Melbourne, FL, is situated mainly between I-95 and the Intercoastal; with Palm Bay to the South and Rockledge to the North. Melbourne is currently one of the fastest growing cities in Brevard County and continues to expand in all directions. Melbourne consists mostly of residential areas, including homes and apartments, as well as retail and business park areas.
Things to do in Melbourne and West Melbourne
There is an abundance of recreational sites and parks scattered throughout Melbourne and West Melbourne. One of the best things to do in Melbourne is the Brevard Zoo off of N. Wickham Rd. With Treetop Trek, paddle boats, and kayaking this is a great thing to do on a date or with the family. Just down I-95, off of Eau Gallie Blvd. is the Super Flea and Farmers Market. Wether you want to pick up something inexpensive, second hand, or hand made; some fruits and vegetables Super flea is the place to go. Not to be outdone, for more upscale shopping you can go to the Melbourne Square Mall on W. New Haven Avenue. You can catch a movie after your done shopping at the Premiere Theatres at the Melbourne Square Mall. Fishing, boating, sailing, paddle boarding, and jet skiing are all available on the intercoastal. Just a short drive or even bicycle ride and you can be at the beach sunbathing, swimming, or surfing.
Schools Serving Melbourne and West Melbourne
Many elementary schools in the Melbourne area recieve 10's on GreatSchools.org's website making Brevard County a great community. Melbourne's Elementary Schools include: Long leaf, Gemini, Suntree, Quest, Sherwood, Croton, Dr.W.J. Creel, Harbor City, Roy Allen, Sabal, and University Park. Melbourne's Middle Schools include: Stone, West Shore, Lyndon B. Johnson, and South Area Alternative Learning Center. Melbourne's High Schools include: West Shore, Melbourne, Eau Gallie, Palm Bay Senior, and South Area Alternative Learning Center. As for Private and Religious schools, Melbourne has an abundance of them. Here are just a few of them; Melbourne Central Catholic, Holy Trinity Episcopal, Florida Air Academy, Our Lady of Lourdes, Wade Christian Academy, Brevard Jewish Community School, and Sancta Familia Academy to name just some of them.
Shopping in Melbourne and West Melbourne
Melbourne Square Mall on W. New Haven Avenue is Brevard County's biggest shopping mall. Boutiques and Speciality stores can be found all over Melbourne and West Melbourne in smaller shopping centers on the main roads and downtown (E. New Haven Boulevard). For the more frugal, there is Super Flea and Farmers Market off of Eau Gallie and I-95. You can also take the Eau Gallie Causeway, Pineda Causeway, or Melbourne Causeway over to the beach and visit the little shops there.
Business Community of Melbourne and West Melbourne
Major employers in the Melbourne and West Melbourne vicinity include Brevard Community College, the Brevard County School Board, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida TODAY (Gannett) Newspaper, DRS Technologies, GE Transportation Systems, Harris Corporation, Holmes Regional Medical Center, MIMA, Northrop Grumman Corporation- Surveillance and Battle Management Systems, Nuance Dictaphone Training Center, Rockwell Collins, Rossi Electronics, and Wuesthoff Health System. Melbourne also has an Industrial park off of Sarno road, where lots of smaller companies operate out of. Also, serving the Business Community and everyone else living in Brevard County is the Melbourne International Airport.
Traffic and Driving in Melbourne and West Melbourne
The area of Melbourne and West Melbourne is one of the fasting growing in Brevard County. I-95, N. Wickham Ave., and W. City Ave. are the main roads running North and South. The Main roads running East and West are; Pineda Causeway, W. Eau Gallie Blvd., and W. New Haven Ave. Some other major roads include; Sarno, Babcock, Croton, Lake Washington Rd., and Post Road. There are many apartments located along these main roads, but daily traffic around Melbourne and West Melbourne is never much of a problem.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of SunStateApartments.com or any of our advertising partners.