West Melbourne

Population: 20,207Median home value: $173,900 83 Ranks better than 97% of areas
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A+ West Melbourne Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D+ West Melbourne Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Florida
West Melbourne
1033% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
West Melbourne cost of living
B- West Melbourne Crime Total crime is equal to Florida
Total crime
2,9076% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 356% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-7%Year over year crime is down
West Melbourne crime
C- West Melbourne Employment Household income is 21% higher than Florida
Median household income
$59,0897% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$27,6227% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
West Melbourne employment
B+ West Melbourne Housing Home value is 4% higher than Florida
Median home value
$173,9006% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$1,14020% higher than the US average
Home ownership
69%8% higher than the US average
West Melbourne real estate or West Melbourne rentals
C West Melbourne Schools HS graduation rate is 9% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
91%9% higher than the US average
School test scores
49%equal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
West Melbourne K-12 schools

Living in West Melbourne, FL

West Melbourne is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 20,207 people. If we look at the most recent Census, West Melbourne is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, West Melbourne might be a good fit as 73% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 60% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to figure out if living in West Melbourne is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Florida, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in West Melbourne and in the areas around West Melbourne is a much easier task.

West Melbourne, FL receives 83 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #77 in Florida and #714 in the USA. Clearly, West Melbourne is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. The cherry on top is that West Melbourne also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that West Melbourne ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B), weather (A) and housing (B+).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., West Melbourne has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. West Melbourne has a violent crime rate of 193 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their West Melbourne apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

West Melbourne real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in West Melbourne. The median home price for West Melbourne homes is $173,900, which is 4.3% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in West Melbourne, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 14.7% lower than the Florida average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in West Melbourne will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In West Melbourne, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 9.2%.

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West Melbourne, Florida: A Great Place to Visit or Live

As a former resident of West Melbourne, Florida I can vouch that it is a nice little town with a great family vibe. Even though the town was expanding while I was there, it never seemed to lose its small town feel. Another perk was that when living in West Melbourne, Florida I was very close to the beach.

In addition to being close to the beach, some of the best areas of West Melbourne, Florida include the Fifth Avenue Art Museum and the Brevard Zoo. If you wish to visit a state park, then you can explore Sebastian Inlet State Park which is only a short drive away from West Melbourne. There are many places to visit during the day, but you will find that to find exciting nightlife you’ll have to travel more than fifteen minutes.

I would recommend anyone live in or visit West Melbourne. The town provides many things to do in an atmosphere that is relaxing. There are lots of restaurants and stores to meet your needs as well.
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Source: The West Melbourne, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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