Patrick AFB, FL - HousingPalm Bay is the closest major city to Patrick AFB, with about 104,000 people. Melbourne is also nearby, with about 550,000 in the immediate metro area, within about a 30 minute commute. Brevard County is the middle of the east coast of Florida, the "Space Coast." The area has a warm, humid climate, with mild winters and hot humid summers.
Rentals near Patrick are fairly reasonable - a one-bedroom rents for about $750, and a four-bedroom for about $1500. The average price for a house in the Brevard area lists for an average of about $170,000.
PatrickHousing.com has more information for airmen PCSing to this area. Click on tabs on the left for base and local information: tabs on the right have local resources and services; the links will put you in touch with housing transition specialists.