"I have lived in the Riverglen community for more than 6 years. Thought I'd share some observations for anyone considering relocating to this community. Positives: Quiet (except for major holidays - lots of firework lovers in this area), traffic has dramatically improved with the widening project of Boyette finally seeing completion earlier this year. Low crime as neighbors tend to watch out for each other. Plenty of sidewalks for walking (and pretty well lit at night). Two parks in the immediate community that are well-tended. Seeing only the occasional home for rent in the community - nothing against renters, but it can lead to high turnover in the home and less than desirables living next to you. Within 10 minutes of I-75 (15 minutes to I-4). I can be downtown (via Selmon) in less than 20 minutes on most days. 40 minutes to the airport...
Shopping: Fantastic Publix within walking distance. Radio Shack, Hess gas station, Verizon wireless all very close. Great Thai restaurant in the same complex.
Downside: I have nothing negative to say about the Riverglen community in particular, moreover the area around us. We have seen dramatic housing expansions South (toward Big Bend on 301), as well as North toward South Brandon (specifically around Causeway, etc.) this adds to the traffic getting to/from the neighborhood. Finally, only two comments that are mostly cosmetic, but worthy of mention: The roads need to be resurfaced or resealed as they are getting a bit bumpy and worn. Second, many of the sidewalks are no longer level, creating trip hazards, esp. at night.
I am pleased that I chose this neighborhood to live. I have some great neighbors and love my home."