Melbourne Real Estate Market Overview
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Location and Weather
The beach town of Melbourne is located on Florida's east coast, just an hour southeast of Orlando, in Brevard County. This city sits along the Indian River Lagoon, which provides its residents with a variety of natural amenities and opportunities for fishing, surfing, snorkeling and leisure on the beach. A large portion of Melbourne sits on Florida’s mainland, while the other portion is on a barrier island.
This city has a more desirable climate than most Floridian cities thanks to the consistent ocean breeze. While there is a fair amount of rainfall, the majority of the days here have sunny skies and manageable heat.
Population, Job Market and Cost of Living
Melbourne has a population of 84,307, with a growth rate of 0.51% annually. The job market has increased by 1.9% over the last year. In ten years, job growth is predicted to be 40.7%. This city is the biggest economic contributor to Brevard County’s job market. High-tech industries, entertainment options, and eccentric retail choices provide Melbourne’s residents with a wide-variety of employment opportunities.
Melbourne is also part of Florida’s Space Coast, and is a short drive from the Kennedy Space Center. This is a more affordable Floridian city to live in considering its oceanfront location.