Retire in Cocoa, FL

Livability Score
49
** The AARP Livability Index scores neighborhoods and communities across the U.S. for the services and amenities that impact your life the most.
Total Population
17261
Median Househould Income
30804
Median Age
39.8
65 Years and Over
2842
Median Home Value
93800
Unemployed
1343
** 2014 US census data
Restaurants
1. Oasis Mediterranean Deli & Grill

Great local place with authentic Mediterranean food. Lots of Mediterranean salads to choose from. You can easily get this food to go if you wanted to take...

2. Crush Eleven

Arrived, unbeknownst to restaurant month. In town for a quick work trip, we yelped and landed in the great little water front food heaven. We order the...

3. Lazy Bean Coffee Company

It was very good! I had the Waldorf chicken salad, and it was quite delicious. My biggest complaint is that chicken salad usually has too much mayo on it,...

4. Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee

Yes, it's appropriately named as it's not very big. When I walked in there were 6 customers and it felt crowded. There is no sitting areas, everything is...

5. From Scratch Restaurant

Great soul food at really great prices! This just may be the absolute best red velvet cake I have ever had. After sitting on the counter at home in the to...

Golf
1. Duran Golf Club

Duran Golf Club has been recognized as the "Best Golf Course" and the "Best Practice Facility" in Brevard County by the readers of the Florida Today...

2. Moon Golf

Great prices, friendly employees that don't up sell you. Got my son a new pair of sticks as we just relocated to Florida. Very happy and will be back

3. Viera East Golf Club

I really liked this course. The staff is oh so friendly - Dennis in the pro shop and Danielle at the bar. The course is clean, and while it's not long as...

4. The Great Outdoors Golf Club

I have NO complaints. The golf corse is well maintained, polite staff. The Blue Heron has a GREAT menu!! A lot to choose from. Very nice inside. Every time...

5. Baytree National Golf Links

We had a threesome playing 19 going out at 8:00 and we had a twosome playing 9. They were so accommodating about allowing us to play so we could finish...

Active
1. Disney Fantasy

We just got off the Disney Fantasy. It was our 13th Disney Cruise. I could go on and on about why we love cruising Disney. Embarkment is quick and easy....

2. Lori Wilson Park

Free Parking for a great beach day! Easy to find and was so convenient. Just a short walk to the beach and a place to rent beach toys.

3. Ray's Airboat Rides

Our vacation in Orlando couldn't have been better with all the fantasy filled theme parks that will keep a tourist entertained for every day of your stay....

4. Airboat Ecotours

Captain Rick was awesome. "Grasshopper" Airboat Ecotours was such a unique Florida experience. Capt Rick does everything himself. His airboat was extremely...

5. Captain Quinn's Coastal Lagoon Tours

After reading other reviews, we decided to go with Captain Quinn. The trip was wonderful. The tour accommodates six people, so the experience is intimate &...

Arts
1. Dr Phillips Center

Simply this is "The Mini- Broadway at City Beautiful"! Orlando needed desperately to have a decent Arts Performing Center like this one with so much to...

2. Nolans Irish Pub

Real good place! Large selection of beers, good food. Walking in, you feel welcomed by that familiar decor that Irish pubs give. The greeting by the staff...

3. Valiant Air Command Warbird Aviation Museum

On the way to Kennedy Space Center, we saw signs for this museum. The car wanted to stop, so we did. Once inside, the nice lady asked if we were going to...

4. Exploration Tower

An affordable area attraction with seven floors including observation deck perfect for rocket launches or cruise ship sail aways. Smallish learning center...

5. The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse

In town to visit family and was asked if I want to go to see a musical with my sister in law. I love musicals, so sure... and without any expectations, I...

Shopping
1. The Mint Mermaid

Love this shop! Everyone is so friendly and they have great merchandise, even if you don't want to be a mermaid.

2. Knit and Stitch Boutique

The lovely young women at the reception desk at the Hampton inn in Vieira could not recommend this place more highly. She did not know the name but called a...

3. Rocket City Retro Mcm Furniture and Design

I can't say enough about how cool this place and the owners are! Not only was there an impressive selection of authentic mid-century modern furniture and...

4. Sky King Fireworks of Cocoa

Welcome to the ultimate supermarket of fireworks! I've been coming to Sky King for a few years because of the prices and the selection. Whether you're...

5. Village Outfitters

I am a relatively new kayaker transplanted from Ohio and I LOVE Village Outfitters. If you are reading this, you are surrounded by kayak nirvana - the Space...

Health
1. Cocoa Beach Wellness Center

Chuck Thissen's knowledge & techniques of healing a sore body are beyond compare. Highly recommend him. I have been a repeat client for quite some time and...

2. Essentials Medispa & Salon

Recently went to Essentials for a pre-baby massage & it was AMAZING. It was so relaxing I fell asleep. Kristina did a fantastic job working on the knots on...

3. Chiropractic Health Clinic of Brevard PA

Dr. Grimm has been treating me for a few weeks now with Amazing results!!! I severely damaged my shoulder in a motorcycle incident and was hesitant on...

4. Cocoa Village Dentistry

First time I've ever had to visit a dentist or doctor in all the years I've travelled and this vacation I had to visit both. Only a day before heading off...

5. Lowe Robert N DMD

The best dentist ever! I used him for 20 years! Moved to Orlando..went to two different dentist..couldn't wait to come back and see him! His staff is the...

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