Located just east of Brandon in the county of Hillsborough, Florida is Valrico, a budding town of approximately 36,000 residents and new community developments. The city’s name is derived from a Spanish term which means "valley of gold" and homes in the area are quite diverse. Prices range from around $50,000 up into the high $200s. Originally an agricultural community, the town is now growing, with a number of modern subdivisions.
Public schools in Valrico are: Valrico Elementary School, Cimino Elementary, Lithia Springs Elementary School, Buckhorn Elementary School, Mulrennan Middle School, Bloomingdale High School, and Newpoint Tampa High. Private schools include: Grace Christian School, Brandon Montessori School, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy, Trinity Christian Academy, and Foundation Christian Academy.
Things to See and Do Nearby Valrico
There are several choices for golf lovers who like to spend a day or weekend on the links, such as: Bloomingdale Golfers Club, River Hills Country Club, Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club, Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club, Walden Lake Golf & Country Club, Rogers Park Golf Course, Terrace Hill Golf Club, Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club, and Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, just to name a few of many. Shop until you drop at these exciting retail locations: Plaza Bella, Valrico Square, Brandon Boulevard Shoppes, Westfield Brandon, Brandon Mall, University Mall, Centro Ybor, International Plaza and Bay Street, and Regency Square.
History and art enthusiasts have plenty of opportunities to explore at the Florida Air Museum, American Victory Ship, Tampa Bay History Center, Henry B. Plant Museum, Cracker Country, Ybor City State Museum, and the Tampa Museum of Art. Kids will have a blast exploring Lowry Park Zoo, Dinosaur World, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Glazer Children's Museum. What’s more, fun and thrills and more await at nearby Busch Gardens and Adventure Island.
Get out in the beautiful and stimulating Florida sunshine to explore nature and participate in a number of recreational opportunities at: Hillsborough County Medard Park, Lithia Springs Regional Park, McCormick's Waterski Wakeboard and Cable Park, Boyette Springs Park, and the Alafia River State Park. Come and see Valrico first-hand and you’ll see why this family friendly community continues to grow.
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