Valrico Real Estate Information

The unincorporated community of Valrico hosts in excess of 7,000 residents and originated as the center of a large cotton plantation region known to many as Long Pond. The cotton industry, quite common across the southern United States, was an important economic driver for much of Valrico’s early history until the arrival of the Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad in 1890 that introduced hoards of new immigrants to the area from the north. Translated from Spanish to English, Valrico means “rich valley,” most likely due to its geographical location and the fertile soils conducive to the growth of cotton and other agricultural products.

The people of Valrico have access to a wide range of quality educational opportunities offered through the Hillsborough County Schools District. Alafia Elementary School, Bloomingdale High School, Buckhorn Elementary School, Burns Middle School, Cimino Elementary School, J.R. Brooker Elementary School, Lithia Springs Elementary School, Mulrennan Middle School, Newsome High School, Randall Middle School, Valrico Elementary School, Brandon High School, Mann Middle School are all designated as campuses to serve Valrico’s residents although not all of them are actually located in Valrico proper. Regardless of where students live in the community, their preferred elementary, middle, or high school is never more than just a few minutes’ drive away.

Valrico’s local golf courses include Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club as well as Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club. Compared to many other neighborhoods outside of Tampa, Valrico is rather modest when it comes to golfing. The Valrico Park in town is a local favorite for residents because of the nice facilities that serve the community. With a beautiful lake onto Lake Valrico to the north, the park certainly acts as more than just an exercise facility but rather a place for the community to gather and have fun. William Owens Pass Park, located on the eastern boundary of Valrico is a large park that includes several trails and is more complex than a typical neighborhood park.