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Suntree is a planned unincorporated community in Brevard County, Florida, United States.[1] It is located near the center of the county, off I-95 near Viera between Interstate 95 and the Florida East Coast Railroad. It lies approximately halfway between Rockledge and Melbourne. The population was 20,194 at the 2000 census.

Suntree is part of the Palm BayMelbourneTitusville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Suntree is located at 28°13′46″N 80°54′05″W / 28.22944°N 80.90139°W / 28.22944; -80.90139Coordinates: 28°13′46″N 80°54′05″W / 28.22944°N 80.90139°W / 28.22944; -80.90139 While it is located north of Melbourne, it uses a Melbourne, Florida postal address.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 20,194 people. The racial makeup was 93.2% White, 3.1% African American, 2.8% Asian, and 1.0% from two or more races.

The gender split was almost even, with 49% being male, and 51% female.

The median income for a household was $61,601.

History

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Tropical Storm Fay

On the night of 20 August, 2008, Tropical Storm Fay's eye briefly crossed parts of Suntree. As of August 20 Fay dropped between 20 and 15 20 inches of rainfall in Suntree, flooding its streets.

Rare snowfall

On January 9th, 2010, a storm during a cold snap brought mostly rain, but it later changed into sleet and then to snow. The snow was light, and there was no accumulation.

Media

  • The Sun also a bi-weekly newspaper, serves Suntree and the surrounding areas, including Palm Shores.
  • Hometown News is the bi-weekly local newspaper that serves Suntree/Viera.
  • WFHA-LP is a low-powered radio station serving the community, with transmitter/studio facilities in Windover Farms of Melbourne.

Notable residents

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