Melbourne residents enjoy great weather, high-tech employment opportunities, excellent schools, charming downtowns and abundant recreational opportunities. Reasonable housing prices, low traffic, and a strong sense of community make Melbourne one of the best places to live, work and raise a family. It is also home to the Florida Institute of Technology.
This city complex is only 30 miles due east of Orlando, giving access to bigger city amenities but also staying away from the bustle of city life. As a result, the area has grown rapidly. It ranks high because of climate, recreation, and overall quality of life.