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Cocoa Florida Community & History
Cocoa Florida is a historic riverfront community on the Indian River with the best of both worlds including a quaint and peaceful village community and a growing commercial development district. Cocoa extends more than 14 square miles and fronts 4 miles along the Indian River. Incorporated in 1895, Cocoa has continued to develop and mature despite serious setbacks early in its history. In 1890, Cocoa’s business district was destroyed by fire. The new rail connection in 1895 served as a catalyst for the growth of the economy and population of the town. The population rose dramatically following the development of the Space Industry and quadrupled from 3,098 in 1940 to 12,244 in 1960. Cocoa and the surrounding area also became integrated with the tourist industry for the first time as thousands visited the area to witness the launches from Kennedy Space Center. By 1980, the population had grown to 16,096.
Cocoa Florida has a rich and historic heritage, from the exciting Cocoa Village Playhouse, the historic Porcher House to Riverside Drive and its old Florida mansions and the turn-of-the-century elegant and classic example of Florida architecture. Cocoa Village is located in the old restored downtown Cocoa and features a potpourri of unique shops, art galleries, antiques and restaurants, including the world renowned Café Margaux.
COCOA FL SCHOOLS
Click on the links below to be directed to that Schools Website in Cocoa Florida:
Cambridge Elementary School
See Brevard County Public Schools for statistics and boundaries.
Cocoa Florida Recreation
Cocoa has many unique offerings to both residents and tourists alike, from boating along the Indian river, the Cocoa Riverfront Park with its many cultural events, the annual Space Coast Mardis Gras held in the spring in downtown Cocoa Village, and the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium located at the Brevard Community College Cocoa Campus and University of Central Florida Brevard Campus, Cocoa continues to move forward developing both an economic and technology base while keeping the history and heritage of Cocoa Florida alive.