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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne is an interesting community of 77,000 located mid-way down the east coast of Florida. There are 33 miles of unspoiled beaches along the ocean, plus plenty of waterways connected to the intercoastal. Water sports such as surfing, fishing, and sailing are very popular. The Washington Nationals have their spring training in Melbourne. The city has over 500 acres of parks.

Where to Retire in Melbourne and Home Prices

Active adults can live in a community near the water – either on the beach or the intercoastal. There are many apartment buildings that offer carefree living. Or you can choose from many gated communities in the town or surrounding area. See link on top left. The National Association of Realtors reports the median sale price to be $355,000 in the 4th quarter of 2022, in the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area.

What Is Special about Melbourne

Beautiful white sandy beaches, a completely renovated 1925 City Hall, 2 municipal golf courses (Harbor City and Melbourne Indian Hills (Municipal) Golf Course), 6 Community an/or Civic Centers with programs for seniors Many public parks. A busy community calendar of events, 4 Public swimming pools, three places on the National Register of Historic Places, also make Melbourne special. Many malls and shopping centers are also in the area. City of Melbourne.

What Is Not Special about Melbourne

• Crowds in season • Over development is always a risk in such a sensitive area.

Climate and Physical Environment

Melbourne is midway down the east coast of Florida. It is flat with a barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean to the East, connected to the mainland by a causeway where business and real estate development is concentrated. The Indian River and the Eau Gallie River course through the area. The average July high temperature is 91 and the average January low is 50. The wettest month is September.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Melbourne is proud to have a number of educational and research facilities as well as Brevard Community College. The Florida Institute Of Technology Melbourne has over 3000 full-time students. THe city has a surprising roster of cultural resources: Brevard Art Museum, Historic Rossetter House Museum, Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, Henegar Center for the Performing Arts, Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.


Crime in Melbourne is almost two thirds higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Healthsouth Sea Pines Hospital; Holmes Regional Medical Center; Circles Of Care Inc.


Melbourne International Airport is located in within the town. The Space Coast Area Transit provides bus service.

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