Melbourne Ranked 15th Best Place to Live in America By U.S. News and World Report
By Space Coast Daily // May 19, 2023
Melbourne ranked No. 23 for its temperate weather out of the 150 metro areas
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Melbourne was ranked the 15th best place to live in the 2023 U.S. News and World Report Best Places to Live ranking.
Melbourne ranked No. 23 for its temperate weather out of the 150 metro areas on the list, based on data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
The Melbourne metro area also ranks 19th out of the 150 most populous metro areas in the U.S. for college readiness among high school students.
To determine the Best Places to Live rankings, U.S. News and World Report looks at data on the country’s 150 most populous metro areas, including the cost of living, job market, crime rates, quality of education, climate and more.
New to the rankings this year are scores for weather temperateness, risk of and resilience to extreme weather, and price parity, or how the cost of goods and services compare across metro areas.
The data is weighted based on the factors people consider most important, as determined by a survey of more than 3,100 people throughout the U.S. asking what matters most to them when picking their next places to live.
The City of Melbourne is the economic engine of Brevard County, capitalizing on high-tech industries, location on the Space Coast, and established relationships with the region’s educational and research leaders.
Melbourne’s historic downtowns provide ever-increasing entertainment options and unique retail choices. Melbourne’s unparalleled natural amenities and a strong sense of community stewardship make the City one of the best places to live, work and raise a family.
The City of Melbourne is located in southern Brevard County, southeast of Orlando, on Florida’s east coast. It sits astride the Indian River Lagoon, with a large portion of the City located on Florida’s mainland and a portion located on a barrier island.
The Indian River Lagoon separates the mainland from the beachside barrier island.