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.

The Indian River Lagoon Preserve is home to one of the most protected wetlands and salt marshes in Florida, giving visitors a chance to see breathtaking landscapes brimming with diverse wildlife and native exotic plants. This hidden gem has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water and is revered as one of North America’s Estuaries of National Significance.

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.

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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Stop by the country's first law enforcement museum and memorial to see over 1100 exhibits and a large collection of police artifacts. You can also enjoy their state-of-the-art shooting center, so you can train just like the law enforcement officers. 

The American Space Museum and Space Walk of Fame is a museum in Titusville, Florida, that serves to preserve the history of the U.S Space program. One can find many unique things on display in their exhibit halls such as space suits, aircraft parts, active launch consoles, and much more. Some of the galleries are dedicated to previous space projects that include Mercury, Apollo, and Gemini. In their walk of fame, one can cruise through the hall as they encounter the names of previous space pioneers who were responsible for making the space program what it is today. The American Space Museum and Space Walk of Fame is appropriate for all ages, as they contain a discovery room for younger children to enjoy. 

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. 

Dixie Crossroads is a local restaurant in Titusville, Florida, that has been providing excellent service and quality food in the community since 1983. They have a variety of dishes that include, but are not limited to, ocean caught seafood, chicken, steaks, and salads. Feed the fishes in the outside pond while waiting to be seated or after filling yourself up with their delicious food. Also, while you're there you might as well try their famous corn fritters!

With the largest selection of margaritas in the Brevard county area, Durango's Steakhouse is one of the best places in town to stop for a drink. They are also known for having the best steaks in the county since, unlike most restaurants, they cook it over an open oak fire grill instead of a flat iron. Stop by Durango's Steakhouse to satisfy your taste buds!

The combination of Mexican and Cuban food has never been better! El Leoncito has multiple locations in Brevard county to provide top of the line food. Their menu has many Cuban and Mexican dishes that one can choose from. Better yet, combine the two dishes to get the best of both worlds! The restaurant brings both Cuban and Mexican cultures to life with their decorations and employee uniforms. A great place to eat and enjoy some Latino heritage. 

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).

Humpavelli's Pizza pizza is a family owned pizza shop that prides itself in using the freshest ingredients to provide New York style tossed pizza. Give them a try whenever you're in the area, and they will not disappoint. Your taste buds will thank you. 

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

Stop by La Marimba to enjoy some delicious Mexican dishes and desserts. La Marimba has a location in Titusville and a location in Rockledge, so wherever you are in the northern space coast area, one is never too far. 

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.

The history of North Brevard can be studied here at the North Brevard Historical Museum. Visitors can learn many of the folklore and tales that have been told over last couple hundreds of years. North Brevard's entire history can be found here. It is an ideal place to visit if you are one of the locals who grew up in the area.  

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. 

Come to Orleans Bistro and Bar to enjoy a fun filled lunch or dinner! Their happy hour specials are sure to please, and the food will not disappoint. The menu is filled with mouth watering foods that include cajun food, burgers, wings, and steaks among other items. Enjoy a game of pool or darts by the bar, or just come hang as you watch your favorite sports team in action. Not a fan of sports? Not a problem. Come for the music and live performances. You will find your niche here at Orleans Bistro and Bar! 

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 in Downtown Titusville's historic district, Playalinda Brewing Company - Hardware Store has established itself as the areas best site for quality beer and gathering spot for locals and visitors. The building where this brewing company was set up has much historical significance because it is one of the city's oldest buildings. They are dedicated to serving good food, quality beer, and fun times. Stop by if you're in the area and check them out. 

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.

The Sea Turtle Preservation Society's mission is to help protect sea turtles and raise awareness for the importance that Florida plays in their protection and survival. 

 

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.

Third Culture Kitchen is a must visit restaurant for all food lovers. It fuses foods from various cultures as a way of unifying a society that is forever expanding and in the process of enculturation. They blend the influences from centuries of trade and migration into one unifying taste within their dishes. Preserving the great tasting recipes from different cultures that can be found within society is what they do best. 

Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures is a group of aerial adventures like zip-lining on multiple challenge levels, a canopy walk that’s 20 feet up in the air or on the ground, and other activities for those who are up for the challenge. Guests are harnessed in at all times for each activity and helmets are encouraged for most of the challenges as well. These activities are good forms of exercise too, so be aware that sweating means you’re having fun. 

Honoring the past, educating the future, and preserving the heritage are the goals at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation museum. They have a growing collection of warbirds that span from the beginning of their development to the modern day. They offer tours to educate the public on the history of the warbirds, airshows, and special events for children and adults alike. Go to one of their monthly fly in breakfasts for some great food, flying, and a chance to know what this museum is all about. Event dates are listed on the homepage of the company's website. 

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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