Planning a move to Florida to live on the Space Coast and Rockledge keeps popping up on the radar? This post is all about the oldest city in Brevard County…which is Rockledge Florida.
Rockledge Florida was officially founded in August 1877 and is the oldest city in Brevard County. Named after the many ledges of coquina rock that formed the shoreline of the Indian River…hence the name Rock Ledge (thank you google for that info)
Rockledge’s population of over 28,000 people makes it the 5th largest city in Brevard County. Rockledge has a land mass of 14.93 square miles, making it the 6th largest city in Brevard County.
Rockledge is centrally located in Brevard County on the mainland. The northern boundary is the city of Cocoa. Southern city boundaries are technically Viera and unincorporated Rockledge borders unincorporated Melbourne. The east boundary is the Indian River. The western boundary is I-95. The zip code for Rockledge is 32955 which includes the city of Rockledge, north Viera, and extends west to the St John’s river and the Brevard County border.
I love the accessibility of living in Rockledgs. US 1 is the main connector north & south. Fiske Boulevard and Murrell Rd are secondary connectors going north & south. Fiske Blvd & Viera Blvd are the two exits onto I95 from the Rockledge area. Barton, Eyester, Barnes, & Viera Blvd are the main connectors going east & west. For a great leisurely drive, treat yourself to Rockledge Dr along the Indian River.
Even though Rockledge does not have a destination downtown area, you are close to Cocoa Village to the north and the Avenues at Viera to the south. Barton Blvd is where City Hall is located and I consider the town center. Just east of City Hall, they have the recently opened Civic Hub, a 1.5 acre park for city events that has a mini-amphitheater, restrooms, vendor space, and walkways. To the west of City Hall are McLarty Park and the community center. McLarty Park offers baseball, basketball, tennis, swimming, playgrounds, and walking trails.
McLarty Park is not the only park in Rockledge. There is Cruickshank Sanctuary with nature trails to explore.
Dick Blake Park has a skate park, soccer, playgrounds, and a preserve
Valencia Dock or Riverfront Dock on Rockledge Dr is on the Indian River.
The McKnight Sports Complex has baseball, football, racquetball, tennis, & soccer.
Parks like Walk the Rock and Taylor Morris Park offer trails around lakes to be outdoors and stay active.
You can go fishing at Larry Schultz park, Golfview park, Anderson Stormwater park & the Griffin Trail at Lake Betsi.
There is even a place for your pup at the Barks & Recreation dog park on Pluckebaum Rd.
Schools for the city of Rockledge & the 32955
Elementary: Andersen, Endeavour, Golfview, Manatee, Suntree, Tropical, or Williams
Middle School: McNair, Kennedy, or DeLaura
High School: Rockledge High or Viera High
Since it really depends on where you live as to what school zone you are in, I recommend confirming this information with sites like School Digger, Great Schools, or School Sparrow. Sites like these will also provide school ratings.
Great schools and parks come with a price tag and are paid through our property taxes. Here is what to expect for taxes in the 32955 (based on the 2022 millage rates & values).
Rockledge city limits 16.0075
Unincorporated Rockledge 11.8907
Viera East 11.9400
Viera West 11.9400
If you are living in Viera East, there is a good chance that you will also have the Viera Community Development District fees on your tax bill. Here is the link to more information https://vieraeastcdd.com/
Since these are the rates from 2022, you can see where things are at today https://www.bcpao.us/TaxRoll.aspx?t=3.1
I think we are fortunate to have quality hospitals throughout Brevard County. One of these hospitals is in Rockledge with the Rockledge Regional Medical Center. Besides the doctors and medical offices at the Medical Center, there are doctors and emergency clinics throughout the 32955.
If you want to live on or near a golf course, you have 3 options in the 32955.
Rockledge Country Club offers membership and is open to the public. Play this 18 hole, par 71 golf course https://www.rockledgecc.com/
Turtle Creek offers membership and is open to the public. Play a round on their 18 hole, par 71 golf course https://www.golfturtlecreek.com/
Viera East Golf Course offers membership and is open to the public. Play this 18 hole, par 72 course https://www.vieragolf.com/
If you are looking just to practice, check out the US1 driving range in south Rockledge. http://us1golfcenter.com/
Where to live
You have a lot of options for housing in Rockledge & the 32955. You can live on the river. You can live in a turn-of-the-century home or a mid-century home. You can live in new construction. You can live in an HOA. You can live in a 55+ community. You can live on estate-size lots (1+ acre).
In 2022, there were 782 sales in Rockledge and 32955. Just like most cities on the mainland, the majority of these sales were single family homes. Here is a breakdown of the sales.
599 single family homes sold in 2022 ranging from $160K to $2.7M. There were 32 homes selling for over $1M. They ranged in size from 888 SqFt to 5,091 SqFt. Lots ranged from zero lot size to 2.2 acres. Built between 1901 and new construction.
119 condos sold in 2022 ranging from $95K to $720K. They ranged in size from a 405 SqFt studio to a 2,138 riverfront condo. They were built between 1974 and new construction.
12 manufactured homes sold in 2022 ranging from $40K to $195K. They ranged in size from 384 SqFt to 1830 SqFt. Built between 1972 and 2020.
This link will take you to what is on the market today in Rockledge/32955 zip https://www.ericlarkin.com/rockledge
If you have any questions about this area or an upcoming move; let me know how I can help. Contact Eric Larkin with Real Broker, LLC by completing the form below.
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