Return to main Community Profiles indexLocated at the northern-most part of Brevard County, Scottsmoor is where the Indian River originates. This unincorporated community is home to more than 1,609 residents whose main commerce is the citrus industry. During winter months numerous orange and grapefruit stands dot the landscape of this rural community where land is inexpensive and country living is preferred.
While Scottsmoor is relatively undeveloped compared to other communities in Brevard County, its history runs deep. The area was settled in 1821 by James Garvin, who acquired the land through the Spanish Land Grant.
An outdoor enthusiasts dream, Scottsmoor has a horse arena and camping is available, with a few stores and restaurants for necessities. Parrish Park, the 5-acre neighborhood park located west of U.S. 1 in Scottsmoor, is landscaped with palms and hardwood trees. The outdoor basketball court and softball field are both popular attractions. Several picnic tables and a playground invite family gatherings.
With its country lifestyle, low land prices, and recreational amenities, Scottsmoor stands as one of the Space Coast's hidden gems. Anyone looking for peace, quiet, and a nice rural atmosphere will certainly find it all in Scottsmoor.
DEMOGRAPHICSMost of the families in Scottsmoor are young and mobile. They earn low to moderate incomes from skilled labor jobs such as construction or manufacturing. Many live in mobile homes or single-family houses, most of which are newer and owner-occupied. Like many young couples, they have personal or auto loans instead of investments or savings.