Space Coast Resources

Your resource for local events and happenings on the Space Coast.

March 6, 2017

Living in Luxury

Brevard County is a diverse and exciting place to live. Moments away from gorgeous beaches, historic city centers and untouched nature preserves it’s no wonder millions of people call Brevard County home. There is so much this beautiful area has to offer to tourists and residents alike. The weather is amazing and outdoor activities can be enjoyed yearlong. Once you see your first sunset over the Atlantic Ocean, you will never want to leave.

Brevard is full of close knit communities where it’s residents make you feel at home, as if you were family. No matter what you interests or beliefs, Brevard has a home for you. An investment in Brevard County is an investment in you and your family’s future happiness.

Each year the house market continues to gain value on the Space Coast. Large technology companies such as Harris and GE continue to transfer large amounts of employees to the area which helps contribute to the ever rising costs of homes here. No matter what your style – gated community, townhouse or luxury home on the water – Brevard County has the perfect option for you. It’s still a great time to buy a home here and an even better place to raise a family.

Brevard County truly has everything you could want in a place where you plan to purchase a home. Beautiful oceanfront properties, rural farm areas, fast paced cities, industry of all kind and an eclectic local charm makes the entire Space Coast a great place to live. It’s an exciting time to live here with massive expansion in infrastructure and residential development. Brevard County is already a great place to call home, especially with all the new development and opportunities.

March 6, 2017

Brevard Education

 

When it’s time to hit the books Brevard county is a great place for your primary or continued education.  There are plenty of public school options with 112 in Brevard County alone.  Student to teacher ratios are great  with an average of 15 to 1 so you know you child is going to get a first rate education.

The private schools are even better in Brevard.  There are currently 81 private institutions with an amazing 12 to 1 teacher to student ratio.  Private schools like Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and the Florida Air Academy are top notch schools and prepare your children for college and the real world.

There are colleges for your continued education in Brevard as well.  Eastern Florida State College has several campuses in the area which makes it very convenient.  The Florida Institute of Technology is located in Melbourne Florida and is an amazing school for both technical positions, aviation and business degrees.  Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is now a professor at this prestigious school.

March 6, 2017

Brevard Dining

 

Brevard County is known for its pristine beaches, beautiful homes and amazing culture. The dining in Brevard is equally amazing and has a massive variety of cuisines sure to please anyone’s palate. Choices range from traditional American, Italian and Greek to local cuisine such as gator meat and fresh seafood. No matter what you like, Brevard County is sure to have a restaurant for you

 

WATERFRONT DINING

 

Yellow Dog Cafe features amazing classics and drinks(Melbourne)

 

Chart House is a high end seafood eatery(Melbourne)

 

Sunset Grill and Bar features American food with amazing waterfront views(Cocoa Beach)

 

CHINESE

 

Red Ginger Chinese features upscale Chinese cuisine (Melbourne)

 

Chin Lin Restaurant has great Chinese and Taiwanese options( Merritt Island)

 

Kim Bo Chinese Restaurant is a casual eatery with wonderful cuisine(Cocoa Beach)

 

MEDITERRANEAN

 

Joumana’s Mediterranean Cuisine features authentic cuisine with great daily specials(Palm Bay)

 

Skewers Mediterranean Grille is a festive Mediterranean eatery with creative fusion fare & occasional belly dancing(Indialantic)

 

Harbor City Diner has an eclectic menu emphasizing Greek & Italian food in a no-frills building with outdoor seating (Melbourne)

 

AMERICAN

 

Dixie Crossroads serves up fresh seafood, sandwiches, and steaks. (Titusville)

 

Coasters Pub & Biergarten is a sports-centric alehouse with a hearty American menu & 100+ beers, including many craft brews (Melbourne)

 

Grills Riverside Melbourne has seafood & more served in an airy, industrial-kitschy venue with patio, live music & water views (Melbourne)

 

ITALIAN

 

