We think life in Brevard is nearly perfect no matter where you settle! Our county is made up of many incorporated & unincorporated communities take a look:
Population: 5,979 Unincorporated. Point of interest: Recreational amenities. Fast fact: Retirement, family community established 1969.
Population: 9,936 Incorporated in 1963 Points of interest: Recreational amenities; Port Canaveral and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are nearby. Fast fact: Ponce de Leon named Cape of Currents in 1513.
Population: 17,238 Incorporated in 1895 Points of interest: Cocoa Village, Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, Cocoa Expo. Fast fact: Supposedly named after a box of Baker’s Cocoa delivered to Willard’s General Store.
Population: 11,233 Incorporated in 1925; Points of interest: Cocoa Beach Pier, Surfside Playhouse, home of Ron Jon Surf Shop. Fast fact: First homesteaded by freed slaves after the Civil War.
Population: 3,867 Incorporated in 2006 Points of interest: The Grant Seafood Festival in February, Florida’s longest continuous seafood festival; Valkaria Airport. Fast fact: Was two separate communities, Grant and Valkaria, until 2006. Known for commercial fishing, crab and oyster houses along U.S. 1.
Population: 2,731 Incorporated in 1952 Points of interest: Indialantic Beach Park, Fifth Avenue Boardwalk. Fast fact: Name was chosen by Ernest Kouwen-Hoven, a developer; Indialantic-by-the- Sea is the full name.
INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH
Population: 8,272 Incorporated in 1955 Points of interest: Bicentennial Park, Gleason Park and Millennium Park. Fast fact: First tsunami-ready city on the East Coast.
Population: 2,750 Incorporated in 1962 Points of interest: Malabar Scrub Sanctuary and the Jordan Scrub. Fast fact: The town formally was recognized Dec. 24, 1883, when the U.S. government established a post office; mail was delivered by sailboat.
Population: 76,354 Incorporated in 1888; merged with Eau Gallie in 1969 Points of interest: Florida Tech Botanical Gardens, King Center for the Performing Arts, Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, Rossetter House. Fast fact: City named in 1880 when homesteader Richard W. Goode’s daughter drew its name on the longest of three broom straws.
Population: 3,105 Incorporated in 1923 Points of interest: Ryckman House, Sea Turtle Preservation Society, Flutie Athletic Complex. Fast fact: The county’s oldest beach community was founded in 1883.
Population: 662 Incorporated in 1957 Points of interest: Hester Wagner Community Center and historical trail, 11 parks. Fast fact: Brevard’s least populous incorporated community.
Population: 34,743 Unincorporated. Points of interest: Kennedy Space Center and the Visitor Complex, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary. Fast facts: The island was part of a land grant given by the king of Spain to a nobleman named Merritt. Initial economy based on cattle, pineapple, sugar cane and citrus.
Population: 9,052 Unincorporated. Points of interest: Barefoot Bay modular-home development, founded in 1970, occupies 1,100 acres; home to Little Hollywood and Snug Harbor. Fastfact: The community’s shores are dotted with marinas, piers, seafood outlets and marine repair services.
Population: 7,058 Unincorporated. Point of interest: Harry T. Moore Memorial Park and Cultural Center honors civil-rights leaders Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore. Fast fact: From early 1920s to about 1927, Mims was a town with a mayor and a council.
Population: 103,504 Incorporated: 1960 Points of interest: Turkey Creek Wildlife Sanctuary; Lagoon House is the starting point of the Indian River Lagoon Scenic Highway. Fast fact: Brevard County’s most populous community.
Population: 876 Incorporated: 1959 Point of interest: Florida Wildlife Hospital & Sanctuary. Fast fact: Brevard County’s fastest-growing community in the 1990s. The population went from 210 in 1990 to 794 in 2000.
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE
Population: 1,222 Commissioned: Banana River Naval Air Station in 1940, renamed in 1950 Points of interest: 45th Space Wing and the Air Force Technical Application Center. Fast fact: Studies global nuclear testing, includes combat rescue wing, defense equal opportunity management institute.
PORT ST. JOHN
Population: 12,267 Unincorporated. Points of interest: Fay Lake Wilderness Park, Parrish Healthcare Center, Wuesthoff Medical Center at Port St. John. Fast fact: Site of two power plants, one which is being rebuilt.
Population: 25,000 Incorporated in 1887 Points of interest: Taylor and McLarty parks and the Community Park of Rockledge; scenic Rockledge Drive; Rockledge Country Club. Fast fact: Oldest winter resort on Florida’s East Coast.
Population: 10,166 Incorporated in 1957 Points of interest: Pelican Beach Park, recreation complex, Samsons Island Park, Hightower Beach Park, skate park, off-leash dog park. Fast fact: Most populous beachside community in South Brevard.
Population: 1,609 Unincorporated. Point of interest: The source of the Indian River originates north of here. Fast facts: Land acquired through a Spanish land grant, main commerce is citrus, resort community in the 1920s.
Population: 11,265 Unincorporated. Points of interest: Two 18-hole golf courses. There are 4,506 properties in Suntree. Fast fact: Suntree consists of 68 communities, encompassing four square miles north and south of Wickham Road between Interlachen Road and Jordan Blass Boulevard. Suntree Master Homeowners Association is at 7550 Spyglass Hill Road.
Population: 43,823 Incorporated in 1867 Points of interest: Emma Parrish Theatre, Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum, American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum, U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. Fast fact: County seat. The right to name the town was won by Col. Titus, who defeated Col. Rice in dominoes.
Population: 17,398 Unincorporated. Points of interest: Brevard Zoo, Space Coast Stadium Fast fact: Viera is a Slovak word meaning “faith.” It was chosen by the Duda family, which established The Viera Co. to develop a master planned community, because it embodies the family’s heritage and evokes visions of the future.
Population: 18,712 Incorporated in 1959 Points of interest: Max K. Rodes Park, Erna Nixon Hammock Park. Fast fact: West Melbourne became a city because residents didn’t want to pay property tax. Today, residents do pay property tax.
*City, town and Air Force base officials; community organizations in unincorporated areas; Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research (excluding jail inmates); U.S. Census Bureau. Figures for some unincorporated areas are for “census designated place” boundaries that might not include parts of the community.