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The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway along the eastern edge of Brevard County is the major waterway route in Brevard County. It includes the Indian River. Additional waterways include Lake Washington, Lake Poinsett, Lake Winder, Sawgrass Lake, the St. Johns River, and the Banana River. Dredging for the Intracoastal created 41 spoil islands in the Brevard portion of the Indian River.[7]
The county has a Köppen climate classification of Cf with a year-round distribution of rainfall. This means a humid subtropical climate with hot, humid summers.[19] There are distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry lasts from December through May, the wet from June through November. During the dry season, periods of drought often occur, and can lead to a persistent and high wild land fire threat.[20] In numerous instances these fires have caused property damage. In one case several fires in 2008 forced the evacuation of Bayside Highschool In the town of Palm Bay. In this particular event 162 homes were damaged.[21]
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Sun-drenched beaches, warm breezes and a newly launched rocket tracing a path on pure blue sky – portrays just a few of the many exceptional features of the County. Geographically, the county unfolds as an extensive, narrow region of land astride the gorgeous Indian River Lagoon and Atlantic Ocean. Brevard County FL Real Estate appears amid this vibrant Central Florida, coastal setting. Real estate exhibits its own rich qualities in desirable homes and neighborhoods.
In February 2010, the USDA declared that Brevard, along with of 59 other Florida counties, was a “primary natural disaster area”. This happened when the temperature falls below 28 °F (−2 °C)c degrees for 4 hours, where crops are being grown.[177]
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The School Board of Brevard County, Florida prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity), disability (including HIV, AIDS, sickle cell trait), pregnancy, marital status, age (except as authorized by law), religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state, or local law in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to the following equity coordinators:
In 2010 a local group compared the county against four other “peer” cities: Austin, Texas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Huntsville, Alabama, and Raleigh, North Carolina. It evaluated nine areas: business dynamism/vitality, competitiveness, education, economic growth, economic prosperity, livability, productivity/labor supply, technology and innovation/work force. While the county does well against national figures, and scored high in livability, it usually ranked last against these “peers” in the other eight areas.[89]
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The county government maintains various landfills for solid waste. Brevard County Central Disposal Facility is located in Cocoa, has a size 190-acre (77 ha) and receives annually around 275,000 tonnes of waste.[253] In 2011, the average homeowner paid $57 annually to fund the maintenance of these sites.[254] Municipalities and the county contract separately for the pickup and transportation of waste, for which businesses and homeowners pay a separate monthly fee.
When discount and flat fee compensation arrangements started growing in popularity [4] in the early 2000s some MLSes changed their membership rules or rule enforcement to make discount/flat fee MLS listings difficult or impossible.[5] In response, the Federal Trade Commission investigated, found several violations of anti-trust laws, and entered into settlements with five MLSes to enable free competition for listings.[6] One MLS, Realcomp in Michigan, refused to enter a settlement/consent agreement with the FTC, asserting it had the right to hide listings of discounters because such competition is detrimental to the revenue of its members.[7] In 2006, the FTC filed a lawsuit against the Realcomp MLS alleging violations of federal anti-trust laws and squelching free competition. [8] The lawsuit went to trial in 2007 and the FTC lost[9], but won the case in a 4-0 unanimous ruling on appeal in 2009. [10]

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In 2010 and 2011, the Brookings Institution reported that Brevard ranked in the bottom fifth of the nation’s top metro areas, based on unemployment, gross metropolitan product, housing prices and foreclosed properties.[143] Foreclosures reached a monthly high of 963 in March 2009.[144] The county reached an annual high foreclosure in 2009 of 9,772.[145] In December 2010, Forbes magazine rated the area the worst place in America to find a job.[146]
Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the largest employer in the county with 15,000 contractors and civil servants.[208] While there is concern about the new generation of space vehicles requiring 1/3 fewer workers, about that number were eligible for retirement by 2011.
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The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has set policies that permit brokers to show limited MLS information on their websites under a system known as IDX or Internet Data Exchange. NAR has an ownership interest in Move Inc., the company which operates a website that has been given exclusive rights to display significant MLS information.
In 2008, there were 1,550 permits for residential projects valued at $355.45 million. That is the lowest number of filings since 1975.[160] The lowest number of building permits was in 2009, 937. The highest was in 2005, 8,663.[161]
The average non-foreclosed house sold for $143,000 in 2010, down from $147,000 in 2009. The average foreclosed house sold for $70,000 down from $81,000 in 2009. 25% of the houses sold in 2010 had been foreclosed. Total foreclosures rose from 2,200 in 2009 to 4,100 in 2010.[159]
There are 250 square miles (650 km2) of federally protected wildlife refuges.[40] These lands include Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, the Canaveral National Seashore, the St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge, the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, several conservation areas managed by the St. Johns River Water Management District, Brevard County’s Environmentally Endangered Lands Program Sanctuaries,[41] and lands dedicated by the State as conservation areas.
More than 200 parks, and three campgrounds in the county are managed by local government agencies.[134][135] Many of these are managed by the Brevard County Parks and Recreation, an agency within the Brevard County Government. There are 25 public golf courses and three private ones. Due to dwindling numbers of golfers, five courses closed from 2004 to 2017. In 2017, three public courses were being considered for closure.[136]
In 2010 Kiplinger.com rated the county one of five “best” places in America to retire. Factors evaluated included cost of living, weather, the number of doctors, taxes, crime rates and recreational opportunities.[162]
In 2017, the fatality rate for pedestrians was the second worst for metropolitan areas in the nation.[130] In 2017, the most dangerous road for bicycles and pedestrians was on State Road A1A from Cocoa Beach to Cape Canaveral.[131]