Located to the east of Old Tampa Bay, south of Apollo Beach and north of Parrish and Ellenton, Florida, lies the town of Ruskin. Situated in a rural, largely unspoiled landscape, the area has a small population of under 18,000 residents, though it's ideally located not very far from the waters of the bay. This area offers plenty of seclusion and is wonderful for those who treasure their privacy.
Private and public schools serving the community include Ruskin Elementary School, First Baptist Ruskin Christian School, Ruskin Christian School, R C M A Iglesia De Dios Succes, Shields Middle School, and Lennard High School, making it a great place to raise a family.
<h2>Ruskin Real Estate</h2>
Many of the homes in the area are older residences; and, with an average listing price of just over $203,500, and a median sales price of $151,000, it's a very affordable place to call home. The average price per square foot in the area comes-in at $84, making it one of the least expensive places to live in the Sunshine State.
<h3>Things to Do and See</h3>
One of the most enjoyable places in the area is the Ruskin Inlet, where residents can take-in a day of boating on the water, fishing or sightseeing. Other popular local destinations in the area include the A. P. Dickman House, Cockroach Key, the Firehouse Cultural Center, the Fountain of Youth, and the George McA. Miller House, just to name a few.
Golfers are always welcome to step-up to the challenging links found at the Riverside Club, Falcon Watch Golf Club, Caloosa Golf and Country Club, and Mangrove Bay Golf Course. For those who like to explore nature and see the wonders of this subtropical peninsula at its best, there is plenty of choice, such as E.G. Simmons Park, Cockroach Bay Preserve State Park, Apollo Beach Park and Skate Park, and Little Manatee River State Park.
Shopping is never far away and anything and everything you need is available at Apollo Beach Plaza, Westfield Brandon, Cypress Village Plaza, Hyde Park Village, Ellenton Premium Outlets, and International Plaza and Bay Street.
Enjoy the nightlife, entertainment, dining, and performing arts in nearby Bradenton to the southwest, where there's always something new to discover. Take a day trip to Tampa and experience some of the best roller coasters in the nation and get up-and-close with exotic wildlife at Busch Gardens.
With so much to offer, it's little wonder why those who like to live in a rural setting choose Ruskin.