The oldest city in Brevard County, Florida, is located 45 miles north of Jacksonville and 55 miles south of Orlando. It has a population of roughly 25,000 people and forms part of the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area as well.
Rockledge was originally called Allinville when Allen A. Allin began his plantation in 1867, but it wasn't until 1889 that the town became its entity under the name of Rockledge. This is only one part of their interesting story!
Just east of the city limits, a little town with a fascinating history may be found. It includes historic residences, churches, a library museum, and a firehouse museum. It also houses train collections from across the world such as HO scale model trains dating from the 1940s to the 1960s.
From the city, it will take you less than 30 minutes to get to Cocoa Beach. There are more than 20 public beaches in the region.
The city is close to Cape Canaveral, which is home to NASA's Kennedy Space Center. It was a bedroom metropolis for NASA employees from the 1960s until the early 1980s.
Malls and Places to Eat
Viera and Merritt Square are two of the main shopping areas in Rockledge. Firehouse Subs, Shoney's Big Boy, IHOP, and Denny's are local favorites.
The King Center in Rockledge is home to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO). The museum, WBCC – Broward College North Campus, and Tidewater Community College Titusville campus are all located there.
The city of Rockledge offers a wealth of activities for visitors. The beautiful town is home to the Robbins Wellness Center, the Rockledge Golf Club, and one of Florida's largest public parks for persons with disabilities: Rockledge Park.