Southshore

A highly-sought-after community in which to live and a popular travel destination.

Welcome to South Shore 

A slice of the idyllic, sunny Florida lifestyle

South Shore is located on the southern cusp of Hillsborough County, where Tampa Bay city connects with the Gulf of Mexico. This Tampa Bay suburb is known for its sunny disposition, picturesque waterfront homes, and plenty of shopping centers and restaurants. A thriving community, South Shore is both a highly-sought-after community in which to live and a popular travel destination.

South Shore is home to a handful of communities, including Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Riverview, Sun City Center, Gibsonton, and Wimauma.

​​​​​​​Spacious waterfront homes are frequently found nestled along pristine, sandy white beaches. As the community has continued to rapidly grow in size, new constructions are also becoming increasingly popular, as residents are drawn to live by the water. Modern, contemporary, and custom homes on palm-tree-lined streets are the norm here.

What to Love

  • Beautiful Apollo Beach Park 
  • Sunset dinners at Resort & Club at Little Harbor 
  • Boat trips to Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge
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People & Lifestyle 

Like many communities that make up Florida, South Shore is known for its friendly residents, exciting opportunities and restaurants, and easy commute. Located on the outskirts of Tampa, South Shore allows residents to enjoy a laid-back lifestyle with big-city excitement in close proximity.

​​​​​​​As one of the fastest-growing communities in the city, South Shore attracts residents from diverse walks of life. However, the communities that make up South Shore are particularly popular among young families and retirees. Families are drawn to the suburban lifestyle, excellent schools, and open spaces, while retirees enjoy the plethora of country clubs in the area.

Dining, Shopping, Entertainment

When it comes to dining and entertainment, these Florida communities have a plethora of options. Ellenton Premium Outlets, located just south of Tampa, comprises over 130 stores, ranging from upscale designer shops to local, unique boutiques. You can also find an abundance of restaurants here to refuel you after you shop until you drop. 

​​​​​​​For an elevated culinary experience with water views, enjoy a refined evening out at Circles Restaurant. Circles Restaurant, located in Apollo Beach, features a creative menu focusing on seafood and American food. AJ’s on the River, located in Gibsonton, guarantees another memorable dining experience. This family-owned bar and eatery is loved by residents and visitors for its relaxing environment, live music, and unbeatable prices. Sunset Grill, located in Ruskin, is another beachfront eatery with American fare and seafood. Whether you’re craving lobster grilled cheese or pistachio-encrusted scallops, you can find that (and much more!) here.

Things to Do 

South Shore is home to a revolving list of exciting, family-friendly festivals. The Ruskin Tomato Festival, which occurs yearly in May, is an all-encompassing event that consists of American food, arts and crafts, cookoff contests, children’s activities, a queen pageant, musicians, and much more. Drawing in thousands, this tomato festival donates its proceeds to the Ruskin Community Development Foundation. The Ruskin Seafood Festival is another annual Ruskin Tradition. Come here for fun, sun, and mouthwateringly fresh seafood. The Southshore Seafood & Arts Festival is yet another highly attended event. From art and children’s activities to live entertainment and seafood, this festival has something for everyone. 

​​​​​​​If you consider yourself an outdoor enthusiast or simply someone who loves the sunshine, this Florida community might be the perfect residence for you. EG Simmons Regional Park is located three miles north of Ruskin and is a great place to spend a day or weekend. Since the mid-1960s, this park has provided fishing piers, campsites, and hiking trails to all in the area. 

Schools 

South Shore is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Apollo Beach Elementary, K-5 
  • Eisenhower Middle School, 6-8
  • Robinson High School, 9-12

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