Melbourne, while it may sound familiar, isn’t as well-known as other areas around the Space Coast. But among the cities of Brevard county, Melbourne is a lovely place to visit or call home. Melbourne is found alongside the lovely Indian River Lagoon, and promises an abundance of outdoor activities, including fishing, golf, snorkeling, beach combing, and sunning along its beautiful beaches. Melbourne’s space coast beaches are pristine, the perfect place to enjoy by day in the warm sunlight or by night accompanied by cool tropical breezes and picturesque moonlight.
Melbourne is also home to welcoming family friendly neighborhoods boasting lovely homes with pools and amenities galore. Premium education is an important part of the region as is state of the art healthcare. Famous for charming Historic Downtown Melbourne, residents and visitors alike will enjoy distinctive shopping, dining, browsing art galleries, and exploring the areas outdoor activities. The city boasts a number of fun family friendly festivals year round and not to miss! Nearby is the world famous Kennedy Space Center and the sights and sounds of Orlando are only a short drive away.
The city of Melbourne drives Brevard County with high tech industries, educational and research leaders. In southern Brevard, sitting alongside the Indian River Lagoon, part of the city is on the Florida mainland while the remainder is on the barrier island. Melbourne offers abundant natural amenities, protected and so beautiful to explore. Sunlight and waves along the beaches of Melbourne promise a timeless Florida flair and laid back feel that is ideal – year round.
Melbourne offers multiple golf courses including Mallard Landing, Cane Creek, Suntree Country Club, and more as well as a multitude of parks which feature and abundance of athletic fields, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, picnic areas, fishing piers, and boat ramps. In the Melbourne Community performance arts are featured at the Melbourne Auditorium, the Eau Gallie Civic Center, as well as the areas community centers. Local festivals dot the Melbourne community year round – like the Annual IndiaFest, Founders’ Day, the Melbourne Arts Festival, the Main Street Fall Festival, and Oktoberfest.
Health and wellness are a common thread for the residents of Brevard County where the cutting-edge Viera Health Park delivers state of the art care. Featuring Health First Viera Hospital with diagnostic, surgical, laboratory, and 24 hour emergency services, residents can also enjoy Pro-Health and Fitness Viera exercise equipment, pools, indoor track, gym, and more.
Education is also cutting-edge in the region which boast the 10th largest in Florida and a 10-year district wide A- rating! Brevard’s Public Schools excellence rating is third in the state. The area serves as home to satellite campuses of University of Florida, Eastern Florida State College, as well as the Florida Institute of Technology.
Exploring Melbourne and the surrounding areas means walking along picturesque beaches, exploring conservation areas, and indulging in the region’s watersports. Families will love the games at the Space Coast Stadium, animals at the Brevard Zoo, and exploring the area’s numerous parks and waterways. History buffs will enjoy the region’s distinctive history and its historic places while shopping fans will find no shortage of local boutiques and national chains to explore.
Calling Melbourne home gives residents access to all this and more including well-planned neighborhoods with unique amenities and style. With homes for every budget and lifestyle, Melbourne is the perfect city to call home.