Indialantic, officially incorporated as “Indialantic-By-The-Sea”, is a small, 1.05 square mile area in central Brevard County. It is a barrier island situated between the Indian River Lagoon and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents are a varied group of young singles, families, professionals and retirees. An oceanside boardwalk offers a nice place to stroll, watch surfers and take in the sea air. The downtown area on Fifth Avenue, as well as many other locations throughout the town hosts shops, galleries, hotels, motels, and both casual and fine dining options. Beach access is generous and there is no fee to park. Town, Riverfront and beachfront parks are plentiful throughout the town. Some of the amenities these parks may have include, pavilions, restroom facilities, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, picnic tables and benches.
The town plays host to various cultural and community events such as arts and crafts festivals, 5K runs, a Halloween Festival and musical events. Outdoor activities may include swimming, surfing, beach time, paddle boarding, power or sail boating, kayaking and fishing.
Indialantic Real Estate
Living “Beachside” has been and will always be desirable. Having the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean or boating on the intracoastal within minutes is a captivating lifestyle. The real estate market in Indialantic remains brisk. Real estate available includes single family homes, townhomes, condos and estate properties. Many of these options may be oceanfront, riverfront or a short walking distance to either. Prices range from just over $100,000 for a small non water front condo to well over $1,000,000 for luxury homes and condos.
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In 1915 Ernest Kouwen-Hoven moved to Melbourne and purchased a strip of beachside land lying between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean. He envisioned this property as becoming an exclusive beachside resort and indeed it did. This one-square mile became known as “Indialantic-by-the-Sea” The first map of this area was recorded in 1916.
Since the only access to Indialantic was by boat or ferry, in 1919 Kouwen-Hoven began construction of a wooden bridge across the Indian River from Melbourne to Indialantic. The bridge was finally completed in 1921. In 1941, a new concrete and steel swing bridge was begun and completed in 1947. It was replaced by the existing high rise bridge in 1985. A stable community of homeowners was established in Indialantic during the Florida real estate boom that reached its peak in 1925. The 1.05-square mile area was incorporated in 1952.
Mary Leubuscher Hayward, a professional actress and singer and her husband, Walter Sumner Hayward, a noted author and historian purchased a riverfront home in Indialantic-by-the-Sea, in the 1930s. The Haywards were among a group of concerned citizens who organized the Indialantic Civic Association, the committee that guided the incorporation of the Town of Indialantic.
In the 1920’s rum-running off the coast of Indialantic was prevalent. It was during this time that the Indialantic Casino and the Indialantic Hotel were popular resorts with visitors from all parts of the world. In 1944, it was purchased by Karl Abbott who changed the name to the Bahama Beach Club. Walter Rolland purchased the club in the early fifties and turned it into an exclusive private club. For years it flourished but in the 1960’s it began to decline and was opened to the public in 1961. Later in the 1960’s, it was purchased by the Town of Indialantic and razed to make way for a beautiful park.