West Melbourne enjoys a subtropical humid climate in Brevard County on the eastern coast of Florida. Known for its growing population, West Melbourne is fast becoming the most sought-after town in the region.
Many families in West Melbourne home school their children, with the National Spelling Bee Championship being won seven times in the last 11 years by the children of local families.
With a population of just over 18,000, West Melbourne is a tight-knit community. It's common to at least recognize everyone’s faces on a walk through the town’s downtown area.
West Melbourne is part of the top-rated Brevard County Schools. Brevard County schools in West Melbourne include Meadowland Primary for grades K–2, Medowlane Intermediate for grades 3–6, Central Middle for grades 7–8, and Melbourne High School for grades 9–2. Melbourne High School is an International Baccalaureate School.
Nearby colleges include Florida Institute of Technology and Eastern Florida State College, as well as the University of Central Florida, just about an hour’s drive away.
West Melbourne Community Park is home to the Space Coast Field of Dreams, where special needs athletes can use specially-equipped playgrounds, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, and basketball courts.
Hammock Lakes Park has 12 acres of paved trails for walking and jogging, as well as facilities for volleyball and basketball.
Tallwood Park offers exercise stations along a trail that meanders through 4.4 acres of natural woodland.
Jan Lieson Crossroads Park offers a 9-hole mini disc golf course, grilling pavilions, and a nature walking trail. During Christmas, this park is the location of the annual tree lighting ceremony.