Brevard County Real Estate - Melbourne

The City of Melbourne is located on east central Florida's Space Coast. Melbourne is about an hour's drive south of the Kennedy Space center, and 1-1/2 hours due east of Disney World. The City is in the southern portion of Brevard County. Interstate-95 runs through the county from north-to-south. Access roads from the west include the Beach line Expressway (formerly the Beeline) and US. 192, which runs through Melbourne to the beaches.

While most of Melbourne is located on the Florida mainland, a small portion is located on a barrier island. The Indian River Lagoon separates the mainland from the island. The island is a narrow strip of land that separates the Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. Spanning the Indian River Lagoon to connect the mainland to the barrier island are a pair of four-lane, high-rise bridges -- the Melbourne Causeway and the Eau Gallie Causeway.

The City is approximately 41 square miles in size, with about 75% of that land in use. The City of Melbourne population was 78,427 as of April 1, 2010, according to the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research. The population of Melbourne continues to grow at a modest rate. Melbourne is located at the center of a much larger urban area, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Melbourne International Airport serves Florida's Space and Treasure Coasts with domestic and international passenger and air freight service. Melbourne International Airport is served by carriers including Delta Airlines and US Airways. The Airport also provides services including charter passenger flights, private aviation, and air freight flights. International services include U.S. Customs, I.N.S., and U.S.D.A.

The city was named Melbourne in honor of its first postmaster, Cornthwaite John Hector, an Englishman who had spent much of his life in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne contains defense and technology companies with a high concentration of high-tech workers. The following corporations have operations in Melbourne:

Melbourne has two downtown business districts, a result of the merger of Eau Gallie into Melbourne:

  • Downtown Eau Gallie Arts District
  • Historic Downtown Melbourne. Among other retail outlets, this has 26 eating and drinking establishments within a four block extent.

Melbourne is in East Central Florida. It's population as recorded in the 2010 Census was 76,068.

The median age for residents of Melbourne is 43.3. Around 23.5% of Melbourne households include school aged children and 32.4% of households include individuals aged 65 years or over. Census records indicate 80.9% of the Melbourne population are White, 10.3% are Black or African American, .3% American Indian, 3.1% Asian and 3.1% are Two or more Races.

There are 38,955 housing units in Melbourne. 4,915 (12.6%) of these were reported as vacant in the 2010 Census. There are 15,728 residential rental units in Melbourne. 13,725 of them were occupied in 2010 providing a residential rental vacancy rate of 12.5%.

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Brevard County

Brevard County is located in the East Central Florida region, along with Orange, Volusia, Sumter, Seminole, Lake, and Osceola counties. There are many incorporated municipalities in Brevard. Cities include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, and West Melbourne. The towns in Brevard are Grant-Valkaria, Indiatlantic, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, and Palm Shores. Brevard?s population is well over half a million.

Top industries for Brevard County include technology, tourism, agriculture, and other service businesses. Top public sector employers for Brevard County are the Brevard County School Board, Brevard County Board of County Commissioners, NASA, and US Department of Defense. Private sector employers include Harris Corporation, Health First, Inc., United Space Alliance, Wuesthoff Health System, and Northrop Grumman Corporation.

Kennedy Space Center is located on Merritt Island in Brevard County and provides many jobs for the area, as well as acting as a popular tourist destination. It is from this activity that Brevard takes its nickname, the Space Coast. Nicknamed "Space City USA", the city of Titusville is across the water from KSC. The city?s population is highly-educated. The city is a popular destination for visitors wishing to see spacecraft launches.

Other tourist attractions in Brevard County include Port Canaveral, one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, and Cocoa Beach. Port Canaveral is serviced by Disney Cruise Lines, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean. Not just a tourist destination, the port is within a foreign trade zone.

In 2010 and 2011, the Brookings Institution reported that Brevard ranked in the bottom fifth of the nation's top metro areas, based on unemployment, gross metropolitan product, housing prices and foreclosed properties. In 2011, the county was rated the 6th worst in the nation for foreclosures. RealtyTrac rated Brevard as the best county in the United States for buyers in 2013 because of the low prices.

