Melbourne

37.8136° S, 144.9631° E

Welcome to Melbourne

Experience the blend of beachside charm and city sophistication in Florida's Space Coast jewel
 
Melbourne, situated in the heart of Florida's Space Coast, presents a unique living experience that marries the laid-back vibe of coastal towns with the vibrancy of city life. This diverse community offers a plethora of housing options, ensuring that whether you're in search of a quaint beachside bungalow, a modern downtown condo, or a spacious family home, Melbourne can accommodate your needs. The city's proximity to both shopping and dining options, along with top-rated schools, makes it an attractive location for families, professionals, and retirees looking to enjoy the Florida lifestyle.
 
Downtown Melbourne is the cultural heartbeat of the city, boasting an eclectic mix of restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife that caters to a wide range of tastes and preferences. The area's riverfront marina provides stunning views and a serene backdrop for dining at esteemed venues like The Charthouse. With regular events hosted by Melbourne Main Street, the downtown area is always buzzing with activity, offering residents and visitors alike a taste of Melbourne's dynamic community spirit. Coupled with easy access to the beaches via the causeway, Melbourne delivers an unmatched living experience that combines convenience, entertainment, and natural beauty.
 

What to Love

  • Diverse Dining Scene: From the innovative plates served at Ember & Oak to the cozy ambiance of Crush XI, culinary delights await.
  • Vibrant Downtown Area: Filled with shops, restaurants, and events, ensuring there's always something new to explore.
  • Educational Excellence: Proximity to esteemed institutions like Florida Institute of Technology and great local schools.
  • Beach and City Access: Easy access to both the tranquil beaches and the city conveniences of Melbourne's downtown.

Local Lifestyle

Melbourne's lifestyle is a captivating blend of leisure and adventure. Residents enjoy the best of Florida's outdoor living, with weekends spent exploring the boutiques and eateries of Downtown Melbourne, kayaking along the riverfront, or soaking up the sun at nearby beaches. The community thrives on its cultural events, from art shows to music festivals, which draw together residents of all ages and backgrounds. Health and wellness are also a priority, with numerous parks, fitness centers, and Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center providing top-notch healthcare services. Melbourne's residents cherish their city's balance of relaxed coastal living and vibrant urban activities, making it an ideal place to call home.
 

Dining and Shopping

Melbourne's dining scene is as rich and varied as its population. Ember & Oak offers a contemporary take on the steakhouse experience with a menu that encourages sharing and social dining. Crush XI delights foodies with its craft cocktails and a creative menu in a relaxed, intimate setting. For those looking for waterfront dining, The Charthouse on the riverfront marina offers fresh seafood and stunning views.
 
Shopping enthusiasts will find Downtown Melbourne a haven, with an array of unique boutiques offering everything from fashionable attire to artisan gifts. The area's blend of local charm and sophisticated tastes ensures a shopping experience that's both enjoyable and distinctive. Melbourne Orlando International Airport, along with its vicinity, provides additional shopping options for those looking for convenience and variety.
 

Thing to Do

Culture and recreation are at the forefront in Melbourne, with numerous points of interest that cater to a wide array of hobbies and interests. The Front Street Civic Center and Green Gables are just a couple of the historical and cultural landmarks that offer a glimpse into Melbourne's rich heritage. For those interested in technology and education, the Florida Institute of Technology is not only a place for learning but also a hub for community events and activities.
 
Outdoor enthusiasts will find Melbourne to be a playground, with its proximity to both the Indian River and the Atlantic beaches offering endless opportunities for water sports, fishing, and relaxation. The city's parks and recreational areas, such as the nearby Eau Gallie Arts District, provide spaces for family outings, exercise, and enjoying Florida's year-round sunshine.
 

Schools

Melbourne prides itself on its educational offerings, with a range of schools that cater to every educational need. From the innovative programs at the Florida Institute of Technology to the excellent curriculum offered at Melbourne High School, the city's commitment to quality education is evident. Families will find Melbourne's educational institutions equipped with dedicated teachers and staff, comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs, and a community that supports student achievement and well-being.

Overview for Melbourne, FL

83,500 people live in Melbourne, where the median age is 42.4 and the average individual income is $30,940. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

83,500

Total Population

42.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$30,940

Average individual Income

Around Melbourne, FL

There's plenty to do around Melbourne, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
30
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Herb Corner, OH Ramen & Tea, and Momma's Homemade Cakes.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $$ 2.54 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.1 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.77 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 2.77 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.55 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.12 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Melbourne, FL

Melbourne has 34,473 households, with an average household size of 2.35. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Melbourne do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 83,500 people call Melbourne home. The population density is 1,891.13 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

83,500

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.4

Median Age

48.24 / 51.76%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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  • High School Degree
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34,473

Total Households

2.35

Average Household Size

$30,940

Average individual Income

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Commute Time

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Schools in Melbourne, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Melbourne. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Melbourne Central Catholic High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 12th
No rating available
Rising Stars Academy
PRIVATE
2nd - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Wade Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Holy Name Of Jesus School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Community Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
Peculiar Priesthood Academy
PRIVATE
K - 11th
No rating available
Bright Horizons Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Stone Magnet Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
2/5
West Shore Junior/Senior High School
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
5/5
Dr. W.J. Creel Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Longleaf Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
5/5
University Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Harbor City Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Sherwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Roy Allen Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
4/5
Melbourne Senior High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
Sabal Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
South Area Alternative Learning Center
PUBLIC
5th - 12th
1/5
Palm Bay Magnet Senior High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
2/5
Croton Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Lyndon B. Johnson Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
3/5
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