Melbourne known as “The Harbor City” is the nerve center for Southern Brevard business with a thriving economy. Established in the late 1860’s, Melbourne is host to a diverse group of industries based around the aerospace giants, GE, Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman to name a few and is home to the Harris Corp. Melbourne.
Being our southern hub of culture and the arts In Brevard, the various venues are conveniently accessible for art festivals, a symphony orchestra, museums, performing arts centers all with a full calendar of events.
Not so much your typical Florida setting anymore Melbourne’s selection of places to eat and shop has evolved into everything one could wish for, all this while maintaining a more traditional early 20th century feel in Melbourne Village.
Your food choices in “The Harbor City” range from upscale restaurants where reservations are required and serve seafood, steaks and fine wines to the flip flop crowd where you can eat on the run or set under umbrella and have a slice of pizza before heading out to the beach or the Mall. You can pick from a selection of American or other cultural favorites in our dinning guide.
Shopping!, Shopping! Shopping! whatever one’s heart would desire can pretty much be found here and in the surrounding area, our residents and guests can find even a Christmas shop here, handmade ornaments’ and decorations will delight young and old alike, shopping opportunities don’t stop there by any means with hundreds of businesses on US 1 and US 192 you can find anything from fine jewelry to nuts bolts or that prom suit or dress for you graduating high school senior.
Sports and recreation sites can be found in abundance in Melbourne, from neighborhood Basketball and Tennis courts, Wickham Park to Soccer and Football fields or the nearby white sand beaches are just some of dozens of places to visit for a fantastic day trip.
Educational opportunities are in no short supply, Melbourne boasts no less than six higher learning facilities and is home to Florida Institute of Technology where N.A.S.A's Werner Von Braun maintained laboratory through out the US Space Program. The very unique Florida Air Academy is located here where you can attain a great education and learn to fly before you leave high school. Brevard county public schools and several religious based schools round out the offerings.