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weather - 9/15/2013
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Melbourne Florida - 4/21/2012
Melbourne and the surrounding areas are a good place to live and have great schools compared to many other areas around the country. I lived there 25 yrs and loved it. However the job market there is pretty tough if you don't already have a job.
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Veronica
Melbourne, FL
Mixed feelings about Melbourne - 10/21/2010
Melbourne has some nice folks. The culture here is pretty simple, and the people have low expectations in life. That is somewhat relaxing to us because we are from a competitive environment in North Carolina. Don't be deceived by the cost of living index. It is very cheap to live here, but you are living around a very uneducated population. Naturally, there is not much demand for nicer housing because of this demographic. There is plenty of cheap housing in Melbourne and surrounding county, but most of it should be bulldozed over because it is not inhabitable. Just a few things to keep in mind. They have wonderful local TV broadcasts - includes a classical music station that we watch, foreign TV station, lots of PBS, Christian TV, etc..
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Local Economy - 7/15/2010
Economy has been depressed for some time and it looks like turnaround will be slow. Small and medium businesses are hardest hit while local defense contractors seem to be doing OK. Layoffs at the Space Center are also indirectly affecting the local economy adversely. The housing market remains stagnent so it's definitely a buyers market.
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Explanation of Melbourne. - 7/4/2010
Try not to read into most of these comments... For one, Donald over here posted twice... One post being negative then the other positive. It's a great town! Like any area there is crime. High areas of crime are mostly in Cocoa and Palm Bay though. If you enjoy a very active environment, such as NY NY or L.A. Cali etc. Then yes this will be a small town for you. If you enjoy the beach, sun, fishing, golf, surfing, or really any type of water activity it's great. I for one love those activities; therefore this is a good fit for me... Common sense... It's about 1h 20m from Daytona beach and about 45m too Orlando. There are plenty of surrounding areas to live at along the coast that are not too expensive and within 15m drive.. I for one enjoy life here!! Remember:(It's Florida) and it does get very hot during the summer months... Just use a little common scene and you should be able to find an enjoyable environment.....
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Explanation of Melbourne. - 7/4/2010
Try not to read into most of these comments... For one, Donald over here posted twice... One post being negative then the other positive. It's a great town! Like any area there is crime. High areas of crime are mostly in Cocoa and Palm Bay though. If you enjoy a very active environment, such as NY NY or L.A. Cali etc. Then yes this will be a small town for you. If you enjoy the beach, sun, fishing, golf, surfing, or really any type of water activity it's great. I for one love those activities; therefore this is a good fit for me... Common sense... It's about 1h 20m from Daytona beach and about 45m too Orlando. There are plenty of surrounding areas to live at along the coast that are not too expensive and within 15m drive.. I for one enjoy life here!! Remember: (It's Florida) and it does get very hot during the summer months... Just use a little common scene and you should be able to find an enjoyable environment.....
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a person
Melbourne, FL
Awesome - 4/8/2010
Melbourne is a really cool place to grow up in. I grew up there. You got the beach, all the theme parks, kennedy space center, and other things near you. It isn't boring. It's like you're living on a vacation. It's awesome.
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Viera/Suntree - 11/20/2009
Desirable east coast location a little over an hour to Orlando, 20 minutes or so to the Atlantic Ocean & in view of shuttle launches
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day dreaming - 9/16/2009
Area unemployement is over 10% but prpoerty owners still think they are in 2006
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Climate - 3/24/2009
Year round paradise! Winter is only a tease of cold (that is if you consider 40 cold), Summer is tropical, Spring and Fall are perfect!
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Melbourne, FL in Brief - 6/25/2008
Melbourne, FL is a small town of about 60,000 people, broken up into many small townships. For example, in the Melbourne area, include Melbourne, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, unincorporated Brevard county, as well as a wealth of small seaside towns. All of these towns exist in a 25 mile radius. Each town has its own taxes and police, but the school and fire are done at the count level. Because of the small tax bases for all these small townships, the police forces are renowned for citing for speeding tickets....just look at any of the speedtrap websites for more data. As for Melbourne itself, it is a quiet retirement town with little crime and a good school system. It does not really have any high-end nightlife, and is really best suited for those who are married with childered. I really have never understood why retirees move here, as activities are quite limited. The type of retiree that does move here typically comes from New York or California, purchases a large house, and complains that they are being raked over the coals by taxes or insurance. Speaking of those topics, insurance is a mess in most coastal towns of Florida. If your plan on living near the coast, you can count on not being able to obtain private wind damage insurance; instead, you will need to go with the state pool, which is not as reliable as private, and is very expensive. For example, a small 2000 sqft house on the beach can set you back $6000 a year in wind storm insurance alone....above that, of course, you will need to purchase general insurance for fire and the like. Taxes are not too bad for Florida. There is a 6% sales tax. No income tax. Property taxes average $3000 or so for a 2000 sqft house; however, Florida recently changed the laws surrounding taxes, so be careful. Overall, Melbourne is a nice small city with small city amenities, but is in a short 1 hour ride to big city shopping. With that stated, however, after 13 years of being here, I think I am ready for a change.
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Not for singles! - 3/3/2008
It's a nice place to raise a family, but a boring city overall.
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Don't expect too much !!! - 8/31/2007
Not much of a town , Dirty , Crime ridden , and terrible roads , on top of that way too expensive for what is there , which is NOT MUCH ! Might be ok for a snowbird , and thats being generous , very generous , thats if you can find a SAFE area to stay in ???
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Jennie
Palm Bay, FL
Sad what happened to Melbourne - 4/22/2007
The other comments I've read are sad but true. Most people in Melbourne are from somewhere else and are dying to make it just like wherever they came from (usually New Yawk). There is a throwback mentality (Army Corps of Engineers 40's, 50's, 60's etc) that everything should be drained and cleared for "progress" without regard to consequences. There are a few environmental companies doing thier best, no thanks to city or county government. Many city officials and staff came from areas with outrageous pollution anyway so why not ruin this place too? Its become a "little big town" that is growing faster than the infrastructure can handle; schools, police, water, sewer, and of course the horrendous roads. Oh and in the schools most big city gangs are well represented. Don't get me wrong I love NYC, just to visit though. As the city suffers growing pains, the governments are quick to recommend increasing taxes, which makes sense to people driving on backed up roads with kids in overcrowded classrooms. Nevermind that they are already getting more taxpayers so they really shouldn't need to increase tax percentages. If you must consider Melbourne, look at West Melbourne it was formed by an old school Florida man that didn't want his property "annexed" as part of Melbourne, so he formed a city and declared that there would be no property taxes in it.
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CHarming Florida Home - 4/2/2007
Melbourne is a fast growing community with everyone and thier brother moving here from anyplace you name and it's to crowded, to hot and humid and everyone here from everywhere else thinks they know how to drive. The Local Goverment has no clue about what to do about the over-crowded roads and continues to build on anything that use to be protected for scrub jays and box turtles. It's not a nice small town like it use to be and after 35 years I placed my home on the market and if I can sell it you can have it...I think every person from "Long Island New York" now lives here.
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