure how safe it is during this time? Here at Florida Lifestyle Realty, we have made it simple, safe and easy for anyone to continue their home process from the comfort of their own home.
You may ask how? We have created a Virtual Home Buying and Selling Package for clients that include a touch-less experience where you don’t have to leave your house.
For example, with a Virtual Home Selling Package, you will get a virtual consultation over the phone or video to talk about your selling goals. In addition, we will schedule a photographer to take professional photos that highlight your home. When it comes to property showings, we take extra precautions to safeguard everyone's health, following the CDC guidelines by wearing masks and keeping a distance. Don’t worry about having to sign documents in-person, you can review and sign all contracts, forms and disclosures from your phone or computer. And ...
Thursday, September 10, 2020 / by Michele Barwick
Hurricane season officially kicked off on June 1st and goes through November 30th. Hurricanes can seem scary but being prepared will help keep your family and property safe. When a storm is approaching and becomes a potential threat to your area, the National Weather Service will issue watches and warnings to keep you up to date on how to prepare.
A "hurricane watch" indicates the possibility that you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. This watch should trigger your family's disaster plan and protective measures should be taken, especially those actions that require extra time such as securing a boat, leaving a barrier island, etc. Many of us live on a barrier island which means we need to start preparing now, if not sooner.
A "hurricane warning" indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours. Once this warning has been issued, your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safes ...