A relaxed community in Tampa with an abundance of nature, open spaces, and parks.

Welcome to Riverview

Riverview is a small unincorporated community south of Brandon, Florida, in Hillsborough County. It is located along the Hillsborough River, which flows into Hillsborough Bay. The area is primarily agricultural, with many parks, nature preserves, and some residential development along the river.
Riverview is often forgotten in the middle of the state’s vast agricultural lands. Still, the community is known for its location along the Hillsborough River, which runs through the heart of the community and offers residents and visitors many recreational opportunities. The area is close to some major highways, which serve as major transportation arteries for the region.
The community has a rich history, diverse culture, and beautiful scenery. Originally named Rives, the area was renamed Riverview in honor of its location on the Hillsborough River. The river has played an essential role in the area’s history, serving as a transportation route and power source, and it also has been used as a boundary between counties. The small, historic town offers a quiet place to relax and explore nature. The city is home to several parks, attractions, and restaurants. The Downtown Riverwalk provides a scenic way to explore the area, and the Hillsborough River is a popular spot to boat or fish.

What to Love

  • Beautiful open spaces and maintained parks
  • Diverse residents and lifestyle opportunities
  • Relaxed, small-town vibes
  • Proximity to Hillsborough Bay and Tampa

Local Lifestyle

Riverview is a diverse and dynamic community in the Tampa Bay area with a rich cultural history. Riverview was constructed in the early 1960s and has grown over the years by attracting families and retirees who have found Riverview a relaxing and beautiful place to live. The area has a reputation for being a little more laid back than other areas of Tampa, and there are more parks, open spaces, and places to walk, bike, or run than in other parts of the city.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Riverview Sandwich Shop is a staple in the small community that serves hearty sandwiches with fresh meats and vegetables. My Mamma’s BBQ is an award-winning eatery with a gourmet sauce that serves authentic slow-cooked BBQ over an open flame with Florida oak wood. Tiki Docks Bar & Grill is a fun and vibrant restaurant with river views that serves Polynesian-inspired dishes. Italian Kitchen Grill and Café is a warm dining space with elegant décor that serves traditional Italian and Mediterranean meals. Three Bulls Tavern and Brewery is a welcoming gathering place with western vibes, cold drinks, and American cuisine.

Things to Do

Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve is an 80-acre park with diverse terrain and habitat. The land has ravines, shorelines, marshes, scrub, creeks, and other beautiful areas. There are two marked trails for hiking and an overlook on the Alafia River. Florida Wild Sanctuary is a preserve for wildlife unable to return to its natural habitat. The educational sanctuary is privately owned and offers tours of the tropical grounds and animals. Bloomingdale Golfers Club is an award-winning facility with beautiful mature oak and pine trees among natural marshlands. The club offers a practice facility, leagues and tournaments, and a restaurant.


Hillsborough County Public Schools provides a comprehensive education to kindergarten through high school students in Hillsborough County, including Riverview. The public education system has traditional schools as well as charter schools, alternative pathways, and virtual options. There are also some private and Montessori schools in the Riverview community.
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