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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
  • Nearby Florida's stunning beaches and famous theme parks and water parks, such as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld
  • Usage of campus facilities: Library, cafeteria, gymnasium, fitness center, and sports facilities
  • Join ELS on Social Media! #ELSMelbourne


Area Description

Melbourne is a small city of 80,000 people located 60 miles (about an hour's drive) south of Orlando, one of the largest cities in Florida. Melbourne is a small city, but Brevard County, to which Melbourne belongs, is an area that embraces the Space Coast, where American aerospace companies are concentrated. Companies such as NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, L3Harris and SpaceX are located along the beach. Spend the weekend enjoying major attractions near Orlando, such as Disneyland and Universal Studios.

Area Attractions

  • Historic Downtown Melbourne which offers a wide variety of dining options and quaint boutiques
  • Kennedy Space Center where students can tour NASA launch areas, learn about the history of space exploration, and see giant rockets and spaceflight simulators
  • Famous Melbourne beaches, including Indialantic Beach, Paradise Beach and Park, Spessard Holland North Beach Park, Bicentennial Beach Park, and Coconut Point Park
  • World-famous amusement parks, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld

Distances to Key Locations (from ELS Center)

Housing Options: Minutes Method
Homestays in the area (Homestay) Up to 45 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
Florida Institute of Technology Campus Residences (Student Residence (on campus)) 20/3/4 Walk/Bike/Car
Local Places:    
ELS Classrooms 2 Walk
Indialantic Beach 20 Bus
Airport 60 Car
Bank 60/30/10 Walk/Bike/Car
Downtown Area 30/15/10/10 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
Post Office 5/2 Walk/Bike
Restaurants 10/5/5 Walk/Bike/Car
Shopping Mall/Outlet 45/30/30/10 Walk/Bike/Bus/Car
Supermarket 30/10/5 Walk/Bike/Car
Pharmacy 15/10/5 Walk/Bike/Car
Other Nearby Cities:    
Orlando, FL 60 Car
Tampa, FL 145 Car
St. Petersburg, FL 180 Car

Local Transportation

  • Free use of the FIT shuttle bus (Trolley) https://www.fit.edu/trolley/
  • Using Space Coast Area Transit, a regional bus system, moving to major areas in Brevard County (Monthly pass $21)

Recommended Hotels

Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Melbourne
2255 Coastal Lane
West Melbourne, Florida 32904
Phone: 321.345.4186