Fun Facts About Brevard County
The Space Coast — sunshine and ocean waves, manatees and sea turtles, nature preserves, golf courses and rocket launches. Brevard County, Florida is full of fun surprises! Here are a few unique and quick facts about Brevard County that just might surprise you…or convince you to move there!
- The primary area code for Brevard County, also known as The Space Coast, couldn’t be more fitting! What more perfect numbers to use than, “3-2-1,” in honor of the countdown before the liftoffs taking place at Kennedy Space Center.
- There has never been a recorded sinkhole or direct hurricane hit on Brevard. Unlike many other areas in the state, the geological and geographical makeup don’t appear to allow for either of these things. The sinkhole absence might have something to do with the 150,000 year old limestone laying underneath that surface. We can all hope conditions stay this way well into the future!
- The economy in Brevard County, Florida is booming, despite the global pandemic and some unfortunate negative impacts on the tourist industry. The Space Coast has proven to be resilient! With so much growth in the tech sector and America’s Space Program encouraging job growth and opportunity, the economy remained strong throughout. The unemployment rate in Brevard remains lower than that of the rest of Florida and even the United States!
- The cost of living in the Space Coast is lower than most other metropolitan areas. There is also no state income tax, creating another appealing reason for residents of other states to relocate.
- Sea turtles are a big deal here. With an incredible 72 miles of beaches, Brevard County is part of the largest nesting site of loggerhead sea turtles in the world. Of the world’s seven sea turtle species, three of them next regularly on the beaches of the Space Coast. In fact, lots of unique wildlife call Brevard County home.
- In case you missed it, Brevard County has 72 miles of beaches!
- On average, the sun shines 205 days a year in Brevard County. And in case you were curious…the average snowfall per year is zero inches. Shocking, right?
- The quaint childhood home of rockstar, Jim Morrison, is still standing. You might be surprised to know this modest home is now valued at nearly $195,000. If you’re a fan of Jim’s, please don’t go searching for the house – someone still lives there!
- Titusville boasts one of the greatest and oldest archeological finds in the world. Thirty five years ago, while construction was underway for the Windover Farms subdivision, an ancient cemetery was uncovered that contained 168 human remains, wrapped in the oldest woven cloth ever discovered in North America.
To put this in perspective, the remains discovered were between 7,000 – 8,000 years old, making them 3,200 years older than King Tut and 2,000 years older than the Great Pyramids in Egypt!
- Out of 2,800 schools in the state of Florida, 10 of the best ranked public schools were located in Florida in 2011. The Brevard public schools are still considered to be some of the best in the state.
Brevard may be a popular tourist destination for those in search of a day at the beach or an opportunity to see what the inside of a space shuttle looks like, but for those who want a more permanent vacation, it’s a great place to call home!
If you’re looking at living in Brevard County and need to find a new home or would like to build a brand new house that suits your specific needs, contact Misty Morrison to help get you the home of your dreams. Call today 321-209-1523.