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About the Space Coast

Right at Home on The Edge of the Ocean.
Since the emergence of the Space Program more than 40 years ago, Brevard County has become a hot spot for new residents. In fact, nearly 10,000 people relocate to the Space Coast each year — many from the Midwest and Northeast. With an average temperature of 72 degrees, and more than 70 miles of sunny beaches, it's easy to see why Brevard County has been called "one of Florida's best-kept secrets."

But there is much more to the Space Coast than beautiful beaches. Brevard's business sector is healthy and well balanced for a community its size. With the Kennedy Space Center, a NASA headquarters, and related aerospace and defense companies as a base, the Brevard economy also boasts a thriving citrus industry, commercial fishing, tourism, light manufacturing and electronics and other high-tech companies.

Mixing Business with Pleasure
Residents and guests in Brevard County enjoy an exciting cultural calendar year-round. The area enjoys active community theater programs, a semi-professional theater, a 500-seat performing arts center and almost weekly musical concerts performed by The Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Florida Space Coast Philharmonic. Top-rated national entertainment, including musicians, comedians and Broadway shows, can be seen at the 2,000-seat King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne.

Brevard Shows it's A Good Sport
Brevard is also home to a number of exciting professional sporting teams. The Cocoa Expos compete in the U.S. Interregional Soccer League and the Brevard County Manatees are local favorites competing in baseball's Class A Florida State League. The Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team calls Brevard "home" for spring training and plays pre-season games in the beautiful Space Coast Stadium.

And, as every resident and visitor knows, Central Florida theme parks are the world's best. Spending a day at Walt Disney World or Universal Studios is a great way to entertain the whole family. The Astronaut Hall of Fame and the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex provide space-oriented education and entertainment. And Brevard's own Air Force Space & Missile Museum, The Gallery of Spaceflight, and The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum celebrate the area's unique heritage.

Brevard Schools Make the Grade
There are approximately 80 public schools in Brevard County with more than 68,000 students. Students score well above both state and national averages for standardized tests and high school dropout rates are remarkably low. Residents have plenty of opportunities for higher education, too. There are eight colleges and universities in the area-with curricula as diverse as the business climate.

The Sun, The Sea, The Fun
Residents also enjoy almost endless choices for sporting and leisure. Boating and water-related activities are by far the most popular. In fact, the number of registered pleasure craft in the county reaches nearly 30,000! Six cruise ships also make home port at Brevard County's Port Canaveral.

Other activities include surfing, swimming, skiing, sailing, diving and fishing — there's something for everyone in the water in Brevard! There's even the largest ice skating complex in the entire Southeast just five minutes from the hospital! For those athletes who prefer to stay on the land, there are more than 20 lush golf courses and 18 active tennis clubs. For the nature lover, the county is dotted with parks and preserves.

To find out more about living in Brevard County, speak with a Wuesthoff recruitment and employment specialist.