The oldest city in Brevard County, Florida, is located 45 miles north of downtown Jacksonville and 55 miles south of Orlando. It has a population of close to 25,000 people, and the Palm Bay−Melbourne−Titusville Metropolitan Statistical Area covers it as well.
Rockledge has a rich and fascinating history. It began when Allen Allin purchased land to start his plantation in 1867, naming it "Allinville." In 1889 the town became its entity under the name of Rockledge. See more here.
A small town with a rich history is found just east of the city limits. The downtown area has historic homes, churches, a library museum, a firehouse museum, and an antique mall. It also houses toy train collections around the world in one place! Additionally, it features HO scale model trains from the 1940s to the 1960s and Lionel O gauge trains from the 1950s.
From the city, it will take you less than half an hour to get to Cocoa beach. There are more than 20 public beaches nearby.
The city is close to Cape Canaveral, with NASA's Kennedy Space Center only half an hour away. It was a bedroom town for NASA personnel from the 1960s up until the 1980s.
Malls and Places to Eat
Rockledge's malls include Viera and Merritt Square. The city is also home to local hangouts, including Firehouse Subs, Shoney's Big Boy, IHOP, and Denny's.
The Brevard Symphony Orchestra (BSO) performs concerts at the King Center in Rockledge. The museum, WBCC – Broward College North Campus, and Tidewater Community College Titusville campus are also located there.
Robbins Wellness Center-Rockledge, Rockledge Golf Club, and the city's public park for people with disabilities - Rockledge Park are all amazing places to visit in this beautiful Florida town.