Riverview

The Riverview area is considered by Money Magazine to be one of the best areas to live in Florida.


Welcome to Riverview

Thriving community conveniently located near the heart of all the action

The Riverview area is considered by Money Magazine to be one of the best areas to live in Florida, and for good reason—just a 15-minute drive away from Downtown Tampa, this community offers easy access to shopping, beaches, waterside restaurants, and lively bars. Although it’s a suburb that’s a stone’s throw away from it all, this vivacious and growing area is still bustling with new and exciting things to do. Residents don’t have to travel far for unbelievable food and refreshing libations. This suburb has affordable, attractive classic and modern homes that are popular with young professionals and families. With beautiful sunny weather and a convenient central location, Riverview has all the makings of a great place to live.

What to Love

  • Central and vibrant location
  • Exciting array of things to do
  • Proximity to the beach
  • Beautiful weather and great energy

People & Lifestyle

In Riverview, residents live for convenience and fun. They enjoy a more low-key lifestyle by choosing to live away from the hustle and bustle of Tampa, while simultaneously benefiting from its proximity. Still, the neighborhood is upbeat with its own collection of things to do both indoors and outdoors, and the people of Riverview are sure to take advantage of it. People move to Riverview from all over, so you can expect to meet residents from every walk of life—from young professionals to families. An overwhelming number of residents own their homes, so there is a nice sense of community with people who have chosen to plant roots here.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

You’ll be pleased to find an array of warm and inviting restaurants and hot spots throughout Riverview. Winthrop Community & Town Center is a popular strip of shops and a local gathering center that offers “not only the shopping needs of daily life, but all of the needs, such as medical, education, events, and housing of all types.” This community-based haven has ten charming and delicious eateries, state-of-the-art apartments, and vibrant event venues where they put arts and culture front and center. Hungry for good food with a little bit of thrill? The riverside joint Aj’s on the River regularly hosts live music. Looking for a savory and filling meal? Datz is an American eatery that serves delicious and sustainable dishes, ranging from gnocchi to shrimp and grits. Its modern and fabulous dining room has gorgeous veranda tables and an open floor plan. They even serve freshly-squeezed mimosas during brunch on the weekends!

Things to Do

Get a breath of fresh air at John Williams Park. This preserve has a nature walk with interpretive signs, a dog park, and a play area. Williams Park Boat Ramp is perfect for fishing or picnicking. Over at the Riverview Civic Center, you’ll find barbecue grills, a playground, boat ramps, and a fishing pier, as well as a meeting hall and covered picnic pavilions. There’s also a place to launch canoes and kayaks for a peaceful day on the water. Alafia River State Park is a haven for equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers with 20 miles of hilly trails that wind through forests, Flatwoods, and the park’s pristine lakes. If you prefer a more serene day, they also provide fishing opportunities and a picnic place to play with the kids. Don’t forget to stop by the full-facility campground and full-service bike shop!

As far as the holidays go, the Riverview Christmas Boat Parade is one of the area’s most exciting events around this special time of the year. There’s even a chili cook-off and a gingerbread house decorating contest! Be sure to check out The Regent for any events or conferences that may be going on in the area.

Schools

Riverview’s public school district has several highly-rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:

  • Riverview Elementary School, Public, PK-5
  • Bell Creek Academy, Public, 6-8
  • Riverview High School, Public, 9-12
  • Spoto High School, Public, 9-12
  • Pepin Academies, Public, K-12

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