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Melbourne, Florida

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Nickname: The Harbor City
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Location in Brevard County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 28°6′54″N 80°37′55″W / 28.115, -80.63194
Country United States
State Florida
County Brevard
Settled c. 1867
Incorporated (village) 22 December 1888
Government
 - Type Council-Manager
 - Mayor Harry Goode
 - City Manager Jack M. Schluckebier
Area [1]
 - City 35.49 sq mi (91.9 km²)
 - Land 30.20 sq mi (78.2 km²)
 - Water 5.29 sq mi (13.7 km²)  14.9%
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2006)[2]
 - City 76,371
 - Metro 534,359
  Census Bureau estimate
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 32901
Area code(s) 321
FIPS code 12-43975GR2
GNIS feature ID 0294589GR3
Website: City of Melbourne


Melbourne is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. As of 2006, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 76,646.[2] Melbourne is a principal city of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is home to 534,359 people.[3] source: taken myself File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Brevard_County_Florida_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Melbourne_Highlighted. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Image File history File links Flag_of_Florida. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Following is a list of counties in Florida. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ... City Commission government is a form of municipal government that was once common in the United States, but has fallen out of favor, most cities formerly governed by Commission having switched to the Council-Manager form. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Eastern Standard Time redirects here. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 321 is the area code serving Brevard County, Florida. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Brevard County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Palm Bay, Melbourne and Titusville. ...

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History

Melbourne, in South Brevard County, originally was a training area for Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War.[citation needed] Some soldiers, who were attracted to the river and the ocean, returned and bought land at 5 cents per acre.[citation needed] After the Civil War, pioneer families arrived and Melbourne was founded in the late 1860s by former slaves. The city was mistakenly named Melbourne, after what the locals believed to be the first postmaster's home city (Melbourne, Australia); he was really from New Zealand. The first school in Melbourne was built in 1883 and is now part of the Florida Tech campus. In late 1942 the Naval Air Station Melbourne was established as a site to train newly commissioned Navy and Marine pilots for WWII. The program ran until 1946, and the land that was used for that program makes up most of what is currently the Melbourne International Airport.[4] In 1969, the cities of Eau Gallie and Melbourne voted to merge, forming modern day Melbourne. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre. ... Florida Tech Founded by Jerome P. Keuper in 1958 as Brevard Engineering College, absorbing University of Melbourne, and changing its name to Florida Institute of Technology in 1966, Florida Tech is a growing independent technological college centered on engineering fields. ... Naval Air Station (NAS) Melbourne was a United States Naval Base in Melbourne, Florida. ... The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of World War I A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB, ICAO: KMLB, FAA LID: MLB) is a public airport located within the city limits of Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida, USA, on central Floridas Space Coast. ... Eau Gallie was an independent city in Brevard County, Florida from 1857 to 1969 when citizens voted to merge with neighboring Melbourne, Florida. ...


Geography

Melbourne is located approximately 60 miles southeast of Orlando on the Space Coast along Interstate 95. It is approximately midway between Jacksonville and Miami. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 35.49 square miles (91.9 km²). 30.20 square miles (78.2 km²) of it is land and 5.29 square miles (13.7 km²) of it (14.9%) is water.[1] Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... The Space Coast is a region in the U.S. state of Florida around Kennedy Space Center, where NASA frequently launches rockets and shuttles into space. ... The Jacksonville skyline and the Acosta Bridge. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...


Climate

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 89 92 93 97 97 101 102 101 98 96 91 89
Norm High °F 72 73 77 81 85 89 91 90 88 83 78 73
Norm Low °F 50 51 55 60 66 71 72 73 72 67 60 53
Rec Low °F 17 27 25 35 47 55 60 60 58 41 30 21
Precip (in) 2.48 2.49 2.92 2.08 3.94 5.83 5.38 5.78 7.20 4.76 3.12 2.31
Source: USTravelWeather.com[5]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 71,382 people, 30,788 households, and 18,257 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,363.9/mi² (912.6/km²). There were 33,678 housing units at an average density of 1,115.3/mi² (430.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.53% White, 9.33% African American, 0.34% Native American, 2.32% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.20% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race constitute 5.54% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 30,788 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.82.


