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The area that is now known as Valrico was once known as Long Pond when it was first settled in the mid-1800s. After the Civil War the area was renamed for the Spanish word for “rich valley” which refers to its rural past and its numerous cotton plantations.

The Valrico neighborhoods, which span approximately 14 square miles, are quaint and provide excellent housing options. Check out the nearby communities to find the one that best suits your lifestyle and needs in terms of location before moving to Valrico. Featherock near the town center, Valrico Grove and Castle Key to the south, Heritage Crest on the northern edge of town, and Duncan Groves are some of Valrico’s best neighborhoods.

You won’t have to go far to find fun and adventure around town. Among the best things to do in Valrico, the Dover Horse Trails offer about 4.4 miles of trails that can be used for hiking, mountain bikes, and of course, horses. It’s a beautiful area where you can enjoy anything from a morning run to an evening horseback ride. You can also enjoy the beautiful Edward Medard Park, All Person’s Rotary Park, Paul Sanders Park and Lithia Springs Park all which are nearby.

In Valrico, there are a variety of home styles for sale. You will see great options ranging from small mobile homes, great single family homes to massive horse properties and luxury homes. You will be about 17 mile drive to Tampa and enjoy many shops and restaurants here and in nearby Brandon.

At the height of summer, Valrico experiences temperatures in the high 80’s to low 90’s with high humidity. Winter’s averages 72 degrees with lower humidity. Additionally, you can anticipate 54 inches of rainfall annually.

Valrico the median home sale price is $459,000 and the average household income is $85,000.

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