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Pros

-Climate
-Water recreation
-Cost of living

Cons

-Violent crime rate
-Rising living costs
-Arts and culture


What Bert Has To Say About Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area


Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville anchor a large and complex area of barrier islands, beach and coastal communities comprising what is known as the “Space Coast.” Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center are located on the northernmost large barrier islands, adding considerable interest and economic benefit to the area. There are fine beaches on these islands, while the coast cities tend to carry most of the commercial, residential, and agricultural activity. Driven in part by the NASA facilities, there are a number of high tech firms in the area. The more family-oriented Palm Bay is the most populous of the three.


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Quick Facts About Melbourne


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Melbourne is 5.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Melbourne jobs have Increased by 0.86 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Melbourne's cost of living is 8.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Melbourne's population is 80,127 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 34.34 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Melbourne is $135,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -27.80 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Melbourne public schools spend $8,466 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.1 students per teacher in Melbourne.

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  3/9/2017
Crime in Melbourne,FL

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  1/9/2016
Safety In and Around Melbourne

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