Florida is called The Sunshine State for a reason. It’s one of the warmest, most sun-drenched, and tropical states in the union, and it’s a popular place for people to relocate to after being tired of spending long, soggy winters further north. One of the best communities to consider if you’re looking to move to Florida is a wonderful little city right on the eastern coast in the middle of Brevard County.
Known as the Harbor City, Melbourne has a burgeoning population of 77,000 and is one of the preeminent locations in the entire state. While it doesn’t have the cachet of more well-known cities like Miami or Orlando, Melbourne’s population is growing by leaps and bounds, increasing by more than eight percent over the last fifteen years. Much of this popularity is doubtless due to its close proximity to Cape Canaveral, where countless NASA rockets have been launched over the decades – the nearby Kennedy Space Center has attracted brilliant scientists and researchers to the region since the 1960s.
Of course there’s plenty to see in the area that doesn’t involve looking straight up. With Melbourne so close to Orlando, one of the busiest tourist centers in the Sunshine State. It’s an easy trip to take the kids or grandkids to any of the theme parks that are in the region without the added expense of booking a hotel room for the evening. Over years of visits to that magical mousey kingdom right next door, a Melbourne resident can save hundreds or even thousands better spent on something else – like the plethora of beachfront adventures waiting for you thanks to the more than 500 square miles of waterways in Brevard County thanks to the nearby Indian River Lagoon, not to mention the Atlantic coast!
Not quite ready to move just yet? Well Melbourne isn’t going anywhere, so it will still be here while you make your decision. Of course, while you wait more people will move to the area, and those wonderfully affordable house prices that Melbourne has right now are likely to begin trending higher. There’s no time like the present – talk to a local realtor today to get more information on the jewel of Brevard County.