Valrico

Rich in spirit due to its cheerful and friendly residents.


Welcome to Valrico

Small-town suburb rich in community and culture

Welcome to the close-knit neighborhood of Valrico. This community, which means “rich valley” in Spanish, is rich in spirit due to its cheerful and friendly residents. Established in the 1880s, this evolving community has kept its jubilant roots as it expanded into a family-friendly area. It’s loved and admired for its excellent schools, rural and suburban atmosphere, and beautiful Floridian setting. With lots of shops and local businesses booming, there’s always something to do and see. You’ll receive the best of both worlds: the peaceful charm of the community at your doorstep and city outings via I-75 at Tampa just around the corner. Residents love the variety of affordable yet attractive homes and easy access to grocery stores, gyms, recreation, restaurants, and community venues. In Valrico, there’s a place for everybody.

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What to Love

  • Close-knit, family-friendly community 
  • Access to shops and restaurants
  • Wonderful and highly-rated schools
  • Attractive homes outside the city

People & Lifestyle

Life in Valrico means a perfect balance of speed and tempo. The area is bustling with exciting things to do and see but still maintains a quiet and friendly small-town atmosphere.Valrico values diversity and kindness, with neighbors from all walks of life and backgrounds. This vibrant area is a great option for young professionals, but is wildly popular with families with kids because of its incredible schools and is adored by retirees because of its peaceful nature. Residents love to get outside and enjoy the amazing weather at one of the community’s many parks. There has been major growth in the past few decades with an increase in the population, but Valrico’s safe, welcoming community spirit is still intact.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

In and around Valrico, there are countless shopping centers (like Valrico Commons or Lithia Crossing), malls, and boutiques that cater to a variety of interests. Some are upscale and others are more casual, but all are located within a very short drive. As far as dining goes, there are plenty of delicious local restaurants to dive into. The Brunchery Restaurant is a charming and down-to-earth local eatery with a famous chalkboard menu full of incredible breakfast and lunch options. Their dishes range from classic eats like homemade Belgian waffles and chorizo benedict to more innovative culinary flairs like orange pecan French toast. But get there early—the line grows fast! Three Bulls Tavern & Brewery is the perfect pit stop for a cold beverage on a hot summer day or a great communal gathering place with family. Come for drinks and a good time, but don’t overlook the food; their menu is unbelievable.

Things to Do

There is absolutely no shortage of things to do in Valrico—especially when it comes to golf courses. There are over 40 in and near the area, so you’ll never be without the opportunity to hit the range. The local YMCA has recreational programs and services for all ages in the community. Like to get outside? Visit Lithia Springs Conservation Park to kayak on blue waters, hike through the greenery, camp with loved ones, or go swimming. There is also a playground and fishing area—perfect for a family picnic day. At Medard Park, you’ll find a boat ramp, canoe rentals, and disc golf for everyone. The fun doesn’t stop there; there are also exciting annual community events. Novemberfest marks the start of fall with carnival rides, fantastic food, and exciting activities for the family. The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event that celebrates the strawberry harvest and welcomes over 500,000 visitors for headline entertainment, shows, rides, and the festival’s famous strawberry shortcake.

Schools

Valrico’s public school districts have several highly-rated schools and educational facilities of note, including:

  • Alafia Elementary, Public, PK-5
  • Cimino Elementary, Public, PK-5
  • Lithia Springs Elementary, Public, PK-5
  • Mulrennan Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Bloomingdale High School, Public, 9-12
  • Foundation Christian Academy, Private, PK-12

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