Rockledge, FL

Population: 26,144

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  • Rockledge has a Livability Score of 89/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Rockledge crime rates are 35% lower than the Florida average
  • Cost of living in Rockledge is 4% lower than the Florida average
  • Rockledge real estate prices are 10% lower than the Florida average
  • Rental prices in Rockledge are 5% higher than the Florida average

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      Rockledge Is Revitalizing Rapidly

      Attractions8/10
      Community9/10
      Nightlife7/10
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      In the 1960's, Rockledge was a boomtown bedroom community that grew rapidly to house Kennedy Space Center employees and their families -- it was new, clean, and had many new neighborhoods across town with convenient shopping and amenities. In the 1970's, the Apollo program ended, manned spaceflight was greatly curtailed and activity at KSC dropped drastically. Rockledge's fortunes dropped, and the area began a slow decay that lasted a couple of decades.

      In the 1990's, nearby Viera started to take shape, and in the tradition of a rising tide floating all boats, Rockledge's fortunes rose with the planned development of Viera. Today, it is a safe, friendly community where something new is being built, and the best of the old is kept and updated.
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      Protected from the Barrier Islands!

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      You've heard of Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral on the east coast of the sunshine state, but chances are you can't find Rockledge, Florida. We are tucked right behind the barrier island, and my neighborhood is the quietest place I have ever lived. Living in Rockledge is all about enjoying all the amenities of Florida without the crowds and tourists.

      The best areas in Rockledge are the water-related activities. We are up against the Indian River, but a short jog over the bridge at you are at Cocoa Beach. Interstate I-95 runs down the west side of Rockledge, so I can be at Palm Bay or Daytona Beach in an hour tops.

      I can see the rockets leave Cape Canaveral from my porch, and I can be on I-4 and to Disney World in an hour. With Orlando to my west and Daytona to my north, there is no shortage of top-rated places to each or shop whenever I have family visiting.
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      Source: The Rockledge, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).