2630 New South Wales Way, Mims
Brevard County Real Estate - Mims
Mims is a good place for those looking to buy a lot of land for a reasonable price, a lot of bang for your buck so to speak. With its wide open spaces and wooded trails, it is a particularly ideal place if you want to keep horses. Salt Lake Wildlife Management Area has many miles for riding, and the North Brevard Horseman’s Club would be a great place to meet other people with a shared interest of equestrian activities.
Mims is a semi-rural community in north Brevard County, with a population of approximately 7,000 people. It is 22.4 square miles, 5.3 of which are water. Themedian income in 2012 was $35,216, and 15% of the population lived under the poverty line. Compared to rest of country Mim’s cost of livingis 9.8% less.
A few sources of employment in Mims include The Kennedy Space Center, Parrish Medical Center, and Brevard Community College. Mims is the closest city in Brevard County to Orlando. It therefore would be a good place for those who want to work in Orlando, but have a lower cost of living.
Mims is not for those who enjoy a busy or fast paced life style. It does not have many shopping or restaurant options. It has a Dollar Store, a Walgreens, and a gas station but not a lot else. However, if you do want to spend your free time doing something a little more exciting, it wouldn’t take more than half an hour to get to somewhere with decent restaurants and stores. It is a quiet town with lots of space and room to grow.
Mims is in East Central Florida. It's population as recorded in the 2010 Census was 7,058. Mims is approximately 34 miles from Orlando (population 238,300) and around 30 miles from Deltona (population 85,182).
The median age for residents of Mims is 48.1. Around 25.6% of Mims households include school aged children and 38.7% of households include individuals aged 65 years or over. Census records indicate 83.9% of the Mims population are White, 12.3% are Black or African American, .4% American Indian, .6% Asian and 1.8% are Two or more Races.
There are 3,530 housing units in Mims. 646 (18.3%) of these were reported as vacant in the 2010 Census. Mims is a tourist destination, 55.4% (358) of it's vacant housing units were classed as seasonal, recreational or for occasional use. There are 479 residential rental units in Mims. 414 of them were occupied in 2010 providing a residential rental vacancy rate of 13.4%.
Brevard County is located in the East Central Florida region, along with Orange, Volusia, Sumter, Seminole, Lake, and Osceola counties. There are many incorporated municipalities in Brevard. Cities include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne. The towns in Brevard are Grant-Valkaria, Indiatlantic, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, and Palm Shores. Brevard?s population is well over half a million.
Top industries for Brevard County include technology, tourism, agriculture, and other service businesses. Top public sector employers for Brevard County are the Brevard County School Board, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, NASA, and US Department of Defense. Private sector employers include Harris Corporation, Health First, Inc., United Space Alliance, Wuesthoff Health System, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island in Brevard County and provides many jobs for the area, as well as acting as a popular tourist destination. It is from this activity that Brevard takes its nickname, the Space Coast. Nicknamed "Space City USA", the city of Titusville is across the water from KSC. The city?s population is highly-educated. The city is a popular destination for visitors wishing to see spacecraft launches.
Other tourist attractions in Brevard County include Port Canaveral, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Cocoa Beach. Port Canaveral is serviced by Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. Not just a tourist destination, the port is within a foreign trade zone.
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. In 2011, the county was rated the 6th worst in the nation for foreclosures. RealtyTrac rated Brevard as the best county in the United States for buyers in 2013 because of the low prices.
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Nearest MLS Listings
Nearest properties for sale within 3 miles of this location
|2839 Pine Ave||.41||840||$249,900|
|4103 Sweet Bay Dr||.5||1,958||$299,900|
|3712 Glenn Rd||1.09||3,177||$740,000|
|2169 Arnold Palmer Dr||1.09||0||$924,900|
|4440 London Town Rd||1.18||2,262||$299,500|
|3003 Highway 1||1.28||1,090||$275,000|
|3021 Highway 1||1.29||3,152||$425,000|
|3049 Highway 1||1.31||10,488||$1,200,000|
|3172 Highway 1||1.32||1,024||$360,000|
|2615 Highway 1||1.51||2,589||$1,225,000|
|4805 Squires Dr||1.53||1,680||$319,999|
|2565 Highway 1||1.56||0||$339,500|
|2615 Highway 1||1.61||2,589||$2,214,500|
|2483 Highway 1||1.61||0||$449,750|
|3430 Old Dixie Hwy||1.64||1,168||$999,000|
Local Household Income
The median household income in this part of Florida is $62,468. The bottom 10% of the population earn less than $20,497 per year. The top 10% earn more than $145,332 per year. The top 1% earn more than $390,929 per year. Most renters earn between $28,824 (20th percentile) and $50,820 (80th percentile) per year. Someone earning the median household income in this area is likely to qualify for a mortgage between $124,936 and $156,170.
Source: US Census American Community Survey - 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS estimates
The median monthly rent in this part of Florida is $871. Most renters earn between $2,402 and $4,235 per month. They typically spend 32% of their monthly income on rent. Most rents fall in the $635 (20th percentile) to $1,227 (80th percentile) range. The residential vacancy rate is 10%.