The largest city in Brevard County, Palm Bay is located south of Melbourne. Initially home to the Timucua people and then European settlers, the Florida town has seen plenty of growth since its days as a settlement.
Malabar, just south of Palm Bay, features many of the same great resources that make Palm Bay and other Brevard County cities a wonderful place to live.
Palm Bay and Malabar residents are part of the Brevard Public School system, one of the best in the state. With numerous educational options, including various private and charter schools, families can make the choices that best suit them.
Palm Bay and Malabar are extremely family-friendly locales. With well over 30 parks and playgrounds to enjoy featuring various activities from Little League to paintball and skating, there is always something to do in the area. Plus, area residents can quickly access the beach via the Melbourne Causeway or can enjoy the Indian River, which borders the towns on the east.
Palm Bay and Malabar real estate have easy access to I-95 and US-1, which runs along the Indian River. Both cities are close to the Florida Institute of Technology, located in Melbourne. In addition, the cities are about 75 miles from Orlando and its theme parks and cultural attractions.
If you’re ready to learn more about what Palm Bay and Malabar have to offer, don’t hesitate to speak with a CENTURY 21 Ocean real estate agent. Your dream home is only a call away.
Palm Bay Aquatics Center
Head down a waterslide or practice your stroke with some laps at the Palm Bay Aquatics Center. With classes, sprinkler features, and picnic tables, the kids may never want to leave. It’s a great way to spend a Saturday for those who prefer chlorine to salt water.
Turkey Creek Sanctuary
This 130-acre sanctuary was established in 1985. Replete with a boardwalk, jogging trails, and a nature center, it provides residents with an opportunity to engage with their natural surroundings and to enjoy the native species of the area, including manatees, turtles, and alligators. You may even see a playful otter swimming along!
Grab your kayak, jet ski, or boat and get ready for an adventure. The Indian River provides area residents with a playground for watersports. Native species such as manatees and heron can be seen from the shore or while paddling. The river is part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, meaning that those so inclined can use it to access other rivers as well as the Atlantic Ocean at Port St. Lucie.
Castaway Point Park
Fish, picnic, kayak, or canoe at Castaway Point Park, located directly along the Indian River. With a beautiful natural beach, it’s a great spot for reflection and birdwatching. Sometimes manatees and porpoises swim nearby, so have your binoculars ready. Grab a picnic table and make a date of it.
Kids love Liberty Park and it’s not hard to see why. With plenty of fields and courts for your favorite sports (and wi-fi for parents), there’s always something to do at Liberty Park. Jogging and biking trails entice fitness enthusiasts while kids strap on their skates to hit the rink. It’s a fun time for the entire family—including Fido, the family pup.
Majors Golf Club
Designed by the inimitable Arnold Palmer, this par-72 golf course features 18 holes of rolling hills and natural wetlands for golfers to test their skill. With frequent good weather, Florida is a golfer’s paradise. The diverse ecosystem helps make for challenging courses that transition naturally from gorgeous greens to disastrous sand pits.
Enjoy the view from the Indialantic Boardwalk or get your feet sandy along the shore. Getting to the beach from Palm Bay and Malabar is easy. Simply take the Melbourne Causeway over the Indian River, and you’ll have your choice of beaches. Head right to Indialantic or drive north along the coast to visit Satellite Beach or Cocoa Beach. Looking to go further south? Check out Vero Beach. Whether you are into surfing, swimming, sunbathing, or fishing, there’s an area beach that’s perfect for your favorite activity.
Patrick Air Force Base
Civilians working on the base or those stationed at PAFB will find that Palm Bay and Malabar provide a great community from which to commute. The base is accessible via US-1 and the Pineda Causeway.