Just south of Melbourne, Palm Bay is one of Brevard County's largest and continually growing communities. Spanning from the Indian River to far west of Interstate 95, Palm Bay covers 65 miles and is Florida's sixth largest city. More than 88,500 residents call this community home.
In addition to being one of the largest cities in Florida, Palm Bay also is home to one of Brevard's largest employers - Harris Corporation. With Harris Corporation's divisions located here, many technology-related companies have established roots in Palm Bay, adding to its strong employment base.
But Palm Bay isn't all work. With movie theaters, strip malls, convenience stores, and family attractions all within a few minutes drive, Palm Bay has the best amenities there are to offer. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts also have many opportunities for fun, whether it's fishing, boating, or swimming in the Indian River, teeing off at nearby golf courses, or visiting the Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary.
Due to its size and population, Palm Bay has numerous elementary schools, middle schools, and two high schools - Palm Bay High School and Brevard's newest high school, Bayside High.
Whether it's the draw of Florida's high-tech atmosphere or just the excitement of fun in the sun, Palm Bay is one of Brevard's best places to be.
The demographic group to which residents of Palm Bay belong have more pre-schoolers than the national average. They typically are educated and have dual incomes. Most are homeowners within housing developments in sububan neighborhoods. Primarily, they enjoy playing golf, fishing, swimming and family activities.
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