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2 words for you BEACH BUM aka WASTE oftime!!!! either way I am sure you are exhausting the system somehow!! healthcare, medicaid, We ALL will pay (the YANKEES) I hear the THANK YOU Buddy, dont waste your energy, it was already wasted on voting for OBAMA/GIVEAWAY.I work, I WORK HARD and am HAPPY to do so. I feel complete at the end of the day. Do you ? S_P_O_N_G_E ?
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oh now yer just another mindless troll who cant stand the fact that others are truly happy while you are miserable, Elizabeth - go away please with your pointless anonymous hatred. btw, how do you look naked? rotflmao
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I live in Melbourne and this conversation is worthless without pics. Melbourne is beautiful!
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Seriously Elizabeth, maybe you should try removing the stick wedged up your ass.

I live just outside of melbourne and I think it's great. If I want to take my time and paint on the beach, or in the canals I can.

If I'm in the mood for excitement I can drive to Orlando, and have all the excitement I want.

There's a great art district right nearby that I visit often, and plenty of cute shops in downtown melbourne.

Yeah, maybe its boring. But if I'm not in the mood for boring, it's only a short drive somewhere more 'exciting.
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I cant stop LAUGHING at you all, perhaps senility has set in prematurly due to not using your brains much,really now, read ALL posts people it was your OWN Floridians who STARTED this chit chat.Not me, that is SSSSOOOOO funny you act as if I am the instigator, I just "agreed" with a local that it is ,louded with freeloaders who sit on the beach all day and whine about the government, and complain about Healthcare, and DO NOT pay into the system, thats all. By the way we have BEAUTFUL 4 seasons up here we NEVER get bored, we are "playing" in the snow and loving it, us silly Yankees! I Bet not ONE of you folks are born in that DINKY LIL TOWN either!!! Thanks for the humor<3
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Feb 23, 2010
 
I'll be living in Melbourne in a couple of years' time ... for the winter, at least.

Fishing?- I'll do a bit of that.
Sailing?- I'll do a bit of that, too.
Berg wandern?- Won't do too much of that (Florida isn't exactly noted for its mountains, so that will have to wait until summer, when I go back to the Alps.)

Elizabeth said: "WOW YOU are uptight Man!!! You should relax,dont be so critical of the yankees."

Oooh!- You *are* sensitive ;)

I used to live in Vicksburg, MS where typical bumper stickers said:'happiness is a Yankee heading North' and they were convinced that the 'War of Northern aggression' was won by cheating :))

IMO; where you live is what you make of it. There are some people who could be miserable in Paradise (and I'm not going to tell them the way to 'Am kleinem Paradies' anyway) and there are some people who would be happy anywhere.
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Feb 27, 2010
 
Hey, like Elizabeth, Im also from Staten ISland. My parents purchased a beautiful house in some estate place a couple years beck, but my dad cant find any decent jobs there to support my family (he is a banker in manhattan), but I would really like to like ther someday, especiallly because of the weather, which is way better than staten island. Also, I love skateboarding and see that melbourne has lots of parks and skate shops.
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Melbourne is fairly boring, yes. I was born there in the early 1980's and lived there until about 2006 before moving to Orlando and now Los Angeles. There is more to do there in 2010 than there was in 1998, however, but a lot of the recent beautification has taken away from the older 50's-60's character of the city. In the 90's you had weekly classic car shows on Babcock Street and a 50's malt shop in the old Woolworths across the street. Liberating stuff when you got your first car.

It's prettier now, I guess, but it's still a place that's geared for retirees and snowbirds with money. Too many planned communities litter Wickham Rd., for instance. There are some great restaurants there, some good bars downtown, two good movie theaters (that mostly show only mainstream titles) and one small holdout called the Metro Twin Cinema off Wickham & 192. Plenty of electronics stores, two Apple Computer Reseller locations, a mall with a few decent clothing stores, etc. and a couple of local comic book and RPG gaming hangouts if you're into that. They also have an indie film festival every November as well as musical acts, orchestra and ballet that show at the King Center auditorium. Most of this atmosphere just isn't geared for young people-- even those in their 30's--that's the point. There are things to do in your own circle(s) but it's not a place where you walk around and just meet new people. It's a very small "city" but more like a big town.

I've been to Miami, Atlanta, North Carolina, Manhattan (love it there but so expensive), New Mexico, Los Angeles, Switzerland, London, Nassau, Bahamas... and I'm not going to compare Melbourne, Florida to those places. It's got its own charm and natural beauty but it is an acquired taste because it is still a bland place to live. There are still a few older places, mostly in the "Eau Gallie" area that haven't changed much since the 1980's apart from the library and civic center.

