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155 Apartments for rent in Melbourne, FL

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Check out 155 verified apartments for rent in Melbourne, FL with rents starting as low as $750. Some apartments for rent in Melbourne might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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7 Units Available
Compass
3595 Misty Oak Dr
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$960
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 01:35 AM
Pet-friendly homes with lake views, walk-in closets and private patios. Residents have access to free Wi-Fi, fitness center and tennis court. Located minutes away from I-95 and the beach.
Verified
19 Units Available
Waverly Place
2395 Woodwind Trail
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,025
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,241
862 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 01:34 AM
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15 Units Available
Caribbean Isle
2848 Caribbean Isle Blvd
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$940
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,230
999 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:46 AM
Spacious apartments with one- and two-bedroom floor plans, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets and lake views. Community has swimming pools, sun decks and fitness center. Prime location by restaurants and shops.
Verified
3 Units Available
Plantation Club at Suntree
201 Plantation Club Dr
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,195
925 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,340
1134 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:58 AM
Welcome to Plantation Club at Suntree! Plantation Club has a new look. Visit today and see our upgraded homes! Our spacious, thoughtfully-designed apartments, located in Melbourne, FL, offer one, two, and three bedroom floor plans.
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88 Units Available
Olea at Viera
8920 Trafford Dr
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,290
800 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1162 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,555
1488 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 01:01 AM
Olea at Viera embodies the spirit of friendship, peace, and prosperity of its namesake, the olive. Living is easy with concierge convenience, robust wellness offerings, and exciting pursuits just steps from your front door.
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28 Units Available
Marisol at Vierra
2439 Casona Lane
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,329
723 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,601
1222 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:01 AM
Residents live in units with laundry, air conditioning, walk-in closets, laundry and stainless steel appliances. Community includes yoga classes, pool and parking. Great location for commuters; close to I-95 and the Brevard Zoo.
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117 Units Available
Addison Pointe
3515 Delaney Drive
Melbourne, FL | Cocoa North
1 Bedroom
$1,190
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,510
1193 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
1409 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:58 AM
Addison Pointe offers residents a rewarding blend of stylish features and compelling amenities that pave a seamless transition between, work, life, and play.
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19 Units Available
Savannahs at James Landing
3051 Savannah Way
Melbourne, FL | James Landing
1 Bedroom
$1,099
794 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
1011 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:45 AM
Make yourself at home at The Savannahs at James Landing Apartments in the heart of Melbourne, Florida.
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4 Units Available
Veridian Townhomes
2420 Central Park Dr
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,149
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,349
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:45 AM
Veridian of Melbourne Townhomes in Melbourne, Florida is conveniently located on Central Park Drive. Here, you will find all the modern amenities and relaxing comforts you deserve living in one of our 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartment townhomes.
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30 Units Available
Centre Pointe
6705 Shadow Creek Trail
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,255
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,610
1172 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,176
1472 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Centre Pointe is designed to redefine the way you think about apartment living. Each apartment home was carefully thought out with every detail.
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12 Units Available
The Preserve at Longleaf Apartments
4465 Preserve Dr
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,132
748 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,312
1060 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,507
1307 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Located in vibrant Melbourne, Florida, you’ll find that The Preserve at Longleaf will make you feel at home the moment you arrive.
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12 Units Available
The Harbours
1032 Hidden Harbour Dr
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$925
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,095
1044 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Newly updated apartments with hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Community includes the clubhouse, volleyball court and pool. Close to Ballard Park if you need to relax. Near shops and restaurants along Sarno Road.
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21 Units Available
Reserves of Melbourne
2262 Crippen Ct
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$868
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$947
890 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,535
1075 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Just off 192, these one-, two, and three-bedroom apartments offer amenities like full-size washers and dryers, private entries, covered patios and balconies, resort-style swimming pools, and lots of green space. Apartments also offer panoramic views.
