Monday, November 05, 2007

About Melbourne Florida

The communities of Melbourne Fl:
The Melbourne area includes Palm Bay and other southern communities plus West Melbourne, and Melbourne Village in central Brevard up to Viera, Cocoa and Titusville in the north. And it also includes a half dozen beach communities on one long, fabulous barrier island stretching from Sebastian Inlet to Cape Canaveral.

About the area
Historically, the place that gives this entire area its “name” is Melbourne, the oldest and best-known community on what Floridians call the “Space Coast”. Melbourne is right in the center of a long north-south corridor – coastal Brevard County – that is sandwiched between the St. Johns River Basin to the West and the Atlantic Ocean. Melbourne is a technical center and thus a strong a job producer plus has a great cost of living standard. The result is that Melbourne real estate and Brevard county real estate are very desirable, with homes starting in the mid $150,000 range.
When you approach the Ocean over the high bridge across the Indian River (the Intra-Coastal Waterway or ICW), your view is sweeping. It is not blocked by condos and hotels, thanks to strict zoning laws enacted well before the current rapid growth and development. For one thing, there are 3- and 4-story height limits, unlike what you find throughout much of South Florida.

For another, there is lots of easy to find, easy to use “forever” beach access. Before development there was conservation, and Melbourne and its beachside communities have some of the nicest public beaches in all of Florida

Melbourne also has a great Old-Town, downtown area with specialty shops, antique stores, theaters, restaurants and more. There are dining places overlooking both the Indian River Lagoon (the IntraCoastal) and the Ocean. Another Old Town section, Eau Gallie, features art galleries and the county art museum.

2 comments:

Andy said...

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Anonymous said...

Buying International Real Estate
Andy
1-8-2008

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