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Discover New Houses for Rent in Ruskin, FL

Florida is often a mecca for people looking for new homes for rent because of the warm weather, friendly people and active opportunities. While each of these elements might not be present in every Floridian community, renters will definitely find them and more in the unincorporated census-designated place known as Ruskin.

3 Things Renters Should Know About Ruskin

  • The community was named after John Ruskin, who was a well-respected artist, poet and social thinker. 
  • Ruskin was founded by Dr. George McAnelly Miller, who wanted to create a college based on John Ruskin's belief systems. He chose the location because it was relatively isolated in the early 20th century, but perfect for agricultural growth.
  • History has always been a big part of Ruskin culture. For instance, many remains of prehistoric animals have been found in the area, like saber-toothed cats and mastodons found near Little Manatee River.

2 Resources for Ruskin Renters

  • Because Ruskin is more of a community than a city, the SouthShore Chamber of Commerce is where new residents will want to go to learn more about local businesses and activities. The organization covers both Ruskin and nearby Apollo Beach.
  • People new to Ruskin might want to look into taking classes at Hillsborough Community College, where they can learn about exciting new subjects.

What Can You Do in Ruskin?

There are plenty of fun, social activities to do in Ruskin. For instance, every year in early November, the community hosts the Annual Ruskin Seafood Festival, where not only is there plenty of great food, but there are also live bands, arts and crafts stations and interactive children's activities. Moreover, the Ruskin Tomato Festival has been very important to the community since it was established as the Florida Tomato Festival in the 1930s.