Viera Real Estate

    Viera is a beautiful, new hometown for people of all ages-from young families to active retirees. You can explore the outdoors, watch a major league game or take a stroll through the nature trails. In addition, there are golf courses and the Brevard Zoo to enjoy.

    Viera is a master planned community located in the central coastal region of Brevard County, Florida. It is part of an unincorporated section adjacent to the Melbourne, Florida area.

    The Viera area borders 8 miles (13 km) along interstate I-95 starting at exit 195 and extending down 3 miles (4.8 km) miles beyond exit 191.

    The land was developed by The Viera Company, a subsidiary of A. Duda and Sons. On August 4, 1989, ground was broken for the new town of Viera. Starting in 1990, The Duda family has owned the property along I-95 and began turning the Cocoa Ranch into a new town with a mix of land uses, including a variety of housing types, offices, medical and industrial parks, shopping centers and recreational facilities.

    The Viera Development of Regional Impact (DRI) was approved in 1990 for about 3,000 acres (1,200 ha), making up Viera East. In 1992 construction began on what would become Viera East. In 1995, a 6,000 acres (2,400 ha) expansion was approved by Brevard County as a Substantial Deviation to the original DRI. Application was made for Substantial Deviation #2 in 2006 and was approved to plan for the final expansion of the community. The 11,567 acres (4,681 ha) expansion will include 5,112 acres (2,069 ha) to be set aside as managed protected land, conservation areas, parks and open space.

    The Viera Wilderness Park (5,112 acres (2,069 ha) to be set aside during the expansion) will join with the 44,000 acres (18,000 ha) river, River Lakes Conservation Area which includes 14,000 acres (5,700 ha) of Cocoa Ranch purchased by the St. Johns River Water Management District in 1999. Additional acres will be set aside within development areas to serve as conservation, parks and open space bringing the total actively managed protected land in the expansion area to over 50 percent of the total area.

    The population of Viera (as of 2000) is approximately 19,083.

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