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Pros

-Climate
-Water recreation
-Cost of living

Cons

-Violent crime rate
-Rising living costs
-Arts and culture


What Bert Has To Say About Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metro Area


Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville anchor a large and complex area of barrier islands, beach and coastal communities comprising what is known as the “Space Coast.” Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center are located on the northernmost large barrier islands, adding considerable interest and economic benefit to the area. There are fine beaches on these islands, while the coast cities tend to carry most of the commercial, residential, and agricultural activity. Driven in part by the NASA facilities, there are a number of high tech firms in the area. The more family-oriented Palm Bay is the most populous of the three.


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Quick Facts About Palm Bay


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Palm Bay is 6.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Palm Bay jobs have Increased by 1.54 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Palm Bay's cost of living is 13.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Palm Bay's population is 102,814 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 29.75 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Palm Bay is $91,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 9.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Palm Bay public schools spend $8,917 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.2 students per teacher in Palm Bay.

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Comments


re: Palm Bay Dump - 5/13/2009
I agree with the bugs....my goodness I hate them. I am originally from nyc and I might of got bitten by a mosquito or two, but these bites are ridiculous. I don't... (read more)
re: Moving here was not my best idea... - 4/5/2014
I agree with you completely. I moved here and everything you say is exactly how I feel about Palm Bay. Skip it and go some place else. But where????? ... (read more)
no jobs
I moved here from NYC and the cost of living as far as renting is lower, but there are not jobs. I got tired of the friendly attitude because how friendly can you be... (read more)
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