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Old 07-21-2006, 03:47 PM
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How's life, housing, schooling in Palm Bay?
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:04 PM
Location: Port St. Lucie and Okeechobee, FL
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Palm Bay is essentially a large bedroom community for Melbourne in Bevard County. It was orginally constructed as Port Malabar by General Development Corp, and as such, is very much like its sister communities Port St. Lucie, Port Charlotte and Port LaBelle. The area was marketed as vacant lots by the land developer. Most of the lots will be about 80'x125', or about 10,000 square feet. I'm more familiar with Port St. Lucie, but my daughter lived and taught school in Palm Bay for a while.

Generally, it's a middle class community with nice houses, low crime, decent schools and few jobs or heavy commercial areas in the community itself. Most people live there and work somewhere else. Because of the similarity of the lot sizes and the restriction of how large a house can fit on that lot, most of the houses will be similar in size and price. Some of the older houses, going back to when it was first developed, will be smaller -- some will be as small as 900 square feet with 1 bath and a carport. Almost everything built since then will be larger, but the typical house will be a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a 2 car garage.

Palm Bay has some advantages over Port St. Lucie and other similar communities because it's close to Melbourne, which is a larger city and has some nice amenities, like the King Center for the performing arts. Brevard Community College has almost as good a reputation as Indian River CC in Fort Pierce; some would argue which is better.

As long as you are looking for good, solid middle class living without much excitement, and a good place to raise kids, you'll be very happy with Palm Bay.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:15 PM
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Originally Posted by marilisa
How's life, housing, schooling in Palm Bay?
Plam Bay is on the Souther edge of Brevard County which is 106 miles long and maybe 40 miles wide.This week Brevard County became the leading county in Florida for Major "Crack" manufacturing...........
Lots of cars-low paying jobs,unless you have a degree.......
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