Welcome to Palm Bay, Florida
Thinking of Buying a Home in Palm Bay?
With more than 100,000 residents, Palm Bay is Brevard County’s largest city, spanning from the Indian River Lagoon to far west of I-95. Yet, Palm Bay still maintains its residential persona, with close shopping, schools, and parks. The street names are labeled northwest or southeast—so it’s never hard to find your way around town.
Palm Bay has everything from modern homes in golf communities to homes with substantial acreage. You’ll find old-style Florida rural living in homes with spacious lots and towering pine forests.
Enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Palm Bay. Four bodies of water traverse the city: the Indian River Lagoon on its eastern edge, the Sebastian River, Turkey Creek, and Three Forks Marsh—a 52-acre marshland at the headwaters of the St. John’s River, and an excellent place to observe otters, waterfowl, wading birds, and shorebirds.
Seafood restaurants, waterways, and parks, including Turkey Creek Nature Sanctuary—notable for its wildlife viewing, kayaking, canoeing, and nature trails—and the Pelican Harbor Marina mark the city’s eastern border.
In the center of town, you’ll find the Palm Bay campus of Eastern Florida State College with its sparkling lakes and rolling green lawns, and the neighboring Palm Bay Aquatic Center, with its 25-yard lap pool and water slides and toys.
Palm Bay has excellent shopping, too. The 64,000-square-foot Palm Crossing Shopping Center—an outdoor mall with hundreds of shops and department stores on the city’s northwest side—gives shoppers plenty of options.
Throughout Palm Bay, you’ll find a multitude of parks—some with fishing piers and boat docks—numerous trails, and bike paths. Palm Bay Regional Park has multi-use athletic fields, basketball and volleyball courts, primitive camping, fishing lakes, a dog park, a disc golf course, and a community center with meeting rooms and a banquet hall.
Palm Bay is known for its golfing communities. Bayside Lakes, with its winding streets and modern homes, is where you’ll find the Majors Club at Bayside Lakes, an 18-hole golf course known for its rolling hills and tree-lined greens. Jo Daddy’s Lighted Executive Golf Course is a unique 9-hole course in the center of the city.
Palm Bay has fun in mind. The Graffiti Zone, an outdoor skate park offers street-style skating and a pro-skate shop. There’s also 14-acre Hurricane Paintball Park with fortresses, towers, and a castle, on the southwest side of town. You can even mountain bike in Florida on challenging trails at the Malabar Scrub Sanctuary.
Palm Bay has a myriad of public and private schools from which to choose, including eight specialized charter schools. For college students, the renowned Florida Tech is just north of the city border in Melbourne. Other public facilities are close to home, including several public libraries and Palm Bay Hospital, a 152-bed not-for-profit hospital, with its 22-bed emergency center, and the William Childs Hospice House.
Enjoy residential living at its best. In Palm Bay, you’ll never be far from excellent shopping, work, schools, recreation, and play.