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Barefoot Bay

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Located in south Brevard, Barefoot Bay is primarily comprised of retirees and senior citizens. Approximately 8,300 residents live in this riverside community, which is only a short drive from Sebastian Inlet. Because of its location, Barefoot Bay has excellent fishing and recreational opportunities.

Established in 1969, this unique retirement community provides its residents with activities and events year-round. Developed with the home owner in mind, it offers affordable manufactured/mobile home living where you own your land and your manufactured/mobile home instead of paying lot rent. Barefoot Bay is not restricted to people over the age of 55 but the majority of the community is 55 plus. This charming Barefoot Bay, Florida retirement community offers many amenities normally found only in exclusive gated communities. These amenities include a private beach on the Atlantic Ocean, semi-public 18 hole golf course, community center, tennis courts, shuffleboard, 3 heated swimming pools, private security, fire department and emergency services and over 100 community activities to please anyone’s interests.

Private beach on the Atlantic Ocean
Semi-public 18 hole golf course
Over 100 community activities
776" fishing dock on the Indian River/Intracoastal
Community center
Sebastian Medical Hospital less than 2 miles away
Charming community with mostly 55 plus but not restricted to

Residents of Barefoot Bay typically fall into the "Senior Sun Seekers" demographic group: retirees, who are married without children. Nearly a third are single-person households. Their money often comes from Social Security, interest, dividends and pensions and they rank high for investments and savings. Most of their income is disposable. They own single-family or manufactured homes in newer or established neighborhoods that include seasonal housing for snowbirds. Many keep busy playing golf, traveling, and playing cards as well as fishing, boating, swimming, and enjoying community-based, planned activities such as dances, horseshoes, and shuffleboard tournaments.

Population 8,348
Housing 5,108 housing units
Average Rent $392
Average Age of Residents 49.2
2000 Population by Gender Male: 47.4%, Female: 52.6%
2000 Population by Race White: 98.9%, Black: .5%, Other: .4%, Hispanic: --
Median Household Income $29,194

Bayside High School
1901 DeGroodt Road, Palm Bay
(321) 956-5000
Grades: 9-12

Southwest Middle School
451 Eldron Blvd, Palm Bay
(321) 952-5800
Grades: 7-8

Westside Elementary School
2175 Degroodt Road, S.W., Palm Bay
(321) 956-5050
Grades: K-6