Chef Mario’s is located in the old Eau Gallie Bank and serves freshly made Italian food (Melbourne)

 

Branos Italian Grill has classic Italian entrees & specialty pies are served up in a welcoming establishment with a full bar (Cocoa)

 

Pizza Gallery & Grill is a laid-back pizzeria staple pairing pies, pastas & more with works by local artists in a casual space (Viera)

 

CARIBBEAN

 

Hazel’s Caribbean Restaurants is a modest spot for classic Caribbean plates & American fare in a strip-mall setting (Melbourne)

 

The Tiny Turtle is a local favorite and a great place to stop for lunch after a day at the beach (Cocoa Beach)

 

Caribbean Cove Restaurant & Lounge feature Grilled chicken, goat stew & other traditional specialties offered in an unpretentious environment (Cocoa)

 

THAI / SUSHI

 

Thai Hana Restaurant & Sushi Bar features Asian fusion eatery serving a big menu of mostly Thai fare & sushi in a cozy, contemporary space (Viera)

 

Sabai Thai Restaurant is a strip-mall option with an extensive menu of curries & other Thai dishes plus a sushi bar (Melbourne)

 

Thai Thai Restaurant features Thai & Japanese cuisine, including sushi, in an eatery & bar featuring traditional Asian decor (Melbourne)

 

ASIAN FUSION

 

Himalaya Asian Bistro features classic and innovative Asian and Japanese dishes, and fresh sushi. (Rockledge)

 

Asian Gourmet Restaurant is a Contemporary Asian spot offering cooking classes, lunch specials & Vietnamese soups & stir-fries (Melbourne)

 

Irashiai 2 has owners that meet every new guest and prepares excellent food including sushi (Melbourne)

 

RESTAURANTS BY AREA

 

Port Canaveral (The Cove)

• Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill

• Seafood Atlantic (fine seafood and steaks at a fair price)

• Rusty’s Seafood & Oyster Bar

 

Beachside

• Long Doggers (casual)

• Da Kine Diego’s Insane Burritos

• Coconuts on the Beach

• Djon’s Chophouse

 

Cocoa Village /Eau Gallie Arts District/ Downtown Melbourne

 

• Island Pasta Company

• Matt’s Casbah

• Meg O’Malley’s (traditional Irish fare)

March 6, 2017

Space Coast Medical Centers

 

BAREFOOT BAY MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Barefoot Bay Wellness Center / Space Coast Medical

935 Barefoot Blvd #2, Micco, FL 32976

(772) 664-2499

 

COCOA BEACH MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Health First Cape Canavaral Hospital

701 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-7111

 

Cocoa Beach Walk In Clinic

105 S Banana River Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-8313

 

Medfast Urgent Care | Walk In Clinic

275 W Cocoa Beach Causeway, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 799-7777

 

Health First Physicians

105 S Banana River Blvd, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

(321) 868-8313

 

MELBOURNE MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center

1350 Hickory St, Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 434-7000

 

Melbourne Medical Center

15 E Hibiscus Blvd, Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 728-0000

 

Wuesthoff Medical Center-Melbourne

250 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 752-1200

 

Brevard Health Alliance, Inc

17 Silver Palm Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 733-2021

 

Eau Gallie Walk In Clinic

1403 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 751-1414

 

MERRITT ISLAND MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Merritt Island Walk-In Clinic

1045 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953

(321) 452-9255

 

Wuesthoff Medical Center

2400 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953

(321) 452-5340

 

PALM BAY MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Palm Bay Hospital

1425 Malabar Rd SE, Palm Bay, FL 32907

(321) 434-8000

 

DOCCS Palm Bay: Walk in Clinic

590 Malabar Rd SE #8, Malabar, FL 32909

(321) 676-3535

 

Medfast Urgent Care | Walk In Clinic

490 Centre Lake Dr NE, Palm Bay, FL 32907

(321) 821-4950

 

ROCKLEDGE MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Wuesthoff Medical Center-Rockledge

