Brevard County, FL is located on Florida’s central east coast, 35 miles east of Orlando along 72 miles of beautiful beaches. Home to the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County is also known as the Space Coast. As of the 2010 Census, the county had a population of 543,376 making it the 10th largest county in Florida and has a median household income of $49,523.
Brevard Public Schools serves approximately 71,000 students and includes 86 schools, 17 special centers and nine charter schools in 17 municipalities. In 2011, six public schools were ranked by Florida in the top 10 schools in the state among 2,800. Higher education is provided by Eastern Florida State College, Florida Institute of Technology, Keiser University, and Everest University.
Commuters are served by Space Coast Area Transit, offering bus, van pool, and park and ride services. Set sail on a water adventure from Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world. The Melbourne International Airport is also available to take you to your next destination. Interstate 95 also extends from Brevard County’s northern border with Volusia County to the southern border with Indian River County.
Brevard County Parks and Recreation operates 108 parks, three campgrounds, three golf courses, six nature centers, 42 beach access sites, 13 school athletic sites and more than 17,000 acres of Environmentally Endangered Lands sanctuaries and conservation areas.
Popular tourism destinations in Brevard County include the Brevard Zoo, the King Center for the Performing Arts, Canaveral National Seashore, and Kennedy Space Center. From golf and air boat rides to cultural events and theatre, there are always plenty of things to do in Brevard County.
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