Brevard County, FL
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Situated on the rocky, coquina-lined ledge of the beautiful Indian River Lagoon is the suitably named city of Rockledge. This historical town is revered as "Brevard County's Oldest City" and spans approximately 11 square miles. As of 2006, Rockledge's population was at 25,225 and continues to grow. With its family-friendly features and quaint small town feel this residential community is a wonderful retreat for those looking to offer their families the very best.
Harboring a fine selection of schools, residents of Rockledge have their choice of enrolling their children into one of three private schools or public school-- there are four in the area. To complement the picturesque tone the town has various shopping centers and a weekly Farmer's Market, where delectable bites and sweet treats can be purchased.
As for recreation and entertainment, there are plenty of nearby parks within the area to help stay fit and healthy. McLarty Park is equipped with five baseball fields, a playground, two tennis courts, basketball court, and swimming pool. There's also a picnic area, perfect for birthday parties, family outings, and social gatherings. Fill a picnic basket with some delicious goodies and invite a few of your favorite people out to play in Florida's warm sunshine. Other parks in the area are: Rockledge Park, which also has baseball fields, softball fields, a jogging trail, eight tennis courts, two racquetball courts, soccer fields, a playground and picnic pavilion. The Turtle Creek Golf Club provides golfers a challenging fairway of 18 holes right in the center of nature. You may even stumble upon some wildlife--turtles, sandhill cranes and wild turkey reside in the area.
The true jewel of this town is its surrounding water features. The beach is only a few miles away and the Indian River Lagoon is close by, convenient for water sports and activities. Hit the beach for a game of volleyball or rest in the sand with a good book. Fun Fact: The beaches here provide one of the densest sea turtle nesting areas found in the Western Hemisphere. Take a trip down to the Valencia Dock, which overlooks the Indian River Lagoon, the United States most diverse estuary. With more than 2,200 different species of animals, 2,100 plant species, and one of the most diverse bird populations anywhere in America, it's no wonder the lagoon lures in millions of boaters and fisherman each year. Fisherman can hope to catch one or some (if they're lucky) of the game fish found here. The lagoon has Red Drum, Spotted Sea Trout, common Snook, and Tarpon.