Melbourne Homes For Sale
The Harbor City of Melbourne is perhaps one of Florida's fastest-growing areas. Located approximately fifty minutes from Orlando International Airport, Melbourne occupies nearly 40 square miles of Brevard County and includes the areas of Suntree and Viera. If you're in Melbourne, you're never more than 20 minutes from the nearest beach, and you're never without at least 100 options of fun things to do. Melbourne is seamlessly separated into a number of different areas encompassing a total population of about 80,000 residents. The local economy and housing market is sustained by a large number of small businesses, a booming medical industry and nationally recognized companies like Intersil, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Lighting Science and Rockwell Collins. The Harris Corporation is a government communications and tech company headquartered in Melbourne, FL which contributes over 6,000 careers to Brevard County alone.
The Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Eastern Florida State College are also located in Melbourne. Having two, four-year universities nearby is a benefit for many families and businesses in the area. FIT has an extensive list of post-graduate and doctoral degree programs which attract many gifted students from Florida, other areas of the United States and beyond.
Melbourne's downtown area is certainly one of Brevard's best places to go if you're looking for an assortment of excellent restaurants, shops, bars and live music venues all on one street. Throughout the year the city closes East New Haven Ave for various festivals and street parties. The 2nd Friday of every month is known as "Friday Fest" and is a great opportunity to catch live music and unwind. Halloween and St. Patricks Day are also enthusiastically celebrated with a weekend street party every year, but the Melbourne Art Festival might be the busiest event of the year. Nowhere in Melbourne is art and discovery more celebrated than in Downtown Eau Gallie. Known as the Art District, Downtown Eau Gallie is home to the Foosaner Art Museum, the historic Rossetter House and the Eau Gallie Civic Center and public library. Pineapple Avenue runs north from historic Downtown Eau Gallie and features beautiful waterfront homes, some built prior to 1900.
Suntree and Viera make up the northernmost areas of Melbourne, and the two cities represent the most successful, explosive development that has occurred in Brevard County over the last decade. Homebuyers now have multiple luxury and golf course communities from which to choose. New construction offers the chance to pick the exact finishes you want in your home. The recently-opened Viera Hospital and the amount and quality of commercial development is a welcomed addition to Melbourne. The thriving Avenues and newly constructed Pineda Landings shopping center have enhanced the area and created even more reason to buy real estate in Melbourne. Homeowners now have many different options when it comes to shopping, dining and specialty stores.
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