Welcome to Melbourne on Florida’s scenic Space Coast, situated along the east coast of Florida, approximately one hour from Orlando and its world-class theme parks. The Melbourne Regional Chamber is proud to be at the heart of our beautiful community, advocating for policies that make the Space Coast a great place to visit, live, work and play!
A beautiful place to visit, live, work and play, Melbourne is situated along the east coast of Florida, approximately one hour from Orlando and its world-class theme parks. With an average daily temperature of 80⁰ F, the Melbourne area offers ideal conditions year-round for anyone seeking fun in the sun or a reprieve from winter weather.
Both visitors and residents alike can enjoy a host of activities four seasons long, including quaint downtowns filled with
shopping, arts, dining, and local theater; hiking or cycling on miles of trails; kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, sailing or boating on the scenic Indian River Lagoon; and surfing, fishing or strolling beaches along the Atlantic. Top local attractions include the Brevard Zoo, named one of the top 10 zoos in the United States by USA Today, and Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, named one of the top 10 museums in the United States by Trip Advisor. Cruise-seekers need look no further than Port Canaveral, located just 20 minutes north of Melbourne. One of the busiest cruise ports in the world, Port Canaveral is a hub for Disney, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Carnival cruise lines. Skip the busy Orlando airport and fly directly into Melbourne at the Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
The Melbourne Regional Chamber offers South Brevard County’s only visitor information center, open daily Monday through Friday. Stop by 1005 East Strawbridge Avenue for brochures, maps and other visitor information, or browse our Better Business Certified directory or partner directory for listings of travel agents, restaurants, hotels, attractions, entertainment, and more.
For more than 50 years, Brevard County, Florida, has been home to one of the world’s most active launch facilities, Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, earning it the nickname Florida’s Space Coast. Today, commercial space exploration companies
including SpaceX are leading the race back into space and toward the exploration of Mars.
Often called a “big business community with a small town feel,” Melbourne is home to numerous high-tech companies including L3 Harris, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Leonardo DRS, as well as countless manufacturers.
Florida isn’t just for retirees – more than a half million people call the Space Coast home, with 45% between the ages of 20 to 54. And as the space and aerospace industries continue to grow, so too, does the demand for a qualified workforce. View Melbourne-area job listings.
If you’re considering a move to the Melbourne area, be sure to browse our Better Business Certified directory and our partner directory for a list of realtors, mortgage brokers, healthcare providers, and all the business services you need to make Melbourne your new home.