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Living on the Space Coast

Launch your medical career on Florida's Space Coast!

As residents of Florida's Space Coast, Health First associates enjoy year-round sunshine and recreation. Located on 72 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline in East Central Florida, the Brevard County region is famous for its space shuttle launches, as well as its manatees, sea turtles, and other marine life. When you relocate to the Space Coast, you and your family will discover a lifestyle that offers something for every interest and personality. You can soak in the sun on your own secluded spot of sand or you can soak in some culture at one of our many museums.

On the Space Coast, our more than 474,000 residents enjoy swimming, biking, surfing, fishing, tennis, boating, golf, inline skating, and just about any other outdoor activity that makes the most of a year-round mild climate of sunshine and blue skies. Some Space Coast recreation highlights include:

- 169 parks
- 23 golf courses
- 30 marinas
- 33 boat ramps

Our own Port Canaveral is the busiest cruise port in the western hemisphere. It's home base to ships from Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, and more, including one-day casino cruises. And the popular Orlando theme parks are just an hour's drive to the west.

If you prefer your recreation out of the sun, areas like Cocoa Village and historic downtown Melbourne are home to a variety of shops as well as local artisans. Our cultural resources range from the 2,000 seat Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts to Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. Of course one of our most popular destinations is the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Visitor Complex, but when you live on the Space Coast, you don't need to go KSC to get a front row seat to space shuttle launches — your backyard will offer a great view. Speaking of your yard, the Space Coast offers an affordable cost of living with homes starting at approximately $70,000.

Educational opportunities on the Space Coast include our excellent K-12 public school system, as well as several accredited higher education institutions, including Florida Tech, University of Central Florida, and Rollins College, just to name a few. As the name Space Coast indicates, the region is also a hotbed for high-technology companies, so if you have family relocating to the area with you, they will find a variety of career opportunities with established companies such as Northrop Grumman, Harris, Boeing, and Intersil.

Brevard County
Office of Tourism Webcams

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station virtual tours

Local colleges and universities

Brevard Community College

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Metropolitan University, Orlando College-Melbourne campus

Keiser College

University of Central Florida, Brevard Campus

Webster University


Learn more about Florida's Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Florida's Space Coast offers a variety of information ranging from area attractions, museums, and theater information to employment and population statistics.

The chambers of commerce provide a variety of useful Space Coast information, including hotels and travel information if you plan to visit in the near future.

Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department's parks are home to lovely creatures and endangered species.

Local newspaper Florida Today includes Brevard County real estate listings and other helpful related information.