Riverview ranks #3 on a list of the safest cities in Florida. This report comes from Uphomes.com, which ranked the Top 15 safest cities in Florida. The list was updated in November of 2023. To come up with the list they looked at things like: County violent crime rates, city violent crime rates, County property crime rates, County natural disaster risk index rating (FEMA index), city median income, city poverty rate and city population density.
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Riverview is #3 on the list and it is home to almost 110,000 people. The population has grown by around 25,000 in the last 10 years. Here is what they say about Riverview, “Compared to Florida residents’ average age of 42, Riverview is a younger city with an average age of 36. Combine Riverview’s low violent and property crime rates with its high average income, and it’s no surprise to see Riverview comes out at number three overall in our rankings.”
The History Of Riverview
Riverview was founded in 1885 on the north shore of the Alafia river. Before it was known as Riverview it was called Peru. Peru was located on the south side of the river. Additionally, the name Peru existed for around 100 years and was one of the oldest settlements in central Florida. In the 1940’s Riverview took over Peru, so then the Peru name ceased to exist. Finally, the Alafia river is translated into river of fire due to the phosphorus on the early river bottom glowing at night.
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