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Melbourne, FL US – Overview: The Scenic and Scientific Beauty of Florida

Melbourne is located on the east central Space Coast of Florida. The city is an hour’s drive from the Kennedy Centre. It is positioned to the south of Brevard County. West Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic and Satellite Beach are the communities incorporated in the city. A part of the city also lies on the Barrier Island. The Indian River Lagoon separates the mainland from the island. The city came into existence when the Eau Gallie community merged with the Melbourne community. It hosted the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay. For those who need more from their vacation, the city of Melbourne, FL has several options.

Location and Climate

Melbourne is positioned on the Space Coast, which lies about 100 kilometers to the southeastern part of Orlando. It stands in the middle of Miami and Jacksonville. The city captures 36 square miles of which one-eighth is water. Because of its adjacency to the ocean, the climate is moderate. The average temperature fluctuates around 30 degree Celsius.


The population of Melbourne is about 72,000. This colorful city has a variety of culture existing in a very small space. It is made up of Whites, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asians and African Americans.

Industry and Economy

Over the years, Melbourne has flourished in its industries at a rapid speed. Its adjacency to Orlando and closeness to the beach added growth to the tourism industry. It also boasts of an International Airport. The city has hi-tech defense companies. Economically, the city is rich. $43,000 is the family’s median income.

Arts, Cultures and Outdoor Recreations

The city has many outdoor recreations, arts and culture for everyone to enjoy. There is a huge abundance of fishing. Sailing, swimming, surfing and diving are also very popular. For ground lovers, there are eight tennis courts and twelve golf courses. People who like performing arts can take pleasure in Broadway shows and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Celebrity performances are held in Maxwell King Center and Henagar Center. The Museum of Art and Science showcases the local artists’ work. Melbourne’s annual events are very famous, including the Melbourne Art Festival and the Grant Seafood Festival.

This way, the city continues to offer the excitement, adventure, joy and knowledge to everyone.

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