Riverview FL Real Estate and Community Information
If you are looking for a great place to live on the Western coastline of Florida and enjoy historical places, take a look at the city of Riverview, FL. as your potential new hometown. Located on the Alafia River, just a few miles east of Hillsborough Bay, the city of Riverview is in the greater Tampa Bay area. The city is just 12 miles southeast of Tampa and was originally settled in 1830, being one of the oldest communities in Central Florida. The city was also the location of a commercial poultry farm in 1921, operated by local resident Emmet Trope.
As the city of Tampa began to grow, the area around Riverview began to develop as well with plenty of businesses and residential homes. As of the 2010 Census, the population of Riverview is 71,050 people. The area has been the hometown of many West Florida pioneer families like the Boyette Family, the founders of nearby Boyette, Florida. One of the first businesses to be developed was the Peruvian Mining Company, responsible for the beginning of phosphate mining in the area. Over time, with the growth of Tampa, the area would also see the development of its tourism business with hotels, restaurants and many recreational activities.
While you are checking out all the properties and homes available throughout the city, be sure to take a look at the local parks and recreational areas as well. The city is filled with plenty of areas where you can get out and enjoy nature, such as the Balm Boyette Scrub Preserve Hiking Trail with 5,000 acres of marshes and meadows with hiking trails throughout and a bird watching and nature study area. The Brooker Creek Headwaters Preserve is the largest of the natural habitats in Hillsborough County with a hiking trail that includes kiosks to explain the different varieties of local wildlife and plants throughout the Preserve.
You can also enjoy recreational areas like the Lake Dan Preserve, the Town N' Country Preserve, the Violet Cury Preserve Hiking Trail and the Double Branch Bay Preserve, with lots of nature study and bird watching areas as well as fishing and hiking areas. There are also several community centers, skate parks, summer camps and local sporting events for the public to enjoy. The city of Riverview also features senior activities like golf, horseshoes, swimming, table tennis, billiards, bowling and even a 5K run.
As you look at all the potential real estate opportunities available around Riverview, you will also find plenty of local attractions and activities within a short drive of the city. You can take in things like the Manatee Viewing Center with a hurricane simulator and lot of wildlife exhibits as well as the Florida Aquarium, Glazers Children's Museum, Lowry Park Zoo, Adventure Island, the Museum of Science and Industry, Dinosaur World, Verticle Ventures Indoor Rock Climbing and Busch Gardens with more than 335 acres of exciting rides, walking safaris, nature habitats, arcade games and lots of family adventures to enjoy.
You will also be very close to places like Gator Fred's Fun and Party Centre, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Great Explorations Children's Museum, the Sunken Gardens and the Florida Air Museum as well as the Dali Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum, the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, Old McMicky's Farm and a whole lot more. There is plenty of local attractions to keep you busy in your new hometown. You will also find lots of local golf courses and arts and crafts shops as well as local festivals to enjoy throughout the year. You will never run out of places to go and things to do.
If you are looking for places to further your education near Riverview, you will discover plenty of opportunities ranging from Hillsborough Community College and the University of Tampa to the International Academy of Design and Technology, Remington College, Clearwater Christian College, Florida Southern College, Warner University and many more. There are also several local colleges that also offer online courses and study programs. You will also find many occupational institutes that can help you with training for specific jobs and occupations. You can find many opportunities to help you improve your education in the Riverview area.
When you are looking for local events to attend to get out and meet your new neighbors, you can take part in events like the Holiday Gift Market event, the Chillin Music Fest, the Tutu Fun Run, Oktoberfest, the Adventure Club, the Afterglow Paint Party, the Beer, Boats and Bacon event, the Foodie Expo, the Jazz'n Blues event and many more things to take part in. There are also several nearby sporting venues where you can watch everything from local neighborhood teams to Nationally recognized professional teams. You will be close to places like Amalie Arena(the home of the AFL's Tampa Bay Storm and the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning), Steinbrenner Field(the spring training camp of the N.Y. Yankees), Raymond James Stadium(home of the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Tropicana Field(home of the MLB's Tampa Bay Ray's).
You will find plenty of local properties and homes available for purchase in and around the Riverview, FL area. The city covers an area of 9.4 square miles and there are a number of local communities in town where you are sure to find just the right neighborhood for you to feel comfortable.
When you are ready to purchase real estate in Riverview, FL., contact Bethany Ezell and Kesia Thompson. They are experts in the Riverview real estate market and can help you get the best deal on your new home. For more information about local real estate opportunities, contact Bethany Ezell and Kesia Thompson today!