Brevard County

Brevard county is located on Florida's Space Coast, east/central Florida, bordering the Atlantic Ocean. With a beautiful stretch of white sandy beaches along numerous barrier islands, surfing, snorkeling, swimming, turtle watching, boating and fishing are popular activities. Parks and golf courses are plentiful and local attractions include the Kennedy Space Center, Brevard Zoo, and the Brevard Museum of Art and Science. Disney World and other central Florida attractions are within a 1 hour drive. 

Brevard County was established in 1844 from a portion of Mosquito County and was originally named St. Lucie. In 1855 the name was changed in honor of Theodore Washington Brevard (1804-77) of North Carolina. Brevard came to Florida in 1847 and became the state comptroller.

Brevard County Florida Image Map
Population - 2000
476,230
Population - 2010
543,376
Population - 2015 Est
561,714
Land Area (sq mi)
1,016
Water Area (sq mi)
541
Total Area (sq mi)
1,557
Average Rainfall
65
Temperature - Average High
82
Temperature - Average Low
69

The Brevard Public School District is known as the 48th largest district in the United States and the 10th largest in Florida. Across 17 different municipalities in the Space Coast area, Brevard County Public Schools educate students in over 80 schools, 20 special centers and 10 charter schools. The goal of this school district is like many others; to serve its community and enhance student’s lives by delivering the highest quality education. Fortunately, Brevard public schools receive immense assistance in the form of monetary funds from the Brevard Schools Foundation in order to meet its goal of delivering high quality education to students.

Canaveral National Seashore is one of Florida’s most absolutely gorgeous and untouched natural habitats. It is one of few places in the state where visibility of one of Florida’s swamps is combined with the view of one of Florida’s most beautiful beaches. The park consists of two entrances both of which provide access to amazing beaches and the parks Mosquito Lagoon.

Space Florida drives State economic development across the global aerospace enterprise. As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.

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The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Brevard Business News delivers news on local businesses and industry in Brevard county. 

The Brevard County Library system has 17 branches located in Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Melbourne Beach, Merritt Island, Mims, Palm Bay, Port St. John, Satellite Beach, Micco, Titusville, West Melbourne, and 4 in Melbourne.

Brevard County, located on Florida’s Space Coast, provides a wide array of natural resources in its three predominant areas: the Indian River Lagoon, the forest-laden coastal ridge, and the St Johns River valley. In addition to these natural features, Brevard County also offers sports programs and other community activities, including swimming instruction and championship level golf courses.

Capt. Chris Myers is an expert saltwater fishing guide located in the world famous Mosquito Lagoon. He offers his clients the opportunity to stalk big game fish in just inches of water. He specializes in sight fishing and is only an hour drive away from Disney and the Orlando area. 

The mission at Circles of Care is to promote and provide high quality comprehensive behavioral health care services at a competitive cost in an ethical, fair, and courteous manner for each and every one of their patients.

The Cocoa Village Playhouse opened as the Aladdin Theater in 1924 to show silent films. It reopened after renovations in 1989 as a venue for community theater performances. 

The Historic Emma Parrish Theatre is a Titusville theatre that is owned by the Titusville Playhouse. It is renovated from a saloon and hotel that opened in 1905.

Welcome to Fin & Fly fishing charters, the top rated charter fishing company in Cocoa Beach Florida. 

We provide full service guided charters along Central Florida’s Space Coast with years of experience and professional quality boats and equipment. So whether you want to chase tailing schools of Redfish on the skinny water flats, or pull big Snook out of the tight mangroves, or venture offshore to chase sailfish, Fin & Fly Charters has what it takes to make your trip a safe and enjoyable experience out on the water.

The Florida Institute of Technology is a college in Melbourne that focuses on undergraduate and graduate programs in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and aviation.

Family owned secular college preparatory school for girls and boys in grades 5-12 offering a 5 or 7 day boarding program to suit your family’s needs. Our focus is preparing your child for college and beyond.

Florida Today is the daily newspaper for the Space Coast and Brevard County delivering news and information throughout the community. 

This will be a dining destination for you and your love ones. The grilled tuna is phenomenal, as is the cheesy bread appetizer. Come for the crab legs, have some lobster, and take in the ocean or lakeside view. This will be the spot any and all days of the week.

Our school offers an academically challenging college prep curriculum in an environment that reflects the joy and peace of Christian values. We are deeply committed to providing a seamless system of education in preschool through twelfth grade.

Hometown News Brevard County provides a blend of news stories, feature articles, profiles and coverage of importance. Featuring five different editions: North Brevard (which covers the municipalities of Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Cocoa, Merritt Island, Titusville and Mims); Suntree-Viera-Rockledge; Melbourne (which covers the cities of Melbourne and West Melbourne); The Beaches (which covers the municipalities of Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indialantic and Melbourne Beach); as well as Palm Bay (which covers Palm Bay and Malabar).

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is in Melbourne. It is a support organization of Eastern Florida Florida State College.

The recently renovated Melbourne Square Mall is a beautiful place to get your shopping done. Bring your kids along so that they can enjoy some of the many kid's activities found throughout the mall.

Merritt Square Mall is a great place to shop with all the classic mall stores and so much more. In addition to shopping you will also find a Cobb Theaters movie theater here at this centrally located mall close to many fun attractions.

Captain Eric is a Charter Fishing Captain located in Port Canaveral Florida. He has been fishing up and down the east coast for over 40 years. He has a lifetimes worth of fishing knowledge and offers a memorable fishing trip for everyone. 

Captain Scott is a world renowned charter fishing captain in the east central region of Florida. He has appeared on a handful of TV shows and holds a world record or two. Whether your looking for a great day on the water or the chance to catch a giant, he is your guy and you should give him a call!

Located on the Space Coast of Florida, Patrick AFB lies directly south of Cape Canaveral and Cape Kennedy. Orlando and its attractions are about an hour drive west.

Port Canaveral is located on the Central East Coast of Florida and is a customer-friendly gateway to major consumer markets and leisure destinations offering cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers the capabilities of a first-class deepwater port.

At St. Mark's Episcopal Academy, we balance challenging academics and innovative thinking within a safe, nurturing, caring, Christian environment. Our goal is to see students unlock their individual and collective potential to become motivated, life-long learners.

Surfside Playhouse is a theater that opened in Cocoa Beach in 1963 as a home for the Surfside Players. Each year it puts on a season of 6 or more plays and musicals for the people of Cocoa Beach.

The Avenue Viera is an outdoor shopping and lifestyle center where you can relax and enjoy yourself while you browse the many stores in the peaceful atmosphere. The many restaurants are a great place to grab a meal before you catch a movie at the AMC theater.

Brevard Alternative Homeschool is a support group for Brevard County, Florida Homeschoolers practicing or exploring alternative philosophies such as agnosticism, atheism, humanism, Paganism, Native American spiritualism or Wicca. All others friendly to freethought or alternative philosophies are welcome. The group offers friendship, support, help with secular or alternative curricula, and a forum for discussing issues we may have as non-traditional homeschoolers.

Cape Canaveral Shuttle Launch
Shuttle Launch View from Cape Canaveral Beach
Spend the day at the beach and watch a shuttle launch
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