River Bend is a rural community located in Ruskin, Florida. There are 764 home sites located within southern Hillsborough County next to the Little Manatee River. Within the development exists the general community of River Bend, as well as Spyglass, which is a private section of larger upscale homes.
The community is centrally located off I-75 and U.S. 41 between Tampa and Sarasota. The area provides easy access to all necessary shopping within close proximity, and with limited traffic congestion. Yet, large shopping and recreational areas such as Brandon, Ellenton, Bradenton/Sarasota and, as noted, Tampa and St. Petersburg are but a short drive away by I-75, I-275 and the Lee Roy Selmon (Crosstown) Expressway.
In the past year-and-a-half the community has made great strides by adding a 124,000 gallon swimming pool with handicapped access ramp, a children's pool, two tennis courts, two age-appropriate children's playgrounds and a dog park. A 5,000 square foot community center has been completed and contains a fitness facility, meeting room, kitchen and outdoor screened lounge area with two 36 inch televisions.
Amenity center parking has been expanded, and plans are in progress to develop a youth recreation facility, recreational vehicle storage, and additional amenities, as determined by the CDD Board and residents, as funds become available and approval is received from Hillsborough County.
SITE UPDATED MARCH 16, 2017