THE SPACE COAST COMMUNITIES
Welcome to Brevard County, the Space Coast of Florida and enjoy every facet of the Florida lifestyle! Year round golf, tennis, boating, sailing, water skiing, fishing, bird watching. Outdoor fun, team sports and extra curricular activities abound. Enjoy exercise, sunshine and fresh air as well.
Brevard offers 72 miles of pristine white beaches along the Atlantic Ocean. The natural beauty of white sandy beaches, the tropical climate and a diverse and thriving economy make this an attractive and extraordinary place to live. The intra coastal waterways of the Banana and Indian give us our coveted barrier islands. Rivers
Brevard’s diversified economy boasts:
§ A highly skilled, educated and diverse labor force.
§ Several workforce development and training programs
§ A research & development environment bolstered by nine colleges and universities
§ Industry clusters including aviation, medical technology, optics and electronics
§ Stable tax structure
§ Modern transportation infra structure: Brevard is home to Melbourne International Airport and Port Canaveral the second busiest cruise port in the world.
§ Foreign Trade Zone….a manufacturer and shipper’s dream
§ State and local incentives for qualifying businesses
§ Beneficial impact due to presence of military at Patrick Air Force base
§ Space exploration program at Kennedy/ NASA Space Center
§ Diversity in home offerings: Beachfront condos, riverfront estates, oceanfront homes, golf course communities, horse country etc.
§ Health care facilities and some of the best health care professionals in the country.
§ Tourism- Cruises from Port Canaveral, visitors to KSC & proximity to Orlando attractions bring in tourism dollars.
Housing is very affordable, there is no state income tax and our public school system is continuously ranked at the top of Florida’s educational hierarchy. Is it any wonder that Brevard County is one of the fastest growing counties in Florida?
Cape Canaveral is home of NASA’s Kennedy. Other points of Interest are Port Canaveral which is the second largest cruise passenger port in the USA, the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station & the lighthouse built in 1868. Natural beauty abounds. Seafest takes place during the last weekend of March every year when families enjoy activities, seafood and watersports. Population: 10526 Space Center
Cocoa has a beautiful historic downtown area. The quaint CocoaVillage with cobblestone sidewalks, creative landscaping and street lamps borders the Indian River and is visited by shoppers and collectors from around the world. A variety of performances and celebrations are held here in the village. In Cocoa you can also find charming river roads along large southern residential homes. The main campus of BrevardCommunity College is located in Cocoa. University of CentralFlorida offers undergraduate & graduate courses at its branch located in the BCC campus The Astronaut Memorial Hall & Planetarium is also located at the BCC campus. Another point of Interest is the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. Population: 17164
Cocoa Beach is home of the world famous Ron Jon Surf Shop. Here you will find many fine restaurants, hotels and beaches. Also available are boat rentals and water sport activities. Other points of interest are the Cocoa Beach Pier, Surfside Playhouse, and the recreation complex consisting of a championship golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool and boat ramps. Population: 12805
Grant-Valkaria Population: 3907
Indialantic This residential beachside town has public and private beach access. Along Fifth Ave
you’ll find restaurants, specialty shops, galleries and more. Points of Interest: Indialantic beach Park & Fifth Ave Boardwalk. Population: 3009
Indian Harbour Beach is the first Tsunami ready city on the east coast. It’s population is just under 9000. Easy access to the beach and river attracts sun and water lovers and boaters. This city is in close proximity to old Eau Gallie. Witin minutes you are in down town Eau Gallie. The Eau Gallie causeway connects IndianHarbourBeach and Eau Gallie making it an easy commute and therefore a convenient residential area for neighboring community employees.
Patrick Air Force Base, Melbourne and Satellite Beach are its neighboring communities.
Indian Harbour Beach offers a desirable lifestyle to its residents with numerous boating locations, a Yatch Club, many good restaurants, good schools and a 27 acre park. The Indian Harbour Beach community center offers diverse activities for youngsters and adults. The library is located conveniently near the community center
Points of Interest: Bicentennial Park, Gleason Park and Millenium Park
Melbourne Melbourne and Eau Gallie feature two historic downtown areas, each with specialty shops and other attractions. Crane Creek Promenade is a popular manatee watching area near downtown Melbourne. Brevard Museum of Arts and Sciences is in downtown Eau Gallie. Many well known performers perform at the The King Center for the Arts. The Melbourne Arts Festival is nationally well known and is held annually on the last weekend of April. Population: 78386
MelbourneBeach The town of Melbourne Beach is a beautiful beachside community with an interesting history and a quaint downtown. Every year on the first Saturday in May this active community celebrates the Founders day. It is an all day celebration that draws people from nearby communities and there are activities for all to enjoy. Melbourne beach also provides the perfect habitat for nesting sea turtles. Green sea turtles and Loggerhead sea turtles are both federally listed as endangered species.At the Spessard Beach Park the Sea turtle Preservaton Society provides weekly sea turtle walks during the summer months. Population: 3369
MelbourneVillage Population: 724
Merritt Island Population: 42389
Micco Population: 9498
Mims Population: 9147
Palm Bay Population: 101793
PalmShores Population: Population: 947
Patrick Air Force Base Population: 2137
Port St. John Population: 20481
Rockledge Population: 25911
SatelliteBeach Hightower Beach Park in Satellite Beach is a great place for whale watching and also provides habitat for nesting sea turtles. Green sea turtles and Loggerhead sea turtles are both federally listed as endangered species.At the Pelican Beach Park the Sea turtle Preservaton Society provides weekly sea turtle walks during the summer months.Samsons Island Park is great for nature photography, bird watching etc.The city has many tennis and racquetball courts and also a skate park for its youth. Population: 10884
South Beaches Population:
Suntree Population: 11544
Titusville Population: 44526
Viera Population: 16951
West Melbourne Population: 15777
Scottsmoor Population: 1609