Located inland to the east of Old Tampa Bay, near the Alafia River and Lithia Springs, is the community of FishHawk Ranch. With only just over 14,000 residents, it is a newer community comprised of several subdivisions and makes an ideal place to raise a family. Most homes in the area are newer or recently built construction, often offering a variety of amenities.
Public schools serving the community of FishHawk include Bevis Elementary , FishHawk Creek Elementary, Stowers Elementary, Barrington Middle, Randall Middle, and Newsome High. Private schools in the area include Academy of the Holy Names, Foundation Christian Academy, Nativity Catholic School, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy, St. Stephen Catholic School, Valrico Lake Advantage Academy, and Berkeley Preparatory.
<h2>FishHawk Ranch Real Estate</h2>
Because the community of FishHawk is relatively new, there are plenty of options from which to choose for first time home buyers, those looking to relocate, or even people looking for a season residence to escape the cold of the northeast and midwest during the harsh winters.
Single family homes have a median price of just over $385,000, while townhouses, condo units, and villas have a median price of nearly $120,200. However, the median house and condo unit value stands at approximately $234,100. Coupled with low property taxes and wonderful amenities, this makes this community a great place to call home.
<h3>Things to See and Do</h3>
Because of its location and the idyllic weather, which brings warm summers and super-mild winters, along with very pleasant spring and fall seasons, there is plenty to see and do in and around FishHawk Ranch. Recreational parks in the area include such wonderful retreats such as Alafia River State Park, Lithia Springs Regional Park, and Boyette Springs Park.
For golfers who like to enjoy the beauty and challenge of being on the links, there are plenty of options, such as Walden Lake Golf and Country Club, Bay Palms Golf Complex, Summerfield Crossings Golf Club, Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club, and Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club.
Shopping is a snap at the following venues: Westfield Brandon, Centro Ybor, Lake Brandon Village, Hyde Park Village, International Plaza and Bay Street, Bloomingdale Square, and Goolsby Pointe Shopping Center.
Other pleasures include boating in nearby Tampa Bay, taking a short drive to enjoy the beaches, hiking, biking, exploring nature, and making an escape to popular destinations nearby. There is also a lot of choice when it comes to dining, live entertainment, and nightlife.