Reviews & Comments
Quaint, adorable. . .
I don't live in Cocoa, but I wish I did. This village is like the set of Pleasantville. The historic downtown area is lined with quaint antique shops, beautiful boutiques, old-fashioned ice-cream parlors, and charming restaurants. The streets are tree-lined; the architecture is restored; and the historic playhouse still offers live performances. At the center of it all is a riverfront park with a bandstand for free outdoor concerts and a launch ramp for boats. The main library nearby is in an ideal location along the river, with a wide expanse of lawn and lots of shady trees--perfect for a leisurely afternoon of reading. A few miles away is Brevard Community College, which is more like a small university. Among the modern buildings on campus are a child development center, a solar energy center, a lifelong learning center, a planetarium and observatory. The commercial district of Cocoa is more rundown, but the homes all along Indian River drive are beautiful. In addition to great weather and proximity to water sports, all the attractions of Orlando are less than an hour away. I could see myself happily living here.
Cape Canaveral, FL
Great weather, dumpy town. . .
When I first moved to CC a year ago, I thought proximity to the Kennedy Space Center meant I would be living in a modern, state-of-the-art, steel and glass community. The reality is an aging beach town in sore need of revitalization. Lots of trailer parks and transients. Nightlife seems to consist mainly of adult entertainment. Nearest college is 5 miles away; nearest university in Orlando. Cultural activities few, but water sports aplenty. If you are planning to move to this area, I would recommend Cocoa Village or Melbourne to give yourself more variety.