Near the heart of Viera Central is the delightful community of Wickham Lakes. Developed from about 1998 through 2000, Wickham Lakes is a non-gated neighborhood with 251 single family homes built by well known homebuilders, Holiday Builders and Maronda Homes. Lots in Wickham Lakes are a nice size at about 60' by 120'. The neighborhood was built around 2 large lakes and a couple smaller ponds. Over half the home sites in Wickham Lakes have spectacular views of one of the sparkling lakes or wide open grassy areas. These well built, energy efficient, concrete block homes typically feature upgraded appliances, tile floors, custom cabinetry, hurricane shutters, and alarm systems. Homes range is size from 1,200 square feet to over 2,100 square feet with 3 bedroom and 4 bedroom options. All the comforts of home can be found at Wickham Lakes.
An active community of young and “young at heart” owners call Wickham Lakes home. On any given day you’ll find residents enjoying Wickham Lake’s private community pool that overlooks the grassy areas of a wide open park. The pool area is complete with covered patio, lounge chairs and restrooms. Kids in the community will meet up for soccer or football on the large grassy park area while youngsters are often seen romping on the commercial grade playground, complete with swings, slides and bench seating.
Dogs and their owners will feel welcome in this neighborhood. Just across the street from Wickham Lake’s south entrance is the Addison Village Bark Park. The 4 acre Bark Park is exclusive to Viera Central residents and includes separate areas for large and small dogs. For us two legged type there is a small pavilion with drinking fountains, shaded park benches, bathrooms and picnic tables. And for our four-legged friends there are doggie agility toys for climbing and jumping over, tree-shaded areas and vast stretches of grass. There’s even a ground-level drinking fountain for dogs that we can fill by stepping on a lever. When it’s time to go home you will have a tired and happy doggie who enjoyed his time at this wonderful park.
The homeowner’s association maintains a website with helpful information such as electric service, water service, emergency phone numbers and more. Two community garage sales are held each year in April and October with community signage and advertising. Spring cleaning is a breeze in Wickham Lakes!
For raising a family, this welcoming neighborhood is perfect. Right across the street from Wickham Lake’s south entrance is Quest Elementary School. An ‘A’ rate school, Quest Elementary has won numerous awards for its outstanding use of technology in teaching. The school has identified its mission as “a quest for educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment that promotes exemplary character and responsible citizenship.” Just 1 mile north of Wickham Lakes you’ll find two schools right across the street from each other. Viera Charter School, offering grades K-8 is a school focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) based curriculum. Across the street is Viera High School. Viera High has one fo the largest dual-enrollment and advance-placement course loads in the county and achieves a 90% acceptance rate into colleges and universities around the nation. Click here to get up to date information about the schools near Wickham Lakes.
Just across the street from Wickham Lakes’ main entrance is the Health First Medical Complex. The cutting-edge Viera Health Park features Health First's 100-bed Viera Hospital, Health First's Pro Health & Fitness Center and a 76,000 square foot Medical Plaza. Situated on 50 acres, it's the only healthcare campus in Brevard County that combines health, wellness and disease prevention. The Health First Pro Health & Fitness Center is literally just a few steps from Wickham Lakes. The Pro-Health Facility is a 68,000 square foot, two-story facility which features the latest in technology-driven exercise equipment. Instructors will create a personal program to help make your health care goals successful. Some of the other features include a gymnasium with regulation basketball, volleyball, and racquetball courts, an indoor track, workout and group cycling classrooms, a 25 lap pool, scuba pool, sauna and steam room. All of these wonderful features are available only a short walk from home!
Being near the heart of Central Viera has other distinct advantages for Wickham Lakes residents. The Space Coast Stadium, Brevard Zoo, and the highly-frequented open-air mall, The Avenue at Viera are all within 1 mile from Wickham Lakes. Access to Interstate 95 is just minutes away. Be on the beach with your feet in the sand in 20 minutes! Get to Harris, Northrup Grumman or Port Canaveral in about 30 minutes. Or be in the heart of the Orlando theme park attractions in 60 minutes or less! All roads lead to easy street!
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy Wickham Lakes’ close proximity to Duran Golf Club. This beautiful course is open to the public and just a short golf cart ride away. The 18-hole, championship course has many features including a 9-hole Par 3 practice course, driving range and world class lighted development center. The best features of Duran are seen in the morning and mid-day. Have a nice lunch at Tradewinds and end the day with a victory beverage at the Tradewinds bar or in the clubhouse dining room. With sloping greens and tee-to-green paved cart paths, it is always an exceptional experience year round. For more information about Duran Golf Club click here.
Imagine sitting in your own private back yard lanai while enjoying a beautiful sunset over the sparkling lake. What are your plans for tomorrow? Canoeing on the lake? Relaxing by the pool? Playing a round of golf? Catching a local game? Doing some casual shopping? Or just relaxing under the beautiful Florida sun on your own secluded spot of sand? The Space Coast is all about making this available at an affordable price. This amazing lifestyle is at your fingertips in Viera. The place to call home is Wickham Lakes.