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About Cocoa

Cocoa is a unique and diverse community situated in the heart of the Space Coast along the Indian River in Brevard County. Serving as a gateway to Brevard’s beautiful beaches, Cocoa is minutes to Central Florida’s many amenities and attractions such as Port Canaveral’s cruise port, Kennedy Space Center, the Brevard Zoo, historical downtown districts, and Orlando area attractions.

Easily accessible by State Roads 520, 528, and 524 as well as Interstate 95 and U.S. Highway 1, Cocoa’s central location within the state of Florida serves as the connection point to some of the state’s major metropolitan markets such as Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Miami.  In addition to Cocoa’s advantageous location, the City’s streamlined and competitive building and site permitting process, as well as innovative economic development programs, foster a favorable environment for development.

Cocoa’s vibrant historic downtown offers shopping, dining, and entertainment. Downtown Cocoa Village is home to historic landmarks such as the Porcher House, Derby Street Chapel, and Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, which attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually. Also located in downtown Historic Cocoa Village is Riverfront Park and Amphitheater, which hosts over 65 special events attracting over a hundred thousand visitors each year.

Cocoa City Council and staff prioritize Economic Development for a brighter future. Citizens and business owners, continue to be engaged and play an integral role in the progress of a better Cocoa community. Working together, Council, staff and the community can ensure prosperity and drive growth in Cocoa.

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