Verified
6 Units Available
Park Village
3099 Park Village Way
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,007
660 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,099
865 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:44 AM
Quiet residential community near Melbourne Beach and convenient to I-95. One-, two- and three-bedroom units with oversized, screened lanais, open floor plans, and modern kitchens with dark wood cabinets.
Verified
17 Units Available
Lake Pointe
2880 N Wickham Rd
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$890
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,085
853 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:43 AM
Luxury apartments feature air-conditioning, extra storage, appliances, patio/ balcony. Deluxe grounds offer 24-hour maintenance, gym, pool, tennis, playground, internet cafe and clubhouse. Excellent location near Melbourne Square Mall and The Avenue. Minutes from Florida beaches.
Verified
19 Units Available
Beachway Links
2201 Hampton Greens Blvd
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$1,120
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,210
950 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,495
1100 sqft
Last updated October 14 at 02:48 PM
This community's amenities include a coffee bar, yoga studio, playground and 24-hour fitness center. Apartments feature walk-in closets, wood-style flooring and breakfast bars. Indian River and Lake Washington Square are both just minutes away.
1 Unit Available
1037 JUNE DR., J037
1037 June Drive
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
$800
733 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 03:29 AM
Now available, 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom condo for rent at Coral Gardens in Melbourne. The community is located within minutes from Melbourne International Airport, Wuesthoff Medical Center, I-95, beaches and so much more! This is a second floor unit.
1 Unit Available
2400 Wolf Creek Drive
2400 Wolf Creek Drive
Melbourne, FL | Lansing Ridge
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$2,300
1824 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 03:29 AM
Beautiful 4/2 pool home centrally located in the heart of Melbourne and a short drive to Patrick AFB and the beaches. Recently updated inside and out, and has a fenced in yard. Let's welcome with a $35/month pet fee.
1 Unit Available
825 E UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD
825 East University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL | Briarwood Park
2 Bedrooms
$850
838 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Simplistic and Cozy 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment located in Sunny Melbourne, Florida! This cozy 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom apartment features a comfortable living room and a spacious kitchen with appliances included.
1 Unit Available
1902 Fletcher Street
1902 Fletcher Street
Melbourne, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1814 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Available now. Home built in 2010. Two bedrooms, two full baths and a one car garage with opener. Open floor plan, new tile throughout! Kitchen with dishwasher and new built-in microwave. Kitchen and dining tiled flooring throughout.
1 Unit Available
2222 Flower Tree Circle
2222 Flower Tree Circle
Melbourne, FL
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
960 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
***Ready for immediate occupancy ***Great 2 bedroom 2 bath corner unit in the middle of Melbourne. Close to recreation, schools, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and 15 minutes from the beach.
1 Unit Available
650 Island Club Court
650 Island Club Drive
Melbourne, FL
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
900 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Available now & for Winter Season, longer term or short term! Fully furnished 1st floor condo, closest to the pool, pond in between, so it provides privacy. 2 full bedrooms & 2 full baths, split floor plan with living area in between bedrooms.
1 Unit Available
4203 Collinwood Drive
4203 Collinwood Drive
Melbourne, FL | Eagle Lake
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1702 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH 2 CAR GARAGE HOME CLOSE TO MELBOURNE BUSINESS DISTRICT, SCHOOLS AND MELBOURNE AIRPORT.
1 Unit Available
512 E Strawbridge Avenue
512 Strawbridge Avenue
Melbourne, FL
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
2299 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 08:43 PM
Looking for a rental in the heart of downtown Melbourne? Look no further, this 3 bedroom 1 bath is move in ready and walking distance to the best local night life and dining.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Melbourne?
In Melbourne, the median rent is $890 for a studio, $1,053 for a 1-bedroom, $1,254 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,492 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Melbourne, check out our monthly Melbourne Rent Report.
How much is rent in Melbourne?
In Melbourne, the median rent is $890 for a studio, $1,053 for a 1-bedroom, $1,254 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,492 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Melbourne, check out our monthly Melbourne Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Melbourne?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Melbourne apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Melbourne?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Melbourne apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Melbourne properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Melbourne properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Melbourne?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Melbourne.
How much should I pay for rent in Melbourne?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Melbourne.
How can I find off-campus housing in Melbourne?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Melbourne. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Florida Institute of Technology.
How can I find off-campus housing in Melbourne?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Melbourne. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Florida Institute of Technology.

