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Those who live in or visit Viera for shopping, recreation or business, recognize its unique place in the portfolio of Space Coast communities, and now that impression has been
affirmed by ideal-LIVING magazine. The Wilmington, North Carolina-based publication announced its 2nd annual “The Best of the Best” towns and residential communities in its summer 2017 edition. News of Viera’s selection came to SpaceCoast Living from The Viera Company’s community communications specialist, Nina Salvaggio.

According to Salvaggio, ideal-LIVING editors have chosen Viera as one of the “Best of the Best Small Towns,” which are described as follows: “If you’re ready for friendly people, less congestion, and safer areas, it might be time to seek out life in a small town. These towns epitomize small town life and all of the quirks and benefits.” Nominations were submitted and the editorial committee then researched and chose those communities/developments they felt best represented the spirit of the category.

Viera is described in the magazine as “a relatively new town comprised of two completely master planned communities—Viera East and Central Viera—that include a total of 78 residential neighborhoods and five active-adult developments. The Avenue Viera is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants. The local Brevard Zoo is a national showcase for natural animal habitats and environmental conservation, and the beautiful beaches of the Florida Atlantic coast are just minutes away.”

ideal-LIVING Editor and Associate Publisher Kelly Godbey said, “Given the very positive response last year to our first ‘Best of the Best‘ feature, we refined our selection process and created some new categories that we think better reflect the interests of our readers. The goal will always be to help retirees and families choose the place that’s ‘The Best‘ for them.” Godbey added that “The Best of the Best” honorees for 2017 are organized into three broad groups —Destination, Life, and Home— with winners named in a total of 24 categories.

For more than 25 years, ideal-LIVING magazine has been a leading national publication for readers who are nearing retirement age or interested in relocating their families or businesses. Each edition of the quarterly publication is delivered to more than 100,000 homes.