West Melbourne was created in 1959 to stop the area from being annexed into the city of Melbourne and since 2000 it has experienced the highest growth percentage wise of any municipality on the Space Coast. The secret is out, West Melbourne is a great place to live with low property taxes, the best schools, best shopping and a friendly hometown atmosphere!
Current population is about 28,000 and folks that buy a home in West Melbourne stay here twice as long as the average in Florida. In some of the older neighborhoods the running joke is the only way folks leave is in a pine box! You can also find the unique community of Melbourne Village within the West Melbourne city limits, although it's an incorporated city most of the locals still consider it to be West Melbourne.