110 Longwood Ave, Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 636-2211

 

SEBASTIAN MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Sebastian River Medical Center

13695 US-1, Sebastian, FL 32958

(772) 589-3186

 

TITUSVILLE MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Parrish Medical Center

951 N Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32796

(321) 268-6111

 

Health First Medical Group

1855 Knox McRae Dr, Titusville, FL 32780

(321) 269-2028

 

Medfast Urgent Care | Walk In Clinic

3045 Columbia Blvd a108, Titusville, FL 32780

(321) 268-6822

 

VIERA MEDICAL CENTERS

 

Health First Viera Hospital

8745 N Wickham Rd, Viera, FL 32940

(321) 434-9000

 

Viera Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center, Inc.

8725 N Wickham Rd #301, Melbourne, FL 32940

(321) 434-9200

March 6, 2017

Brevard County Cities

 

We’ve discovered Brevard County is a vast and diverse location, but each individual community have their own individual personalities.  The area is often referred to as “The Space Coast” as a whole due to NASA being located at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. Here is a more in depth look at the communities that make up the amazing Space Coast.

North

Scottsmoor

Scottsmoor is one of the oldest areas in Brevard County and is also the most northern.  This community borders Volusia County.  Known for its farming roots, it has remained mostly rural since its settling in 1861.  If you are looking for a calm, slower paced farming life Scottsmoor is a great option for you.

Mims

Although Mims is considered mostly rural much like Scottsmoor, residential development has been growing steadily in recent years.  Although the community is still relatively small compared to many other areas(population of 10,000 people), Mims has become very popular with high-end buyers looking to develop a large home with privacy provided by the gorgeous, lush tropical surroundings.

Titusville

Often called “Space City, USA” due to being known as the “gateway to nature and space”, Titusville is situated along the Indian River and has some truly amazing aspects to the community.  Titusville is a great mix of nature and urban life.  It has some of the state’s most prestigious establishments such as the La Cita and Royal Oak country clubs.  There also is the Parrish Medical Center and two executive airports:  Space Coast Regional Airport and Arthur Dunn Air Park.  Titusville also has “The Great Outdoors” which is well known for its golf and RV parks.  As if this wasn’t enough, Titusville has a large marina and a bustling historic downtown area.  Although the space program may be smaller than it was, Titusville is growing quickly!

Port St. John

Also know as PSJ, Port St. John is an incorporated area in between Titusville and Cocoa.  PSJ is a great location for those professionals who work in the aerospace or technology sectors because of its central location.  PSJ is considered on of Brevard County’s largest family areas.

Cape Canaveral

The Cape has always been a popular area for those working in the space industry to settle with their families.  Cape Canaveral is located east of Merritt Island and has been attracting many new residents interested in a luxury lifestyle due to the large assortment of new luxury homes and condos.

 

North Central

Cocoa

A hugely popular destination with tourists Cocoa is located right on the Indian River.  Historic Cocoa Village is located on the river and provides a plethora of history, dining, shopping, and entertainment.  The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse is a main attraction of the area with many productions put on weekly.  Cocoa’s demographics are younger than surrounding areas with most residents falling into the 20-44 age range.  Even though the nightlife is prevalent in Cocoa, the wildlife and tropical soundings are beautiful.  Cocoa even has over 150 species of birds making it a popular destination for bird watchers.

Merritt Island

A true nature lover’s paradise, Merritt Island is the home to the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge which is 140,000 acres of undisturbed wildlife.  The reserve is north of the city where most of Merritt Island’s residents live.  The main part of the city has a wide selection of shopping and dining for residents and tourists to enjoy.   Merritt Island is also know for producing some of the Sunshine State’s best citrus.

Rockledge

Rockledge is Brevard County’s oldest incorporated community and is home to many families as the community is primarily residential.  The area offers a diverse setting of homes but is known for the gorgeous riverfront homes.  Additionally the Rockledge Country Club and Turtle Creek Golf Club are located here as is the Space Coast Iceplex.  Rockledge has its own array of shopping and dining and is also just minutes away from The Avenues located in Viera.

