First settled in 1886 as a fishing community, the towns of Grant and Valkaria merged and incorporated as one city in 2006. The population is just over 3,800 with an area of about 30 square miles along the beautiful Indian River Lagoon.
The town has rich history of fishing and agriculture. Many homes are on large lots, with horses and other livestock not uncommon. Living in Grant-Valkaria is a great way to spread out and get away from urban sprawl — a true outdoorsman's paradise. Another nice aspect of Grant-Valkaria is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Last but not least, Grant-Valkaria is the home to the area's renowned "Grant Seafood Festival", held every year on the last weekend of February since 1966. In 1968, then U.S. Vice-President Hubert Humphrey visited the Seafood Festival while campaigning for his 1968 presidential bid. Proceeds from the festival go towards college scholarships for local children, as well as summer break activities for the community's children.