Just one square mile and home to only 3,000 people, Melbourne Beach, Florida is a small town situated on a barrier island. Part of the Melbourne Metropolitan Area, Melbourne Beach is an exclusive area with an average home price of $302,000. The town has a very low unemployment rate and crime rate in comparison to the state and national averages, and most residents are established professionals. More than 54 percent have a higher degree.
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Melbourne Beach, Florida is part of the Brevard Public School System, which is one of the best school districts in the state. Most of the town's students attend Gemini Elementary School, Herbert C. Hoover Middle School or Melbourne High School. Several private institutions are also nearby. Melbourne Beach offers easy access to several area colleges. Two of the most popular are Florida Institute of Technology, which is four miles away, and Eastern Florida State College, which is 25 miles from Melbourne Beach.
Melbourne Beach's weather is very mild throughout the year. In January, temperatures don't often dip lower than 50 degrees, and in July, they are usually in the 80s or low 90s. The oceanfront town is known for its outdoor activities, including a variety of types of surfing, boat tours and golfing. The Sea Turtle Preservation Society offers turtle walks during mating season, and Barrier Island Center provides trails through the lagoon and aquariums with interactive exhibits. Melbourne Beach also has several historical areas of interest, including Melbourne Beach Pier, which is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, and Old Town Hall History Center, which houses a museum with information about the Ais Indians, local Spanish shipwrecks and Melbourne's history. Many one-of-a-kind boutiques and restaurants call the area home, too. If you've dreamed of finding the right place to settle down and enjoy life, Melbourne Beach, Florida provides just the opportunity. Browse our listing of available homes to get started.