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Brevard County is located on the east coast of Central Florida just 35 miles east of Orlando, and home to such businesses as Harris, GE, NASA and the Kennedy Space Center, the only facility in the world that launched the Space Shuttle; Port Canaveral, the second-busiest cruise port in the world; 72 miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches; and the largest collection of endangered wildlife and plants in the continental United States.  With its tropical weather, cultural activities, educational opportunities, active and passive recreation options, high-technology industries, and family-friendly atmosphere, the Space Coast offers an exceptional quality of life that residents and visitors enjoy year-round.  With a small town feel and catering to the Florida lifestyle it’s no wonder more than 500,000 people call its16 municipalities and unincorporated areas "home."


Brevard County is known to many residents as the Space Coast for its link with NASA and the Kennedy Space Center.  Since the retiring of the Space Shuttle the question remains: what will happen with the Space Program? In addition to the rockets that launch periodically, plans are in the works for a new space craft coined the Orion.  It will be a heavy lift rocket that will propel astronauts into the deeper reaches of space. Expected to be completed by 2017, Orion will be the future of our space program. Until that time residents, as well as visitors alike, can still gain access to the rich history of our country’s space program by visiting the Kennedy Space Center.

If golf is your passion, Brevard County is sprinkled with many excellent public golf courses at affordable prices.  If golf isn’t your idea of fun, the Space Coast Stadium is the proud home of the Brevard County Manatees; our very own minor league baseball team.  In addition to housing the Manatees, the stadium also hosts spring training for the Washington Nationals.  Some other great outdoor area activities include; boating, jet skiing, air boat rides,  parasailing, fishing, diving, surfing, eco-adventures, kayaking, horseback riding and much more.  The Brevard Zoo and Forever Florida are also great option as it’s family-friendly and provides great views of Florida wildlife.  

Are you looking to shop?  You will find that antiquing, farmers markets, art festivals and street parties are home to many of our downtown districts from Titusville to Port Canaveral and Eau Gallie to Melbourne.   If you are looking for that one-of-a-kind shopping opportunity then you must visit the world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach offering an assortment of surf and beach gear.  But if mainstream shopping is what you prefer there are many shopping centers scattered from Palm Bay to Viera and beyond.  

Brevard County provides the community and visitors to the area with many cultural opportunities throughout the year. The Maxwell C. King Center has live theater, Broadway shows, and concerts throughout the year as well as summertime children’s programs.  You can also find exciting entertainment at The Cocoa Village Playhouse or The Henagar Center in Melbourne.  If you are a country music fan you may want to plan to attend the 3 day Runaway Country Festival that is held in the spring of the year at Wickham Park.

Whatever you’re looking for we hope you’ll find it here in Brevard County.  We think you just might be surprised by the treasures you’ll find!  


Whatever you are craving, Brevard County restaurants can satisfy your hunger. With a wide variety of cuisines to select from around the Space Coast, we are sure you will find one you like. If you are looking for a top-rated Indian restaurant, Asian cuisine, or Italian, check out our Restaurant listings! 

If it is an ocean view breakfast you are looking for, look no further. Located in Satellite Beach, Sun on the Beach serves breakfast and lunch and is a local favorite. Are you in the mood for out-of-this-world burritos? Or maybe some sizzling fajitas and award winning margaritas?  Try Cantina Dos Amigos in Indialantic.  

Whether you are in North or Central Brevard, you are never far from authentic southern BBQ or American classics. A casual dining experience at Palm Shores Bistro is sure to deliver a five-star experience.  No matter what you are looking for, our restaurant directory can help you with your selection. Follow the link:

Cultural Centers

Are you looking for something fun to do?  Our county has some of the finest museums, dance academies, music societies and theaters’ around.  You can't miss out on a boat ride with Island Boat Lines & Indian River Queen. Whether you're in Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Indialantic, Melbourne Beach or Sebastian you will find many great ways to experience Brevard's wildlife and waterways. 

Do you enjoy art, culture, and a community experience?   If so, the Viera Institute is for you. They host events that are too good to miss.  From art festivals to networking, the action is there for you! Whatever your niche, Brevard County is sure to give you your fill of the arts.


Libraries aren’t just for reading anymore but with over 1,250,000 books that’s sure a reason to pick one up and start!  If you are interested in reading with others why not join a book discussion group?  Or if you prefer you can listen to audio books or try one of over 27,000 e-Books and read your favorite book online.  Are you in the mood to watch a movie but don’t want to pay for a movie ticket?  Choose from over 24,562 DVDs or 24,593 videotapes currently in our Brevard County libraries for free.  Take into consideration they won’t be the newest movies to hit the theater but they offer recent DVD releases as well as classic movies.  Not only do they have movies for your entertainment but they also have 6,409 instructional DVDs or 16,006 videotapes.  Do you need a quiet place to study?  Study rooms are available for check out for an allotted amount of time.  Are you writing a paper and having trouble finding just the right source?  Look no further than your local library with a multitude of research books to choose from or try their online database for convenience sake.  If you’re into discovering your ancestry, try looking in the special genealogy collections found at the Central, Melbourne and North Brevard libraries.  With over 17 public libraries in Brevard County you’re sure to find one close by as well as find a number of things to do in addition to reading.

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