From Barnes down to Pineda Causeway (and probably down to Post Road) and east of I-95 is a fairly nice swath of homes, schools, parks, and shopping. We're moving back and buying in August, and our daughter will be finishing up at Viera High.
We rented in Viera East/Rockledge for almost 5 years. Manatee Elementary and Ralph Williams Elementary were great, McNair Middle was terrible (a magnet school: some bad kids, some exceptional teachers, one bad teacher, and the principal was not good), and Viera High is quite good (from friends whose kids go or went there).... more
Wow, I'm surprised that you said that. I don't think Melbourne has a lot of crime at all. I'm sure like any city there are better areas than others. When searching for a home you may want to go on my website at brevardmlsfree.com and you can check the demographics for that area. I hope this helped you and I would love to talk to you if you have any other questions.... more
The job market in the Melbourne area is excellent! Unemployment is extremely low and we have many high paying and prestigious employment opportunities here. In fact, this area of Florida is called the Space Coast due to all of the Kennedy Space center influence. You can easily find positions here from astrophysicist to rocket scientist (literally). We are highly connected throughout the community and would be happy to help you in your transition. Feel free to send us your resume and we will keep our eyes and ears open for you. Also, feel free to contact the following fellow Chamber of Commerce member: