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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
West Melbourne is a town in Florida with a population of 20,768. West Melbourne is in Brevard County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in West Melbourne offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In West Melbourne there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in West Melbourne and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in West Melbourne are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$190,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,235
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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West Melbourne Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    92.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    4.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    13.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    233.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,060.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in West Melbourne

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,464
National
$55,322

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West Melbourne Reviews

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West Melbourne is a high quality city as exhibited by their citizens who are friendly, caring and outgoing. In particular our neighbors who were welcoming and extended themselves the day we arrived. Wonderful! The quality of life with the number of parks and the outstanding educational institutions is wonderful.
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The town like any other has its ups and downs. Fortunately it has more ups than anything. Within this area you do not see a lot of crime, it is family friendly, and it is actually very quiet. The only noise that you will constantly hear would be an ambulance or a firetruck since one of the main hospitals is within this town. In addition, because the area is by the beach, there are a lot of police around to keep the area safe for all who visit. This is one reason why there is practically no crime, and parents are at ease in letting their children walk to school by themselves. But, the downside is that you have to drive the exact speed on the road. Anything above the speed limit, even by one, you have a good chance of getting a ticket. Aside from that, this area is a wonderful area for young adults trying to start their life, new families, and even elderly people who wish to retire. This area is not only safe and care free, but it also relaxing to be in.
I love West Melbourne! This town is not only beautiful, but it is filled with kind and caring people who make this town enjoyable to be in. It is close to the beach, clean, and just a joy to be in.