Ruskin Real Estate & Homes for Sale in Florida
Just 30 minutes from downtown Tampa and less than an hour from Sarasota or Lakeland, Ruskin is a fast growing coastal community on the southeastern shore of the Tampa Bay and Saint Petersburg metro area. Situated at the mouth of the Little Manatee River, Ruskin is a protected harbor that serves as a port for various kinds of watercrafts and offers a plethora of outdoor recreation, providing relaxation and activities for over 9,000 Ruskin residents and thousands more annual visitors. Ruskin's real estate market consists of mostly single-family homes or condominiums as well as cottages and senior high-rise establishments.
The town itself was once considered "off the beaten path" but while it still holds its essence of quiet ease and a safe, family-oriented environment, Ruskin is now connected to urban cities that offer all the modern conveniences of big city life. These amenities are now a swift, scenic drive away and residents get to come home to the benefits of the sleepy small-town, coastal living Florida communities are known for.
Founded in 1906 as a "cooperative community," Ruskin is named for its college, which was named after John Ruskin, an English author and critic. The goal of its founders and original citizens has remained clear over the years and residents take pride in the area's rich heritage, tight-knit community atmosphere and prosperous economy. Balmy year-round temperatures, an excellent school system and transportation infrastructure, affordable housing, first-rate health care, limitless recreational and entertainment opportunities and a booming economy are just a few reasons living in Ruskin is as good as it gets.
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