Rich in history and culture, Cocoa is one of the oldest cities along the Indian River, where a thriving, authentic village atmosphere gives character to the most advantageous location in Brevard County. Cocoa is accessible by State Roads 520, 528, and 524 as well as U.S. 1 and serves as the gateway to Cocoa Beach, and other beach-side communities.
Cocoa is centrally located in Brevard County and the State of Florida, giving you access to the Orlando region without the costs of operating there. Cocoa is served by Interstate 95 running north-south and State Road 528 running east-west, giving you access to major metropolitan regions such as Jacksonville, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale/Miami. Located 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport and just minutes to Port Canaveral, access to the nation and the global marketplace is within reach.
The City's thriving downtown Historic Cocoa Village is home to the Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, which attracts nearly 30,000 visitors each year, as well as the headquarters for the Florida Historical Society, and historic landmarks such as Porcher House and Derby Street Chapel.
Downtown Cocoa Village and Cocoa Riverfront Park welcomes more than 65 special events attracting over 135,500 visitors last year alone. The City of Cocoa and other partner organizations host several family-friendly events annually such as 4th of July (drawing a record number of 12,000 spectators in one night), Halloween in the Village, and art and craft fairs as well as other major events such as Mardi Gras and concerts hosted at Cocoa Riverfront Amphitheater. The Village also welcomes several hundred cruise passengers arriving by bus weekly to our local restaurants and shops.
Cocoa is home to Eastern Florida State College, the University of Central Florida's Cocoa Campus, and the Florida Solar Energy Center. We are proud to say that residents can go from elementary to university without leaving the city!
Cocoa offers a unique quality of life for residents of all ages. With an "Open for Business" attitude, the City of Cocoa offers all the right incentives to bring you, your family, and your business here!