If you are looking for excitement you need to make your own in Melbourne. This is not necessarily a criticism but it will not do it for you. I'd say this is par for the course compared to many minor cities.
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Mar 6, 2010
 
Nice write-up Craig, thanks. Spot on with no bias. It did use to have a little more charm as you say, and some of us even relish the days when the Melbourne square mall was a cow pasture and Viera/ Suntree did not exist... and it was unincorporated "west by God" Melbourne.
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Mar 16, 2010
 
Craig wrote:
Melbourne is fairly boring, yes. I was born there in the early 1980's and lived there until about 2006 before moving to Orlando and now Los Angeles. There is more to do there in 2010 than there was in 1998, however, but a lot of the recent beautification has taken away from the older 50's-60's character of the city. In the 90's you had weekly classic car shows on Babcock Street and a 50's malt shop in the old Woolworths across the street. Liberating stuff when you got your first car.
It's prettier now, I guess, but it's still a place that's geared for retirees and snowbirds with money. Too many planned communities litter Wickham Rd., for instance. There are some great restaurants there, some good bars downtown, two good movie theaters (that mostly show only mainstream titles) and one small holdout called the Metro Twin Cinema off Wickham & 192. Plenty of electronics stores, two Apple Computer Reseller locations, a mall with a few decent clothing stores, etc. and a couple of local comic book and RPG gaming hangouts if you're into that. They also have an indie film festival every November as well as musical acts, orchestra and ballet that show at the King Center auditorium. Most of this atmosphere just isn't geared for young people-- even those in their 30's--that's the point. There are things to do in your own circle(s) but it's not a place where you walk around and just meet new people. It's a very small "city" but more like a big town.
I've been to Miami, Atlanta, North Carolina, Manhattan (love it there but so expensive), New Mexico, Los Angeles, Switzerland, London, Nassau, Bahamas... and I'm not going to compare Melbourne, Florida to those places. It's got its own charm and natural beauty but it is an acquired taste because it is still a bland place to live. There are still a few older places, mostly in the "Eau Gallie" area that haven't changed much since the 1980's apart from the library and civic center.
If you are looking for excitement you need to make your own in Melbourne. This is not necessarily a criticism but it will not do it for you. I'd say this is par for the course compared to many minor cities.
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How can anyone ne bored where they live? There are all kinds of interesting people here from all over the country.
Here are some facts about Boring Melbourne:
1)Viera (north of us) is home to the Space Coast Stadium which is the spring training camp for the Washington Nationals(used to be Montreal Expos from Canada) as well as home to a minor league baseball team The Brevard County Manatees.
2) Port Canaveral is the WORLDS BUSIEST cruise port
3) 2 local hospitals are among the top 5 private employers in the USA!
4) In 2009, Forbes ranked Brevard County 1st of 8 metropolitan areas in Florida for affordable housing, and short commute times!
5)Forbes magazine ranked Melbourne 2nd out of 150 metropolitan areas in the US for the percentage of the population that are engineers, 6.6%(Silicon Valley is #1). VERY SMART FOLKS LIVE HERE!!
6)The Space Coast contains a higher percentage of college graduates than any of the other 66 Florida counties. SMART KIDS LIVE HERE ALSO
7)AARP ranked Brevard County school district 8th in the 2005 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. It was the only public-school system and the highest-ranked Florida employer on the national list.
8) Did you know!!!!A team of Brevard high school students stood 2nd IN THE WORLD in the robotics world championship in 2007. SO, still bored?
9)In 2005 & 2006, Newsweek ranked Cocoa Beach High School among the top 100 US high schools (out of 21,000) in part due to its International Baccalaureate program
10) We have locally
The Maxwell C King Center for the Performing Arts, seats 2000 and hosts a variety of shows, ballet and symphonies.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra
The Space Coast Ballet
The Brevard ZOO (56 acres)
Air Force Space & Missile Museum
American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Museum
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - no where in the USA will you find stuff about space exploration!
The Astronaut Hall of Fame
U.S. Spacewalk Walk of Fame
The Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
11 movie Theaters
Dance Studios : 5 Ballroom, 3 Clogging, 2 Country Line, 6 Square Dance, 2 Swing, Tap & Jazz, Contra, 3 Folk, 6 Latin, and 2 Single Dance Studios
17 area Art Galleries
75 Night Clubs: Folk, Bluegrass, Comedy Clubs, Country, Jazz, Karaoke, Latin, Reggae, Rock/Pop
WOW, and you say its boring?
Life is what you make of it.
It is controlled by your mind.
But you have to be creative and take advantage of what is here and available to us.
You see, I live in Florida because of the Sun and relaxing sights we have. Great place to unwind and share your thoughts with some one who cares!
Have a great day!!
Pete Moss

