The City of Melbourne, FL is the economic engine of Brevard County, capitalizing on high-tech industries, location on the Space Coast and relationships with the region’s educational and research leaders. Melbourne’s historic downtown provides ever increasing entertainment options and unique retail choices. Melbourne’s unparalleled natural amenities and a strong sense of community stewardship make the city one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. It's southeast of Orlando on Florida’s east coast and sits astride the Indian River Lagoon, with a large portion of the City located on Florida’s mainland, and a portion located on a barrier island. . With a population of 77,000 Melbourne residents represent a broad spectrum of demographics, from retirees and well-educated professionals to a large base of young families beginning their professional careers.
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Melbourne Main Street is dedicated to create a healthy, vibrant center of community activity focused on preserving and enhancing the Historic District where people enjoy living, shopping, dining and playing. The Melbourne park system boasts 17 community parks,13 neighborhood parks and five smaller city parks. The Brevard Zoo is wonderful place for a family adventure and picnic. Sunny days on the links can be a year-round diversion in Melbourne. If you long for the sea, then you're in luck, Melbourne offers a full array of marinas, berths, moorings, and boat slips and dockings. Boat rentals, sight seeing tours and fishing expedition opportunites also abound. After a full day enjoying all that Melbourne has to offer, residents are fortunate to have many epicurean options.
Melbourne public schools are operated by the Brevard County School System and rated higher than average. It is also home to several of Florida’s most pretigious higher education institutions, including Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State University, the University of Central Florida, Keiser University–Melbourne, Everest University and Brevard Community College.
Florida Institute of Technology (also referred to as “Florida Tech”) is not only one of the largest four-year universities in Melbourne, it’s one of the largest and most substantial higher education institutions in all of Florida. It is a private research university that serves over 5,600 graduate and 8,900 undergraduate students through its five academic colleges that focus on engineering, technology, science and mathematics education and is consistently ranked among the top doctoral-degree granting institutions in the United States.