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Alamanda Key

4290 Alamanda Key Dr., Melbourne, Florida 32901

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Colorful 55+ Community of Alamanda Key on Florida's Space Coast was Modeled After Key West and Has Single Level, Single Family Homes, Duplexes and Nearby Beaches

Modeled after balmy Key West, Alamanda Key is a 55+ community just minutes from Melbourne, the Intracoastal Waterway and some beautiful beaches on Florida's Space Coast. High Point Realty and Development began construction on Alamanda Key in 2005, and building continues today. When the project is complete, this gated development should have 300 single family and duplex residences.

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Duplexes are available on a resale-only basis. Single-family homes can be purchased new or on the resale market. Six floor plans range in size from approximately 1,500 to 1,900 square feet, and most homes have two to three bedrooms and two to three baths. All have hurricane-resistant roofs, wind-braced trusses and an energy efficient design. Exteriors are low maintenance vinyl in pastel colors. A wide front porch, a rear and/or side entrance garage and one-level living characterize most of the houses. Some homes have dormer windows. Residences sit close to one another on quiet streets with sidewalks, and lawns are tidy, adorned with palm trees and bushes.

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Prices start in the low-$200,000s. Please verify these prices with a Realtor as they may change. Irrigation and lawn care are part of HOA fees. Homeowners must receive approval to make changes to the exteriors of their homes.

The residences are clustered around two lakes. Benches, paths, vine-covered archways dot the land around these bodies of water. The community's "island-style" clubhouse has meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, library, a fitness center, tennis court, as well as an outdoor pool and spa. Homeowners can be part of a social committee, an arts group, a card club, a book club and more.

Alamanda Key was built close to I-95, so residents have easy access to the area's wealth of shopping, dining and transportation services. Melbourne itself is a low key place with two golf courses, a zoo and a shopping mall. The Eau Gallie Arts district has an art museum, a farmers' market and a monthly First Friday in which galleries stay open late and serve food. The Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Space Coast Ballet and the Melbourne Civic Theatre provide a bit of culture.

Holmes Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Melbourne has a subtropical climate with hot, wet summers and dry, mild winters. Summer temperatures are in the 80s and 90s, and winter temperatures are in the 50s, 60s and 70s.

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Visit www.alamandakey.com for more information. Go to tinyurl.com/yaxchtuy for listings.

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Florida:

Named Pascua Florida by Juan Ponce De Leon, the Sunshine State did not enter the Union until March 3, 1845. Balmy mild winters began attracting "snowbirds" to the state in the late 19th century, and retirees continue to flock to the state today. It's not hard to see why tourism has become Florida's leading industry.

International trade and citrus are also major contributors to the state's economy. Eighty percent of the nation's oranges and grapefruits are grown here, and 40 percent of all U.S. exports to Latin America flow through Florida.

Florida's landscape includes uplands and coastal plains. It contains more than 11,000 miles of waterways and about 4,500 islands.

Florida also has 1,045 golf courses, more than any other state in the Union. The 47 mile Pinellas Trail is the longest urban trail on the east coast. Orlando theme parks attract more visitors than any other theme parks in the U.S. The only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles co-exist is in National Everglades Park.

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Stats:

Population - 20,612,439

Persons 65 years old and over - 20%

High school graduates age 25+ - 87%

Bachelor's degree or higher age 25+ - 26%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin - 24%

White persons, not Hispanic - 55%

Median household income - $46,596

Median home value - $159,000

Social Security taxed? No

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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Is Everyone in a 55+ Community Really 55+?

Not everyone who lives in a 55+ community is age 55 or better. Generally, at least 80% of residents must be at least age 55 (and at least one occupant of each housing unit must be age 55), while the remaining 20% may be younger (but usually at least age 45). Children are allowed to visit but generally cannot stay more than two weeks at a time. It is also usually the case that older, more established 55+ communities have an older residential demographic.

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