Invest in the Dynamic Cape Canaveral Area (Nov, 1961)

Invest YOUR DOLLARS WHERE AMERICA’S FUTURE IS INVESTED – the Dynamic Cape Canaveral Area

First Time Offered Nationally! Choice Property – In An Established Community – in the Nation’s Fastest Growing County
- At PORT MALABAR FLORIDA.

“Cape Canaveral Selected As Site for ‘Moon Launchings’”! This exciting news, coupled with the Government’s multi-billion dollar, long-term program for Space Research and Development, can only mean progress and growth for this area. And, this future of Industrial Expansion and population growth opens up a rare investment opportunity for those people wise enough to buy the right land, in the right place, at the right price.

These three factors — the right land, in the right place, at the right price, lead you straight to Port Malabar, Florida.

PORT MALABAR-THE RIGHT LAND

Port Malabar is no dream, no “paper” plan of something that may or may not happen. Here is a ready-now community of fine homes, paved streets, green lawns, and the facilities to make life easy and enjoyable . . . the facilities that encourage growth.

There’s a spacious air conditioned yacht club — a community center and recreation area with a full-time director — tennis, shuffleboard, horse- shoe pitching — one church being built and others planned — and the kind of swimming, fishing and boating that will delight you.

PORT MALABAR-IN THE RIGHT AREA

And as the Space Age Area continues to grow, with employment estimated in the tens of thousands, think what this can mean to Port Malabar’s land values! Remember, too, that Brevard County — where Cape Canaveral and Port Malabar are located—has grown over 371 % in 10 years, and this is only the beginning. Already two big electronic manufacturers headquarter in Port Malabar’s separate Industrial Park, employing almost 2,000 people, and heading for further expansion.

PORT MALABAR-THE RIGHT PRICE

As an investment for your future home — as a hedge against inflation — or for possible sale later on — Port Malabar offers you more. Nowhere, we believe, can you buy such good land, so ideally located, with such brilliant promise, for so little money — only $10 down, $15 a month — which includes 5% interest.

PORT MALABAR – EXTRA ASSURANCE

The most important factors behind any land sales are the people with whom you deal. What better protection could you desire than those of General Development Corporation—one of Florida’s largest land owners — and the Mackle Company, the South’s largest community planners and builders! When they say something’s so, you can depend on it.

How can you miss? Be one of the first to own prime Florida land right in the “path of progress” in the already established community of Port Malabar—only 32 miles south of Cape Canaveral. Don’t delay and be sorry at the opportunity you missed. Act Now! Mail the coupon — get all the facts—then figure out how big a “Piece of America” you can afford at these rock bottom prices.

CHOICE 80′x 125′ HOMESITES $10 down • $15 a month Sales Price $1295

Another MACKLE-PLANNED COMMUNITY through GENERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
BOX 34-1308
MIAMI, FLORIDA

Gentlemen:
Please send me, without cost or obligation, my Personalized Property Ownership Plan for Port Malabar in the Cape Canaveral area.

7 comments
  1. Ian Koss says: May 23, 20118:57 am

    One of the biggest land scams to take place in Florida, which is no stranger to this sort of thing. The area is still crippled by the large tracts of “to be developed” land that were sold through the ’60s and ’70s.

  2. Charley Deppner says: May 23, 201110:38 am

    Alas, the para-stellarnauts, have disinclined from traveling aboard their rocket-strato-celerators for further moon launchings.

    When will the Republic’s brave pioneering young men ascend to once again flex it’s countergravitational fortitude?

  3. Hirudinea says: May 23, 201110:54 am

    Sadly today a homesite for $1295 is nothing unusual for Flordia.

  4. John Savard says: May 23, 20116:15 pm

    It certainly is true that sales of Florida swamp land are proverbial. But that doesn’t necessarily mean this specific advertisement was not legitimate. I don’t know if there even are any swamps in Florida anywhere near Cape Canaveral.

  5. John Savard says: May 23, 20116:20 pm

    According to Wikipedia, Port Malabar, now known as Palm Bay, was successfully developed by the General Development Corporation. So this wasn’t Florida swamp land – the homesites sold ended up having houses built on them, and people lived in the resulting cities.

    Of course, that’s not the same as being able to sell those lots at a high price to people coming to Cape Canaveral to participate in the space program, and so the ad may still have generated some false hopes. But the land was not worthless.

  6. Ian Koss says: May 24, 20115:20 am

    John, I’ve lived in the Space Coast over 20 years now. What you’re saying sounds like conjecture from someone who does not live in Florida. Look up GDC, Palm Bay, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, etc. and you’ll get an idea of what it’s like here and what really happened.

  7. Henry Swanson says: May 24, 201110:35 am

    Wow – it’s amazingly ‘Ballardian’. Thanks! -Henry Swanson

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