Neighboring Properties

AddressTypeSq FtClass 
409 Lynn Ave Single Family 1,939 C
443 Lynn Ave Single Family 1,220 C
599 Laurie St Single Family 1,500 C
436 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,458 C
646 Anita Dr Single Family 1,949 C
397 Lynn Ave Single Family 1,500 C
424 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,220 C
657 Laurie St Single Family 936 C
629 Anita Dr Single Family 1,129 C
472 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,444 C
662 Anita Dr Single Family 2,168 C
645 Anita Dr Single Family 1,144 C
412 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,184 C
486 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,003 C
381 Lynn Ave Single Family 2,050 C
658 Laurie St Single Family 1,334 C
659 Anita Dr Single Family 1,242 C
675 Laurie St Single Family 918 C
676 Anita Dr Single Family 1,361 C
616 Nida Dr Single Family 1,493 C
404 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,230 C
555 Laurie St Single Family 1,659 C
632 Nida Dr Single Family 936 C
498 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 2,299 B
548 Alice Dr Single Family 1,604 C
644 Nida Dr Single Family 1,285 C
365 Lynn Ave Single Family 1,668 C
671 Anita Dr Single Family 1,476 C
556 Laurie St Single Family 984 C
471 Hillside Ct Single Family 1,416 C
690 Anita Dr Single Family 936 B
689 Laurie St Single Family 1,144 C
390 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,236 C
660 Nida Dr Single Family 1,639 C
510 Thomas Barbour Dr Single Family 1,622 B
565 Poinciana Dr Single Family 1,340 C
541 Laurie St Single Family 884 C
485 Hillside Ct Single Family 1,688 C
687 Anita Dr Single Family 1,825 C

Nearest MLS Listings

Nearest properties for sale within 3 miles of this location

AddressMilesSq FtPrice 
667 Dianne Dr .22 1,120 $159,000
470 Harbor City Blvd N .29 2,604 $200,000
300 Sharon Dr .31 2,008 $245,000
220 Babcock St N .43 3,652 $481,000
101 Dunham St .59 1,646 $199,900
1029 Sarno Rd .68 2,700 $459,900
984 Placid Dr .74 3,008 $699,900
1116 Sarno Rd .78 3,699 $449,000
560 Teak Dr .93 1,306 $172,500
429 Babcock St S .96 1,134 $500,000
1315 Cypress Ave 1 5,008 $499,000
1441 Harbor City Blvd N 1.13 15,853 $1,495,000
604 Tupelo Dr 1.13 1,401 $198,900
615 Ixora Dr 1.16 1,696 $228,888
133 Cherry St 1.19 1,146 $158,500

Local Household Income

The median household income in this part of Florida is $65,996. The bottom 10% of the population earn less than $23,217 per year. The top 10% earn more than $150,879 per year. The top 1% earn more than $414,648 per year. Most renters earn between $28,332 (20th percentile) and $50,268 (80th percentile) per year. Someone earning the median household income in this area is likely to qualify for a mortgage between $131,992 and $164,990.

The tax assessed value of this property places it in percentile 30 of all properties in this area. This suggests it would appeal to someone earning around $43,418 per year who should qualify for a mortgage between $86,836 and $108,545.

Source: US Census American Community Survey - 2008-2012 ACS 5-year PUMS estimates

Local Rents

The median monthly rent in this part of Florida is $847. Most renters earn between $2,361 and $4,189 per month. They typically spend 33% of their monthly income on rent. Most rents fall in the $608 (20th percentile) to $1,140 (80th percentile) range. The residential vacancy rate is 8%.

This property falls in percentile 30 of all properties in this area. This corresponds to a rent of $705 per month and a monthly household income of $2,646 ($31,752 per year)

Nearby Companies

Doug Herrell Plumbing, Inc.
498 Thomas Barbour Dr
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