“The rich history of Riverview has influenced its development and is something local residents hold dear.”
Riverview, Hillsborough County, Florida
A suburb of Tampa, Riverview is situated along the Alafia River, meaning river of fire. Its small town atmosphere is important to residents who are striving to maintain the feeling as the city continues to grow.
The rich history of Riverview has influenced its development and is something local residents hold dear. It’s grown tremendously in the past 20 years, but with that growth has come better roads for commuting to Tampa and more opportunity.
Riverview is considered a humid, subtropical climate like most of the Tampa Bay area. Temperatures typically range from 60 degrees to the mid-80s with 44.7 inches of rainfall per year.
Median Household Income: $51,016
Median Age: 36
Hillsborough County School District – Hillsborough Public Schools
901 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida
Riverview has several colleges located within city limits, including Everglades University, Hillsborough Community Collegeand the American College of Cardiovascular Nurses . Small colleges also dot the surrounding areas.
For a larger campus, The University of South Florida is located to the northwest of Riverview in Tampa. A community in and of itself with enrolment of more than 46,000 students, it’s one of the top research universities in the country. USF offers a complete curriculum of courses along with Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC programs.
ATTRACTIONS AND RECREATION
The Alafia River, which runs through Riverview, offers an array of recreational activities like boating, fishing, canoeing, water skiing and swimming. It’s not uncommon to see residents camping nearby and sunbathing on a sunny day.
Riverview is located just minutes from Hillsborough Bay, beaches and water activities.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
A short drive down I-75 takes you to Tampa where you can visit the Tampa Performing Arts Center and catch a Broadway play.
The Museum of Science and Industry and the IMAX dome theater are among the most sought after attractions in Tampa.
TAMPA BAY AREA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
National Football League Tampa Bay Buccaneers
National Hockey League Tampa Bay Lightening
Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Rays
Minor League Baseball Tampa Yankees
Arena Football Tampa Bay Storm
Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce
10520 Riverview Dr, Riverview, FL 33578
A few major employers of Hillsborough County:
- Hillsborough County School District
- Verizon Communications
- MacDill Air Force Base
- University of South Florida
- Hillsborough County Government
- Tampa International Airport
- James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Hospital
- JPMorgan Chase
- Verizon Information Technologies
Hillsborough County is the major metropolitan complex of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This is an important shipping center due to the deep waters of Tampa Bay. There are many, many communities in Hillsborough County, but only three incorporated cities including Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace.
Hillsborough County, Florida is midway along Florida’s West Coast. There are 1,048 square miles of land and 24 square miles of inland water area for a total of 1,072 square miles.
The unincorporated area encompasses 909 square miles, or more than 84 percent of the total county area. Municipalities account for 163 square miles.