The city of Melbourne Beach is Brevard County’s oldest beach community and is located in the southern portion of the County. It is 1.40 square miles in area, with .41 square miles of that waterfront, and situated on a barrier island that separates the Indian River Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a charming and quiet bedroom community of about 3,000 people. It is a walkable town with shops, restaurants, and of course many parks and beach access points. Gemini Elementary school in Melbourne Beach is an award winning school considered to be one of the best in the County. Along with beaches, this community is home to 100s of acres of preserve land and limited high rise development. Even highway A1a trickles down to a two lane road in this secluded town by the sea. This is a tropical paradise!
A Mix of Old and New Homes for Sale
The town of Melbourne Beach is quaint and quiet but is home to many oceanfront estate properties along with condos, single family homes, riverfront properties, townhomes, duplexes and mobile homes. Real Estate prices range from around $100,000 for mobile homes to over $3,000,000 for luxurious waterfront homes and condos, and new construction homes.
Aqarina Beach and Country Club, located in Melbourne Beach, is the only gated golf course community on Brevard County’s Barrier Island. It is an ocean to river development that includes a 18 hole golf course, clubhouse and restaurant, fitness facility, community pier and boat ramp, community pools, tennis courts, an oceanfront clubhouse. Homes in Aquarina include oceanfront homes and condos as well as non oceanfront homes, condos and villas.
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Melbourne Beach is located in Brevard County on Florida’s “Space Coast”. The Space coast boasts 72 beautiful miles of coastline attracting Surfers, beachgoers, boaters and fishermen. On the intracoastal side you’ll find fishing, paddleboarding, and kayaking. Several International airports are a short drive from most cities and towns
The Ais Indians resided in the area in pre-Columbian times. Some historians believe Juan Ponce de Leon landed near Melbourne Beach in 1513 where he became the first European to set foot in Florida. Even though many historians dispute this claim, a statue of Ponce de Leon was erected in Melbourne Beach to commemorate his discovery.
In 1879, a hotel, the Oak Lodge, was built for researchers and naturalists on a 164 acre plot near what is now Aquarina. The town was established in 1883 by a retired Union general but was not incorporated until 1923. Pineapples were grown in Melbourne Beach until 1895 when freezing weather wiped out crops and ended commercial farming.
The Melbourne Cause was constructed in 1921 connecting Melbourne Beach to the mainland. Prior the that, the only access to the mainland and back was via ferry that landed at the Melbourne Beach pier. The pier was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
One of the first buildings constructed in Melbourne Beach was the Community Chapel, built in 1892 and still stands today.