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Riverview Florida MLS SearchRiverview exists as a collection of communities South of Brandon. Although Riverview is not a city, its roots date back to the mid 1800's, and the historical properties that still stand serve as a reminder of a simpler time.

Riverview was founded in 1856 on the Alafia's south shores. It was originally known as "Peru," a Spanish word which translates to "straight place in the river." The Moody family was one of the first groups of settlers to inhabit

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the Riverview area, built in 1896 and purchased by the grandson of Riverview's first pioneer, Benjamin Moody in 1902, the Moody house still stands today and remains a historical landmark nestled in the middle of an exquisite area. In addition to the Moody house, the Alafia River provides an amazing source of wonder and entertainment. From the ancient Native American term meaning "River of Fire," the Alafia River at one point contained so many strains of phosphorous, that the river would appear to illuminate at night. The gentle currents of the Alafia River serve as the perfect environment for many types of fish and birds, including several endangered species. This is truly the perfect environment for anyone, whether your interests are fishing, hiking, bird watching, canoeing or kayaking, the Alafia river is the perfect place to spend an afternoon or a weekend enjoying the scenery. One of the most convenient factors about the Riverview community is its location. Located within minutes of US Highway 301 and Interstate 75, commutes to destinations all around the Tampa Bay Area are made easy and simple. Whether the trip is to Tampa, MacDill, Lakeland, Orlando or Sarasota, the location of this community makes life easier for the perpetual commuter. Also, the close proximity to Sarasota brings the World Famous Beaches and the Ellenton Outlet Mall into the mix as a perfect weekend activity! Shoppers will also enjoy the close distance to the Brandon Mall, which is constantly changing and renovating to suit the needs of a growing community.

Although Riverview is expanding and becomes larger and larger each year, the community remains in touch and informed with several websites and weekly publications that are designed to inform about local events, new home sales, and the history of the area, useful links and recommendations from neighbors! New-comers to the area are encouraged to check these useful resources out and get involved! The Riverview Library is an extremely valuable resource to children and adults alike. The library offers after school programs, adult learning programs and a media center, the library is always looking for volunteers, and this is the perfect opportunity to give back to the community that has so much to offer your family.

Riverview also has a tremendous variety of options for everyday necessities such as dining and shopping. With grocery stores, department stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, casual dining and more located right around the corner, Riverview residents truly have it all. There are also excellent advances in health care that have been made available to Riverview residents. Doctor's clinics, recovery centers and hospitals offer you and your family members treatments for even the simplest injury with the care and respect that you deserve. Education is also an important option for those living in Riverview, with many differing choices in public and private school education. Each school offers a differing curriculum and small class sizes to offer children the environment that will allow them to thrive and build fundamental study skills. Because of the location to the interstate systems, Riverview residents have a quickened access to the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa, among other highly rated schools. The close proximity makes the commute to college quick and easy.

Some of the most beautiful communities and neighborhoods exist within Riverview, each one of which offering a differing variety of unique amenities. Although the man-made aspects of Riverview's neighborhoods are very impressive, it is the scenic nature that remains undisturbed within the neighborhoods that is breathtaking. To learn more information about Riverview and its communities, please contact your local Twin Palms Realty Inc Agent today!

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