US News & World Report Rates Melbourne, FL 4th Best for Retirement

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Waves Realty BK3246853

Places to retire.

This is a perfect time to think about the future. The Holiday Season and the end of the year are quickly approaching. We often think about both the past and future when each year changes. 

U.S. News & World Report is out with their annual best places to retire addition (for 2022). Florida is well represented with eight of the top 10 spots. The reasons (aside from great weather) are lower housing costs, zero state taxes, positive relationships with police and sheriff departments and lower infringement on personal freedoms. 

This year Melbourne, FL moved up to number Four on the list of great retirement destinations.

Some of the reasons Melbourne (and the Space Coast in general) rates so high:

  • Low density traffic patterns (people here complain about being caught in traffic for five minutes!)
  • The second longest beach in Florida
  • Dozens of FREE public beach parks up and down the coastline!
  • Port Canaveral is the second largest passenger port in the USA
  • Melbourne-Orlando International Airport with flights from Delta and American airlines.
  • Close by Orlando International Airport
  • One Hour from Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Sea World and much more!
  • King Center for the Performing Arts
  • Historic Downtown Melbourne with it's many shops and restaurants
  • Too many Golf Courses to mention (municipal, private and semi-private).
  • World Class fishing (both ocean and Indian River as well as Lake Washington).
  • Boating from one of our countless marinas. 

Just FYI...with our many Defense Contractors, Space Industry jobs and Patrick Space Force Base, the Space Coast has the second highest number of Engineers in the USA (behind only Palo Alto California). With our booming jobs market and world class schools, this is not only a place for retirees, it is a wonderful place to raise a family! 

If you are looking for a place to retire, a great jobs market, a safe community that believes America's best days are me at or 321.223.6253. I would love to help you fulfill your Florida dreams!


Posted by


Jeffrey DiMuria

Waves Realty
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321.223.6253         


Comments (11)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Jeff... this does not surprise me... hopefully, this US News & World Report ranking will send some retirees down your way and you can help them find a new home in Melbourne

Oct 20, 2021 11:40 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Funny thing, so many young people are moving here. They work for the big employers like Northrop Grumman, L3Harris, GE, Space X, Blue Origin, NASA plus we have a bunch of Space Force employees from Patrick Space Force Base. I feel bad when they call me on a listing that has three or four bids already.

Oct 20, 2021 01:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, SHOOT, does that mean my friends will NEVER come back to Denver?   LOL   Sounds like with this news too, you will never be able to retire!

Oct 20, 2021 12:15 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

We have approximately 1000 people per day moving to Florida. No chance we will be able to keep up so if you ever decide to move this way I know a good brokerage that is hiring...bahahahaha

Oct 20, 2021 01:40 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We are not surprised!  Years ago about 13 years we started working with an agent in Palm Beach.  We saw the flight to tax free FLA begin with younger people. then the sae with Naples, Ponte Vidra, St Augustine, plus so many other cities, and we saw that trend all the way to Key Largo...So I am not surprised, and very happy for you.  A

Oct 20, 2021 02:41 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My husband and I are starting to think about retirement.  Do you think Florida would fit the bill for us?

Oct 20, 2021 03:00 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Of course! Don't you think everyone wants no state tax :)

Oct 22, 2021 03:20 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeffrey- were it not for my family being here in Houston, I'm pretty sure we would have stayed in Florida. I love the Melbourne area!!!

Oct 20, 2021 07:09 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Jeffrey - articles like this one are definitely conversation-starters.  And with real estate, action begins with a conversation.  

Oct 21, 2021 04:49 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This is great information to share. Many Maryland retirees more to Florida.


Oct 22, 2021 08:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, this all sounds wonderful for your business.    Hopefully there will be homes for these incoming employees.

Oct 25, 2021 05:52 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Wednesday morning, Jeff.

Take care, be safe and have an outstanding day.

Oct 27, 2021 07:10 AM
Anna Chroscicki
Re/Max Masterpiece Realty - Port St Lucie, FL
Realtor - St. Lucie County affordable Real Estate

I really like Melbourne. But i guess I can't complain ... Port Saint Lucie is #3  😁

Oct 29, 2021 08:39 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty

Well, I am (possibly) the Worlds biggest Mets PSL has a place in my heart!

Nov 01, 2021 07:41 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, no wonder you are so busy down there, and having an excellent REALTOR is so important!  

Feb 20, 2022 06:57 AM