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Living a Beach Lifestyle in Ruskin, Florida

Ruskin is a small town south of Tampa on Florida's west coast. Most of the town is inland but it does offer ready access to the coast and beaches. Ruskin was founded as a utopian socialist community inspired by John Ruskin. I 75 runs through town.

Where to Retire in Ruskin and Home Prices

The area is filled with active adult communities. One of the largest is Sun City Center, just a few miles away.
Zillow reports the median home value was $310,026 in early 2022, and up over 33% over the past year.

What Is Special about Ruskin

A. P. Dickman House. Cockroach Key. George McA. Miller House. Location on the Gulf of Mexico near Tampa and Sarasota. Founded on the principles of social utopian John Ruskin. Community events include the Ruskin Seafood Festival and the Tomato & Heritage Festival

What Is Not Special about Ruskin

This area has seen intensive development

Climate and Physical Environment

On the coast south of Tampa  on the Little Manatee River, east of St. Petersburg.  The area features barrier islands and many large bays, including Tampa Bay. Fishing and boating are excellent

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

Although cultural offerings in Ruskin itself are somewhat limited, Tampa and nearby Sarasota are large cities with an outstanding array of cultural and entertainment options. Sarasota is considered the cultural capital of Florida by many.


Crime in Ruskin is very low.

Medical Facilities

South Bay Hospital is 2 miles away in Sun City Central. Many other hospitals are in nearby Tampa and St. Petersburg


I 75 runs near Ruskin.  Tampa and St. Petersburg are major transportation hubs

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