Located in the south portion of Brevard County, Malabar is within driving distance of most city conveniences, but possesses the peaceful and quiet surroundings only a rural community could provide.
The town of Malabar was formally recognized as a community in 1883, when the United States Government established a post office where mail could be delivered once a week by sailboat to the population of 25.
How times have changed. Now a growing area of the Space Coast, Malabar has 2,745 residents and is attracting new businesses to the town with its convenient access to Interstate 95 and close proximity to the available workforce in the neighboring city of Palm Bay.
Attractions include Malabar Scrub Sanctuary, which is a 345-acre nature preserve developed through Brevard County's Environmentally Endangered Land Program.
In line with nearly eight percent of the U.S. population, the residents of Malabar are family-oriented and live in rural neighborhoods in single-family houses or manufactured homes.
Generally, they keep busy with outdoor activities, and enjoy fishing, boating, and hunting.
Population in July 2008: 2,745. Population change since 2000: +4.7%
Males: 1,409 (51.3%)
Females: 1,336 (48.7%)
Median resident age: 43.6 years
Florida median age: 38.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2008: $61,210 (it was $49,674 in 2000)
Estimated per capita income in 2008: $27,899
Estimated median house or condo value in 2008: $289,079 (it was $130,600 in 2000)
Mean prices in 2008:
All housing units: $305,318
Detached houses: $341,820
Mobile homes: $24,385
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $87,143
Houses: 1,228 (1,087 occupied: 995 owner occupied, 92 renter occupied)
% of renters in Malabar: 8%
Housing density: 116 houses/condos per square mile
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2008 in this state: $303,747.
Median contract rent in 2008: $674 (lower quartile is $546, upper quartile is $834)
Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2008: $593
Median gross rent in Malabar, FL in 2008: $800
Housing units in Malabar with a mortgage: 563 (44 second mortgage, 32 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 233
HIGH SCHOOLS - PUBLIC
Bayside High School
1901 DeGroodt Road, Palm Bay
Palm Bay High School
101 Pirate Lane, Palm Bay
MIDDLE SCHOOLS - PUBLIC
Southwest Middle School
451 Eldron Boulevard, S.E., Palm Bay
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - PUBLIC
1225 Waco Blvd. S.E., Palm Bay
Port Malabar Elementary
301 Pioneer Avenue, N.E., Palm Bay
John F. Turner Elementary
3175 Jupiter Blvd., S.E., Palm Bay