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Old 01-07-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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We visited Palm Bay last week and saw several homes for sale in Port Malabar subdivision and wondered why. Any information would be appreciated as our family is considering moving to Central/East Coast florida area to be closer to sister and family. We were considering Melbourne/Palm Bay areas in particular. Thank you!
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:41 AM
 
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Keep watching the Orlando news and you'll quickly learn why Palm Bay isn't the first choice for most people.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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We visited Palm Bay last week and saw several homes for sale in Port Malabar subdivision and wondered why. Any information would be appreciated as our family is considering moving to Central/East Coast florida area to be closer to sister and family. We were considering Melbourne/Palm Bay areas in particular. Thank you!
I'm afraid I don't understand your question. You're asking why there were homes for sale there? There are homes for sale in every subdivision.

I live in Palm Bay. I has it's good points and it's bad points. Some folks like it, some don't. Personally, I'm very happy here. Search for some of my earlier posts; I've written in detail a few times about the pros and cons of Palm Bay and why I like it. The short version is that, if you like bigger lots, a more rural environment, and the freedom of not having an HOA, Palm Bay is good. If you prefer a well manicured, more suburban type area, look farther north in places like Viera. It comes at the expense of small lots and high HOA fees though!
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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There are definitely some old, crappy GDC houses around town, but the biggest problem they left us with is the poor quality of roads they built. When they paved, the made the asphalt too thin to save money so some of the roads are crumbling. The main roads have been maintained well (even if they're laid our stupidly), but some of the back neighborhood roads are poor. The city is going through and rebuilding them though, it just takes time. Other than that, there's not much left of the old GDC thankfully. Palm Bay is working hard to fix all of their mistakes.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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There are definitely some old, crappy GDC houses around town, but the biggest problem they left us with is the poor quality of roads they built. When they paved, the made the asphalt too thin to save money so some of the roads are crumbling. The main roads have been maintained well (even if they're laid our stupidly), but some of the back neighborhood roads are poor. The city is going through and rebuilding them though, it just takes time. Other than that, there's not much left of the old GDC thankfully. Palm Bay is working hard to fix all of their mistakes.
You should have seen the place in the early 80's.. drug planes would land on the back roads..
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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My mother lives there and likes it. it is a bit rural for me but whatever floats ones boat. I'd choose Melbourne first over Palm Bay. The schools are good if that maters and the homes are pretty reasonable.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:20 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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Port Malabar road - It's not the nicest area in Palm Bay. What exactly are you looking for?
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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Port Malabar road - It's not the nicest area in Palm Bay. What exactly are you looking for?
West of Babcock, Port Malabar goes through a gorgeous (if older) neighborhood, by the old golf course. East of Babcock, it's definitely crummy. It's not the worst part of town. It's not dangerous or high crime by any means, just run down.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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You should have seen the place in the early 80's.. drug planes would land on the back roads..
Out in the creepy, deserted southwest part of town, I wouldn't be surprised if they still do! Check out this wiki article to see what I mean:
The Compound - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I've been out there a few times just to see it. During the day, there's model airplane and model rocket folks and dirt-bike riders, but I wouldn't want to be out there past dark.
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