Get Connected with the Waterleaf Community

Waterleaf community entrance sign

The Waterleaf community in Riverview is known for providing the fastest possible in-home internet speeds to residents through the ULTRAFI network.  It also offers many opportunities to connect with both neighbors and nature.  New homeowners in Waterleaf enjoy many amenities and great access to downtown Tampa and Bradenton.  If you are looking for a home in Tampa Bay, come find out why new home buyers are excited to get connected with the Waterleaf community.

Waterleaf Community in Riverview


The area now called Riverview contains one of the oldest communities in the Tampa area.  Settlers first claimed land along the south side of the Alafia River in 1830’s and called it Peru (pronounced Pe-Roo).  Peru existed for over 100 years and is considered one of the oldest settlements in Central Florida.   Later in 1885, a small village was founded on the north shore of the Alafia River and was christened Riverview.  These communities were connected by a ferry boat until a bridge was built to span the river.  A post office for the area moved back and forth between the two communities over many years which caused much confusion.  It wasn’t until 1940 that the name Riverview came into common usage and the two districts were merged into one.  The town grew as more people moved in to work at the phosphate mining company or made their livelihood through agriculture.

Waterleaf is a suburb of Tampa

Today Riverview is considered a suburb of Tampa, downtown is easily reached via the Selmon Expressway and the newly opened I-4 connector road to I-275.  It is located in the Southeast corner of Hillsborough County and is less than a half-hour drive from the city.  The Waterleaf neighborhood is one of the newer developments in Riverview.  This gated community has many high-end amenities that families can enjoy and new single-family homes are being built.  This ultramodern neighborhood provides ULTRAFI service to all its residents.  This makes for the fastest in-home internet speeds available in the nation and every home is powered to be a Smart Home.  Besides being able to stay connected online, the neighborhood lets you commune with nature through a series of trails and open green spaces.  Waterleaf also offers a strong sense of community with many events and opportunities to meet friends and neighbors.

Amenities at Waterleaf


In addition to the cool technology available in Waterleaf, there are many other amenities.  A resort-style pool with a large open-air clubhouse is a perfect place to relax or watch the kids play. A shaded “tot-lot” gives the little ones their own special playground that is protected from the sun’s harsh rays.  The extensive trail network covers several miles and is great for walking, running or biking.  The pathways feature beautiful views of nature and connect destinations both inside and outside the neighborhood.  Sports courts, picnic areas, pavilions and parks are plentiful at Waterleaf.  There are even fitness stations and a dog park for the family pet.  Nearby are top-rated schools, county parks, restaurants and shopping.  Waterleaf is a complete community that lets you live life connected.

New homes in Waterleaf are designed and built by a select few premier builders.  One of these, is the locally owned and award-winning, Homes by WestBay.  The Artisan Collection single-family homes offered by Homes by WestBay here at Waterleaf range in size from 3,138 square feet of living space to 4,848 square feet.  Homes are currently priced from the High $300’s.

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Homes by WestBay offers a new kind of home building experience with a focus to deliver an exceptional homebuilding experience at an outstanding value. Recognized both nationally and regionally for our award-winning new home designs, we offer new single-family homes from our New Vintage and Artisan collections for sale throughout the finest new communities within the Tampa Bay area.

Founded in 2009, we have evolved into being the largest, privately owned new homebuilder in the Tampa Bay market.

Our team of talented professionals—many of whom are award-winners in their fields of expertise – together with the top architects, engineers and other industry experts we work with, are dedicated to designing and creating exceptional new homes, new floor plans, new designs, for you and your lifestyle. Our team’s collective experience in exceeding the expectations of homebuyers throughout the Tampa Bay area spans over a century.

Homes range in size from 1,601 square feet to over 4,848 square feet and priced from the Mid $200’s to over $700,000.00.  Model home hours are 10:00AM-6:00PM Daily Except Wednesday and Sunday Noon-6:00PM.

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