Viera - Florida's Best Kept Secret. In the Heart of it all.
Did you know....
Viera was ranked 22nd in the NATION as a Master Planned Community for 2016
(source: John Burns Real Estate Consulting)
The town of Viera is located in the heart of Brevard County, Florida's Space Coast. You've heard it before, but it really is all about location. Viera is 15 minutes or less to the beaches and the Atlantic Ocean, 25 minutes or less to the Port Canaveral cruise terminals, 50 minutes or less from Orlando International Airport, and 60 minutes or less from the Orlando Theme Parks.
Viera gets its unique name from the Slovak word meaning 'Faith'. Faith is exactly what A. Duda and sons had when their vision of Viera started in 1990. Originally fertile farm land, 38,000 acres started to transform into Viera East, Viera Central and Viera West. There are presently just under 10,000 residential units in Viera, representing a current population of approximately 23,000 Viera residents. At completion, Viera is expected to have just under 30,000 homes, representing an anticipated population of approximately 60,000+ residents.
The master planned town of Viera meets the lifestyle needs of a variety of home-seekers at all ages and stages of life, from first time home buyers to retirees, and everything in-between. Each neighborhood offers their own unique design and environment. From stylish town homes and condominiums to custom estate homes, there are neighborhoods to suit a variety of budgets and lifestyles. You will find both new construction and resale options ranging in price from the high $100's to $1M+.
The attention to detail in Viera's planned growth continues to attract buyers who want to live in a comfortable, attractive, safe and convenient environment, near all amenities and necessary services. The residents of Viera enjoy all the benefits of a well established master planned community. Live the Viera lifestyle of ultimate convenience, with A-rated schools, great shopping, a variety of businesses, abundant recreational amenities, quality medical services and places of worship all within minutes of every home. Viera has an abundance of unspoiled wildlife habitats, conservation areas and lakes, as well as golf courses, recreational parks and miles of nature trails. There is truly something for everyone with opportunities to live, grow and play in Viera.
With pent-up demand, interest rates at an all-time low, credit easing in terms of availability, and whole host of both residential and commercial projects in the works, it's an exciting time for the Viera real estate market!
VIERA....History in the Making:
1940's: Cocoa Ranch
1960's: The construction of I-95 through the Ranch changed the nature of the property, and it was decided that the best way to accomodate the growth approaching the Ranch was to create a master-planned community.
1989: The master plan for Viera is announced. The Viera Company donated 30 acres of land to the school board, and another 53 acres of land to the Brevard County Government Operations Center.
1990: Viera DRI (Development of Regional Impact) approved for 3,200 acres on the east side of I-95.
1991: VIERA REALTY, INC. is established. Viera Company donates 56 acres of land for a new Brevard Zoo.
1992: Hammock Lakes is the first residential community to begin construction in Viera. Viera Boulevard constructed from US1 to Murrell Road.
1993: Space Coast Stadium opens up on land donated by The Viera Company.
1994: Viera East Golf Course opens, and The Viera Company constructs Stadium Parkway at no cost to the taxpayers. Viera earns ENVY award from Florida Association of Realtors for balancing residential development with the natural environment.
18-hole championship golf course
1995: Additional 5,800-acre expansion of the Viera DRI is approved for the west side of I-95. The Heritage opens in Viera East and is the first gated custom-home community.
1996: VA Clinic and Justice Center opens on land donated by TVC. Construction begins on Wickham Lakes, the first residential community west of I-95 in Central Viera.
1998: Population reaches 6,000
2001: Ralph Williams Elementary School opens on 15 acres donated by The Viera Company.
2003: Viera's second elementary school, Manatee Elementary opens. The first 124 acres of land is donated to Brevard County for the Viera Regional Park and Soccer Fields.
2004: The Avenue Viera, an upscale, open air retail and entertainment center opens. Viera's third elementary school, Quest Elementary opens. Population reaches approximately 14,000.
2005: Duran Golf Club opens with a championship 18-hole course designed by Chip Powell. Top 50 world class lighted development center featuring 9 hole par 3 practice course and driving range.
2006: Viera High School opens. Viera Builders is established. An estimated 18,000 residents live in Viera.
2007: Viera Blvd. is connected from east to west with a bridge that crosses I-95, constructed by The Viera Company. Two more community parks are opened, bringing in the total in Viera to six. 5,500 jobs and 87 businesses call Viera home.
2008: The world class Health First Pro-Health & Fitness Center opens in Viera Health Park.
2009: Additional 11,500-acre expansion of the Viera DRI is approved for the wetern expansion of Viera. Viera Wildnerness Park is approved - over 5,200 acres will remain undeveloped and help assure the long-term protection and enhancement of Viera's natural resources and protected species including: the American Bald Eagle, Crested Caracara, Sandhill Crane, the Burrowing Owl, and the Gopher Tortoise. The Wildness Park will be managed by the Viera Stewardship District.
2010: Population reaches 20,000
2011: Viera Hospital opens
2014: Viera Celebrates its 25th Anniversary! Over 22,000 residents in Viera, over 8,500 jobs generated over 240 businesses both large and small.
2016: Viera ranked 22nd of Top 50 Master-Planned Communities in the US.
2016: Addison Dog Park opens in West Viera!
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BREVARD COUNTY....
* 48 Engineers per 1,000 workers (#1 in US)
* Number #1 most concentrated high-tech economy in Florida
* Median age 46.5
* Largest share of STEM jobs in Florida
* 13 patents for every 10,000 workers (6.4 US average)
* Brevard Zoo ranked 314 in US (by Trip Advisor)
* Only Quintamodal Trans Hub in the World - Space, boat, train, auto and air
* Brevard population 568,088 (10th