A very pretty and sleepy island in Central Florida having close access to the beach and an easy drive to Orlando with a run down economy. Merritt Island has a large number rednecks, racists and bigots who have no scope of the world because the never leave, but may have less of this population than other local areas. Excellent location to view marine and avian wildlife due protected land. Many former and current NASA employees own homes in this area.
Merritt Island has an extremely high ratio of fast food locations to local number of population as well as an unusually high number of elderly people, snow birds, and abandoned/foreclosed homes and businesses.
1) I am afraid to speak in public on Merritt Island, because the narrow minded local population scares me and they might shoot me for being an atheist, childless, unmarried woman or a feminist.
2) I can't believe I accepted a work transfer, but my affordable and upgraded waterfront home on Merritt Island is awesome. However, I am stuck here until the market turns or hoping that interesting, classier people take advantage of the deals and move here.
3) There are no good bars on Merritt Island.
4) Merritt Island is the place that made me understand why Republicans are religious nut-cases.
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