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Retire To Melbourne, FL
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Melbourne, Florida is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida


Melbourne Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Melbourne-Palm Bay Metro Area blank blank 543,376
Melbourne 59,646 71,382 76,068



Melbourne
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2013 .$155,38113.9%
2012 .$136,3862.5%
2011 .$133,105-0.5%
2010 .$133,707-10.5%
2009 . $149,444 -19.1%
2008 . $184,677 -14.0%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2013)
. Melbourne GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $155,381 $345,000
Nearest Big City Orlando na
Home Sales Price in Orlando $168,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 75% of Orlando home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2013)
. Melbourne GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $155,381 $345,000
Monthly Rent $1,279 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 8.2 times the annual rent 17.0



Melbourne
Cost of Living (2013)
79% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Melbourne Taxes
(2012-2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 6.6% -- 29* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 103 days 28* -- 107 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Melbourne Building Permits
(single family homes)
2012 149
2011 76
2010 103
2009 128
2008 257



Melbourne Interactive Maps


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