Founded just after the Civil War in 1867, Melbourne, FL is part of Florida’s “Space Coast” and is located about an hour’s drive from the Kennedy Space Center. The city was named for the area’s first postmaster, who lived in Melbourne for much of his life.
For men and women with an interest in technology and who are looking for new homes for sale, Melbourne FL offers a prime opportunity for relocation. The city’s economy has been strengthened thanks to the presence of several major corporations, including General Electric, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins. In-flight entertainment provider LiveTV is also headquartered in Melbourne.
Melbourne provides plenty of opportunity for walking, offering both the Eau Gallie Arts District and the downtown historic center, which features more than two dozen restaurants and clubs within its four-block area, as well as art galleries and shops. Melbourne also hosts an annual arts festival, an Oktoberfest celebration and an independent film festival.
The new homes for sale in East Florida make it easy to enjoy Florida’s beautiful beaches, and there are plenty of other opportunities for outdoor entertainment in the city’s nearly three dozen parks. The non-profit Brevard Zoo provides a look at more than 500 animals, representing nearly 200 species and also features a petting zoo, a playground and interactive areas for kids and adults to explore. Melbourne also offers adult and youth sports programs in football and a beach staple, ultimate Frisbee.
In addition to Brevard Community College and the Florida Institute of Technology, those looking for Melbourne, Fl homes for sale may be surprised to learn that Florida State University and the University of Central Florida both have campuses in the city. Younger students can choose from either private elementary and secondary schools or schools run by the Brevard County School Board.
The city also offers bus and rail lines as well as easy access to major roads, making it an easy commute from Orlando and other more urban areas of the state. With plenty of warm weather, sandy beaches and a strong economy, Melbourne, FL should be on the short list for anyone looking for a home in the Sunshine State.