Palm Bay

28.0345° N, 80.5887° W

Welcome to Palm Bay

Where vibrant community life and natural beauty converge in the heart of the Space Coast
 
Palm Bay, nestled in the lush landscapes of Brevard County, Florida, epitomizes the blend of natural beauty and dynamic development. This sprawling city, characterized by its diverse neighborhoods and a wide array of housing options, caters to a variety of lifestyles and budgets, making it an attractive destination for families, professionals, and retirees alike. With its close proximity to shopping, dining, and essential services, Palm Bay offers the conveniences of city living alongside the tranquility of Florida's natural surroundings.
 
The city's strategic location provides easy access to public transportation and major highways, ensuring that residents can enjoy seamless connectivity to the rest of the Space Coast and beyond. The growing job market, bolstered by major employers like L3Harris Technologies, Inc., and the influx of new businesses, underscores Palm Bay's burgeoning economy and vibrant community life. From the serene paths of Turkey Creek Sanctuary to the bustling Shoppes At Minton, Palm Bay is a city on the rise, offering a rich tapestry of experiences and opportunities.
 

What to Love

  • Diverse Housing Options: From cozy condos to sprawling single-family homes, Palm Bay caters to every preference.
  • Natural Attractions: Explore the beauty of Fred Poppe Regional Park and Turkey Creek Sanctuary.
  • Growing Community: Witness the city's transformation with new restaurants, shopping centers, and businesses.
  • Educational Excellence: Access to top-rated schools like Palm Bay High School, Heritage High School, and Bayside High School.

Local Lifestyle

Life in Palm Bay is marked by a balance between relaxation and activity. Residents take pride in their community's diversity, enjoying weekends filled with outdoor adventures in local parks, waterfront dining at spots like Yellow Dog Cafe, or shopping excursions at the newest retail destinations. The city's neighborhoods each possess their own unique charm, offering a sense of belonging and community spirit that's palpable. Whether you're a nature lover drawn to the sanctuaries and green spaces or a social butterfly exploring the city's burgeoning dining and shopping scene, Palm Bay provides a backdrop for a fulfilling and engaging lifestyle.
 

Dining and Shopping

Palm Bay's dining scene is as varied as its population, with an array of restaurants serving up everything from casual bites to gourmet fare. Yellow Dog Cafe, renowned for its exquisite riverfront dining experience, offers a menu that perfectly complements its picturesque setting. The city's growth has also paved the way for new culinary ventures, providing residents and visitors with an ever-expanding selection of dining options.
 
Shopping in Palm Bay is equally diverse, with established centers like Shoppes At Minton catering to everyday needs and desires. The presence of unique stores such as Space Coast Harley-Davidson adds to the city's retail landscape, offering specialized shopping experiences. As Palm Bay continues to grow, the influx of new businesses and retail outlets ensures that residents have access to a wide range of products and services right at their doorstep.
 

Thing to Do

Palm Bay is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and families alike. Fred Poppe Regional Park offers a plethora of recreational activities, from sports fields to playgrounds, making it a perfect destination for a day of family fun. Similarly, Turkey Creek Sanctuary provides a natural escape with its walking trails and opportunities for wildlife observation, appealing to nature lovers and adventure seekers.
 
Cultural and community events are a staple of life in Palm Bay, with the city hosting a variety of festivals, markets, and gatherings throughout the year. These events not only bring the community together but also showcase the city's commitment to fostering a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere for all its residents.
 

Schools

Education is a cornerstone of the Palm Bay community, with schools like Palm Bay High School, Heritage High School, and Bayside High School offering comprehensive educational programs. The city's commitment to academic excellence is evident in its support for local schools, which boast a range of extracurricular and academic opportunities designed to prepare students for success. With a focus on creating a nurturing and stimulating learning environment, Palm Bay's educational institutions play a crucial role in the community, ensuring that the city's youth are well-equipped for the future.

Overview for Palm Bay, FL

118,709 people live in Palm Bay, where the median age is 40.9 and the average individual income is $27,695. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

118,709

Total Population

40.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$27,695

Average individual Income

Around Palm Bay, FL

There's plenty to do around Palm Bay, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
50
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Veggieland Juice Bar and Whole Food, Smallcakes Palm Bay, and Jeremiah's Italian Ice.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.01 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.55 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.56 miles 11 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.96 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining 0.91 miles 99 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 4.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Palm Bay, FL

Palm Bay has 41,900 households, with an average household size of 2.82. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Palm Bay do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 118,709 people call Palm Bay home. The population density is 1,373.67 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

118,709

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

40.9

Median Age

50.42 / 49.58%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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0-9 Years

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10-17 Years

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18-24 Years

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
41,900

Total Households

2.82

Average Household Size

$27,695

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Marital Status

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Commute Time

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60+ Minutes

Schools in Palm Bay, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Palm Bay. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
St Joseph Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Covenant Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Riverdale Country Day School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Pineapple Cove Classical Academy
PUBLIC
K - 12th
4/5
Odyssey Preparatory Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 5th
3/5
Columbia Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Southwest Middle School
PUBLIC
7th - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Pineapple Cove Classical Academy At Lockmar
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Palm Bay Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Lockmar Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
John F. Turner Senior Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
1/5
Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Riviera Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Westside Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Palm Bay Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Port Malabar Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
3/5
Discovery Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
Jupiter Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
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