During the Florida real estate boom that peaked in 1925, a community of homeowners established Indialantic, whose name means “between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean.” The 1.05-square mile area was incorporated in 1952 with a population of 1,500. Today it is a quiet, primarily residential town with a population of 3,037.
Swimming, fishing, boating and surfing are favorite pastimes, and Fifth Avenue – the beachside extension of U.S. 192 in Indialantic – is lined with a collection of ethnic restaurants and specialty shops, including women’s and men’s clothing, tropical fish, swim and surf apparel, framing, and used books.
In addition to its residential population, Indialantic is also home to numerous wildlife species, some of which are endangered. In 1975, the city was designated a bird sanctuary by a Town Council proclamation, and from May through October, endangered sea turtles nest along the town’s shore. The hatching of the eggs and the struggle of the baby sea turtles to reach the Atlantic Ocean waters is an annual attraction for nature seekers and tour groups.
Many of the residents of Indialantic are married, some with adult-age children still living at home. A large number are either retired or planning for retirement, concentrating on investing and saving. More than half of the income for this group comes from interest, dividends, or rental properties. They own single-family homes in older, established neighborhoods and enjoy golfing, gardening, other outdoor activities.
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