Located in Valrico, just 20 minutes from downtown Tampa in eastern Hillsborough County, River Hills is one of the most luxurious, exclusive communities in the Tampa Bay area. River Hills was developed by ARVIDA/JMB Partners, who specializes in gated golf-course communities. Arvida properties are known for pristine common areas, beautiful golf courses and a host of other amenities. On those accounts, River Hills does not disappoint. The community is a golfers’ paradise with panoramic views of the 18-hole golf course and a beautiful clubhouse with dining facilities, a fitness center and full-service golf center. Along with the executive golf course, River Hills provides award-winning junior golf programs, a sports center, and a Junior Olympic-sized pool to accommodate non-golfing residents. Families will love that River Hills is centrally located between West Central Florida’s Gulf Coast beaches and Orlando’s popular tourist attractions, about an hour each way. For commuters, downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport, and MacDill Air Force Base are easily accessed via the LeeRoy Selmon Expressway. Nearby Brandon offers a multitude of shopping, dining and entertainment experiences, making River Hills a convenient location to put down roots.
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River Hills is a deed-restricted, controlled access community with 1162 3- to 6-bedroom single-family homes shaded beneath mature trees and surrounded by lush landscaping. A security guard mans the gate to this highly-desirable golf course community 24 hours a day. Organized into 19 villages, the community winds through the independently owned, premier private golf course. Homes within River Hills are uniquely suited to Florida lifestyles, many offering hard to find features such as golf course, conservation, and lake front lots. Enjoy breakfast overlooking a well-maintained golf course in a large gourmet kitchen with solid wood cabinetry, or spend a quiet morning within a large screened enclosure listening to the tranquil sounds of an in-groundswimming pool or watching Florida birds posing near a pond. Many homes have open, split-bedroom floor plans for maximum daytime togetherness and nighttime privacy and boast such amenities as fireplaces, real wood or porcelain tile flooring, French doors, pavers covering lanais, and outdoor kitchens. The natural beauty of each neighborhood is enhanced by shaded sidewalks providing safe access throughout and underground utilities.
Growing families will be especially drawn to the area’s top-rated schools located nearby. Golf, Tennis and Social Club Memberships are available for the community but not mandatory. Homeowners are assessed HOA fees, but there are no CDD fees.
River Hills Country Club The cornerstone of the community is River Hills Country Club, featuring a Joe Lee signature golf course with an outstanding layout, Champion Dwarf Greens, and just about every golf challenge imaginable. The lush tropical beauty and natural scenery of the area creates a grand backdrop for the superbly conditioned, 18-hole, par 72 course. Set amid more than 200 acres of inland countryside near Brandon, River Hills features multiple tees, undulating greens and fairways with a good mix of sand, trees and water.
Off the course, members enjoy PGA Tour quality practice facilities, 8 lighted Har-Tru clay tennis courts managed by USTA professional staff, a Junior Olympic size pool and 24-hour access to a state-of-the-art fitness center. Younger members can participate in junior golf and tennis programs, swim lessons and extensive summer camps. The award-winning junior golf program includes short game and swinging practice, mental preparation for scoring, and on course training for ages 8-16.
For fine dining, meetings and club events, the beautiful, 13,000-square-foot clubhouse offers the perfect venue. With space to hold gatherings of up to 200 guests, full-service catering featuring creative cuisine, service bar options, and a professional staff, you won’t want to host your special event anywhere else. Massive stone columns outside give the building a true Old Florida feel. The stone column theme extends inside to the main hall, where a magnificent soaring fireplace provides a majestic background for every occasion.
With new membership levels for singles, young professionals and families, lower dues, no initiation fees or assessments and no long-term commitment, River Hills Country Club offers a variety of membership options to fit your lifestyle.