Retire in Melbourne, FL

Livability Score
49
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
77216
Median Househould Income
40400
Median Age
45.1
65 Years and Over
16467
Median Home Value
113400
Unemployed
4385
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. The Bald Strawberry

Got there at closing time and they were still nice and served us. Great options for gluten free people like myself and my husband! They have vegan options...

2. La Preferida

Finally after moving out to Florida from Tucson, Arizona, I have found real, authentic Mexican food! The tacos were cooked to perfection - I would recommend...

3. Oh Biscuit

I've learned over the years to never judge a book by it's cover because I may lose out on finding a special place. Oh Biscuit is one of those places and if...

4. The Dove III

Out of towners...and this was the first restaurant that popped up and boy were we impressed. Some very authentic Italian and flavorful food. You know a...

5. Edelweiss

Delicious authentic German cuisine! The reason I truly loved this place is because from the moment you step into the building you are transported into a...

Golf
1. Duran Golf Club

Duran Golf Club has been recognized as the "Best Golf Course" and the "Best Practice Facility" in Brevard County by the readers of the Florida Today...

2. Moon Golf

Great prices, friendly employees that don't up sell you. Got my son a new pair of sticks as we just relocated to Florida. Very happy and will be back

3. Viera East Golf Club

I really liked this course. The staff is oh so friendly - Dennis in the pro shop and Danielle at the bar. The course is clean, and while it's not long as...

4. Sandridge Golf Club

The best public golf courses that is county owned the conditions have been excellent through past winter and spring. Staff is excellent also.

5. Habitat At Valkaria Golf Course

Great track. Tough track. You won't believe it's a muni. The head golf professional, Alex Romanoff, is one of the best in the business and he's been in...

Active
1. Good Natured River Tours

All I have to say is that today was such an unforgettable experience!! We got the chance to meet such a nice and welcoming family running this tour!!...

2. Brevard Zoo

Great small zoo! Let me preface by saying that we did not have to pay admission. My husband and I were in and out in just over an hour. There is more to...

3. FrogBones Family Shooting Center

Not a bad place at all. Best one in Brevard! Shoot and grub my kind of place. You can bring your own ammo, it's real cool inside.

4. Harbor City Crossfit

While visiting from CA, I stopped by HC-Crossfit and had a kick-ass workout! I was so impressed not only with the trainer, but with the group of people who...

5. Downtown Yoga

I visited this studio while visiting the Melbourne area and was delighted by my experience. The instructors were very nice and helpful, as well as skilled....

Arts
1. Exploration Tower

An affordable area attraction with seven floors including observation deck perfect for rocket launches or cruise ship sail aways. Smallish learning center...

2. Premiere Theaters

This is the best theater in the Melbourne area. They have the most comfortable seating out of the 4 major players... Cinemaworld and the two Carmike...

3. Open Mike's

I love this place! I usually spend my Tuesday nights here for open mic. They have great drinks and a great atmosphere. All of the baristas are very friendly...

4. Rehab Vintage Market

Adorable place! So well decorated and always relaxing to visit. Owners super nice and helpful. High quality items and the furniture is always one of a kind...

5. Art Expressions

Exceptional service! I brought in some diplomas to get framed and was extremely impressed with the services and final product. Never felt pressure to...

Shopping
1. Total Wine & More

I've been to this Total Wine now on several occasions. After hearing so much about them I finally had the chance to go, and so I did. Boy, was I sure...

2. World Market

Always have to hit this store when in Viera. I feel like an alcoholic while here because I could peruse the wine and beer section for an hour. Just so many...

3. Revolutions Cyclery

I live 30 miles away from this shop, but they are an authorized Specialized bikes dealer. My Crosstrail Disc (purchased 10/2014) has been making a strange...

4. Rehab Vintage Market

Adorable place! So well decorated and always relaxing to visit. Owners super nice and helpful. High quality items and the furniture is always one of a kind...

5. Art Expressions

Exceptional service! I brought in some diplomas to get framed and was extremely impressed with the services and final product. Never felt pressure to...

Health
1. Essentials Medispa & Salon

Recently went to Essentials for a pre-baby massage & it was AMAZING. It was so relaxing I fell asleep. Kristina did a fantastic job working on the knots on...

2. Souler Float

Everything is very well thought out and very professional. I would recommend to anyone. I have an active mind and rarely choose to close my eyes when...

3. Dr. Haig John

Dr. Haig John is a phenomenal chiropractor. Their mission statement is to help ease human suffering, sickness and disease by allowing the vital forces...

4. America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Had the most professional eye exam in years. No waiting. Selected two pairs of one line bifocals for $99 including all. A great experience all around. I...

5. Binary Biometrics

Working with Valery was a very pleasant experience. He is professional and efficient.

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