If you’re from the Space Coast of the Sunshine State, you are probably familiar with Palm Bay, and maybe have even spent some time there at one point in your life. With an estimated census of the year 2016 yielding a population of 110,104 people, it’s no wonder that it is the most populated city belonging to Brevard County. If you’re not from our beautiful corner of the globe, (also the home of yours’ truly, Florida Moving Systems), then buckle up and get ready to learn all about the beautiful city of Palm Bay.
When was Palm Bay founded?
Palm Bay was first settled by the Europeans in the 1850s. However, it has come a long way in the past one-hundred-and-seventy-some years. In fact, the original location was described as a “small strip of hammock…on each side of Turkey Creek…mostly pine and palmetto, miserably sandy barren oak scrub, some ponds, and interspersed with sawgrass and gallberry” (The habitats and composition of the vegetation of Okefinokee Swamp, 1932).
How did Palm Bay get its name?
The name first came to light during the 1920s because the area was littered with sabal palms. In 1922, nearly 180 miles of canals were dug in order to drain several thousand acres of swampland and make the land inhabitable. After completing this massive undertaking, flooding was able to be controlled and the once-marshy wetlands were able to grow crops.
What is the average climate of Palm Bay?
Palm Bay boasts a balmy climate year-round that any sun-seeker is sure to love.
- Spring: Between 72-81 degrees F
- Summer: Between 85-91 degrees F
- Fall: Between 73-88 degrees F
- Winter: 73-83 degrees F (With these temperatures, can we even call it winter?)
Who is the mayor of Palm Bay?
Mayor William Capote has been in office since last year and will hold the title until 2020. He is joined by Deputy Mayor Harry Santiago Jr., Councilmembers Brian Anderson, Trey Holton, and Jeff Bailey, and City Manager Gregg Lynk.
Where is the best place to get professional movers in Palm Bay?
You guessed it! Florida Moving Systems is your one-stop-shop for all your moving needs. For more information, call us at 800-283-6683 or visit our website to get your move down to Palm Bay (or any other city in Brevard County) started!