Melbourne is the second-largest city in Brevard County, Florida. It's located on Florida?s Space Coast ? the area surrounding Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral ? about 60 miles southeast of Orlando. Melbourne is largely located on the mainland, but also consists of a barrier island across the Indian River Lagoon.
Melbourne features a number of activities and attractions, from golf courses to historic sites. The city also hosts a number of events, including the Melbourne Arts Festival, Oktoberfest, and Friday Fest, a downtown street party with food, live music, a Kid Zone, and more.
Melbourne residents have easy access to West Melbourne, Palm Bay and Cape Canaveral. Most commuters in Melbourne drive, using U.S. Highways 1 and 92, I-95, State Road A1A and County Road 509; others take busses provided by Space Coast Area Transit. Air travelers can fly into Melbourne International Airport, located conveniently off I-95 and U.S. 192.
Renting in Melbourne, FL
Apartments for rent in Melbourne hover right around the national average. For those looking for easy access to great amenities, without the sky-high rents of some of the more popular tourist cities, Melbourne could be a great fit.
- Kennedy Space Center ? Visitors can view real spacecrafts and artifacts, try the Shuttle Launch Experience, and do much more at this mecca of astronaut history.
- Forever Florida ? Enjoy zip-line adventures, horseback rides and more at this wildlife conversation site that contains nine different Florida ecosystems.
- Brevard Zoo ? View over 650 animals and 165 species, and take part in the zoo?s many unique experiences, including giraffe feedings and African kayak tours.
- Brevard Symphony Orchestra ? Enjoy classical music and new renditions of beloved melodies from the Broadway stage and the Hollywood screen.
A horseback adventure at Forever Florida. (Photo courtesy of Experience Kissimmee)
Birds of the Brevard Zoo. (Photo courtesy of Ealasaid)