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The oldest city in Brevard County, Rockledge boasts a rich history stretching back to 1887 when it was founded. Situated between 1-95 and US-1 along the Indian River shoreline, Rockledge is South of Cocoa and north of Viera and Melbourne. It is thought that the name “Rockledge” originated from the rocks present along parts of the Indian River.
With rivers on both sides, a lake, and easy access to the Atlantic Coast, Rockledge residents enjoy a slew of water activities, which are made more enjoyable by the consistently gorgeous Florida weather. Fishing, windsurfing, and kayaking are all popular activities. Brevard County is also home to numerous golf courses so golfers can improve their game among river and beach breezes.
Served by the Brevard County Public School System, one of the top-rated school systems in Florida, Rockledge students are assured a high-quality education. The area also features numerous parks where families can play together and exercise together.
There’s no shortage of fun in Rockledge. Replete with wildlife sanctuaries and wetlands to explore, the area is also well-regarded for its vicinity to the Atlantic and Cape Canaveral. Residents have easy access to Orlando for business or fun.
If you’re interested in learning more about everything the Rockledge area has to offer or would like to start searching for your dream home, an Ocean to River Properties real estate agent is ready to help! With in-depth knowledge of the Brevard County and Rockledge real estate, we can help you locate that perfect house or condo you’ll want to call home.
Valencia Dock - Cast a line or get your binoculars ready to spy some osprey at this small neighborhood dock. Lucky visitors may also get to see some dolphins or manatees making their way through the Indian River.
Barton Park - When completed, this park with feature plenty of places to explore and relax. Piers and docks will allow for fishing and nonmotorized boating, while hiking trails will allow visitors to experience the wildlife preserve. Picnic shelters and playgrounds will transform the 110-acre park into a great family spot.
Dr. Robert A. Anderson Stormwater Park - Home to the Barks and Recreation Dog Park, Stormwater Park provides residents with a fun place to fish and walk. Picnic tables and a playground are also available.
The McKnight Family Sports Complex - Sports enthusiasts and weekend warriors can get into gamemode at the McKnight Family Sports Complex, which features a baseball field, softball fields, a football field, tennis courts, racquetball courts, soccer fields, and a playground in addition to an exercise trail.
Cocoa Beach - Cocoa Beach is easily accessible to Rockledge residents via the Hubert Humphrey and W Cocoa Beach Causeways, which makes it a great destination for a day trip. In addition to the waves lapping the coastline, visitors can enjoy historic Cocoa Beach, the Cocoa Beach Pier, and numerous opportunities for swimming, fishing, and relaxing.
Rockledge Country Club - The area’s oldest country club, Rockledge Country Club provides members with a private golf course surrounded by lush landscaping. The par 71 course features Diamond Zoysia putting surfaces and consistent conditions year round.
Helen & Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary - A 140-acre sanctuary located on Barnes Blvd., the Helen & Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary features a hiking trail for visitors to explore and spot native species. Raptors, scrub jays, tortoises, snakes, and more inhabit the land, which is kept as natural as possible to ensure a safe haven for these creatures.
Lake Poinsett & St. Johns River - The county’s second largest lake, Lake Poinsett is a popular fishing spot connected to the St. Johns River. This lake flows northward and is known for its good bass fishing.
Indian River - A popular boating destination thanks to its connection to the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Indian River is a brackish river perfect for fishing, boating, and windsurfing. Running 131 miles, the river is also a popular place for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
Patrick Air Force Base - Those stationed at Patrick Air Force Base can easily report for duty via 520 or 404.
Kennedy Space Center - The magic of space exploration is on display at the Kennedy Space Center, where visitors can immerse themselves in the U.S. space program by learning about astronauts, space travel, and the universe. Exhibits and IMAX movies bring the story of NASA to life. Cap off your trip with a visit to the now retired Space Shuttle Atlantis, which last left the planet in 2011.
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