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West Melbourne

West Melbourne

Nestled between Melbourne and Palm Bay, West Melbourne is a booming city off heavily traveled U.S. Highway 192. With Melbourne Square Mall and numerous other business and restaurants, West Melbourne is a hot spot of activity in Brevard County. While it was incorporated in 1959, West Melbourne only now begins to be developed to its fullest, with new neighborhoods and developments being built and planned. Due to the fact that there's no city real estate tax, West Melbourne is a popular place for developers and homeowners alike. Almost 10,000 people call West Melbourne home.

However, there's more to West Melbourne than busy New Haven Avenue. Its easy access to Interstate 95 allows for residents to travel to all areas of the county. There's plenty of outdoor recreational activities, including an 18-hole municipal golf course close by. Local parks include Max K. Rodes Park and Erna Nixon Park - a beautiful 52-acre wildlife preserve features a winding boardwalk through hammocks and pine flatwoods.

Because of its excellent shopping and dining opportunities, lack of property taxes, nature settings, and pleasant neighborhoods, West Melbourne has become a popular place for visitors and locals alike.

DEMOGRAPHICS

Residents of West Melbourne are among two distinct lifestyles - senior living and new families. Living in some of the more established neighborhoods, senior citizens generally rank high for savings and investments. Most own their homes and in in either single-family or manufactured housing. At the other spectrum are new families. The influx in development of businesses and residential neighborhoods has brought young families into the area. This group generally lives on a two-person income structure, rents or holds a mortgage, and participates in activities such as youth sports and family entertainment. Note: Some of the following information was compiled from 1999 data.

Population 9,824
Housing 4,497 housing units
Average Rent $449
Average Age of Residents 48.6
2000 Population by Gender Male: 48.2%
  Female: 51.8%
2000 Population by Race White: 96.9%
  Black: 1%
  Asian Pacific Islander: 1.3%
  Other: .7%
Median Household Income $37,954

HIGH SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Students living in West Melbourne attend one of the following high schools based on school boundaries:

Melbourne High School
74 Bulldog Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 952-5880
Grades: 9-12
Principal: James Willcoxon
Mascot: Bulldogs
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: C

Palm Bay High School
101 Pirate Lane
Palm Bay
(321) 952-5900
Grades: 9-12
Principal: John G. Thomas
Mascot: Pirates
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: C

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Students living in West Melbourne attend one of the following high schools based on school boundaries:

Central Middle School
2600 Wingate Blvd.
West Melbourne
(321) 722-4150
Grades: 7-8
Principal: Pamela Mitchell
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: B
Florida 2001 Grade: B

Stone Middle School
1101 E. University Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 723-0741
Grades: 7-8
Principal: Timothy Cool
Florida 2004 Grade: B
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: C
Florida 2001 Grade: C

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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - PUBLIC

Roy Allen Elementary School
2601 Fountainhead Blvd.
Melbourne
(321) 242-6450
Grades:K-6
Principal: Hazel B. Ivory
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: B


Meadowlane Elementary
2800 Wingate Blvd.
West Melbourne
(321) 723-6354
Grades: K-6
Principal: Kerri L. Nash
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: A
Florida 2001 Grade: A

West Melbourne Elementary
School for Science
Millennium School of Choice
2255 Meadowlane Avenue
West Melbourne
(321) 956-5043
Grades: K-6
Assistant Principal: Karen Kise
Florida 2004 Grade: A
Florida 2003 Grade: A
Florida 2002 Grade: N/A
Florida 2001 Grade: N/A

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