In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.


Economy

Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $34,571, and the median income for a family was $42,760. Males had a median income of $32,242 versus $22,419 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,175. In Melbourne, About 8.6% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Industry

The Melbourne International Airport is located in the center of the city. Melbourne is one of the cities which makes up the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville metropolitan area. Its proximity to the Orlando area and access to the beach have helped to establish a tourism industry. It has the second largest population on the Space Coast. Melbourne contains defense and technology companies with a high concentration of high-tech workers.[6] The following corporations have operations in Melbourne: The Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area is a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) consisting of Brevard County in the state of Florida in the USA. The principal cities in the MSA are Palm Bay, Melbourne and Titusville. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ...

In May 2005, the Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay area was among the top 20 in home price appreciation from 2003 to 2004.[7] Melbourne is also home to the Florida Institute of Technology and houses a campus for the Brevard Community College (BCC). DRS Technologies, Inc. ... “GE” redirects here. ... Harris Corporation NYSE: HRS is an international communications equipment company that produces wireless equipment, electronic systems, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors. ... Liberty Aerospace is a manufacturer of general aviation aircraft based in Melbourne, Florida. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers. ... Titusville is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ... Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technical college located in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), United States. ... Brevard Community College, founded in 1960, is a community college in Cocoa of Brevard County, Florida. ...


Arts and culture

Annual cultural events

  • The annual Melbourne Independent Filmmakers' Festival, held in early November, provides a venue for new filmmaker talent.
    • The film I'll Believe You was shown both filmed in Melbourne and shown at the festival under the name "First Time Caller". It was released nationwide in 2007.[citation needed]
  • The Melbourne Area Pilots Association hosts a General Aviation Day at Melbourne International Airport in September.
  • The Melbourne Arts Festival, held in April, drew about 70,000 visitors in 2006.[8]

Late-night radio host Dale Sweeney (David Alan Basche)s usual line up of odd-ball, conspiracy-obsessed callers is interrupted by a panicked phone call in an indecipherable language. ...

Museums and points of interest

Historic Buildings

There are three places on the National Register of Historic Places[9]: A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

  • Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant (1927) located at 1604 South Harbor City Boulevard
  • William H. Gleason House located at 1736 Pineapple Avenue
  • James Wadsworth Rossetter House (c.1860s) located at 1320 Highland Avenue

The following places are also historic: The Florida Power and Light Company Ice Plant (also known as the City Products Corporation Ice Plant) is a historic site in Melbourne, Florida, United States. ... The William H. Gleason House is a historic home in Melbourne, Florida, United States. ... The James Wadsworth Rossetter House is a historic U.S. home located at 1328 Housten Street, Melbourne, Florida. ...

  • Henegar Center (1919) located at 625 East New Haven Avenue
  • Roesch House (c.1901) located at 1320 Highland Avenue
  • Nannie Lee House - Strawberry Mansion (1905) located at 1218 East New Haven Avenue[10]
  • Winchester Symphony House (1890s) located at 1500 Highland Avenue

The Roesch House is a historic U.S. home located at 1320 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. ... The Winchester Symphony House is a historic U.S. home located at 1500 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida in the historic section of Eau Gallie. ...

Museums

  • Brevard Art Museum located on 1463 Highland Avenue
  • Historic Rossetter House Museum located on 1320 Highland Avenue
  • Liberty Bell Memorial Museum located on 1601 Hickory Street

The Brevard Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. ... The Historic Rossetter House Museum is located at 1320 located at 1500 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida in the historic section of Eau Gallie. ... The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum is located at 1601 Hickory Street, Melbourne, Florida in Wells Park. ...

Performing Arts

The Brevard Symphony Orchestra performs in the King Center, Melbourne, Florida. ...

