Melbourne Beach

Brevard County’s oldest beach community, Melbourne Beach is a barrier island only .7 miles across, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian River Lagoon. In 1923, Melbourne Beach was incorporated as a town, and currently, it is mostly residential, with an elementary school, some shops and restaurants, and many gated communities and condominium complexes in the unincorporated area to the south. The “town center” of Melbourne Beach is Ocean Ave, with the Indian River and the Melbourne Beach historic pier at one end, and a public beach park at the other end. Also on Ocean Ave are the Melbourne Beach Library, the Post Office, Rykman Park, a bank, and a variety of restaurants and shops. Melbourne Beach is known for its gorgeous beaches, and in 2007, it was voted one of the ten best bargain retirement spots in America.


Melbourne Beach is a town in Brevard County Florida.  It is located at latitude 28.068N and longitude of 80.56W in the Eastern Standard Time (EST) zone. The Town of Melbourne Beach is approximately 1.3 square miles in area and 10ft. above sea level. The US Census declares that the current population of Melbourne Beach is 3335 with a median income of $87,035 annually.


Melbourne Beach Real Estate:

Median real estate prices in Melbourne Beach are $239,091, which is more expensive than 81.1% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 68.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

Real estate in Melbourne Beach is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in Melbourne Beach are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1994. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

In the South Beaches (Melbourne Beach unincorporated), median real estate prices are $264,924, which is more expensive than 86.2% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 72.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

If you are planning to retire in Florida, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, Melbourne Beach may be considered a retiree’s dream neighborhood.  It is peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Florida, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.3% of neighborhoods in FL. If a Florida retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates, highly educated executives and families with school-aged children.

Melbourne Beach and The People Who Call It Home:

The neighbors in Melbourne Beach are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. Melbourne Beach has a higher income than 77.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 97.0% of America’s neighborhoods.

The citizens of Melbourne Beach are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.22% of adults in Melbourne Beach have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 19.23% holding at least a bachelor’s degree. In Melbourne Beach, 50.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. Some of the largest employers in the area include Brevard County Schools, Harris Corporation, United Space Alliance, Health First, Patrick Air Force Base, Wuesthoff Health System, Northrop Grumman Corporation, NASA, Intersil, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Rockwell Collins, Florida Tech, Brevard Community College, and DRS.

In their free time, many residents of Melbourne Beach spend time outdoors with activities such as surfing, boating, fishing, tennis, golf, cycling, volleyball, walking, and enjoying the beach.

Melbourne Beach has two public golf courses, Spessard Holland Golf Course and Aquarina Golf Course.

Source of info: Neighborhood Scout

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