Melbourne Beach Homes for Sale
Melbourne Beach is Brevard County, Florida’s oldest beach community. Initially, during pre-Columbian times, the area was inhabited by Indians. It has also been suggested that Juan Ponce de Leon landed near Melbourne Beach back in 1513, however, this is still a controversial topic. Originally the town was developed to grow pineapples until a bad freeze in 1895 killed the crops. By 1921, the Melbourne Causeway had been built to connect Melbourne Beach to the mainland via the town of Indialantic. The entire city is located on a barrier island that separates the Indian River Lagoon from the Atlantic Ocean. This barrier island is quite long, encompassing 35 miles of various towns. Melbourne Beach is a total of 1.3 square miles of that barrier island, with 1.0 square miles being land and the remainder is water. The town has the beauty of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River lagoon to enjoy the year-round wonderful weather Florida has to offer. Included in this area you will discover a park that has 36.9-acres and is a perfect place to catch sea turtle nesting season. Melbourne Beach is also close to the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge which is known as the home to the most important sea turtle nesting habitat in the United States. This location in particular has more loggerhead turtles that nest within the refuge than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere. Melbourne Beach is also listed in the State of Florida’s Great Florida Birding Trail and is truly a must see. It is the ideal location for those looking to enjoy the laid back lifestyle in a beach town with a rich history, amazing natural beauty, and incredible wildlife.
Melbourne Beach Real Estate
This is a secluded beach town with lots of water frontage. Most homes in the area are directly on the water or have some type of water access. Not to worry, the few homes that are not on the water are not left without the welcoming ocean breeze.
Living in Melbourne Beach
Living in Melbourne Beach is perfect for those who want to slow down and enjoy a quieter beach community. Being a small town, neighbors know each other and tend to run into each other often. Residents in this town enjoy being outside and taking advantage of Florida’s weather year round. With the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Lagoon, there are plenty of places to enjoy the water. This area in particular is known for surfing and is a great place to learn. Other popular activities that are enjoyed are fishing, sunbathing, sailing, boating, and water skiing. When you want to leave the beach, take a trip over the causeway for easy access to nearby shopping, theme parks, and two International Airports.
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