The City of Melbourne is the economic engine of Brevard County, capitalizing on high-tech industries. Because of it's proximity to Kennedy Space Center and Patrick Air Force Base, Melbourne is home to defense and aeronautic companies such as Harris, Northrop Grumman, DRS, Rockwell Collins, and Embraer.
The City of Melbourne, also referred to as "The Harbor City", is located between Palm Bay and Palm Shores in southern Brevard County. Melbourne sits along the Indian River Lagoon, with the largest section of the city located on the mainland, and a smaller portion located on the barrier island. Roughly 82,000 residents call Melbourne home.
Having been founded in 1886, Melbourne is comprised of several residential districts that have been constructed over the decades. You can find diverse housing options from historic riverfront homes and upscale condominiums, smaller Florida bungalows in established neighborhoods, to new construction in gated communities.
The City of Melbourne operates and maintains an extensive park system. Over 232 acres of parks, including community parks, athletic fields, and special use facilities are available for the community's enjoyment. Wickham Park is the largest in Melbourne, located just south of Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne campus. This park contains diverse recreational facilities including campgrounds, disc golf course, equestrian facilities, off-leash dog park, nature trails, ball fields, playgrounds, swimming lakes and more. Wickham Park is also host to major events such as the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Space Coast Holiday Lightfest, Oktoberfest, Strawberry Festival, and Runaway Country Music Festival.
Melbourne International Airport (MLB) allows for convenient travel to the Space Coast, as well as hundreds of destinations throughout the country and world. Serviced by American Airlines, Porter Airlines and Delta; whether you're flying first-class or coach, domestic or international; MLB provides a more relaxing arrival and departure experience compared to its larger neighbor, Orlando International Airport.
Melbourne's Eau Gallie Art District is known for it's galleries and Foosaner Art Museum. Period buildings include the Rossetter House Museum & Gardens, restored to its 1908 appearance.
Melbourne’s historic downtown district is a vibrant shopping and entertainment destination on Florida's Space Coast. Often referred to as the most charming part of the city, Melbourne's Main Street has become a destination for locals and travelers alike, to spend the day shopping and dining at the many unique family owned boutiques and over twenty restaurants and bars.