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Area Information - Melbourne FL

at Florida Institute of Technology

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Tel: 1(321) 674-8350
E-mail: mel@ELS.edu

  • Beautiful campus located on Florida’s Space Coast
  • Usage of campus facilities: Library, cafeteria, gymnasium, fitness center, and sports facilities
  • Famous Melbourne beaches, including Paradise Beach and Park, Spessard Holland North Beach Park, Bicentennial Beach Park, and Coconut Point Park nearby
  • An hour’s drive from famous theme parks, including Universal Studios, Disney World, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, and Volcano Bay
  • Join ELS on Social Media! #ELSMelbourne


Area Description

La Verne is a safe and small city that is located about 45 minutes east of Los Angeles. It is located near beautiful and popular beaches and attractions such as Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood and distinguished museums. The Center, which is located on the University of La Verne campus, near a residential community full of small businesses, provides a friendly, small town atmosphere. There are plenty of small shops and restaurants in the area with good public transportation. The population of La Verne is about 32,000 people, so it's fairly small compared to large cities in the area.

Area Attractions

  • La Verne is located east of Downtown Los Angeles (museums, concerts, sporting events) and
    Hollywood, Beverly Hills and many great beaches
  • Beautiful small campus located in a suburban community
  • Year-round mild to warm weather
  • Universal Studios, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain
  • Museums: Getty Center, LACMA, Science Center, Natural History
  • Concerts: Hollywood Bowl, Disney Concert Hall, Staple Center, Microsoft Theater; Professional
  • Sport teams: LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Anaheim Angels, LA Dodgers, LA Kings, Anaheim Ducks and LA Galaxy
  • Old Town Pasadena and Huntington Library & Gardens
  • San Dimas State Park (horseback riding) and Raging Waters, Southern California's largest water park
  • 18 hole golf course nearby
  • Shopping Malls (Eastland Center, West Covina Plaza, Montclair Plaza & Ontario Mills)
  • Transportation: Bus (Foothill Transit) and train (Metrolink)

Distances to Key Locations (from ELS Center)

Housing Options: Minutes Method
Homestays in the area (Homestay) 30/20/30/15 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
University of La Verne Residence (Student Residence (on campus))    
Local Places:    
ELS Classrooms 2 Walk
Airport 60/45 Car
Bank 25/15/10 Walk/Bike/Car
Downtown Area 120/45 Bus/Car
Post Office 30/15/20/10 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
Restaurants 15/5/2 Walk/Bike/Car
Shopping Mall/Outlet 45/20 Bus/Car
Supermarket 25/15/20/5 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
Pharmacy 25/15/20/5 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
Sports Stadium 60/45 Bus/Car
Other Nearby Cities:    
Las Vegas, NV 240 Car
Santa Barbara, CA 120 Car
San Diego, CA 120 Car
San Francisco, CA 420 Car
Hollywood, CA 120/45 Bus/Car
Los Angeles, CA 120/120/45 Train/Bus/Car
Pasadena, CA 120/45 Bus/Car
Santa Monica, CA 150/55 Bus/Car

Local Transportation

  • Local buses serve local La Verne vicinity for about $1.00 per ride or $35 per month for a bus pass
  • Students can use the Metrolink train from the Pomona North station in nearby Pomona (3 km) to go to Los Angeles Union Station ($9.50 roundtrip weekends) and beaches ($16.25 roundtrip weekends)

Recommended Hotels

Sheraton Suites Fairplex
601 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
Phone: 909.622.2220

Red Roof Inn
204 North Village Court
San Dimas, CA 91773

Hotel Casa 425
425 West First Street
Claremont CA 91711
Phone: 866.450.0425