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The City of Cape Canaveral is a 1.9 square-mile beach and coastal community
with more than 9,800 residents. First named "Cape of Currents" by Ponce de Leon
in 1513, Cape Canaveral was incorporated in 1963. The community is an integral
part of the north beaches area of Brevard County, catering to vacation,
recreational, and seasonal visitors in addition to year-round residents.
Located on the Atlantic Ocean, it is bounded on the west by the Banana River
and on the south by Cocoa Beach. To the north is Port Canaveral, the only deep
water port between Fort Lauderdale and Jacksonville, and the second busiest
cruise port in the world, with 4.6 million revenue cruise passengers in 2004.
Kennedy Space Center is located just north of the City of Cape Canaveral on
State Road 3. Rockets have a long history on Cape Canaveral dating back to
early 1950's military launches. The United States chose the area, among other
factors, because its proximity to the ocean allows over-the-water launches and
the climate is amenable to year-round operation.
Other points of interest include Florida Solar Energy Center, Cherie Down Park,
and 35-acre Jetty Park, which features a four and one-half-acre family beach,
1,200 foot fishing pier and 150 camp sites.
Typically the residents of Cape Canaveral are young, mobile, and in transition.
Many live in shared households or in apartments while a portion of the
population lives in homes in established neighborhoods. For entertainment, they
enjoy outdoor activities and sports, as well as going to movie theaters and