On the East Coast of Florida in Brevard County lies Palm Bay. Located midway between Jacksonville and Miami, it’s roughly eight minutes away from Orlando Melbourne International Airport.

Why Palm Bay?

Palm Bay is the perfect mix of urban and rural living. Being the second-largest city in Central Florida and one of the most populous, there are ongoing education, employment, and recreational opportunities in Palm Bay. The school districts of Brevard County are highly reputable, with some schools ranking highest in the state. College campuses are sprawled up and down Florida’s east coast on a 70-mile-long expanse.

There are over 29 city parks to choose from, including beaches, golf courses, paintball, skateboarding, and an aquatic center. Palm Bay is a favorite with nature lovers and anglers as well. Take advantage of some of the best camping, fishing, boating, and canoeing this outdoor community has to offer.

Turkey Creek Sanctuary

Located in the heart of Palm Bay, The Turkey Creek Sanctuary is a part of the Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) program and the East Florida section of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Sitting on 130-acres of land, the Turkey Creek Sanctuary consists of a 1.85-mile boardwalk nature trail passing through the wet and moist hammock and sand pine scrub communities and 1.5 miles of jogging trails through native forest. On top of walking, jogging, and cycling, the Sanctuary can also be available by canoe or kayak.

Founded in 1981, most of the trails overlook Turkey Creek, allowing for excellent viewing of wildlife. Expect to see manatees, alligators, turtles, otters, or garfish. Birds abound in the pine canopy, which includes ospreys and owls. 

Open seven days a week with free admission and parking. You can explore the beautiful sanctuary yourself or on a ranger-led tour.

Siggy’s American Bar

Voted Best Bar in Brevard year after year, Siggy’s American Bar is the place to go in Palm Bay for live music, delicious food, and beautiful times. It’s the destination of choice for both locals and tourists. The bar features two full-size pool tables, darts, Golden Tee golf, two full-service liquor bars, and even a VIP section for parties. On weekend nights, expect to hear local live music performances. 

With great outdoor recreational activities and city-life entertainment surrounding you, Palm Bay is the best of both worlds. With quality, economical home designs to choose from, Focus Homes offers something for every budget in Brevard County. Start building today.