The community of Viridian in Arlington sets itself apart from other communities in the area with a prime location in the Greater DFW area. Urban is mixed with nature in Viridian, with more than 1,200 acres devoted to protected wetlands and open spaces. The extensive natural spaces are complemented by a trail system along the Trinity River that borders five major lakes and connects to the existing River Legacy Park and The Living Science Center. Viridian Elementary, part of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, is located on-site in the community. In 2016 the HEB ISD received the highest rating of MET standard from the Texas Education Authority.