Median Rent in Melbourne

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Melbourne is $1,053, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,254.
Studio
$890
1 Bed
$1,053
2 Beds
$1,254
3+ Beds
$1,492

City Guide

Melbourne
Put another shrimp on the barbie

‘Ello, Mate! Welcome to Melbourne! Fosters, Crocodile Dundee, dingoes, koalas, kangaroos, etc. Just kidding. You’re moving to Melbourne, Florida, a central coast town with a fairly progressive attitude and a large community of vacationers and seniors. Now, let’s get started on your apartment search, dude.

Put another shrimp on the barbie
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‘Ello, Mate! Welcome to Melbourne! Fosters, Crocodile Dundee, dingoes, koalas, kangaroos, etc. Just kidding. You’re moving to Melbourne, Florida, a central coast town with a fairly progressive attitude and a large community of vacationers and seniors. Now, let’s get started on your apartment search, dude.

Melbourne: From Space Coast to Beach Boasts

Melbourne is located in Brevard County, along the Space Coast, so named for the proximity to NASA launching station, Cape Canaveral. The Space Shuttle program came to an end in 2011, but look in the sky for SpaceX Dragon and Cygnus programs with astronauts aboard.

So, though the area no longer sends men to the moon (or so they tell you), it does have, duh, amazing beaches. Though the City of Melbourne is located inland on the Indian River Lagoon, you are within a quick drive or bus trip to some of the best beaches in central Florida, including Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island.

If for some reason you’re moving to Melbourne and you are horribly terrified of beautiful beaches, sunsets, dolphins and/or seashells, that’s okay too! The city proper has a historic downtown area and arts district, featuring the Foosaner Art Museum. Additionally, the city has numerous restaurants (including some highly sought after local places serving otherworldly Cuban food – El Ambia and the unoriginally named The Cuban Sandwich – sorry locals for pulling back those curtains), bars and shopping centers that are easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Beachside

Because of its diverse population, Melbourne neighborhoods are kind of a mixed bag. Additionally, neighboring Brevard County cities—like Indialantic, Palm Bay and Viera—are all nestled in close to each other, so border neighborhoods tend to take on the character of the closest cities.

Seaside living is far and away the most expensive real estate in town. Yes, there are a lot of condos and apartments in newer construction complexes along the waterfront, but many of these places make their big bucks in vacation rentals, and have above market rent for long term. Again, Melbourne proper is located on the Indian River Lagoon, but connected to beachside towns and communities by the Melbourne Causeway—including the towns of Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. Two bedroom apartments on the on the ocean-side of the causeway generally go for $1150-1300.

Inland

Inland Melbourne apartments are much less expensive and also have the added benefit of being located in a less transient community—here you’ll be close to community facilities and shopping centers.Check out your block and talk to other residents before settling on a neighborhood.

North Inland

Northern inland communities, towards the neighboring town of Viera, tend to be more desireable. Because Viera is a newly built and incorporated town, you’ll find a lot of opportunities in condos and apartment buildings. This is great news if you like a suburban neighborhood feel, but if you find this type of construction too cookie cutter, set your sights to the south.

South Inland

Most southern inland communities have less in the way of new and well-maintained apartments with complex-style amenities. If you’re looking for a house, southern inland neighborhoods will be your best bet, as there are a number of single-family homes for rent in this area. Avoid the area directly adjacent to the Florida Institute of Technology, particularly on the east side of campus. Two bedrooms in inland Melbourne generally range from $550-800, depending on amenities and rental type.

