Palm Bay, Florida Real Estate and Community InformationLocation Details
Palm Bay is a small Florida city situated near the Indian River that is located about eight miles south of Melbourne in Brevard County. This wonderful setting offers access to several popular transportion routes including United States Route 1 South, Florida State Road 507, Interstate 95 and East Strawbridge Avenue. This setting also offers Palm Bay residents access to several attractions that are located near Melbourne Beach.
A Brief Introduction to Palm Bay Homes for Sale
Most Palm Bay homes for sale have been constructed during the last 60 years using floor plans and architectural designs that offer families a variety of living options. Many of these homes were constructed during the late 1950s and early 1960s by the General Development Corporation as part of its residential project called Port Malabar.
Other Palm Bay homes for sale include vintage homes that were constructed between 1900 and 1945. They feature interesting Edwardian, Craftsman and Art Deco architectural designs that offer many fun ways to learn about early 20th century Florida architectural trends. Contact Classique Properties for more information on real estate in the area.
A Brief City History
Palm Bay's modern history can be traced back to the 1850s when American settlers established homes near Turtle Creek. New residents began to arrive in the late 1890s after railroad service was established in the area.
Modern interest in Palm Bay homes for sale was established in the 1920s by farmers who grew lettuce, celery and citrus fruits on large farms that overlooked Turtle Creek and the Indian River. Many of these farms overlooked large tracts of land that was purchased by speculators during Florida's land boom.
This interest was revived during the late 1950s by Melbourne-area residents who discovered Palm Bay's lower living costs and access to many popular Florida state parks. This interest continues to grow as more Brevard County residents discover the value of living in Palm Bay.
Nearby Supermarkets, Restaurants and Post Offices
The Palm Bay area is home to more than 40 restaurants and supermarkets that are located near single-family Palm Bay homes for sale. Many of these establishments are located on Palm Bay Road and Babcock Street.
Furthermore, the Palm Bay area is home to 15 post offices. The closest post offices are situated near Palm Bay homes for sale that are located on Lipscomb Road.
Nearby Public Schools
Most Palm Bay-area children attend public and charter schools that are operated by the Brevard County School District. Some of the best public and charter schools in Palm Bay include:
- Lockmar Elementary School.
- Port Malabar Elementary School.
- Bayside High School.
- Odyssey Charter School.
- Palm Bay Academy.
Nearby Colleges and Universities
Palm Bay is conveniently located near several well-known colleges and universities that offer degrees in more than 350 disciplines. Some of these colleges and universities include:
- Eastern Florida State College.
- The University of Central Florida.
- Barry University.
- The Florida Institute of Technology.
Nearby Recreational Facilities
The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Division operates 29 recreational facilities that offer access to beaches, golf courses, picnic areas, swimming pools, athletic fields, boating ramps, nature trails and other useful outdoor amenities.
Most of Palm Bay's recreational facilities are conveniently located near a boardwalk area known as Turtle Creek Sanctuary. This lovely urban greenspace features hiking trails, canoe routes, nature trails and native vegetation that overlooks Turtle Creek.
Nearby Recreational Activities
Palm Bay's recreational center offers many recreational activities that offer families a fun way learn about new hobbies and healthy lifestyle choices. Some of these activities include dance classes, karate classes, youth sports activities and many self-improvement classes. For more information about these activities, please call 321-952-3443.
Palm Bay's waterways also offer many fun boating, fishing and hiking opportunities that overlook the Indian River. Moreover, wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy observing more than 400 species of wildlife that live inside or near these waterways.
Palm Bay Attractions at a Glance
Palm Bay is home to several Brevard County attractions that are fun to explore. Some of our clients' favorite Palm Bay attractions include Pelican Harbor Marina, Bayside Lakes Golf Club, Castaways Point Park and the Lagoon House Museum.
Palm Bay Events and Festivals at a glance
The Palm Bay area hosts many fun events and festivals that offer families a fun way to spend time together. Some of our favorite Palm Bay events and festivals include the Palm Bay Native Rhythms Festival, a fun Puerto Rican Day festival and the Space Coast Jazz Society's annual Christmas dinner. For more information about events that take place near Palm Bay, homebuyers who contact Classique Properties can visit the event websites that are maintained by the City of Palm Bay and the Brevard Cultural Alliance.