The area today known as Cocoa Florida was founded by fishermen in the 1860's and incorporated in 1895. Bordered to the east by the Indian River and its scenic riverside drive lined with mansions from the turn of the century and before to the west by I-95.
Today Cocoa Florida is a thriving city 17,000 with a thriving downtown area. In the center of it all is a beautiful river front park and amphitheater, Cocoa Village and it's specialty shops, The Cocoa Playhouse, The Porcher House a favorite for weddings and parties the downtown area of Cocoa is alive almost every week with events that include concerts, car shows, craft fairs, fireworks, Plays, Musicals and even a full featured Mardi Gras.
Cocoa Florida provides a perfect place to live, close to everything with all the amenities you would expect in a larger community, Shopping and great places to eat are at every turn.
If you are in town for a visit Cocoa Florida offers over 900 Hotel & Motel rooms for your stay in the area.
With over 100 restaurants in Cocoa a dining adventure could bring you everything from a simple snack to a multi coarse meal for you and your family or a quite dinner romantic dinner for two.
Shopping opportunities are everywhere and growing including new national chains along SR520 & SR524, Cocoa Village specialty shops provide a great place for that unique gift for any deserving recipient, automotive sales & service dealers round out the offerings.
Cocoa is the center for banking, schools, religion, and recreation in central Brevard. at the campus of Brevard Community Collage you may choose to visit the Brevard Museum of History & Science or the Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory or the Florida Solar Energy Center, the campus hosts The University of Central Florida's Brevard Campus.
Cocoa offers more than 25 parks and recreational centers suitable for an afternoon picnic to a reunion for the entire family. A short trip west on SR520 will offer thrilling air boat rides for a reasonable price for the entire family.