Melbourne: From Space Coast to Beach Boasts
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Melbourne is located in Brevard County, along the Space Coast, so named for the proximity to NASA launching station, Cape Canaveral. The Space Shuttle program came to an end in 2011, but look in the sky for SpaceX Dragon and Cygnus programs with astronauts aboard.

So, though the area no longer sends men to the moon (or so they tell you), it does have, duh, amazing beaches. Though the City of Melbourne is located inland on the Indian River Lagoon, you are within a quick drive or bus trip to some of the best beaches in central Florida, including Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island.

If for some reason you’re moving to Melbourne and you are horribly terrified of beautiful beaches, sunsets, dolphins and/or seashells, that’s okay too! The city proper has a historic downtown area and arts district, featuring the Foosaner Art Museum. Additionally, the city has numerous restaurants (including some highly sought after local places serving otherworldly Cuban food – El Ambia and the unoriginally named The Cuban Sandwich – sorry locals for pulling back those curtains), bars and shopping centers that are easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Beachside

Because of its diverse population, Melbourne neighborhoods are kind of a mixed bag. Additionally, neighboring Brevard County cities—like Indialantic, Palm Bay and Viera—are all nestled in close to each other, so border neighborhoods tend to take on the character of the closest cities.

Seaside living is far and away the most expensive real estate in town. Yes, there are a lot of condos and apartments in newer construction complexes along the waterfront, but many of these places make their big bucks in vacation rentals, and have above market rent for long term. Again, Melbourne proper is located on the Indian River Lagoon, but connected to beachside towns and communities by the Melbourne Causeway—including the towns of Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. Two bedroom apartments on the on the ocean-side of the causeway generally go for $1150-1300.

Inland

Inland Melbourne apartments are much less expensive and also have the added benefit of being located in a less transient community—here you’ll be close to community facilities and shopping centers.Check out your block and talk to other residents before settling on a neighborhood.

North Inland

Northern inland communities, towards the neighboring town of Viera, tend to be more desireable. Because Viera is a newly built and incorporated town, you’ll find a lot of opportunities in condos and apartment buildings. This is great news if you like a suburban neighborhood feel, but if you find this type of construction too cookie cutter, set your sights to the south.

South Inland

Most southern inland communities have less in the way of new and well-maintained apartments with complex-style amenities. If you’re looking for a house, southern inland neighborhoods will be your best bet, as there are a number of single-family homes for rent in this area. Avoid the area directly adjacent to the Florida Institute of Technology, particularly on the east side of campus. Two bedrooms in inland Melbourne generally range from $550-800, depending on amenities and rental type.

Rental Tips

Fear not intrepid Space Coast astronaut-pioneer! Melbourne has an extremely rental-friendly housing market, with a diverse body of rentals—everything from studio apartments to condos to single-family homes.

But, Melbourne is a vacation city that is also popular with the retirement crowd. If possible, start your apartment search during the summer off-season, when there will be less competition and lower rates for rentals. If this isn’t possible, start your apartment search at least two months before your winter move-in date to guarantee enough time to find an ideal rental.

In general, you can find great rentals without the aid of real estate agents through online apartment searches (heyooo!) or in the classifieds. Background and credit check fees range from $30-50.

Rental Tips
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Fear not intrepid Space Coast astronaut-pioneer! Melbourne has an extremely rental-friendly housing market, with a diverse body of rentals—everything from studio apartments to condos to single-family homes.

But, Melbourne is a vacation city that is also popular with the retirement crowd. If possible, start your apartment search during the summer off-season, when there will be less competition and lower rates for rentals. If this isn’t possible, start your apartment search at least two months before your winter move-in date to guarantee enough time to find an ideal rental.

In general, you can find great rentals without the aid of real estate agents through online apartment searches (heyooo!) or in the classifieds. Background and credit check fees range from $30-50.

