Located on the shores of the Little Manatee County River in beautiful Hillsborough County, Florida is
the town of Ruskin, a growing community of new construction and recently built homes. Named after its
Founder, John Ruskin, an English writer and social reformist, the township was born in 1908.
In the past several years, the area has transformed from agricultural land to residential and commercial
developments, with many types of homes from which to choose. In Ruskin, homes are affordable and
diverse, with prices ranging from under $100,000 to $300,000.
Public schools include four highly rated institutions: Cypress Creek Elementary School, Ruskin
Elementary School, Shields Middle School, and Lennard High School. There are a number of private
schools in the area, including First Baptist Ruskin Christian School, Bayside Academy, and Ruskin
This is a family oriented community and continues to expand, with new employment opportunities as well
as plenty of things to do and see nearby.
Things to See and Do Nearby Ruskin
Just a short drive away are many shopping facilities, which include: Apollo Beach Plaza, Cypress Village
Plaza, Westfield Brandon, Ellenton Premium Outlets, International Plaza and Bay Street, Hyde Park
Village, and Centro Ybor.
For those who relish in the challenge of taking to the links, there are many choices only a short drive
away, including: Riverside Club, Falcon Watch Golf Club, Caloosa Golf and Country Club, Cypress Creek
Golf Club, and Apollo Beach Golf Club.
History buffs and art lovers will enjoy the Ruskin History Center, Florida Railroad Museum, The Dali
Museum, Tampa Museum of Art, Florida Holocaust Museum, Tampa Bay History Center, Museum of
Fine Arts, Henry B. Plant Museum, and Ybor City State Museum. There’s also the Straz Center for the
Performing Arts for those who like to see art come alive.
Children can let their imaginations soar at the Great Explorations Children's Museum, the Museum of
Science and Industry, and the Glazer Children's Museum. The whole family will enjoy Lowry Park Zoo,
the water rides at Adventure Island, and the wildlife, roller coasters, and live shows at Busch Gardens.
Outdoor enthusiasts can hike, run, bike, camp, kayak, boat, fish and more at E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin
Commongood Park, and Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park.
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