PATRICK AFB
Patrick AFB, FL 32925, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Our Military

Location Patrick Air Force Base (AFB) lies on the east coast of Central Florida, three miles south of Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County, in a region known as the Space Coast for its proximity to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). In terms of

Welcome

Home to Kennedy SpaceCenter, Port Canaveral, 72 miles of beaches and one of the largest concentrations of endangered wildlife and plants in the United States, Brevard County offers an exceptional quality of life to its residents. Just 35 miles east of Orlando, the county is home to more than 568,000

Getting To & Around

Florida’s Space Coast lies along central Florida’s east coast. The region is connected to the rest of the state and the nation by several well-maintained, easily accessed roadways. For those flying in, there are two airports near Brevard County that serve the area with major air carriers. Brevard County’s public

Housing & Real Estate

From waterfront properties to planned developments and golf course communities, Brevard County and its 16 incorporated cities boast an impressive variety of housing choices. In 2015, more than 568,000 people called the county home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Brevard County’s communities give newcomers plenty of choices when selecting

Employment & Economy

America’s star-struck dreams fed off decades of rocket liftoffs at Cape Canaveral and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, and though the shuttle program saw its last launch with Atlantis in 2011, Brevard County, Florida, a long triangle abutting Atlantic Ocean beaches halfway up the eastern Florida shoreline, still prides itself o

Health Care

There are many health care services in Brevard County for military, civilians and veterans. Visit  www.healthcare.gov  for information on open enrollment for health care coverage under the national Affordable Care Act. Florida has eight carriers that offer nearly 150 plans for its residents. See the Advertiser Directory in this guide

Family Resources

Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier. Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Brevard County because they provide important

Education & Academics

For those moving to a new location, it’s important to know what educational options are available. This chapter outlines the public schools system in Brevard County, along with information about local libraries and higher education. There are private schools, charter schools and home schooling available to children as well. To

Living

There are plenty of entertaining activities — music, sports, theater, museums, parks and shopping — in Brevard County. Treat your eyes and ears to the classics and Broadway hits at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, get in touch with nature at the Merritt Island National Wildlife
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