Sports

Melbourne is the home of the Brevard County Manatees baseball club of the Florida State League and Washington Nationals spring training.[11][12] League Florida State League Division East Division Year founded 1994 Major League affiliation Milwaukee Brewers Home ballpark Space Coast Stadium Previous home ballparks none City Viera, Florida Current uniform colors navy blue, red, gold Previous uniform colors black, teal Logo design A gray manatee with Manatees ribbon in a circled... The Florida State League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the state of Florida. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Washington Nationals (2005–present) Montreal Expos (1969-2004) Other nicknames The Nats Ballpark Nationals Ballpark (2008–present) RFK Stadium 2005-2007 Hiram Bithorn Stadium[3] (San Juan) (2003-2004) Olympic Stadium (Montreal) (1977... A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ...


Melbourne also was an official host city for the 1996 Olympic Torch Relay.[13]


Parks, recreation, and attractions

The City of Melbourne contains over 554.72 acres of city park land, including 17 community parks[14], 13 neighborhood parks[15], and five smaller city parks[16].

  • Fall 2007 Leisure Pursuits - The City of Melbourne Publications
  • Andretti Thrill Park located on 3960 South Babcock Street

The Brevard Zoo is a 50 acre (200,000 m²) zoo located in Melbourne, Florida. ... Indialantic is a town located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Melbourne Beach is a town located in Brevard County, Florida. ...

Government

The Melbourne City Council consists of the mayor and six district council members[17][18]. Melbourne utilizes a Council-Manager form of government[19]. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


City Officials[20]

  • Harry Goode, Mayor - Elected on November 2004, term expires November 2008
  • Richard P. Contreras, District 1 Council Member - Elected on November 2004, term expires November 2008
  • Mark LaRusso, District 2 Council Member and Vice Mayor - Elected on November 2006, term expires November 2010
  • Kathy Meehan, District 3 Council Member - Elected on November 2004, term expires November 2008
  • John Thomas, District 4 Council Member - Elected on November 2006, term expires November 2010
  • Cheryl Palmer, District 5 Council Member - Elected on November 2004, term expires November 2008
  • Joanne Corby, District 6 Council Member - Elected on November 2006, term expires November 2010
  • Paul R. Gougelman, III, City Attorney
  • Jack M. Schluckebier, City Manager
  • Cathleen A. Wysor, City Clerk

Melbourne city officials created the Babcock Street Redevelopment District in 1998 to stimulate new development along Babcock Street from U.S. 1 south to U.S. 192. A 218-unit apartment complex being built is just the latest (2005) step in an effort to revitalize this area.


Melbourne is also attempting to revitalize the downtown Eau Gallie Riverfront district.


A $156 million budget has been proposed for the 2007-8 fiscal year.[21]


Education

Colleges and Universities

Elementary Schools [22]

  • Roy Allen Elementary
  • Ascension Catholic School
  • Dr. W. J. Creel Elementary
  • Croton Elementary
  • Harbor City Elementary
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Lower School (Preschool – 6)
  • Longleaf Elementary
  • New Covenant Christian School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Quest Elementary
  • Sabal Elementary
  • Sherwood Elementary
  • Suntree Elementary
  • University Park Elementary

Middle Schools

  • Ascension Catholic School
  • Florida Air Academy
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy Upper School
  • L. B. Johnson Middle School
  • New Covenant Christian School
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Stone Middle School
  • West Shore Junior/Senior High School

High Schools

Adult Education

  • Palm Bay High Adult/Community Education
  • South Area Adult

Brevard Community College, founded in 1960, is a community college in Cocoa of Brevard County, Florida. ... Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technical college located in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), United States. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... UCF redirects here. ... Eau Gallie High School is located at 1400 Commodore Blvd in Melbourne, FL. It is one of two high schools in Melbourne. ... Florida Air Academy (FAA) is a private co-ed boarding school founded in 1961 by Jonathan Dwight, located in Melbourne, Florida. ... Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, in Melbourne, Florida is a Episcopal coeducational college-preparatory school for grades kindergarten - 12th. ... Melbourne Central Catholic (MCC) is an American private, Roman Catholic, coed high school located in Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida. ... Melbourne High School is a comprehensive public secondary school located in Melbourne, Florida, United States. ... Palm Bay Senior High School is a public high school located in Melbourne, Florida, several thousand feet north of the boundary of Palm Bay, Florida. ... Name West Shore Junior - Senior High School Address 250 Wildcat Alley, Melbourne FL 32935 Established 1998 Type Public (Lottery) Students Approx. ...

