The city of West Melbourne was created in 1959 to prevent the area from being annexed into the City of Melbourne. The city business owner friendly and has some of the best parks and recreation areas in Brevard County, to include the brand new Space Coast Field of Dreams, an all abilities park. West Melbourne is home of Promise of Brevard, an independant living community for young adults with special needs. West Melbourne has great little league sports programs and A rated schools. It's an area that gives the amenties of a big city with a small town friendliness.