INDIALANTIC


Indialantic is a town in Brevard County, Florida, United States. The name is a portmanteau derived from the town's location between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean.

The population of Indialantic was 2,720 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Palm Bay–Melbourne–Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The seldom-used official name of the incorporated town is "Indialantic-By-The-Sea." 

Greater Indialantic, outside the town boundaries, represents a parallel development of suburban beach homes, which for lack of a stronger identity, has assumed that of the nearest town. The Town of Indialantic is a 1 by 1 miles (1.6 by 1.6 km) community. The areas mentioned below are not in town but share a zip code with Indialantic.

This area starts with the town of Indialantic on the south and lies between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River, extending north to the Eau Gallie Causeway (SR 518). It includes mostly unincorporated parts of Brevard County but also includes a development that is part of the city of Melbourne, otherwise a mainland community.

Included are these developments:

  • Cloisters
  • Coventry
  • Highland Groves
  • Indialantic Heights
  • North Atlantic by the Sea
  • Ocean Park
  • Oceanside Village
  • Puesta del Sol
  • Rio Linda
  • Rio Villa
  • River Shores
  • Riviera
  • Sanctuary (part of the City of Melbourne)
  • Shady Shores
  • Terrace Shores

Here are the figures as of the 2000 census for the area with the Zip code 32903:

  • Total population = 12,792
  • Male = 6,339 (49.6%)
  • Female = 6,453 (50.4%)
  • Median Age = 45.2, above US average of 35.3
  • Under 5 years = 583 (4.6%) (US ave = 6.8%)
  • 18 years and over = 10,361 (81%) (US ave = 74.3%)
  • 65 years and over = 2,887 (22.6%) (US ave = 12.4%)

Racial characteristics:

  • White - 96.4% (US ave - 75.1%)
  • Asian - 1.2% (3.6%)
  • Two or more races - 1.1% (2.4%)
  • Black or Afro-American - .7% (12.3%)
  • Some other race - .5% (5.5%)

Households:

  • Size - 2.25 (2.59)
  • Family size - 2.74 (3.14)

Housing:

  • Owner occupied - 78.5% (66.2%)
  • Renter occupied - 21.5% (33.8%)
  • Vacant housing units - 11.3% (9.0%)

Social Characteristics:

  • High school graduate or higher - 95.2% (80.4%)
  • Bachelor's degree or higher - 47.5% (24.4%)
  • Veterans - 21.5% (12.7%)
  • Disability status (5 years and over) - 15% (19.3%)
  • Foreign born - 7.4% (11.1%)
  • Male, now married, except separated, (15 years and over) - 61.5% (56.7%)
  • Female, now married, except separated, (15 years and over) - 61.1% (52.1%)
  • Speak a language other than English at home (5 years and over) - 8.1% (17.9%)
  • History
    • 1919-21 - Ernest Kouven-Hoven, who bought the land that ultimately became Indialantic, settled in the area, and built a wooden bridge connecting Indialantic with Melbourne (Bridge #1)
    • 1920s - The Indialantic Hotel was built. Its name was later changed to the Tradewinds Hotel.The hotel was on what is now South Shannon Avenue, the current location of Tradewinds Terrace.
    • By 1924 The Indialantic Casino was built. Its name was later changed to the Bahama Beach Club.
    • This is the location of Nance Park today.
    • 1941-47 - Wooden bridge is replaced with drawbridge, delayed by the war years. (Bridge #2)
    • 1952 - Indialantic is incorporated with the name "Indialantic-by-the-sea."
    • 1985 - Modern causeway is built with elevated span to avoid boats (Bridge #3) 

Travelocity.com named route A1A which runs along the Brevard shore as the "Best Driving Route" in Florida. This runs close to the ocean. A secondary major route, paralleling it, is Riverside, which is close to the Indian River.

See State Roads in Florida for explanation of numbering system.

  • US 192.svg U.S. Route 192 - "Fifth Avenue". Also called Florida 500.svg Florida State Road 500
  • Florida A1A.svg SR A1A - Miramar Avenue
  • Riverside Drive - 10,000 vehicles used this road daily in 2010. It runs throughout the length of Indialantic including "greater Indialantic" in the county. 

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