One of 3 neighborhoods in The Villages of Viera East, near the north end of Viera, is the quaint community of Somerville. Somerville is a non-gated neighborhood with 103 single family homes built exclusively by Damar Homes from 2001 through 2002. Standard lot sizes in Somerville are about 50’ wide by about 117’ deep and were nicely developed around 3 smaller lakes and a wildlife sanctuary. About 85% of the homes enjoy sparkling water views from the lakes throughout the community or peaceful views of the wildlife sanctuary along the north side of the neighborhood. Homes range in size from about 1,900 square feet to just over 2,500 square feet with 3 and 4 bedroom options. All homes in the neighborhood are of concrete block construction with 1 story and 2 story options. Most homes have a 2 car garage while a few, on unique shaped lots, have a 3 car garage.
Somerville is one of only a few neighborhoods in Viera built exclusively by Damar Homes and has some unique features not found in many other neighborhoods. Within Somerville, Damar Homes offered a couple floor plans that were specifically designed to create a unique pool experience for homes built on narrower 50’ wide lots. Utilizing an L-shape, Damar Homes created a surprisingly spacious home that offers multiple views of the pool from throughout the house. Partly due to these floor plans about 1/4 of the homes in Somerville have their own private in-ground pools. The exterior of the homes in Somerville include decorative columns, bay windows and paver driveways. Damar continued their unique offerings on the interiors by including extensive use of plant shelves, tray ceilings, upgraded cabinetry and solid surface counter tops.
Since Somerville doesn’t have a community pool or private playground the homeowner’s association dues are lower in Somerville than many other Viera communities.