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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 2,782 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.

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