Riverview is located in southern Hillsborough County The population was 71050 in 2010.
Riverview was founded in 1885 on the Alafia River‘s north shore. However, in the 1830s settlers arrived on the south side of the river at an area formerly known as “Peru” (pronounced “Pe-Roo”) because Peru was an indigenous name for “straight part of the river”. Peru existed for nearly 100 years and was one of the oldest settlements in central Florida. It wasn’t until the 1940s that Riverview absorbed Peru, and now claims the south side of the Alafia River.
Riverview offers an easy commute to MacDill AFB and the Greater Tampa Bay area. Riverview provides large city amenities with a small community charm.
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