Media

Print

The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Florida Today is the major daily newspaper serving Melbourne, Brevard County and the Space Coast region of Florida. ...

Radio

This is a list of radio stations in Florida. ...

Television

See also: List of television stations in Florida

Cable is provided by Bright House Networks. This is a list of broadcast television stations serving cities in the state of Florida: // Channel 2: WPBT - (PBS) - Miami Channel 4: WFOR - (CBS) - Miami-Fort Lauderdale CBS 4 Channel 6: WTVJ - (NBC) - Miami-Fort Lauderdale NBC 6 Channel 7: WSVN - (FOX) - Miami-Fort lauderdale Channel 7 Channel 10: WPLG... The Bright House Networks logo. ...

Infrastructure

Transportation

Major Roads

  • U.S. Route 1
  • U.S. Route 192
    • Locally named New Haven Avenue and Strawbridge Avenue (downtown), pass through commercial, entertainment, and retail areas of Melbourne. It serves as a route to Kissimmee and the tourist corridor of Orlando to the west, and the town of Indialantic to the east via the Melbourne Causeway.
  • Interstate 95
    • This 4 laned interstate passes through the city limits, with 3 exit ramps (U.S. Route 192 (Exit 180), Eau Gallie Blvd. (Exit 183)[23] (formerly Sarno Rd.), and Wickham Rd. (Exit 191). It serves as a north-south route in the metropolitan area.
  • SR A1A
    • This road runs along the beaches and provides access to other areas of Brevard County.
  • SR 507 - Babcock Street
  • SR 508 - NASA Boulevard
  • SR 518 - Eau Gallie Boulevard
  • CR 509 - Wickham/Minton Road
  • CR 516 - Palm Bay Road
  • CR 511 - John Rodes Boulevard/Aurora Road

Image File history File links US_1. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Indian River is a waterway in Florida, a part of the Indian River Lagoon system. ... Florida State Road 404, the Pineda Causeway, is a short east-west limited access highway connecting Wickham Road (Brevard County Road 509) near Palm Shores to SR A1A between Patrick Air Force Base and South Patrick Shores, Florida, USA. It was opened as a toll road in 1971; the tolls... The Eau Gallie Causeway connects Eau Gallie, Florida (which merged with Melbourne in 1969), with SR A1A near Indian Harbour Beach, across the Indian River Lagoon. ... // Overview the Melbourne Causeway is composed of 3 bridges. ... Image File history File links US_192. ... It has been suggested that State Road 500 (Florida) and State Road 500A (Florida) be merged into this article or section. ... Kissimmee is a city in Osceola County, Florida, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Indialantic is a town located in Brevard County, Florida. ... // Overview the Melbourne Causeway is composed of 3 bridges. ... Image File history File links I-95. ... Interstate 95 (officially the William B. Singer Expressway in Florida)[2] , the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States, serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. ... Image File history File links Florida_A1A.svg 30 in by 24 in (750 mm by 600 mm) Florida State Road shield, made to the specifications of the sign detail. ... State Road A1A is a Florida State Road that runs mostly along the Atlantic Ocean, with sections from Key West at the southern tip of Florida, to Callahan, just south of Georgia. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Image File history File links Florida_507. ... Also known locally as Babcock Street, State Road 507 is a 4. ... Image File history File links Florida_508. ... Florida State Road 508, also known as NASA Boulevard, is a 1. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Florida State Road 518, also called Eau Gallie Boulevard, is a short but major east-west highway with a western terminus at Interstate 95 on the Florida mainland, crossing the Indian River via the Eau Gallie Causeway (and intersecting the southern end of SR 513), and having its eastern terminus... Extending 19 miles in Palm Bay, June Park, West Melbourne, Melbourne, Palm Shores, Pineda, and Suntree, Brevard County Road 509 is a major north-south throughway in southeastern Brevard County, Florida. ... Palm Bay entrance sign on the overpass of Palm Bay Road. ... Consisting of a north-south street and an east-west avenue in the Melbourne, Florida, area, the 8. ...

