Many people think of Palm Bay as a suburb or “add-on” of Melbourne, but that isn’t true. Palm Bay has its own rich history that even precedes the United States. The area was home to native Americans know as the Ais, or Ays. The fresh natural spring water of Turkey Creek drew these people to the area. They lived there for many years and called this area home.
In more modern times, Palm Bay was home to the Indian River Catholic Colony. This group attempted to grow crops around the Turkey Creek area at the turn of the 20th century. They depleted the soil very quickly and it became unusable because of over-farming. The colony failed. Later, in the 1920’s, the population that was still around gave Palm Bay its current name.
Today, Palm Bay is home to well over 100,000 people. The town is mostly made up of families and industrial parks. It is home to a 454,000 square foot facility own by Harris Corp.
For three consecutive years between 2003 and 2005, Palm Bay was a finalist for the All-America City Award. Palm Bay is known for its massive suburban layout and being made mostly of family units. It is a great place to buy a house and raise a family. Housing prices are fair when compared to the rest of the country and state.
The city is broken down into four quadrants: Northwest, Northeast, Southwest, and Southeast. There is no true “downtown” to speak of. There are huge commercial areas which are loaded with retail stores and restaurants.
Bayside Lakes, which in the southern most area, is home to beautiful golf courses as well as a modern and popular high school. There is plenty of room in this area of Palm Bay for growth.
Like any area of Central Florida, Palm Bay has its share of pests. We often get calls in this area for ants, roaches, snakes, spiders and lawn pests. The same environment which makes it attractive to people make it attractive to pests.
Pests can be an issue in Palm Bay. If you live in this area and need help keeping invading animals or bugs at bay, call us today at 1-800-781-PEST (7378)