Located in north Brevard County, Mims is a small rural community surrounded by 100,000 acres of citrus groves. More than 9,100 residents enjoy the tranquil and peaceful surroundings of this quiet community, which is only five miles from the city conveniences of Titusville. Fishing and boating enthusiasts often take advantage of the many boat ramps providing access to the Indian and St. Johns rivers. Golfers can take in the links at The Bent Oak Golf and Country Club.
Settlers arrived in Mims in the late 1860s to live off the land. The city was formed in 1883, but lost its charter after the 1929 stock market crash forced winter residents to abandon homes and businesses.
While Mims is considered to be a sleepy community, it isn’t without its employment opportunities and retail establishments. Industrial steel plants and numerous citrus packing plants provide jobs for some of Mims residents while a variety of retail businesses such as automotive repair shops, convenience stores, and laundromats dot U.S. 1 for the convenience of locals.
Secluded and somewhat isolated, Mims is considered one of Brevard’s lesser known communities, but it holds an ambiance and atmosphere all its own. And that’s exactly the way the residents of this quaint community want to keep it.
Most of the families in Mims are young and mobile. Many live in mobile homes or single-family houses. Generally, the residents of Mims enjoy fishing and hunting, and participate in outdoor activities and family outings.
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