Wildlife of all shapes (alligators and egrets, for instance) thrive peacefully in our midst. Metropolitan conveniences are juxtaposed with small-town life.
Modern explorers soar into space aboard the shuttle. Disney World characters prance about only an hour's drive away. And America's pastime brings myriad delights during spring training baseball games at Space Coast Stadium.
The Space Coast -- that's what folks call our 72-mile-long, 1,019-square-mile county of about 510,000 people that truly is like no other place in the United States. After all, where else can you witness the launch of a space shuttle with alligators watching?