First connected to commerce by schooner and later by rail to Tampa, the town of Riverview grew quickly in the early 1900s due to mining operations along the Alafia River basin.
Yet farming and ranching eventually defined the community until modern-day suburbia spilled across the landscape.
Nearby natural lands (mostly managed by Hillsborough County) and community parks preserve patches of the past for outdoor recreation.
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