Introduction to Rockledge, Florida
Rockledge, Florida, in Brevard county, is 19 miles N of Melbourne, Florida (center to center) and 109 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Melbourne - Titusville - Palm Bay metropolitan area. Rockledge contains a population of approximately 20,170.
Rockledge was founded on August 7, 1887 and is the oldest incorporated municipality in Brevard County. Previously, the economy of this area was based on the citrus trade and accommodation for tourists traveling to South Florida. Presently, it also focuses greatly on technology and aerospace.
Rockledge and nearby Attractions
- Cocoa Beach Sportfishing
- H. S. Williams House
- Cocoa Beach Kayaking
- McLarty Park
Things To Do In Rockledge
Rockledge has a number of well built parks with softball, soccer and football complexes. The city also includes a senior center where you can enjoy night dances, dance lessons, art class, a choral group, craft group, duplicate and party bridge, quilting group, Pinochle, Canasta and aerobics/ exercise. In addition, you can also enjoy ghost tours in Rockledge.
The Melbourne International Airport lies in close proximity to Rockledge.
Rockledge Higher Education
The city is served by the Brevard Community College - Cocoa Campus.