A collection of smaller "villages" and "towns" located near Cape Canaveral, Florida. Nestled on the edge of the Space Coast, Merritt Island is a sleepy town, yet is filled with good people who live honest lives and work with "what they have." Most of the population is of the "blue collar" class, with the notable exception of a few lucky people.
Notable landmarks include Merritt Square Mall (filled with low-end shopping and a Dollar Tree), Gardendale Elementary School (magnet school dedicated to performing arts, advanced scientific/mathematical education, and "artistic expression"), Merritt Island High School (the only high school there), and Ron Jon's (located in Coacoa Beach).
Although it seems "laid back," the local teenage population is highly pretentious (this if for unknown reasons, as none of them can afford even a designer bag or even luxe nailpolish, at that).
All-in-all, not a bad place to grow up if you have money and an open social agenda (as well as an open mind and something to entertain you -- because you *will* get bored quickly).
Merritt Island is a small town famous for nothing. It's filled with blue-collar workers and rednecks.