Since the 1880s, the villages of Grant and Valkaria have existed aside each other within the borders of Brevard County, Florida. Now known as Grant-Valkaria, a largely rural town in the south end of Brevard County just south of Melbourne between Palm Bay and Sebastian. Grant-Valkaria was incorporated as a town on July 25, 2006 by joining the two previously unincorporated communities of Grant and Valkaria. The town charter reflects the reason for incorporation and calls for future development to be consistent with a rural and fishing village lifestyle that preserves the history and natural green spaces of the two communities. Density is kept low and lot sizes kept large, the town includes older homes, newer homes on acre-plus lots and government services are to be kept to a minimum. The community of Grant has a long history as a fishing village and now well known for it’s annual seafood festival.