Riverview Area

There are thriving businesses for entertainment and the locals have plenty of choices.

Welcome to Riverview Area

Sophistication in the Suburbs
Situated along the Alafia River, Riverview is a unique mix of metropolitan sophistication and charming suburbs. Residents enjoy a subtropical climate and mild, comfortable winters. There are thriving businesses for entertainment and the locals have plenty of choices when it comes to fine dining, casual eating, cafes, and boutiques. 
Riverview residents have the advantage of being within reasonable distance to other cities and places of interest, such as the Busch Gardens amusement park in Tampa, Disney World in Orlando, and the pristine shores of Apollo Beach. Birdwatching for the Great Blue Heron is a favorite pastime along the Alafia River.

What to Love

  • About 248 sunny days a year
  • Sandy beaches, museums, and outdoor activities
  • Good blend of city and suburban living
  • Tampa and Saint Petersburg are just thirty minutes away

Local Lifestyle

Riverview residents have plenty of metropolitan areas for shopping and working that are balanced nicely with nature preserves, amusement parks, museums, and restaurants. It’s a straight shot over to Orlando to visit Disney World for a day trip, something residents of other states can only dream about. With the Tampa International Airport about 20 miles away, the sky’s the limit for a quick commute to just about anywhere.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Whether you start with oysters or the house wings, the Tiki Docks Bar & Grill is a fun place to be, and enjoy live music. Early birds stop for breakfast at Fred’s Market Restaurant to enjoy the homemade casseroles and fresh baked goods. Speaking of baked goods, we promise not to tell Fred if you decide to go to the Maple Street Biscuit Company instead for their fresh, buttery biscuits made daily along with their house-made jams and jellies. The locals’ favorite for surf-and-turf is the Sakura Japanese Steak House & Sushi Bar. Their Hibachi steak and sashimi always hit the spot.
Southern Rae’s Boutique has shopping with “glam fashion and rustic charm” and the Mainstream Boutique always has the latest styles. At the International Independent Showmen's Museum, you can learn about the history of America’s traveling circuses and carnivals. Whether you are there for your first time or hundredth, be sure to stop by their gift shop to find unique gift items.

Things to Do

Locals love hiking the nature trails at the Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve because of the scenic overlook on the trail along the Alafia River. Golfers enjoy the Summerfield Crossings Golf Club for its breathtaking terrain. The highlight is the signature 15th hole with an island green, water, and wind challenges. Galaxy Farms has horseback riding lessons, from beginner to advanced, as well as horse boarding and care.


Riverview schools are part of the Hillsborough County School District.
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