Melbourne the second largest city in Brevard County. There are about 80,000, residents fortunate to call the area home. Approximately 60 miles southeast of Orlando, Melbourne is approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami.
Not only near the Kennedy Space Center, Melbourne has down-to-earth attractions too. Melbourne's Eau Gallie Arts District features a blend of museums and galleries, while the historic downtown area features a mixture of restaurants, bars and shops. Meanwhile, the population has access to water-centric activities on the 155-mile long estuary, Indian River Lagoon, which separates the Space Coast from the Atlantic Ocean. Surfing, watching manatees, kayaking, boating and fishing are all regular pastimes.
The alluring scenery and tranquil beaches are a big part of Melbourne’s charm. Take a walk along the water, play in the sand, surf in the waves, or relax with your favorite book beachside. Melbourne even has nearly three dozen community parks for even more nature-filled fun.
When you live in Melbourne, you will also have access to many shopping and dining options in this area. You can explore the Eau Gallie Arts District or check out the plays, concerts and theatrical performances at the King Center for Performing Arts Center.
Melbourne has some of the best schools and education programs. Melbourne is the headquarters for Harris/L3, a top 5 defense contractor, and features facilities for Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman or Embraer. Melbourne offers plenty of job opportunities, Whether you work in manufacturing or high tech, if you’re ready to settle down this is a great city of opportunity.