Bethpage, NY

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Mar 17, 2010
 
It's quite easy to be bored when you are a very active person living in a retirement community.
- Space Coast Stadium? Big deal! Ever been to a REAL ballpark?(Washington Nat's 1-11 as of this writing)
- Canveral is a busy port because of gambling ships. Something to be real proud of.
- Short commute times.. to WHAT? Where are all of the employers??
- School district is good for older teachers? Great. How is it for STUDENTS??(Hint: it sux. Facts back me up on this)
- As for your local "attractions". YAWN!! A surfing hall of fame?? Whoopdie-crap! Astronaut walk of fame?? A good way to kill 5 minutes...

Face it. You are reaching. This area always has and always will be lame as heck. But, if you're into dead palm trees, a smelly river, shuttered businesses, dirtbags, beach bums, golf, fishing and brutally hot weather I suppose you could make it work. Me? I'm outta here just as soon as I can sell my house.
OldAlleyCat wrote:
How can anyone ne bored where they live? There are all kinds of interesting people here from all over the country.
Here are some facts about Boring Melbourne:
1)Viera (north of us) is home to the Space Coast Stadium which is the spring training camp for the Washington Nationals(used to be Montreal Expos from Canada) as well as home to a minor league baseball team The Brevard County Manatees.
2) Port Canaveral is the WORLDS BUSIEST cruise port
3) 2 local hospitals are among the top 5 private employers in the USA!
4) In 2009, Forbes ranked Brevard County 1st of 8 metropolitan areas in Florida for affordable housing, and short commute times!
5)Forbes magazine ranked Melbourne 2nd out of 150 metropolitan areas in the US for the percentage of the population that are engineers, 6.6%(Silicon Valley is #1). VERY SMART FOLKS LIVE HERE!!
6)The Space Coast contains a higher percentage of college graduates than any of the other 66 Florida counties. SMART KIDS LIVE HERE ALSO
7)AARP ranked Brevard County school district 8th in the 2005 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. It was the only public-school system and the highest-ranked Florida employer on the national list.
8) Did you know!!!!A team of Brevard high school students stood 2nd IN THE WORLD in the robotics world championship in 2007. SO, still bored?
9)In 2005 & 2006, Newsweek ranked Cocoa Beach High School among the top 100 US high schools (out of 21,000) in part due to its International Baccalaureate program
10) We have locally
The Maxwell C King Center for the Performing Arts, seats 2000 and hosts a variety of shows, ballet and symphonies.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra
The Space Coast Ballet
The Brevard ZOO (56 acres)
Air Force Space & Missile Museum
American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Museum
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - no where in the USA will you find stuff about space exploration!
The Astronaut Hall of Fame
U.S. Spacewalk Walk of Fame
The Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
11 movie Theaters
Dance Studios : 5 Ballroom, 3 Clogging, 2 Country Line, 6 Square Dance, 2 Swing, Tap & Jazz, Contra, 3 Folk, 6 Latin, and 2 Single Dance Studios
17 area Art Galleries
75 Night Clubs: Folk, Bluegrass, Comedy Clubs, Country, Jazz, Karaoke, Latin, Reggae, Rock/Pop
WOW, and you say its boring?
Life is what you make of it.
It is controlled by your mind.
But you have to be creative and take advantage of what is here and available to us.
You see, I live in Florida because of the Sun and relaxing sights we have. Great place to unwind and share your thoughts with some one who cares!
Have a great day!!
Pete Moss

Bethpage, NY

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Mar 17, 2010
 
It's easy to be bored when you are a very active single person living in a retirement community.
- Space Coast Stadium? Big deal! Ever been to a REAL ballpark?(Washington Nat's 1-11 as of this writing)
- Canveral is a busy port because of gambling ships. Something to be real proud of.
- Short commute times.. to WHAT? Where are all of the employers??
- School district is good for older teachers? Great. How is it for STUDENTS??(Hint: it sux. Facts back me up on this)
- As for your local "attractions". YAWN!! A surfing hall of fame?? Whoopdie-crap! Astronaut walk of fame?? A good way to kill 5 minutes...

