The oldest city in Brevard County, Rockledge, Florida, is known for its coquina rock ledges that line the Indian River. There are typically residential single family homes in this city of 13.4 square miles, followed by condominiums. This former resort town offers coastal living, beaches, Southern hospitality, and natural beauty.
Rockledge has an abundance of activities to offer. There are several museums in town and several annual events throughout the year, including an arts and craft fair, a car show, parades and picnics to commemorate holidays, and the Taylor Park Fall Family Festival. There are a good number of parks and a couple of docks that offer boating and sailing opportunities. Cape Canaveral and the John F. Kennedy Space Center are within driving distance, and these NASA facilities are both excellent places to visit and popular places to work at.
For recreation, besides beach and water activities, golfing and ice skating are also popular. The Helen and Allan Cruickshank Sanctuary offers bird watching, hiking trails, an exploration of natural habitats, and other outdoor activities. The Happy Hooves petting farm offers the chance to pet pot belly pigs, goats, ducks, chickens, and bunnies. Pony rides are also available for children. High tech firms are based near Rockledge, driven in part by proximity to the NASA facilities. Aside from this, the leading industries are educational, health and social services, followed by manufacturing. Most residents work in sales, office, or administration support, followed by management, business, and finance. The Rockledge area has several public and private schools, from elementary school through high school. Rockledge gets higher than the national average of rainfall at 52 inches of rain per year, with no snowfall. The humid city gets about 233 sunny days in the year, with the July high temperature at 90 degrees and the average January low temperature at 51 degrees.