The city of West Melbourne, Florida is located in the Palm Bay - Melbourne metropolitan area.
Most areas in West Melbourne are quiet, as there are usually low levels of noise from traffic - however some parts can be quite noisy, especially closer to the airport (Melbourne International Airport) or Interstate 95.
In West Melbourne, roughly 70% of the dwellings are single detached homes, while large apartment buildings and mobile homes make up most of the remaining housing stock. Around one third of properties in this city were constructed since the year 2000, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built in the 1960s and the 1980s. This part of the Palm Bay - Melbourne metropolitan area also has quite a good variety of housing sizes; homes range from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly three quarters of the dwellings in West Melbourne and one quarter are rented.
High schools and primary schools are not particularly abundant in West Melbourne, and therefore not always within walking distance. Residents benefit from public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With regards to food, some, but not all, home buyers in West Melbourne will reside within walking distance of one of around 10 supermarkets. There are also a few choices for those who value nearby restaurants and cafes.
Driving is a great medium of transportation in West Melbourne. It is especially convenient to find a place to park. On the other hand, commuting by public transit is very difficult in West Melbourne. Thankfully, residents are served by a few bus lines. Walking is not very feasible for property owners in West Melbourne because very few common errands can be run on foot.