Better Lawn Care in Riverview
Riverview has experienced explosive growth since the turn of the 21st century; the 2000 census recorded the neighborhood’s population at 12,035. Today, it is estimated at more than 88,000.
During the 1830s the south side of the Alafia River was settled as "Peru" — a local Tocobaga Native American name for "straight part of the river." This was among the oldest settlements in West-Central Florida, and Peru remained for almost 100 years. Riverview was founded on the river’s north shore in 1885, and during the 1940s, Riverview absorbed Peru.
The name "Alafia" means "River of Fire" in the Tocobaga language, and was named so because of the glowing phosphorus which lit up the river bottom at night as well as its reddish color caused by algae in the water. The Peruvian Mining Co. mined phosphate here for many years, and was named for the early settlement.
If you’d like to experience the rough and tumble landscape the early settlers discovered, the Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve is the place to explore. Trails wind through an undisturbed forest, with a lovely view of the historic Alafia River.
In fact, the Alafia’s watershed has an impressive ten lakes and ponds, and 29 streams, rivers and canals feeding into it. The people here have a lot of great places to go fishing, swimming and kayaking along this river, such as at Alafia River State Park, Lithia Springs Park, and Hurrah Lake. It’s a good place for people who like to play in the water!
One place you must see is the International Independent Showmen's Museum! It features all kinds of circus memorabilia, including an antique carousel and Ferris wheel. This is a fabulous place to take the kids. For older folks, it’s a trip down memory lane.
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club is one of the best golf facilities in the region. It’s a par 71 championship golf course with very scenic rolling greens and lots of pot bunkers. It’s a course that challenges every local golfer.
The Xscape Theatres have 14 giant screens with fantastic sound. The very comfortable reclining seats make this the absolute favorite place to watch all the latest movies.
In this historic Florida city, don’t waste your time on lawn mowing. Spend your weekends enjoying the lazy life, swimming, and fishing along the Alafia. Leave your lawn care chores to the professionals, and get back to enjoying everything that makes this part of Florida unique. Call on LawnStarter for all of your lawn maintenance needs.