Rail

The Union Cypress Company Railroad ran east to west through south Melbourne in the early 1900s. The mill town of Hopkins was near the present day streets of Mill Street and Main Street. The Union Cypress Company operated a three-story double-band sawmill in Melbourne, Florida, built in 1912. ... Amoskeag Canal, 1948, by Charles Sheeler A mill town is a community that grew up around one or more mills or factories, usually on a river that was used as a source of power in the days before electricity. ...


The Florida East Coast Railway runs through Melbourne, staying west of U.S. 1 through its entire run. The Florida East Coast Railway (AAR reporting marks FEC) is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida; in the past, it has been a Class I railroad. ...


Bus

  • Space Coast Area Transit] operates a public bus service in Melbourne and vicinity.[24]
  • Greyhound Bus Lines has a bus station in Melbourne[25]

Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ...

Airport

The Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB, ICAO: KMLBFAA LID: MLB) is located within the city limits. Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB, ICAO: KMLB, FAA LID: MLB) is a public airport located within the city limits of Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida, USA, on central Floridas Space Coast. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... A Location Identifier takes the place of the name and the location of an airport, navigation aid, weather station, and manned air traffic control facility in air traffic control, telecommunications, computer programming, weather reports, and related services. ...


Utilities

Power is provided by Florida Power and Light. Gas is provided by Florida City Gas. Florida Power & Light Company logo Florida Power & Light Company, the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. ... AGL Resources, Inc. ...


Cable TV service is provided by Bright House Networks. Satellite reception in Florida varies from area to area and often have service interruptions with Florida’s erratic weather patterns and random cloud cover. The Bright House Networks logo. ...


Traditional landline telephone service is mainly provided by AT&T, while some cable customers use Bright House Networks digital phone (VOIP) service. This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ...


Internet Service Providers in Melbourne range from various 56k providers, AT&T (formerly BellSouth) FastAccess DSL, and Bright House Networks cable internet, which uses Road Runner as their ISP. Fiber optic networks are installed in the city mainly for business purposes and have not been integrated for home use.


Water is provided by the City of Melbourne Water Department.


Solid Waste & Recycling is provided by Solid Waste Management, part of the City of Melbourne government's Environmental Community Outreach (ECO) Division.


Healthcare [26]

Healthcare Services

  • Florida’s Blood Centers
  • Melbourne Internal Medicine Associates
  • Osler Medical
  • Visiting Angels
  • VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Hospitals

  • Holmes Regional Medical Center
  • Wuesthoff Health Systems
  • Health First Health Systems

Senior & Elderly Care

  • Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation
  • Fountains Senior Living Community
  • One Senior Place
  • Senior Partner Care Services
  • Visiting Angels

Walk-In Clinics & Urgent Care

  • Atlantis Urgent Care
  • Melbourne Medical Center
  • Melbourne Urgent Care
  • Omni Healthcare Urgent Care

Animal Safety

  • Brevard County Animal Services & Enforcement
  • Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary
  • Sea Turtle Preservation Society
  • Animal Guardians of Brevard
  • South Brevard Humane Society

