Viera is a master planned community consisting of approximately 22,000 acres of land straddling I-95 in central Brevard County. Bordered by Fiske Boulevard on the north, the planned Pineda Extension on the south and the 44,000-acre River Lakes Conservation Area on the west.
Since the first residential neighborhood begain construction in 1992 development has proceeded gradually over the years, so that today Viera is a community of approximately 17,000 residents in 49 single-family residential neighborhoods and four multi-family complexes. This planned community is already home to numerous businesses, a regional park, a regional shopping center, the Brevard County Government Center, a hospital, a VA Clinic, a stadium, churches, schools and golf courses.
More than 2,200 acres have been set aside for lakes, parks, open space conservation and recreational trails and Wildlife Management Plans have been established, which include habitat for gopher tortoise, scrub jays and burrowing owls, as well as protection zones for other listed species. Conservation areas and community parks are accessed by the recreational trail system. Viera's Recreational Trail System is an official "Florida Greenway" as proclaimed by Governor Lawton Chiles. In 1994, Viera earned the ENVY Award from the Florida Association of Realtors for balancing residential development with the area’s existing natural environment.