TampaOwning a new home in the Tampa area is a dream for many with its ideal climate, access to world-class beaches, an abundance of recreation opportunities and plenty of entertainment. If this is your dream, then you’ll be excited to learn about Highland Homes’ new homes for sale in Gibsonton, FL, just minutes from all that Tampa has to offer!

Living at Tuscany Bay in the Riverview area means you’ll enjoy easy access to the city of Tampa and Tampa Bay beaches, among a variety of other amenities and attractions. Tuscany Bay’s location off Big Bend Road is convenient to US-301, I-75 and US-41, offering easy access to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport, MacDill Air Force Base and much more.

Fun in the Sun

Tampa_ApolloBeachApollo Beach, one of the Bay area’s top beaches, is just five miles from your new home at Tuscany Bay. Here, you can enjoy everything from lounging on the dog-friendly beach with your furry friend to wildlife spotting in a nearby nature preserve. Visit the Manatee Viewing Center to learn more about the manatee or get up close and personal at the stingray touch pool! You can even dock your boat at the Apollo Beach Marina before enjoying a meal and a breathtaking sunset at one of the marina’s several restaurants.

On the days you don’t want to be at the beach, you can visit one of the area’s nearby parks such as New Lakeside Park, which has open space, a dog park, playground, and a walking trail and boardwalk offering beautiful water views. Or, visit E.G. Simmons Regional Park, which offers camping opportunities, volleyball courts, a playground and even the perfect spot for a picnic among 250 acres of native mangroves and waterways. E.G. Simmons Regional Park also has a beautiful beach that is great for fishing, launching kayaks, boating, swimming or even just strolling in the sand.

Families with young children that love playing sports will likely spend a lot of time at nearby Vance Vogel Park, home of Eastbay Little League, which has multiple sports fields, a playground, picnic areas, and more.

Cockroach Bay Preserve

Cockroach Bay Preserve, Photo courtesy FloridaStateParks.org

Finally, nature lovers can see it all at Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park. Located at the mouth of the Little Manatee River, this series of islands in Tampa Bay is a relaxing, private nature preserve that is only accessible by private boat. Once there, you can enjoy canoeing, kayaking, paddling, hiking, horseback riding, camping and more, all throughout 500 acres of mangrove swamp home to 300 species of birds, as well as fish, crustaceans and oyster beds.

Shopping and Dining

Shops and restaurants are just steps from home when you live at Tuscany Bay. Everyday conveniences like Publix, Winn-Dixie and Sam’s Club are nearby, while Kings Lake Shopping Center, complete with a nail salon, barbershop, CrossFit gym, and local pizzeria, can be found right at the community entrance. For a broader selection of stores and restaurants, head north via State Road 41 or I-75 to Westfield Brandon Mall, IKEA, International Plaza, or unique boutiques in Ybor City.

Restaurants abound near Tuscany Bay as well. Enjoy dinner with a view at Rivers Edge Lounge and Marina, which boasts live music, seafood, and burgers, or indulge in an upscale dining experience at Circles Waterfront Restaurant in Apollo Beach, which offers patio waterfront dining and delectable seafood creations. For those times you want a simpler option, visit the nearby Starbucks, Panera Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings, Qdoba or any of several other fast casual options, all within three miles of home!

Entertainment Options

Living in Florida isn’t all beaches all the time (even though we love them)! There are plenty of other ways to enjoy yourself while living in the Riverview area. The entire family will enjoy visiting the classic Ruskin Family Drive-in Theater, which has been open since 1952. Today, you can watch recently released films for less than $10 per ticket!

For indoor fun just two miles from home, The Alley at Southshore includes 32 bowling lanes, billiards, laser tag, an arcade, pub and grill, and plenty of other entertainment that is perfect for families, date night or even just a night of adults-only fun.

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Another great destination for date night or a group outing is TopGolf, now open in Tampa with a three-story driving range, upscale lounge, and drinks, delicious food, and games. Or, make the short drive or Uber ride to Ybor City, Channelside or downtown Tampa for more fun, museums, festivals, theme parks, concerts, breweries ands so much more in any one of the city’s bustling entertainment districts.

Education for all Ages

Tuscany Bay offers access to educational institutions all just minutes from the community entrance. Elementary students (K-5) attend Corr Elementary School, middle school students (6-8) attend Eisenhower Middle School and high school students (9-12) attend East Bay High School. Or, you can choose to enroll your child in Kid’s Community College, which offers learning opportunities for infants through 12th grade. This charter school offers an accelerated learning program with IB curriculum.

Adults can continue learning while living in Tuscany Bay, too. Continuing education opportunities are available at nearby Hillsborough Community College, which offers Associate of Arts and Science degrees and a variety of certifications.

Healthy Living

Medical centers, doctor’s offices, and even fitness centers are all convenient to your new home at Tuscany Bay. St. Joseph’s Hospital – South and Apollo Beach Family Medical Center are both minutes from home, while larger hospitals, urgent care centers, and general practitioners can be found throughout the area. There’s even a hospital for man’s best friend or your sweet kitty right outside of the community!

In addition to the CrossFit gym at the community entrance, opportunities for cardio, weights and more can be found at the nearby YMCA, Avada Gym, OrangeTheory and more. Or, combine mother nature with getting fit by enjoying outdoor workouts, like running, walking or biking, at one of the many parks near Tuscany Bay.

Townhomes for Sale in Tampa

Riesling model townhomeTuscany Bay offers luxurious two-story townhomes priced from the $180’s, with three unique home plans offering 1,734 to 1,801 square feet of living space. Each of the three townhome plans at Tuscany Bay include three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a one-car garage. Modern, open layouts feature gourmet kitchens, private master suites, a covered lanai and quaint front porch, as well as stylish finishing touches.

Interior features of these homes include granite countertops, ceramic tile floors, and stainless-steel appliances in the kitchen, and professionally designed color palettes in easy-to-decorate neutral tones. Energy-efficient insulation, Low-E windows, and LED kitchen lighting mean power bill savings, too!

Tuscany Bay pool amenityThe luxury continues beyond the front door into the community at large! Tuscany Bay offers excellent amenities for community residents, including a gated entrance, pool and cabana, and common areas for everyone to enjoy. Lawn maintenance, basic cable, water, sewer and garbage utilities are also included in the HOA so you can save money and enjoy a true low-maintenance lifestyle!

Multiple move-in ready townhomes for sale in Gibsonton are now available at Tuscany Bay, including the Merlot model home! To learn more about the move-in ready homes or other opportunities to own at Tuscany Bay in Gibsonton, contact our Tampa New Home Specialists at 813-915-5635 or visit the Highland Homes website.