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

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

Riverview, FL new homes are located just south of TampaUpdated December 7, 2022

Located on the Alafia River shoreline, the Tampa suburb of Riverview, Florida offers access to some of the Sunshine State's best outdoor amenities and recreation opportunities. Plus, its proximity to big-city amenities in nearby Tampa adds to the variety of activities you'll find close to home!

If you are dreaming of calling Riverview home, look no further than the popular Ridgewood neighborhood offering new homes in Riverview with resort-style amenities in a beautiful setting complete with open space, wetlands, lakes, and ponds.

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

Experience the Great Outdoors

New homes in Riverview are just a short drive from Anna Maria Island
Anna Maria Island


Some of the best outdoor amenities you will have easy access to when you call Ridgewood home are the beautiful beaches surrounding Tampa! From Bahia Beach to Anna Maria Island, the crystal clear blue waters and white sandy beaches of Florida’s Gulf 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 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 picnic 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

Dining in RiverviewA number of the area’s top restaurants are just a few minutes from these new construction homes in Riverview including local favorites such as Tiki Docks River Bar & Grill, The Talking Pint Bar & Bistro, and Silver Ring Cafe. For broader dining options, including popular date night locations and waterside dining, head into Tampa for some scallops at Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, multicultural fusions at Ulele, and waterside dining at Jackson's Bistro, Bar & Sushi.

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, home to over 140 specialty and department stores. For a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience, head to Winthrop where you can shop at unique stores and boutiques such as Brandon Bikeworks and Mainstream Boutique, or grab a bite to eat at a selection of fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants.

Health and Education

If schools play a decision in your home’s location, you’ll be pleased to learn that Riverview is in the highly-rated Hillsborough County Public School District. Kids living in the newest phase of Ridgewood are zoned to attend Collins Elementary (K-5), Rodgers Middle Magnet (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, St. Joseph's Hospital South, 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

Resort-style amenities at Ridgewood in Riverview, FL

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, cabana, and playground, or connect with nature by enjoying views of the community lake, ponds, open spaces, and wetlands conservation. 

New Homes in Riverview, Florida

A new home in Riverview at Ridgewood

New construction homes in Riverview at Ridgewood offer up 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 10 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. 

The newest phase of Ridgewood, Ridgewood South, will be released in late 2022. If calling Riverview, Florida home is on your to-do list, join the Ridgewood South VIP List to receive notification of availability and your invitation to own your dream home at Ridgewood!

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