Melbourne Beach, Florida
Typical vegetation around Melbourne Beach
The oldest beach community in Brevard couty, Melbourne Beach was established in 1883 by a retired Union Army General. He financed the growing of citrus trees and pineapples in the area until the Great Freezes of 1895 wiped out the crops.
A cuaseway was built in 1921 connecting Indialantic (on the north) with the mainland at Melbourne. That led to Melbourne Beach being incorporated as a town in 1923. Melbourne Beach didn't really begin to grow until after World War II. Today the town is rated as one of the ten best retirement bargain places in the US.
A view I found at the south end of Melbourne Beach
High School or Higher: 97.2%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 53.4%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 18.7%
Median Resident Age: 49.5 Years
Cost of Living Index for Melbourne Beach: 91.5
Median Household Income: $56,800
Median Home Value: $294,000
Population Density: 3,000 People per Square Mile
Manufacturing, Retail Services, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services, Health Care, Social Services, Insurance & Financial Services
Unemployed (June 2014): 6.7%