Transportation

Commuting in and around Brevard County is fairly painless, particularly if you already live in Melbourne. Many area residents commute to the downtown business center from nearby cities, so living in town will save you some highway hassle. However, if you find yourself needing to get to Palm Bay or Viera for work, I-95 rush hour is brief (generally from 8-9:30 in the morning, and 5-6:30 in the evening), and will only cause minor delays.

The Space Coast Area Transit system (ha-ha, SCAT) provides Brevard County residents with fixed route bus services throughout Melbourne and into neighboring Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach.

There you have it, fair Melbourne apartment hunter! We have lift off. Up, up, and away. It's launch time. You get it.

Transportation
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Commuting in and around Brevard County is fairly painless, particularly if you already live in Melbourne. Many area residents commute to the downtown business center from nearby cities, so living in town will save you some highway hassle. However, if you find yourself needing to get to Palm Bay or Viera for work, I-95 rush hour is brief (generally from 8-9:30 in the morning, and 5-6:30 in the evening), and will only cause minor delays.

The Space Coast Area Transit system (ha-ha, SCAT) provides Brevard County residents with fixed route bus services throughout Melbourne and into neighboring Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach.

There you have it, fair Melbourne apartment hunter! We have lift off. Up, up, and away. It's launch time. You get it.

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City Guide

Melbourne
Put another shrimp on the barbie

‘Ello, Mate! Welcome to Melbourne! Fosters, Crocodile Dundee, dingoes, koalas, kangaroos, etc. Just kidding. You’re moving to Melbourne, Florida, a central coast town with a fairly progressive attitude and a large community of vacationers and seniors. Now, let’s get started on your apartment search, dude.

Put another shrimp on the barbie
+

‘Ello, Mate! Welcome to Melbourne! Fosters, Crocodile Dundee, dingoes, koalas, kangaroos, etc. Just kidding. You’re moving to Melbourne, Florida, a central coast town with a fairly progressive attitude and a large community of vacationers and seniors. Now, let’s get started on your apartment search, dude.

Melbourne: From Space Coast to Beach Boasts

Melbourne is located in Brevard County, along the Space Coast, so named for the proximity to NASA launching station, Cape Canaveral. The Space Shuttle program came to an end in 2011, but look in the sky for SpaceX Dragon and Cygnus programs with astronauts aboard.

So, though the area no longer sends men to the moon (or so they tell you), it does have, duh, amazing beaches. Though the City of Melbourne is located inland on the Indian River Lagoon, you are within a quick drive or bus trip to some of the best beaches in central Florida, including Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island.

If for some reason you’re moving to Melbourne and you are horribly terrified of beautiful beaches, sunsets, dolphins and/or seashells, that’s okay too! The city proper has a historic downtown area and arts district, featuring the Foosaner Art Museum. Additionally, the city has numerous restaurants (including some highly sought after local places serving otherworldly Cuban food – El Ambia and the unoriginally named The Cuban Sandwich – sorry locals for pulling back those curtains), bars and shopping centers that are easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Beachside

Because of its diverse population, Melbourne neighborhoods are kind of a mixed bag. Additionally, neighboring Brevard County cities—like Indialantic, Palm Bay and Viera—are all nestled in close to each other, so border neighborhoods tend to take on the character of the closest cities.

Seaside living is far and away the most expensive real estate in town. Yes, there are a lot of condos and apartments in newer construction complexes along the waterfront, but many of these places make their big bucks in vacation rentals, and have above market rent for long term. Again, Melbourne proper is located on the Indian River Lagoon, but connected to beachside towns and communities by the Melbourne Causeway—including the towns of Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. Two bedroom apartments on the on the ocean-side of the causeway generally go for $1150-1300.

Inland

Inland Melbourne apartments are much less expensive and also have the added benefit of being located in a less transient community—here you’ll be close to community facilities and shopping centers.Check out your block and talk to other residents before settling on a neighborhood.

