As telecommuting and global marketing become more normalized, many families are considering the less traditional, low maintenance housing of condominiums. It makes a lot of sense, too, from a quality-of-life standpoint. When you’ve got limited time at home, why not trade a boring backyard for resort-like amenities on the ocean? Plus, when one (or both) parents travel frequently for work, the security of a gated and locked condo building brings peace of mind for those at home. There are many reasons for a family to choose condo living, and Brevard County has some great beachside options to choose from, each with its own fabulous family-friendly features. Here are a five that you may want to take a look at, if you’re thinking about moving your family to a condo at the beach.
Mystic Vistas aka Villages of Seaport - Cape Canaveral
Safety and privacy are #1 concerns for parents, and Mystic Vistas delivers both. A well-kept and up-to-date collection of high rise buildings, Mystic Vistas sits adjacent to the ocean with locked beach access for ultimate security. Other favorable features include a fenced community pool and hot tub, gigantic balconies, secure lobby/elevator, and wide breezeways ideal for strollers. Residents testify to leaving their doors open or unlocked regularly because the building itself is so safe.
Sol Y Mar - Cocoa Beach
Many families dismiss the idea of moving to a condo because they think it will feel cramped, but that’s highly unlikely at Sol Y Mar. The main attraction of these luxurious condos is space to spread out! With 2000-3000 square feet, dual under building parking spaces, and the possibility of having that hard-to-find fourth bedroom, the condos at Sol Y Mar feel more like a spacious single family home on the beach. Two pets are permitted as well!
Solana Lake - Cape Canaveral
A friendly community and beautiful surroundings—that’s what you’ll find at Solana Lake. This condo community is pet friendly with plenty of amenities for the whole family to enjoy including sports courts and a unique island pool facility. Though Solana Lake is located a little ways off the beach, it’s connected to the larger Solana community with its private beach access. The property is gated and guarded, as well.
Las Brisas - Satellite Beach
The townhouse style of the Las Brisas condos is attractive for families because of the separation between living and sleeping spaces. These units feature attached two car garages, private courtyards, and a third floor loft that can be used as an office, playroom, or fourth bedroom. Plenty of green space between the homes and the ocean invites a leisurely game of catch or maybe a family picnic. Quiet location and top rated schools are icing on the cake!
Crescent Beach - Cocoa Beach
A southern Cocoa Beach location is desirable for families because of its quieter atmosphere away from tourists, and that’s exactly where you’ll find Crescent Beach Club. With it’s relaxed atmosphere, fenced pool, functional layout, and private beach access, Crescent Beach is an affordable option for small families. Bring your pets too!
If you’re intrigued by the possibility of settling down in a beachside condo, you’ll need to be aware of the condo association’s first right of refusal. Although it’s becoming more and more common to find families in oceanfront condos, some associations still see children and/or pets as undesirable residents. It’s not fair, but sometimes it’s true. That’s where our team of real estate professionals at Coastal Life Properties can help. Let us guide you to that ideal beachside condo where your family will be welcome and can relax for years to come.