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Ruskin Real Estate Small city in Hillsborough County on the shores of the Little Manatee River.

Named after the English writer and social reformist John Ruskin, a passionate educator and leading English art critic of the Victorian era, Ruskin is located in Hillsborough County close to plenty of attractions. Home of The Observer News, a weekly newspaper that has been a locally owned source of community information for years for South Hillsborough County.

Education, Art & Attractions


First LEED school in Hillsborough County
In 2014 the J. Vince Thompson Elementary School opened in Ruskin. It is the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) school in Hillsborough County. LEED is recognizes best building strategies and practices as provides green certification.

The campus adjoins Lennard High School and Hillsborough Community College SouthShore campus. [Wikipedia]

Gannon University-Ruskin Campus
On October 30, 2014 Gannon University, which is based in Erie, Pennsylvania, announced that it would offer graduate health professional programs at a new campus in Ruskin. The site will be to meet increasing demand for high-quality graduate education in disciplines that serve the rapidly expanding health care sector of the Florida economy. [Wikipedia]

The Big Draw

Founded in 2000, The Big Draw is an arts education charity that celebrates visual literacy and the universal language of drawing as a tool for, “learning, expression and invention.” The Big Draw Festival is the world’s biggest celebration of drawing.

Image Source:, 2019

Leisey Shell Pit 1A – Florida Museum 

Fossil species found at the Florida Museum, world’s largest ice-age fossil deposit, thousands of bones and hundreds of Ice Age mammals.

Zoo Tampa  ZooTampa, originating in the 1930’s at Lowry Park is one of the most popular zoos in the southeastern US, with over 1 million visitors annually.


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