Get to know…Cocoa and Rockledge

Two words "Indian River," sum up the Cocoa and Rockledge area.  Get that small town river and beach feel all wrapped up in one place.  If you need to, you can be in downtown Orlando in less than 45 minutes; but why would you want to.  Plenty of local stores, restaraunts, and bait shops close by.  If your looking to relax and get away from the rat race, this is a great place to start.

Things to do in Cocoa and Rockledge

Anything water related can be done in Cocoa and Rockledge as they are on the Intercoastal waterway.  Fishing, fishing, and fishing are one of the things to do; along with power boating, sailing, jet skiing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, and swimming.  The beach is a 5 minute drive across the 528 or 520.  You can also play golf at the Rockledge Country Club or just hang out at Riverfront park.  For teens they even have the Eastwood Skate Park.  For those who like to look to the stars, Kennedy Space Center is just minutes away.

Schools Serving Cocoa and Rockledge

Schools serving the Cocoa and Rockledge include; Saturn Elementary School, Enterprise Elementary School, Challenger 7 Elementary School, Fairglen Elementary School, Atlantis Elementary School, Cambridge Elementary Magnet School, Hans Christian Anderson Elementary School, Golfview Elementary Magnet School, and Endeavor Elementary School.  Middle Schools include: Space Coast Middle Schools, Clearlake Middle School, Ronald McNair Magnet Middle School,  and John F. Kennedy Middle School.  Cocoa has just Space Coast High School and Cocoa High School, Rockledge has Rockledge Senior High School and Horace Mann Academy.  There are quite a few religious and private schools serving Cocoa and Rockledge including; Space Coast Christian Academy, Florida Learning Academy, Rockledge Christian School, St. Marys Catholic School, and Trinity Lutheran School.  Brevard Community College, the University of Central Florida's Brevard Campus, and the Florida Solar Energy Center anchor the University Corridor.

Shopping in Cocoa and Rockledge

Cocoa and Rockledge have many small shopping centers located along the main roads in the two cities.  Merritt Square Mall is less than 5 minutes away on State Road 520 and Florida Mall in Orlando is only about 30 minutes away on toll road 528.  There is also some shopping and dining in downtown Cocoa on the Intercoastal.

Business Community of Cocoa and Rockledge

Major employers in the area include Beyel Brothers Crane & Rigging, Brevard Community College / University of Central Florida, Brewer Paving & Development, Coca Cola Bottling, FedEx Ground Distribution Center, Florida Solar Energy Center, Guardian Ignition Interlock Manufacturing, Ocean Potion, and Rinker Materials.

Traffic and Driving in Cocoa and Rockledge

Traffic around Cocoa and Rockledge is never to much of a problem with the small town laid back attitude of everyone.  State Road 520, also known as W. King St., can get a little busy on weekends with beach goers and the occasional accident on I-95 can cause some delays.  North Cocoa Boulevard, Murrel Road, Fiske Street, and ClearLake Road are the main roads heading North and South.  Heading East and West are: State Road 520 (W. King St.), 528 Beachline, State Road 524, Barnes Boulevard, and Dixon Boulevard.These are the opinions of writers and not the opinions of or any of our advertising partners.