City of Ruskin

Real Estate Agent with Exit Realty Excel
Most probably nobody knows of this little town called Ruskin.  So let me start by saying that this is a historic community located on the South shores area of Tampa Bay, the Little Manatee River and the Ruskin Inlet, approximately located 16 miles southeast of Tampa.  This town was founded in 1908 by an English writer named John Ruskin.  Historically Ruskin has been an agriculture and fishing community.  Also, has anybody heard about "Ruskin tomatoes"?  That is basically what the product of the agriculture side of Ruskin. Most of the agriculture land has been sold for residential development.  At the present time, Ruskin has some big community plan to build it like Key West type of community with mixed use and pedestrian friendly town center.  This is the vision for years to come.  This little town would not be little after this plan is implemented completely.  Maybe after all of this, Ruskin would be known just like Key West. Real estate in this part of town has been tremendously pretty busy.  It is still a quite little town, but not far from the major shopping areas.  I hope this has given you an insight of where Ruskin is and its history.  Any comments or input?

Comments (4)

Stephanie Edwards-Musa - The Woodlands, TX
knitwit at thred UP
Hi Terry, sounds like a nice place. Welcome to ActiveRain! It looks like you will have a lot to share with the community. 
Jun 27, 2007 02:12 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876

Hi Terry, I see this is your first post on Active Rain.  Congratulations!!  I Just wanted to welcome you to our Real Estate Industry Network! 

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Jun 27, 2007 06:17 PM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
STEPHANIE,  Hello.  I am trying to reply to your comments but I do not know if I am doing it right correctly.  This is my first blog and comment.  Am I doing it right?  Thanks for comments and I really appreciate it.  
Jul 01, 2007 04:16 AM
Teresita "Terry" Pollard
Exit Realty Excel - Riverview, FL
HI BRAD,  Thanks for your comment and help with the info you have given me.  Yes, this is my first blog and I'm just not sure I am doing it correctly.  I sure do appreciate every little bit of help.
Jul 01, 2007 04:20 AM