North Inland

Northern inland communities, towards the neighboring town of Viera, tend to be more desireable. Because Viera is a newly built and incorporated town, you’ll find a lot of opportunities in condos and apartment buildings. This is great news if you like a suburban neighborhood feel, but if you find this type of construction too cookie cutter, set your sights to the south.

South Inland

Most southern inland communities have less in the way of new and well-maintained apartments with complex-style amenities. If you’re looking for a house, southern inland neighborhoods will be your best bet, as there are a number of single-family homes for rent in this area. Avoid the area directly adjacent to the Florida Institute of Technology, particularly on the east side of campus. Two bedrooms in inland Melbourne generally range from $550-800, depending on amenities and rental type.

Melbourne: From Space Coast to Beach Boasts
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Melbourne is located in Brevard County, along the Space Coast, so named for the proximity to NASA launching station, Cape Canaveral. The Space Shuttle program came to an end in 2011, but look in the sky for SpaceX Dragon and Cygnus programs with astronauts aboard.

So, though the area no longer sends men to the moon (or so they tell you), it does have, duh, amazing beaches. Though the City of Melbourne is located inland on the Indian River Lagoon, you are within a quick drive or bus trip to some of the best beaches in central Florida, including Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island.

If for some reason you’re moving to Melbourne and you are horribly terrified of beautiful beaches, sunsets, dolphins and/or seashells, that’s okay too! The city proper has a historic downtown area and arts district, featuring the Foosaner Art Museum. Additionally, the city has numerous restaurants (including some highly sought after local places serving otherworldly Cuban food – El Ambia and the unoriginally named The Cuban Sandwich – sorry locals for pulling back those curtains), bars and shopping centers that are easily accessible from all parts of the city.

Beachside

Because of its diverse population, Melbourne neighborhoods are kind of a mixed bag. Additionally, neighboring Brevard County cities—like Indialantic, Palm Bay and Viera—are all nestled in close to each other, so border neighborhoods tend to take on the character of the closest cities.

Seaside living is far and away the most expensive real estate in town. Yes, there are a lot of condos and apartments in newer construction complexes along the waterfront, but many of these places make their big bucks in vacation rentals, and have above market rent for long term. Again, Melbourne proper is located on the Indian River Lagoon, but connected to beachside towns and communities by the Melbourne Causeway—including the towns of Indialantic and Melbourne Beach. Two bedroom apartments on the on the ocean-side of the causeway generally go for $1150-1300.

Inland

Inland Melbourne apartments are much less expensive and also have the added benefit of being located in a less transient community—here you’ll be close to community facilities and shopping centers.Check out your block and talk to other residents before settling on a neighborhood.

North Inland

Northern inland communities, towards the neighboring town of Viera, tend to be more desireable. Because Viera is a newly built and incorporated town, you’ll find a lot of opportunities in condos and apartment buildings. This is great news if you like a suburban neighborhood feel, but if you find this type of construction too cookie cutter, set your sights to the south.

South Inland

Most southern inland communities have less in the way of new and well-maintained apartments with complex-style amenities. If you’re looking for a house, southern inland neighborhoods will be your best bet, as there are a number of single-family homes for rent in this area. Avoid the area directly adjacent to the Florida Institute of Technology, particularly on the east side of campus. Two bedrooms in inland Melbourne generally range from $550-800, depending on amenities and rental type.

Rental Tips

Fear not intrepid Space Coast astronaut-pioneer! Melbourne has an extremely rental-friendly housing market, with a diverse body of rentals—everything from studio apartments to condos to single-family homes.

But, Melbourne is a vacation city that is also popular with the retirement crowd. If possible, start your apartment search during the summer off-season, when there will be less competition and lower rates for rentals. If this isn’t possible, start your apartment search at least two months before your winter move-in date to guarantee enough time to find an ideal rental.