Notable natives and residents

Robert Harry Kuykendall also known as Bobby Dall (born November 2, 1958[1] in Miami, Florida is best known as the bass player from American glam metal band Poison. ... Poison is an American glam metal band which originally achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Cecil Grant Fielder (born September 21, 1963 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball player who was a popular slugger with the Toronto Blue Jays (1985-88), Detroit Tigers (1990-96), New York Yankees (1996-97), Anaheim Angels and Cleveland Indians (both in 1998). ... Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984 in Ontario, California) is an American Major League Baseball player who currently plays first base for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Eau Gallie High School is located at 1400 Commodore Blvd in Melbourne, FL. It is one of two high schools in Melbourne. ... William Henry Gleason was born in 1829. ... Eau Gallie, an independent city in Brevard County, Florida from the mid-1800s to 1969 when citizens voted to merge with neighboring Melbourne, Florida. ... Darrell Hammond (born October 8, 1955) is an American comedian who has been a cast member of Saturday Night Live (SNL) since 1995. ... Devon Hughes (born August 1, 1972) is an American professional wrestler, best known for his appearances with Extreme Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment as D-Von Dudley. ... Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) is an American professional wrestling promotion founded by Jeff Jarrett and his father Jerry Jarrett in May 2002. ... William David (Billy) Lane (born February 6, 1970 in Miami, Florida) is the owner of Choppers Inc. ... Jeff Lett was born on January 18, 1982, in Melbourne, Florida, and is the younger of 2 children. ... Cartel is a five-member American pop rock band from Conyers, Georgia that formed in 2003. ... For other persons named James or Jim Morrison, see James Morrison. ... This page is about the rock band. ... Colonel Henry Mucci Henry A. Mucci (1909—April 20, 1997) was an Army Colonel and Ranger. ... Reggie Nelson (born September 25, 1985) is an American football player for the Jacksonville Jaguars. ... The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Tom Rapp (born 1947) is an American composer and folk singer. ... For other uses of the phrase Pearls Before Swine, see Pearls Before Swine (disambiguation). ... Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed knuckleball pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds...

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References

  1. ^ a b Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000. US Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-10-24.
  2. ^ a b Annual Estimates of the population for the Incorporated Places of Florida (XLS). US Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-10-24.
  3. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-10-24.
  4. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/info/history.htm
  5. ^ Melbourne Weather at with Weather Channel. Retrieved on 2007-08-11.
  6. ^ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Metro areas with highest percentages of high-tech workers”. Bureau of Labor Statistics website, August 25, 2003. Accessed October 23, 2007.
  7. ^ "Home prices up 11% in fourth quarter" by Steve Kerch for MarketWatch.
  8. ^ Onorato, Lisa M. (April 20, 2007). Popular art festival to draw 70,000. Hometown News. 
  9. ^ Brevard places on National Register of Historic Places
  10. ^ Strawberry Mansion
  11. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp?sid=t503
  12. ^ http://www.stubhub.com/washington-nationals-spring-training-tickets/
  13. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/info/
  14. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/leisure/parks-comm.htm
  15. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/leisure/parks-neigh.htm
  16. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/leisure/parks-other.htm
  17. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/info/cmap.htm
  18. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/info/council_info.htm
  19. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/info/form.htm
  20. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/forms/pdf-forms/officials.pdf
  21. ^ http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070724/NEWS01/707240330/1006 retrieved July 24, 2007
  22. ^ http://www.brevard.k12.fl.us/schools/Schools/schools.html
  23. ^ 500 feet to the west of Melbourne in the county
  24. ^ Space Coast Area Transit official website
  25. ^ Information about Melbourne Greyhound station
  26. ^ http://www.melbourneflorida.org/links/comlinks.htm

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 223rd day of the year (224th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

Melbourne International Airport (IATA: MLB, ICAO: KMLB, FAA LID: MLB) is a public airport located within the city limits of Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida, USA, on central Floridas Space Coast. ... Brevard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Florida, along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. ... Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technical college located in Melbourne, Florida (Brevard County), United States. ... Brevard Community College, founded in 1960, is a community college in Cocoa of Brevard County, Florida. ... Melbourne Beach is a town located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Indialantic is a town located in Brevard County, Florida. ... Palm Bay is a city in Brevard County, Florida, United States. ...

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Coordinates: 28.115023° N 80.631925° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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