Luxury Island Living on Florida’s Space Coast

By Janan Talafer

The South Tropical Trail on Florida’s Space Coast offers a spectacular waterfront lifestyle with the best of both worlds, direct riverfront access and a short drive to the beautiful beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. Some of the East Coast’s most desirable properties are located here, a peaceful, secluded enclave on a 15-mile peninsula nestled between the Indian River and the Banana River.

The area is unique in that the Intracoastal “highway” of rivers, inlets and canals creates a protected waterway prized by boaters, sailors and fisherman. The sportfish are plentiful and the natural environment is unprecedented. Dolphins, manatees, blue herons, ibis, egrets and osprey are just some of the abundant wildlife found in the area. A lush tropical landscape adds to the appeal.

Julia Dreyer, co-owner of Dreyer & Associates Real Estate Group in Indian Harbour Beach, specializes in South Tropical Trail’s premier properties on Merritt Island and nearby communities. A South Tropical Trail resident herself for over 20 years, Julia points to the area’s unlimited diversity of outdoor recreational activities. Enjoy kayaking, bicycling, jogging, birding and hiking along the many nature trails that wind through the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary and other parks set aside as natural preserves.

The Atlantic Ocean and barrier island communities of Indian Harbour Beach and Melbourne Beach are just a few miles away. Spend the day at the beach or watch the surfers at Cocoa Beach, the surfing capital of the East Coast. Kennedy Space Center is an hour’s drive, while Orlando and the theme parks are just 45 minutes away. It’s the perfect location—close to the action, but a world away in tranquility, privacy and beauty.

Julia Dreyer
Dreyer & Associates Real Estate Group