Retirement In Riverview, FL: What To Expect - Article By Aston Gardens At Sun City Center

Retirement In Riverview, FL: What To Expect

Retirement In Riverview, FL: What To Expect


A population of over 95 000, with a median age of approximately 35 years. Most residents are wealthy with a significant household income ($80 000).


  • The Showmen’s Museum: Houses artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia from shows and circuses of the past in America. With over 55 000 square feet and treasured ancient displays, the Showmen’s Museum’s rich history is something not to miss.
  • Bell Creek Nature Preserve: With over 450 acres to be explored, and many trails with scenic views for a breathtaking hike.
  • Jenny’s Zoo: Love petting adorable animals? Visit Jenny’s Zoo where you get to pet cute ponies and goats, with interesting live animal performances too.
  • Wat Mongkolratanaram: A Buddhist-Thai temple situated on the bank of the Palm River in Tampa. It has a cultural center and serves sumptuous Thai cuisine.
  • Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve: With over eight acres of unique habitats such as creeks, it is a place for all nature lovers. The nature preserve has an array of trails and you can get a picturesque view of the local river.
  • Summerfield Crossing Golf Club: Need to keep fit? Try this extensive golf club that includes a practice course with also events and competitions for the competitive.
  • Tiki Docks River Bar and Grill: Not sure what to eat? Try the local delights at Tiki Docks River Bar and Grill, which has a tropical-themed menu that serves fresh seafood.

Cost of Living

  • Housing: Lower than the national average
  • Healthcare: Lower than the national average
  • Utilities: Lower than the national average
  • Food and Shopping: Higher than the national average
  • Transportation: Higher than the national average

This indicates that the cost of living in Riverview is fairly affordable, significantly lower than residing in Florida.

  • Median cost of housing: $200 000
  • Median cost of renting: $1500

Housing costs are below the national average, while rental costs are above the national average.

Education System

There are around 5 private schools and 20 public schools in Riverview. The best schools based on ratings are:

  • Terrace Community High School
  • Newsome High School
  • Bloomingdale High School
  • Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate High School


The unemployment rate is below the national average, with the job growth rate being above the national average.

Crime Rate

The only drawback is that the crime rate is slightly higher than the national average.


Here’s what people say about Riverview, FL:

  • High standard of living
  • Ideal weather for retirees
  • Near to Disney, Universal Studios, Florida’s beaches

What Are You Waiting For?

Aston Gardens at Sun City Center is a well-renowned retirement community, located near Riverview. You will be able to enjoy the town and community in your golden years, with wonderful amenities and an upscale lifestyle.

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