Top 10 Reasons For Living At Villa Serena Townhomes Riverview FL

Villa Serena townhhomes in Riverview is a gated community of townhouses built in 2006 with the final buildings being completed in 2009.  

This quiet and tranquil community is conveniently located only minutes from I-75 and highway 301, making your commute to and from work a breeze.

If what you're looking for is a peaceful, friendly community, then Villa Serena townhomes in Riverview FL may be what you're looking for.

Before I get into my top 10 reasons for living at Villa Serena, I interviewed one of the current residents there. Michael was kind enough to give me his take on why he loves living at Villa Serena.

What makes Villa Serena a great community?

I reached out to a current owner of a Villa Serena townhome recently and asked him what attracted him to Villa Serena.

Meet Michael. At the time of this video, he had lived at Villa Serena for a little over a year. During the summer of 2022, Michael has since asked me to list and sell his home.

In this short video, Michael gives his take on what makes Villa Serena townhomes a great community to live in. 

Now, here are my top 10 reasons for buying a townhome in Villa Serena.

1. Location. Location. Location.

When it comes to real estate, we all know that one of the most important criteria, if not the most important, is location.  Villa Serena in Riverview FL has got it. 

The community is literally a few short minutes to I-75, highway 301 and the Selmon Expressway.

Just check out this map to get a good idea of it's proximity to the major highways...

Moreover, peppered throughout the area are restaurants, shopping centers, gyms, parks, movie theaters, retail shops and more...all this within minutes of Villa Serena!

2. Gated Community

Gated community Villa Serena

Living in a gated community like Villa Serena certainly has its advantages. 

Safety and security is a top priority for the majority of homeowners. Not only that, but it helps reduce traffic and unwanted solicitors.

There are two gates - one for entrance into the community and the other for exiting.

3. Very Quiet

With only about 260 townhomes, this makes Villa Serena one of the smallest communities in the area. 

Plus, the speed limit is set to 15 mph and residents are expected to adhere to any and all nuisance ordinances dictated by the HOA.

4. Pet Friendly

Pet Friendly Townhome Community - Villa Serena

Residents here love the fact that the community is pet friendly. 

Living in a community where pets can interact allows for a healthy social interaction, not just for your pet, but also for the residents.

The safe, spacious and open landscape gives your pets the needed space to explore and burn excess energy!

Plus, there's about 8 dog poop stations around the neighborhood that are emptied and maintained with waste bags for residents.

5. Spacious Courtyard

Not only is the open space great for pets to roam, but it's also a fun, relaxing and entertaining area for get-togethers.

It's a great outdoor place for bbq's, sipping that morning coffee, reading a book or outdoor yoga.

Villa Serena Courtyard

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6. Cool By The Pool

Villa Serena Pool

When summer time rolls around, the pool area is filled with residents relaxing and soaking up some sun.

You can also see the kids having a great time and making a splash.  

7. Clubhouse

Villa Serena offers residents a shared environment to hold recreational activities in.

It's a great place to reserve a birthday party or host your next Thanksgiving dinner. 

Villa Serena Clubhouse

8. Fitness Gym

Modern fitness equipment is available to those looking to stay fit. 

Best of all, after an intense workout, you may head over and cool off in the pool.

9. Well-Maintained Landscaping

You don't have to worry about mowing your lawn or turning on your sprinklers. 

Your HOA fee is put to good use and does a pretty good job at maintaining the community's landscaping.

Quality Landscaping

10. Low HOA

Residents have a love-hate relationship with HOA's. On the one hand, HOA's place restrictions which residents may think as excessive.

On the other hand, living in a community with an involved HOA has several advantages. At Villa Serena, residents pay an average of $325 per month.

You HOA payment includes access to and maintenance of:

  • Pool
  • Gym
  • Roofs
  • Exterior buildings
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Gate Control/Repair
  • Club House
  • Lawn and Landscape Care
  • Concrete/Road Work
  • Exterior Painting
  • Pressure Washing
  • Oh yeah, it also includes water, sewer, recycling, and trash

Other interesting facts about Villa Serena

The first phase of townhouses were built in 2006 with the final phase completing in 2009. However, they did undergo renovations starting in 2011 and ended in 2013.

The Villa Serena community has about 260 townhouses.  There are 2 and 3 bedrooms, each with at least 2 bathrooms. Square footage ranges from 1400 to 1797.

What's great about Villa Serena is its maintenance free living. So, you pretty much don't have to worry about paying for trash, water and landscaping. All those expenses are included in your monthly HOA* fee, which is about $325.

Please verify information with Villa Serena Condominium Association.

You may read and download the association docs here.

The property manager for Villa Serena is:

AMERI-TECH Property Management, Inc. 

24701 US Highway 19 N. Suite 102, Clearwater, FL 33763. 

You may reach them at 727-726-8000

Sales Data

From May 1, 2023 through May 27, 2024, 12 Villa Serena townhomes were sold.

The table below shows the price ranges for each floor plan. Sales activity is current of May, 28, 2024 (data from Stellar MLS).

Square Feet

Beds

Bath

Sold $

High

Sold $

Low

1,400

3

2

$314,000

N/A

1,414

3

2

$289,000

$275,000

1,700

3

2

$300,000

N/A

1,771

3

2

$285,000

N/A

1,800

2

2

$315,000

N/A

Schools

Much like its neighbors at Ventura Bay and Valhalla, the same schools apply.

Here's a list of nearby schools:

  • Ippolito Elementary School
  • Mclane Middle School
  • Spoto High School
  • Pivot Charter School
  • Providence Christian School
  • Giunta Middle School
  • Giunta Middle School
  • Frost Elementary School
  • Winthrop Charter School

You may check out school ratings and other related information about the schools mentioned above here - Great SchoolsSchool Grades and FL Department of Education.

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Summary

There you have it.  Villa Serena Riverview FL was and still remains a desirable area to live in.  This is due to its prime location to major highways and close proximity to all the amenities that Riverview has to offer.

If you'd like to view the latest townhouses being sold, please email, call or text me. 

If you are a current resident or own a townhouse in the Villa Serena community and would like to talk about the possibility of selling, I will be more than happy to do so.