Melbourne ranks second in Brevard County for both size and population, with around 85,000 people inhabiting just over 43 square miles. The town does indeed have ties to the more famous Melbourne, having been named for a postman who spent most of his life in Australia. Today, Melbourne, Florida is known as both a laid-back vacation destination and a wonderful place to call home.
The housing market in Melbourne is generally affordable, with a median home price of around $420,000. With many tech companies, engineering firms, defense corporations, and bustling airport in Melbourne, this area has a high percentage of high-tech jobs. Several top-rated schools and a thriving higher education system are also appealing aspects for families. In their spare time, Melbourne residents can take advantage of a nice downtown arts district, an accomplished performing arts center (King Center), golf courses, and boat ramps. Melbourne is a great place to settle down on the Space Coast!