The city of West Melbourne is located in east central Florida within Brevard County, also known as the “Space Coast” and sits off I-95. It encompasses 10.76 square miles of land and has an estimated population of over 23,000 residents. The city has 7 municipal parks including the West Melbourne Community Park with an adaptive use baseball field, soccer field and basketball court. It contains 5 lighted pavilions, a pond a Skate Park, Splash Pad, a playground, WiFi and restroom facilities. The other municipal parks may include pavilions, playgrounds, volleyball courts, walking trails, dog park, basketball, picnic tables and restroom facilities. The city also offers programs and classes for adults, youth and children.
West Melbourne is a hub of retail shopping, including the Melbourne Square Mall, multiple furniture stores and strip malls, a Bass Pro Shop, box stores and more. Additionally, West Melbourne is home to John Rodes Industrial Park. West Melbourne is home to numerous technology and manufacturing firms including advanced wireless telecommunications, avionics and defense technologies.
West Melbourne Real Estate
West Melbourne real estate is thriving and is a good value particularly for first time homebuyers. Homes in West Melbourne are mostly situated among quiet residential neighborhoods. Some homes are on larger lots not controlled by a homeowner association.
A large number of new subdivisions have been constructing new homes for the past ten years. The largest, is D.R. Horton’s master planned community Sawgrass Lakes where their vision is to combine state of the art home designs with five diamond amenities and lifestyle. Sawgrass Lakes anticipates being home to over 900 families, singles and retirees. The centerpiece of the community is the 8,000 square foot clubhouse with resort style pool. In addition, the community has a two story corkscrew water slide, beach entry splash pad, firepit gathering area, outdoor movie viewing area, recreation center complex including tennis courts, volleyball, tot lots, and walking trail. Besides new construction there are older homes in West Melbourne that become available, some originating in the 1950s, mobile/manufactured homes, townhomes and condos and some luxury estate homes. We’ve seen resale prices in Sawgrass Lakes from the low to mid $200s to over $500,000 for larger homes.
Outside of Sawgrass Lakes, prices in West Melbourne begin in the low $20,000s for small condos and mobile/manufactured homes to over $600,000 for single family, custom estate homes.
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The city of West Melbourne is located in east central Florida and was created in 1959 in order to avoid annexation into the City of Melbourne and to prevent the levying of ad valorem taxes. In 2005, the City of West Melbourne started charging property taxes for the first time in its existence. Prior to that the city survived on “fees only” to support its, at the time, $17 million budget.