World-famous Cocoa Beach was put on the map by the tourist attraction of Ron Jon Surf Shop and its close proximity to Orlando. Known as “Orlando’s closest beach” Cocoa Beach does get its fair share of tourists, however, the southern section is also a great beach town for families featuring a variety of real estate options to choose from.

 Families are drawn to Cocoa Beach for its highly-rated school system and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and Banana River. Full-time residents and second homeowners are drawn to the highly desirable oceanfront homes along A1A. These properties start at $800 – $1 MM for a small 50ft wide lot. The oceanfront properties with 75ft – 100ft+ of frontage sell at a premium, bringing anywhere from $1.3MM – well over $2 MM. Along the Banana River, you’ll find properties overlooking the preserve, abundant with wildlife. This preserve is a series of little islands known as the Thousand Islands which are the perfect scenery for kayaking, boating, or stand-up paddleboarding.

As you continue to head south, the island narrows towards Patrick Air Force Base. The condos on the higher floors in this area will enjoy both the Atlantic and Banana River views. There are many good restaurants to try in South Cocoa Beach, the best being The Fat Snook!

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