In general, you can find great rentals without the aid of real estate agents through online apartment searches (heyooo!) or in the classifieds. Background and credit check fees range from $30-50.

Rental Tips
+

Fear not intrepid Space Coast astronaut-pioneer! Melbourne has an extremely rental-friendly housing market, with a diverse body of rentals—everything from studio apartments to condos to single-family homes.

But, Melbourne is a vacation city that is also popular with the retirement crowd. If possible, start your apartment search during the summer off-season, when there will be less competition and lower rates for rentals. If this isn’t possible, start your apartment search at least two months before your winter move-in date to guarantee enough time to find an ideal rental.

In general, you can find great rentals without the aid of real estate agents through online apartment searches (heyooo!) or in the classifieds. Background and credit check fees range from $30-50.

Transportation

Commuting in and around Brevard County is fairly painless, particularly if you already live in Melbourne. Many area residents commute to the downtown business center from nearby cities, so living in town will save you some highway hassle. However, if you find yourself needing to get to Palm Bay or Viera for work, I-95 rush hour is brief (generally from 8-9:30 in the morning, and 5-6:30 in the evening), and will only cause minor delays.

The Space Coast Area Transit system (ha-ha, SCAT) provides Brevard County residents with fixed route bus services throughout Melbourne and into neighboring Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach.

There you have it, fair Melbourne apartment hunter! We have lift off. Up, up, and away. It's launch time. You get it.

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Commuting in and around Brevard County is fairly painless, particularly if you already live in Melbourne. Many area residents commute to the downtown business center from nearby cities, so living in town will save you some highway hassle. However, if you find yourself needing to get to Palm Bay or Viera for work, I-95 rush hour is brief (generally from 8-9:30 in the morning, and 5-6:30 in the evening), and will only cause minor delays.

The Space Coast Area Transit system (ha-ha, SCAT) provides Brevard County residents with fixed route bus services throughout Melbourne and into neighboring Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach.

There you have it, fair Melbourne apartment hunter! We have lift off. Up, up, and away. It's launch time. You get it.

Rent Report
Melbourne

October 2020 Melbourne Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Melbourne Rent Report. Melbourne rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Melbourne rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Melbourne rents declined significantly over the past month

Melbourne rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 5.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Melbourne stand at $1,053 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,255 for a two-bedroom. Melbourne's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.3%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

    Rents falling across cities in Florida

    While rent prices have increased in Melbourne over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,593; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Orlando experiencing the fastest decline (-6.0%).
    • Jacksonville, Cape Coral, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.1%, 0.6%, and 0.5%, respectively).

    Melbourne rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased significantly in Melbourne, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Melbourne is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Melbourne's median two-bedroom rent of $1,255 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 5.0% increase in Melbourne.
    • While Melbourne's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Melbourne than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in Melbourne.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    October 2020 Melbourne Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Melbourne Rent Report. Melbourne rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Melbourne rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Melbourne Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Melbourne Rent Report. Melbourne rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Melbourne rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Melbourne rents declined significantly over the past month

    Melbourne rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but have increased significantly by 5.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Melbourne stand at $1,053 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,255 for a two-bedroom. Melbourne's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.3%, as well as the national average of -1.4%.

      Rents falling across cities in Florida

      While rent prices have increased in Melbourne over the past year, other cities across the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have fallen in 1 of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Florida. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Miami is the most expensive of all Florida's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,593; of the 10 largest Florida cities that we have data for, 7 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Orlando experiencing the fastest decline (-6.0%).
      • Jacksonville, Cape Coral, and Tampa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (1.1%, 0.6%, and 0.5%, respectively).

      Melbourne rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased significantly in Melbourne, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Melbourne is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Melbourne's median two-bedroom rent of $1,255 is above the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 5.0% increase in Melbourne.
      • While Melbourne's rents rose significantly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Melbourne than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than twice the price in Melbourne.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.