Riverview, Florida, is a city in Hillsborough Country near Brandon. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 71,050. The city was officially founded in 1885, though settlers have been arriving in the area since the 1830s, which makes Riverview one of the oldest settlements in Florida. It sits along the south-side of the Alafia River, which is why it was given the name "Riverview." Riverview is known for its antenna farm, which broadcasts a range of television and radio stations
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Housing Statistics The median value for homes in Riverview is currently $116,900. The median sales price from May 13 to July 13, based on 540 sales, is $158,450. This statistic shows an increase of $32,400 (25.7%) from the previous year. Home appreciation, when looked at compared to the prior year, is 1.03%. Right now, there are exactly 1,156 new and resale homes available to buy. The average listing price for homes, as of the week of August 07, is currently $229,951 - a total increase of 0.5% in comparison to the week prior. These homes are also available for rent to own. The median age of Riverview real estate is 15 years.
School SystemsRiverview has a reputation for its wide range of excellent schools in and around the area. There are 21 elementary schools in total, including the Collins Elementary School and the Boyette Springs Elementary School. There are 12 middle schools, including the Giunta Middle School. There are 7 high schools, including Riverview High School and the Spoto High School. There are also 22 preschools in the town. There is a wide mix of private and public education in Riverview. The town boasts 19 public schools, and 16 private schools. In addition to this, residents have the choice of well-respected Christian schools to choose from.
Local RestaurantsLocal dining is important in any city, and Riverview spoils its residents with its choices. There is a wide range of local and international cuisine in the town, including Little Habana Cafe, East Coast Pizza, Joia Italian Restaurant, Crazy Cafe, Fred's Southern Kitchen and Penera Bread. The Little Habana Cafe is a spectacular choice for residents and visitors hoping to enjoy some fine Cuban delicacies. Joia is a high-quality Italian restaurant serving the best in Mediterranean cuisine. Crazy Cafe offers great Sushi and general Japanese cuisine. Then there's Fred's Southern Kitchen, which has tasty comfort food.
Outdoors ActivitiesOpportunities for outdoor activities are plentiful in Riverview. The Riverview neighborhood park offers a plethora of after-school and summer programs for kids aged 6-17. The park also provides certain classes for younger kids aged 3-5. This park features soccer fields, basketball courts, a picnic shelter and a baseball diamond. The park is home to the Riverview Raiders, which is a baseball club always open to new recruits. The Balm-Boyette Scrub Loop is a loop trail for keen mountain bikers. This trail, rated as difficult, opens up to 4900 acres of forest, lakes and creeks.
Art and CultureRiverview has the Riverview Branch Library, which is one branch of the Hillsborough Public Library System Cooperative. Here, visitors will find computer labs, internet access, quieter study rooms and magazine exchange programs. A popular event for locals and visitors is the Winthrop Arts Festival. This festival, found in the Brandon area, displays various works from 100 artists in many different categories. Musical performances are combined with the artwork to help create a culturally and artistically rich festival.
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