Valrico is a small community with a big heart and major recreational attractions that draw people of all ages. Valrico was once a region of cotton plantations. Development here began when the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad brought immigrants from the north in 1890.
Valrico is Spanish for “rich valley.”
A Great Place to Call Home
Money Magazine’s 2007 ‘Best Places to Live‘ report detailed information about Valrico, Florida.
The report noted many recreational attractions in the surrounding area including:
- 9 movie theaters within 15 miles
- 1,383 restaurants within 15 miles
- 144 bars within 15 miles
- 120 public golf courses within 30 miles
- 22 libraries within 15 miles
- 8 museums accredited by AAM within 30 miles
The median commute in Valrico, Florida is only 23.2 minutes! Only 15.2 percent of the population commutes more than 45 minutes to work.
Population: 6,582 (Source: US Census Bureau 2000 Census) (Estimated population of 8,874 today)
Elevation: 55 feet
Valrico has a total area of 5.7 square miles of land.
Median Household Income: $39,155 (Source: US Census Bureau 2000 Census in 1999 dollars) (Estimated $55,985 today)
Median age: 38.8 (Source: US Census Bureau 2000 Census) (Estimated 41.08 today)
JUST A FEW VALRICO, FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS:
Bloomingdale Golfer’s Club Bloomingdale Golfers Club is Tampa’s premier golf facility. Here you will find world-class golf on a classic championship layout among 100-year-old oaks, pine trees and natural marsh land. Even wild animals love it here, and they don’t mind the golfers. See beautiful fields of flowers surrounding the club’s 13 lakes.
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club
2721 S Miller Rd, Valrico, FL 33596
The scenery is fabulous. The course is difficult and challenging. Enjoy fairways lined with trees and surrounded by wide-opened spaces. Watch out for the water hazards! Enjoy a full day of play on this popular private course.
Dinosaur World Theme Park Here you will see more than 150 life-sized dinosaurs on display. The Dinosaur World museum will help you learn about everything “from dinosaur eggs to raptor claws.” You can even search for authentic fossils in a paleontological setting! This theme park features “Caves” equipped with a video theater, subterranean picnic area and more! Life-sized dinosaur skeletons hang out in the Skeleton Garden. There’s even a fabulous playground for the kids!
Hillsborough County School District – Hillsborough Public Schools
901 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida
There are 10 schools in Valrico. This includes 7 public schools and 3 private schools. Valrico public schools belong to the Hillsborough School District, an entity that manages 255 Florida schools.
- 7 Valrico elementary schools
- 2 Valrico middle schools
- 2 Valrico high schools
The following institutions of higher learning serve more than 2,000 students each and are located near Thonotosassa, Florida.
- University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
- Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida
- University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida
- Saint Leo University, St. Leo, Florida
- Travis Career Center, Lakeland, Florida
- Pasco-Hernando Community College, Newport Richey, Florida
- Polk Community College, Winter Haven, Florida
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 Seffner Area Chamber of Commerce
11816 US Hwy 92 East, Seffner, Fl
P.O. Box 1920, Seffner, Fl 33583-1920
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
Valrico is an unincorporated census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida.
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.