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Valrico Florida MLS SearchValrico is a community that first began development in the early 1900s. Valrico was originally established as an agricultural community, with major exports in cotton and citrus. Many of the town's original residents were employed either in the citrus or cotton industry. Long Pond, as Valrico was originally named, was largely a region of cotton plantations until the arrival of the Florida Central and Penninsular Railroad in 1890, which brought many new residents to the area. Eventually, the name of the area was changed from Long Pond to Valrico, the Spanish

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term for "Valley of Gold." The first major building to be constructed in the area was the Valrico Baptist Church, in 1915. Later this would be renamed the First Baptist Church, an establishment that has had many renovations and still fully functions today after nearly a century. By the 1980s, population in the Valrico area began to rapidly expand. With the beautiful scenery and wide variety of features available, Valrico is the ideal community for anyone!

One of the most convenient factors about Valrico is the location. Just East of Brandon, with immediate access to Highway 60, I-75, I-4 and the Crosstown, Valrico residents have a quicker and easy way to commute. Local interstate systems can be easily reached from Valrico's location, making the trip to Tampa, MacDill, Lakeland, Orlando or even the Gulf Beaches quicker and more convenient. The perpetual commuter will appreciate that Valrico is located in such an amazing area! Even the commute to college is made simpler with the University of South Florida, University of Tampa and Hillsborough Community College, as well as other highly ranked formal education options located within a short drive's distance to Valrico.

In the sernes and slow paced tone of the Old South, Valrico is located in an area that is exposed to the beauty of undisturbed nature. Parks like Edward Medard Park (famous for its natural sand dunes, marsh lands and towering pines) and Turkey Creek Park (where families can go on a weekend and horseback ride through trails) really bring out the natural appeal of Valrico. In addition to the natural beauty of Medard Park and Turkey Creek, Lithia Springs in all its natural splendor borders Valrico. Lithia Springs gives Valrico residents the opportunity to experience Florida's cold-water aquifer and the beautiful under water life forms that dwell within it. Lithia Springs offers swimming, rafting, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and camping. Even on the hottest days of summer, Lithia Springs is garunteed to be a cool 68 degrees! With so much natural beauty surrounding Valrico, there are hundreds of opportunities to slow down and enjoy! Even neighborhoods within Valrico enjoy this natural appeal, River Hills is one such community that is a member of the Audubon Society, and has areas within that are designated Wildlife Preserves. Valrico is also the home to the Alafia River, the perfect location for a lazy summer afternoon spent fishing, boating or simply enjoying nature!

In addition to the natural beauty that surrounds Valrico, so much more has been added to provide all the comfort and necessities that a person could want. With the Brandon Mall a mere minutes away, shop-a-holics can have full access to one of the area's finest shopping facilities. Currently undergoing renovations and adding new stores, this mall is working hard to deliver exciting opportunities for people in the area. In addition to the mall, Valrico itself is home to various unique options for shopping and dining. From convenience stores to the restaurants, Valrico has it all! As the area continues to gain more and more residents, businesses and restaurants continue to open up to provide Valrico's people with all the service they need minutes from their homes.

The Valrico area also has a number of champion golf courses. Diamond Hill, River Hills Golf and Country Club, Buckhorn Springs and Bloomingdale Golf Club are just a few within the area. All of these exquisite golfing facilities offer unique opportunities and enrollment levels with benefits such as Swimming Pools, Tennis Courts, Pro Shops, Golf Lessons, Bars and Grilles, and many more activities! Membership at one of these spectacular establishments is the perfect touch for any family!

Valrico also offers some of the finest schools in the area. Children are encouraged to thrive and receive the best education possible in the public and private schools in the area. There are also many options for high schools and even colleges located nearby.

As the lifestyles of the people who live in Valrico continue to change, Valrico adapts to suit the needs of the changing society while still remaining a safe and relaxed environment perfect for a family of any size. For more information on Valrico or the communities within it, please contact your local Twin Palms Realty Inc Agent today!

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