Viera

One of the most sought after areas on the Space Coast Viera is a quickly expanding master planed community.  Families love this area and it is easily commutable to not only other areas in Brevard County, but to the great Orlando area as well.  Viera has plenty of attractions and shopping.  The Brevard Zoo is located in Viera as is “The Avenue Viera” which is an open concept shopping center with over 100 retailers and restaurants including a movie theatre.

Suntree

In all of Brevard Country, Suntree is the largest planned, incorporated city to date.  As with many other planned communities there is a wide variety of housing options for any lifestyle.  There are a multitude of parks and other outdoor recreational activities such as golf.  In fact there is The Suntree Country Club which is a full service country club that has two 18 hole golf courses.  Whether you choose the easy access to local shopping and dining or the amazing golf courses, Suntree is a great choice to buy a home!

 

South Central

Melbourne

The cultural hub of Brevard, Melbourne has a huge variety of activities to do.  Eastern Florida State’s Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts is a hugely popular venue that hosts a variety of shows from comedians to broadways shows.  The “Harbor City” is home to so much more than just amazing shows.  Melbourne has a Fantastic Arts District, known as EGAD – the Eau Gallie Arts Districts.  This artsy area is full of art galleries, boutiques and eateries.  World renowned artists such as Derek Gores call EGAD home.  Melbourne also hosts many parades and outdoor festivals throughout the year.  Melbourne is a great place to experience the best culture Brevard County has to offer.

West Melbourne

This area of Brevard has had the highest population growth or any area in the county since the year 2000.  New construction makes this the perfect place to raise a family.  Centrally located and close to I95.  West Melbourne is also home to the largest mall in South Brevard, the Melbourne Square Mall.  The mall boasts amazing retailers and fine dining in addition to an LA Fitness workout center.

 

South

Palm Bay

This diverse community has the largest population in all of Brevard County and has a housing option for everyone.  Palm Bay was ranked #11 in Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Innovative Cities” in 2010.  Many technology and defense company such as Harris, DRS, and Northrop Grumman call Palm Bay home.  In addition to tech companies Palm Bay has several manufacturing companies and a massive assortment of small businesses.  Planned expansion in the area such as adding a new exit on I95 in the Bayside Lakes area, new development on US-1 for bay front shopping and dining, and the addition of a new 300 square mile outdoor entertainment venue makes Palm Bay an amazing place to live.

 

Located east of Palm Bay, Malabar is a quant and quiet rural community that has easy access to the amenities of surrounding Palm Bay and Melbourne without the hustle and bustle.  Many residents in Malabar raise livestock and enjoy their privacy on large lots of land.

March 3, 2017

Brevard County Information

Brevard county is the ideal place for people who want the best of both worlds: a fun safe suburban area with plenty of dining, activities and entrainment all within a close proximity to the amazing beaches of the Space Coast. Brevard County is one of the county’s best kept secrets.

Brevard County is located on 72 miles of Florida’s coastlines.  The beaches have everything you could want; white sand, warm water and fun for the whole family!  The average temperature in Brevard is a perfect 81 degrees with a low of only 63 degrees.  This makes Brevard not only a great option for those trying to escape the harsh northeast winters, but the perfect climate to live in all year long.  Come enjoy the beaches, the natural beauty of the tropical climate, the wildlife and lagoons!  You’ll be glad to have visited and will want to join the locals who call Brevard County home.

The population in Brevard is as diverse as its tropical surroundings.  The area spans all ages, from very young families to retirees and everything in between.  Many business professionals and college students are also in the area, making it exceptionally well rounded and giving the surroundings the eclectic activities for all to participate in.  In Brevard county roughly 20% of the population is under the age of 18 and more than 20% is over the age of 65.  No matter what you age or hobbies Brevard County is the perfect place to be.  The beaches boast some of the best surfing in the nation with greats such as Kelly Slater calling Brevard Home.  There are amazing golf courses and communities among several of the towns in the area.  Whether you are a food enthusiast, a student, love the outdoors, nightlife, or the arts, Brevard County has a special place for you.

