Palm Bay, Titusville Among Florida’s ‘Most Boring Cities’

By  //  September 23, 2014

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Two cities in Brevard County, Titusville and Palm Bay, were included in a prominent real estate blog’s list of “Florida’s Most Boring Cities.”

The rankings were listed by a real estate blog on If you happen to live in one of these pallid places, first, calm down,” said the author of the Movoto blog.” This is all in good fun and we’re not suggesting that there is anything fundamentally wrong about your hometown; it’s just a little slower-paced than most and better for those who want peace and relaxation.”

brevard-sliderAccording to Movoto, ranking factors for the top 10 list included

  • Nightlife per capita (bars, clubs, comedy, etc.)
  • Live music venues per capita
  • Active life options per capita (parks, outdoor activities, etc.)
  • Arts and Entertainment per capita (movie theaters, festivals, galleries, theaters, etc.)
  • Fast Food restaurants per capita (the more the more boring)
  • Percentage of restaurants that are not fast food (the lower the more boring)
  • Percentage of young residents ages 18 to 34 (the lower the more boring)
  • Population density (the lower the better)

According to Movoto’s research, the top 10 most boring cities in Florida are:

  1. Poinciana
  2. Palm Bay
  3. Apopka
  4. Riverview
  5. North Port
  6. Wellington
  7. Deltona
  8. The Villages
  9. Titusville
  10. Pinellas Park

Below are Movoto’s summaries of the evaluations for Palm Bay and Titusville.

Reggie Nelson played for the Palm Bay Pirates before he went on to play for the Florida Gators and the NFL's Bengals (Gettty Image)
Reggie Nelson played for the Palm Bay Pirates before he went on to play for the Florida Gators and the NFL’s Bengals (Gettty Image)

Palm Bay: 

“Reggie Nelson, Deanne Bell, and Joe Cohen…do you know what all of these famous people from Palm Bay have in common? They got out of there as soon as they could. Don’t get us wrong, Palm Bay is pretty; it’s on the water, how could it not be? But as far as things to do, well, it just doesn’t have them.

Unless your idea of a good time is a fancy fast food dinner, then Palm Bay has you covered, with some of the most fast food joints per capita out of anywhere in the state. If you’re looking for active life options, arts, or nightlife other than a 2 a.m. drive thru, you might do better somewhere outside of Palm Bay. Anywhere, really.”


“Titusville is known as “Space City, USA” for its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center and its prevalence of aerospace companies, but, as cool as space is, it’s not enough to keep Titusville exciting. Especially for anyone under the age of 35.

Not only did Titusville have one of the lowest percentages of young people, but it also had some of the fewest decent restaurants and some of the most fast food joints per capita.”