Founded in the mid-1800s, Melbourne is a proud extension of an impressive history that's been expanding over the last century. Standing as the economic engine of Brevard County, a merger with neighboring Eau Gallie transformed Melbourne into the second largest city in the county. Since the two towns came together, residents have been treated to an even richer cultural lifestyle.
Now, residents are able to enjoy not one, but two renovated historic downtown regions. From the inspiring arts district found in Eau Gallie to the picturesque settings in Melbourne's Downtown Theatre District, you'll appreciate the many ways this enticing community shares its history. Browse through multiple art galleries with magnificent displays, or learn more about the area in one of its many museums. With diverse restaurants and quaint boutiques, there's a lot to explore throughout the city.
There are 39 parks spread throughout the area where you can play basketball, tennis, softball, and more. The Indian River Lagoon Preserve State Park is a fantastic place to go fishing or kayaking. Golfers have two outstanding golf courses to choose from: the championship layout of Mallards Landing and the historic Crane Creek Reserve.
Historic Downtown Melbourne offers some impressive sights, but you'll want to travel to the 33 miles of unspoiled beaches to fully appreciate the area's natural appeal. Relax along the water's edge right outside your door by purchasing one of Melbourne's waterfront homes for sale. You can enjoy serene views of the lagoon or a glimpse into the Atlantic from the Barrier Islands. Southern Brevard County is a world-class setting with a relaxing ambience.
Melbourne is in a centralized location, just an hour away from the renowned Walt Disney World and popular attractions in Orlando. With so much to explore within minutes of your new home, there's always room for a new adventure.