March 27, 2005 12:25 AM
In preparation for my new job at Harris Corporation, my family and I headed down to Melbourne over spring break to check out apartments. Apartment shopping is hard. There are so many things to consider and in most of the apartment complexes there wasn't even a model to see because they were running a full capacity. But to make a long story short I think I've found an apartment to live in down there. The complex is called "Grand Oaks at the Lake" and it's located on the west side of Melbourne right off of New Haven Road. New Haven appreas to kinda be the "woodruff road" of Melbourne - so I'll have easy access pretty much everything. Also, it's only about 10 minutes away from where I think I'll be working so that makes for a easy commute. I'm pretty excited about all this.
As you can see from the picture above, I'm on the third floor of a three story building. It's a one bedroom apartment - comes with refrigerator (w/ icemaker), dish washer, stove, washer/drier connections, and is wired for cable service. The apartment complex has a pool, hot tub, exercise room, fishing pond, tennis courts, and even a small putting green. One thing that's kinda odd about Melbourne - almost every single apartment complex we visited had a pond in the middle - which is probably used for drainage purposes - that they refer to as a "lake" and charge extra for having a view of. They even keep these ponds.. err.. "lakes" fully stocked with fish if you want to fish there. How strange is that?
At any rate, that's the big news in my life right now. I'm sure I'll have more updates on this later.