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Hurricanes once deterred settlement up until the 1960s, Cocoa Beach, Florida launched into the public eye when President Nixon built NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Cocoa beach became home to the greatest technical minds, which worked to launch rockets into the unknown space. According to the city website, children raised here during that time were referred to as the “Cape Brats”. NASA’s Kennedy Space Center is located fifteen miles away from Cocoa Beach, yet can be seen from residential areas; launches remain a popular attraction today. Space experts still call this historic city home, along with those looking for a serene location to retire.

Beach galore with three ocean front parks to choose from, Cocoa beach is a prime vacation spot with fabulous beachfront condos available to rent. Family friendly, retirement ready, and tourist attractive, this city is a well-rounded and optimal place to either settle down or just visit. Regardless, everyone should make Cocoa Beach a destination.

Known for their conservative lifestyle, residents take pride in their use of reclaimed water. Better for the environment and highly cost effective, reclaimed water is great for the growing concern for Green living. Storm water is an important part of the process; Maritime Hammock Preserve built a storm water pond that not only looks beautiful, but also provides water treatment to 128 acres. The preserve is a residential hot spot, filled with nature trails where local wild life can be viewed in their natural habitat. Fresh produce and home baked goods can also be enjoyed at the local farmers market, owned and operated by Cocoa Beach residents.

The endless amenities can be enjoyed in the nearly predictable 80-degree weather and sunny skies. Shopping, relaxing, dining, and strolling become even more enjoyable in tropical, vacation weather. Step away from daily stresses and breath in the fresh, ocean air, while lying on the warm, soft beach sand.

Fast Facts

State: Florida
Founded: June 5, 1925
Incorporated: June 29, 1957
Population: 11,2341


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Megan Dowdy

Megan Dowdy is a seasoned real estate broker, educator, and entrepreneur. A native of Orlando, she is one of its biggest promoters and is familiar with all that Orlando has to offer. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, obtained a business degree from The Calloway School of Business at Wake Forest University, and then obtained her Masters in Hospitality and Tourism Management from The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management.

Her passion for bringing hospitality and service to real estate is a rare find in the industry. Building relationships that begin with the first transaction and carry on over years is what Megan thrives on. Communication and accessibility are of the utmost importance to providing a high level of service – and Megan prides herself on those!

When she isn’t representing clients in the purchase of real estate, Megan is teaching, as an Adjunct Instructor, at The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management. She teaches the future leaders of the industry numerous courses ranging from Guest Services Management, to Marketing, to Hospitality Communications.

Giving back is also a major theme in Megan’s life. Megan is a Founder, Board of Directors President, and Hospitality Committee Chair of The AutoNation Cure Bowl; Orlando’s newest NCAA post season college football game set to kickoff on December 19, 2015. All proceeds from the game go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation where ninety-one cents of every dollar raised goes directly to research, and finding a cure for cancer. She also maintains strong relationships with each of her alma maters, even holding a position on the Alumni Board of Directors at Lake Highland Preparatory School in downtown Orlando.

Megan is also a licensed Real Estate Instructor and holds two designations: Accredited Buyer’s Representative and Graduate Realtor Institute; also, two certifications: Florida Military Specialist and Military Relocation Professional.