Riverview: An Idyllic Florida Town on the Shores of the Alafia River

Posted: August 14, 2020 | Categories: Communities | News | Communities>Ridgewood
By Highland Homes

Tampa FL SkylineLocated on the Alafia River shoreline, the city of Riverview, Florida offers access to some of the Sunshine State's best outdoor amenities and recreation opportunities. Plus, it's proximity to big-city amenities in nearby Tampa, recently named the best large city in the US for first-time buyers by WalletHub, adds to the variety of activities you'll find close to home! If you are dreaming of calling Riverview home, look no further than our brand-new Ridgewood community, a delightful neighborhood of new homes for sale in Riverview, Florida, offering homes priced from the $220s with resort-style amenities in a beautiful setting complete with open space, wetlands, and lakefront homes.

Situated off Rhodine Road between US-301 and Balm Riverview Road, Ridgewood is convenient to both US-301 and I-75. This location provides convenient access to the city of Tampa to the north, as well as Bradenton and Sarasota to the south, as well as outdoor attraction, entertainment, and daily conveniences including Publix Super Market, Winn-Dixie, and The Fresh Market.

Experience the Great Outdoors

Anna Maria IslandSome of the best outdoor amenities you will have easy access to when you call Ridgewood home are the beautiful beaches surrounding Tampa! From Gardenville Beach to Anna Maria Island, the crystal waters and white sandy beaches of Florida’s west coast are incredibly close to home.

Multiple nature preserves are also a quick drive away! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get outside and commune with nature. Enjoy bird watching from, or hiking with man’s best friend, at the popular Rhodine Scrub Preserve and Nature Trails. Spend an afternoon fishing at the Bell Creek Nature Preserve, or picnicking at the Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve.

Tampa Electric’s Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach is a state and federally designated manatee sanctuary that provides a warm water sanctuary and viewing center in a discharge canal of an old power station, where visitors can observe this loveable, endangered species.

Lithia Springs Park is another popular outdoor destination close to your new home at Ridgeview. Known for its sparkling natural spring waters, this unique park features a long list of outdoor activities to choose from whether you wish for woodsy hiking trails, a dip in the swimming area of the spring, kayaking, canoeing, playgrounds, a picnic, or even camping. It’s an ideal spot for a day of fun for a family stay-cation!

Shopping and Dining

A number of the area’s top restaurants are just a few minutes from home including local favorites such as Keke’s Breakfast Café, JF Kicks, and Taqueria Don Julio. For broader dining options, including popular date night locations and casual waterside dining selections, head into Tampa for some scallops at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, or savor the multicultural fusions of Ulele.

A night out on the town in Riverview wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Leaven Brewing, Riverview’s first brewery. Stop in for a drink before heading out to test your swing at nearby Top Golf, bowling a strike at Oakfield Lanes in Brandon, or jumping for joy at iFly Indoor Skydiving.

If shopping till you drop is your preferred method of entertainment, you’ll enjoy being close to Westfield Brandon Mall. The mall is home to over 140 specialty and department stores, with Journeys, Pandora, and Macy’s among them. For a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience, head to Winthrop, a unique live-work-play community. Shop at unique stores and boutiques such as Brandon Bikeworks, Mainstream Boutique, and Mama’s General Store, or grab a bite to eat at Ciccio Cali, Egg & I, or Acropolis Greek Taverna.

Health and Education

If schools play a decision in your home’s location, you’ll be pleased to learn that Ridgewood offers access to Hillsborough County schools. Kids living at Ridgewood are zoned for Dawson Elementary (K-5), Rodgers Middle (6-8), and Riverview High School (9-12). Numerous continuing education opportunities are also located close to home, including Southern Technical College – Brandon, Hillsborough Community College, and The University of Tampa.

For those moments in life when a doctor is required, you’ll be comforted to know that several doctor’s offices, hospitals, and urgent care options are close to home including AdventHealth facilities and Brandon Regional Hospital. Also, close by you’ll find numerous animal hospitals and veterinary offices for your family’s furry friends.

Resort-Style Community Amenities

There is so much to enjoy when you live in the Riverview area, and living at Ridgewood gives you even more opportunities for fun in the sun. Within your new neighborhood, enjoy community amenities including a resort-style pool area, clubhouse, and playground, or connect with nature by enjoying views of the community lake, common spaces, and wetlands conservation. A limited number of lakefront homes will be built, offering you the best address in the neighborhood with exclusive backyard privacy and views of peaceful lake waters.

New Homes in Riverview, Florida 

Ridgewood in Riverview FLNew homes at Ridgewood offer 1,301 to 3,141 square feet of beautifully designed living space, with plan options for three to six bedrooms and up to three-and-a-half bathrooms, along with a 2-car garage. Choose from more than 15 home plans designed for your life with features that include a private owner’s suite, desirable open-concept layouts, and flexible use rooms, along with a front porch and/or lanai for your outdoor living enjoyment. When you build your new construction home in Riverview at Ridgewood, you will work with a professional designer at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio to personalize your dream home through your choice of a wide array of included options and luxurious upgrades meant to fit your unique style and budget.

If calling Riverview, Florida home is on your to-do list before the end of 2020, now is the time to claim your new home at Ridgewood! Contact our Riverview New Home Specialists by calling 813-515-0815 or email us today! 


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