Brevard County boasts several museums and art galleries which showcase the culture and history of the area.  There are so many options to choose from, and many host other events and performances such as Derek Gores Gallery in the Eau Gallie area of Melbourne, Florida.  There are always community events occurring such as Palm Bay’s Friday by the Bay, Eau Gallie’s First Friday and Melbourne’s Friday Fest.  Enjoy the concerts and vendors at these events that are perfect for the whole family.  After the events, stay in the area for the exciting nightlife of the area.

With such a variety of housing options there is a place for everyone!  Come discover what so many others have – Brevard County is not only a great place to visit, it’s the perfect choice buy a home!

March 3, 2017

Active Lifestyle

Endless Activities

Brevard County is the perfect place for individuals and families who have an active lifestyle. With such a perfect climate you can play sports and participate in outdoor activities all year long!

Golf, tennis, boating, fishing, surfing and so much more are part of everyday life year round for residents of Brevard County. There is nothing better than after a hard day’s work than to relax with your favorite outdoor activity.

Golf

Brevard County is the perfect place for individuals and families who have an active lifestyle. With such a perfect climate you can play sports and participate in outdoor activities all year long!

Golf, tennis, boating, fishing, surfing and so much more are part of everyday life year round for residents of Brevard County. There is nothing better than after a hard day’s work than to relax with your favorite outdoor activity.

Tennis

Another very popular sport on the Space Coast is of course tennis. Many of the communities in Brevard County have private tennis courts for residents to use. There are also many public parks and schools that have courts that can be played on, often times for free. Of course, country clubs are another option for the more serious tennis player. Indian River Beach is home to Kiwi Tennis Club, a private club that has 13 lit courts with 9 being clay. Private instruction is offered here as well as a fully stocked pro shop. There are several tournaments held here each year including the USTA Pro Tennis Classic for both men and women.

Surfing

Brevard County is a world renowned spot for surfing. People come from across the globe here to surf inthe same waters that great likes Kelly Slate and Damien Hobgood have surfed in. Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach and Melbourne Beach all have great breaks and very consistent waves. If you are a more experienced surfer you can head down to Sebastian Inlet where some of the biggest waves are. There are several world class tournaments that are held here every year that bring the best surfers in to compete. The world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jon Surf Shop is located in Cocoa Beach. If there is any gear you need, this is the place to go. When you have such pristine beaches and clean breaks, there is no way surfers could resist the beaches on the Space Coast!

Posted in Active Lifestyle
March 2, 2017

Arts and Entertainment

 

 

Brevard County attracts some of the biggest names in show business to the area. Comedians like Bill MaherPenn & TellerJerry Seinfeld and Bill Cosby have all entertained thousands in Brevard. Other big name musical performers such as Yanni and Keith Urban come annually for all of the fans in the area. There are countless performances here including Broadway musicals, symphonies, ballet, and so much more to attend. The Maxell C. King Center for Performing Arts located on Eastern Florida State’s College campus is where a lot of the larger performances are located. In addition, there is a huge amount of venues here for local artists and musicians so there never is a dull moment.

Cocoa Village Playhouse is another very popular venue in Brevard County to make in a theatrical performance. This is the oldest theatre in Brevard and it still maintains all of it timeless charm. It host many musicals, plays and artist and boasts attendance of over 60,000 patrons each year.

There are so many places to catch a performance in Brevard County. A great resource to stay up to date on the latest acts and showtimes is ArtsBrevard.org. Here, you will be able to search for your favor performers. In addition there is a list of several of the other venues in the area such as the Titusville PlayhouseThe Surfside PlayersBrevard Theater Ensemble and the EGAD! Art Lab. No matter what venue you pick, you are sure to have a great time!