Wimauma is part of the excellent Hillsborough County School District, which is comprised of two elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. There are also a number of higher educational institutions in the area. A few of these include Hillsborough Community College, which is located about twenty miles away in Tampa; the University of Tampa; Manatee Community College; and the University of South Florida.
Wimauma is home to a prospering economy. The current unemployment rate is nine percent and jobs are expected to grow by seventeen percent. The most common industries include Production, Transportation and Material Moving, Sales and Office, Farming, Fishing and Forestry, and the Service/Hospitality industry.
Attractions near Valencia Lakes and Wimauma
Valencia Lakes is centered on its brand new 27,000-square foot clubhouse. The clubhouse is home to many of the community’s activities and classes, which include billiards, bridge, chess, bingo, arts and crafts, stained glass, painting classes, 3D art, ceramics, clay sculpting, quilting classes, gardening, photography, drama club, jazz club, fox trot lessons, cha-cha lessons, book club, and creative writing classes.
In addition, there are a number of other great attractions located in and near Wimauma. Residents can head out to the local farmer’s market, eat at a number of restaurants, and shop at some of the local stores and shops. Wimauma is only 30 minutes away from Tampa, which is home to some of Florida’s greatest attractions. A few of these include Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Adventure Island, and the Tampa Museum of Art.
Parks and Recreation
There are numerous recreational activities within the communities of Valencia Lakes and Wimauma. Residents of Valencia Lakes can enjoy the community’s large resort style pool complete with a designated area for lap swimming and a separate luxurious spa. Six lighted tennis courts, four pickle ball courts and bocce ball courts, shuffleboard, basketball and horseshoe courts are also at the disposal of residents. Beautiful walking and biking trails cross through Valencia Lakes as well as a designated fishing lake, dog park and community gardening area. In addition, residents also enjoy a state of the art fitness center and an aerobics studio. Furthermore residents can also engage in baseball, basketball and golf. A local putting green and the Renaissance Golf Club in Wimauma allow duffers and advanced players with opportunities to practice their swing out on the links. Residents of Wimauma and Valencia Lakes can also head out to Little Manatee River State Park. which is known for its fishing and boating.
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