Face it. You are reaching. This area always has and always will be lame as heck. But, if you're into dead palm trees, a smelly river, shuttered businesses, dirtbags, beach bums, golf, fishing and brutally hot weather I suppose you could make it work. Me? I'm outta here just as soon as I can sell my house.
OldAlleyCat wrote:
How can anyone ne bored where they live? There are all kinds of interesting people here from all over the country.
Here are some facts about Boring Melbourne:
1)Viera (north of us) is home to the Space Coast Stadium which is the spring training camp for the Washington Nationals(used to be Montreal Expos from Canada) as well as home to a minor league baseball team The Brevard County Manatees.
2) Port Canaveral is the WORLDS BUSIEST cruise port
3) 2 local hospitals are among the top 5 private employers in the USA!
4) In 2009, Forbes ranked Brevard County 1st of 8 metropolitan areas in Florida for affordable housing, and short commute times!
5)Forbes magazine ranked Melbourne 2nd out of 150 metropolitan areas in the US for the percentage of the population that are engineers, 6.6%(Silicon Valley is #1). VERY SMART FOLKS LIVE HERE!!
6)The Space Coast contains a higher percentage of college graduates than any of the other 66 Florida counties. SMART KIDS LIVE HERE ALSO
7)AARP ranked Brevard County school district 8th in the 2005 list of Best Employers for Workers Over 50. It was the only public-school system and the highest-ranked Florida employer on the national list.
8) Did you know!!!!A team of Brevard high school students stood 2nd IN THE WORLD in the robotics world championship in 2007. SO, still bored?
9)In 2005 & 2006, Newsweek ranked Cocoa Beach High School among the top 100 US high schools (out of 21,000) in part due to its International Baccalaureate program
10) We have locally
The Maxwell C King Center for the Performing Arts, seats 2000 and hosts a variety of shows, ballet and symphonies.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra
The Space Coast Ballet
The Brevard ZOO (56 acres)
Air Force Space & Missile Museum
American Police Hall of Fame & Museum
East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame Museum
The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - no where in the USA will you find stuff about space exploration!
The Astronaut Hall of Fame
U.S. Spacewalk Walk of Fame
The Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
11 movie Theaters
Dance Studios : 5 Ballroom, 3 Clogging, 2 Country Line, 6 Square Dance, 2 Swing, Tap & Jazz, Contra, 3 Folk, 6 Latin, and 2 Single Dance Studios
17 area Art Galleries
75 Night Clubs: Folk, Bluegrass, Comedy Clubs, Country, Jazz, Karaoke, Latin, Reggae, Rock/Pop
WOW, and you say its boring?
Life is what you make of it.
It is controlled by your mind.
But you have to be creative and take advantage of what is here and available to us.
You see, I live in Florida because of the Sun and relaxing sights we have. Great place to unwind and share your thoughts with some one who cares!
Have a great day!!
Alicia in Texas

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#34
Mar 18, 2010
 
I'm a review appraiser working for a bank, and I am reviewing an appraisal for a property in Melbourne. Looked on the internet to see what I could find, as I always do, and I came across this thread. I'm in Texas and have never been to Melbourne. Pete Moss, you had me crying with laughter. Thanks, I needed that. Hilarious! Hope you sell your house, man! Good luck.
beach bunny

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Mar 18, 2010
 
I hope you sell your house and get the heck out of my town too Pete
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Mar 20, 2010
 
I wouldn't say boring as much as I'd say not a TON of stuff to do. If you want "city" you can just drive to Orlando or Miami. If you want beach and beauty.....it's right here! Yes....it's buggy and hot but it's waaaaay better then cold and snowing. Maybe though there could be more things to do on the actual beach-side. More movies, dining, fun places and perhaps make closing time later then 2 AM. Also, it would be nice if downtown Mel shops didn't close up at 5:00. Seems silly with all the bars and restaurants in town. I'll take Melbourne just as it is thank you. Love it!:)
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Mar 22, 2010
 
Hit the hammer on the head with explaining melbourne my sis lived there for a long time use to visit her every summer loved the place, starting school up in sept there WOOT!!
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Mar 29, 2010
 
River smells good this morning. Like a dumpster full of soiled diapers with a decomposing body at the bottom...
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Apr 2, 2010
 
Are there alot of misquitos there in the summer? I live in the panhandle and dont really see any of them (about a mile from the ocean) and havent really noticed any in Melbourne when I have visited but wanted to make sure i wasnt missing anything
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Apr 3, 2010
 
This year's winter may hold them at bay for a while, but yes mosquitoes are abundant during the rainy season (June through September) and some folks wear heavy ankle weights to protect themselves... they're big enough to pick you up and carry you away lol. There are a lot of ponds, canals, and marsh areas which support their breeding and propagation activities. I'm lucky that my wife is a mosquito magnet so they mostly leave me alone ; )

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