“Development continues in Brandon with golf course communities and picturesque neighborhoods offering affordable housing.”
Brandon, Florida is an unincorporated community in beautiful Hillsborough County. Brandon is located only 10 miles east of Tampa’s city center. Wide open spaces give Brandon residents room to breath. That’s part of its attraction and charm. Brandon offers country living and quick access to a thriving city.
Brandon, Florida has experienced rapid growth in the last few years. The Greater Brandon Area encompasses about 196 square miles and has a population of approximately 263,000.
Like Tampa, Brandon enjoys a humid, subtropical climate with 58.6 inches of annual rainfall.
Median Household Income: $59,207
Median Age: 34.7
Hillsborough County School District –Hillsborough Public Schools
901 East Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida
The University of South Florida is located to the west of Brandon in Tampa. A community in and of itself with enrolment of more than 46,000 students, it’s one of the top research universities in the country. USF offers a complete curriculum of courses along with Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC programs.
Hillsborough Community College has a branch in Brandon. Other colleges include the University of Phoenix, Gulf Coast College, Florida Metropolitan University and more.
Brandon is served by three local and three express bus lines. It’s proximity to Tampa also puts it close to several major airports.
ATTRACTIONS AND RECREATION
Brandon is minutes away from many amusement parks and attractions including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Florida Aquarium and Lowry Park Zoo. It is also home to the official training center of the WWE.
Local parks offer nature walks, bird watching and canoeing while nearby coastal waters are good for jet skis and deep sea fishing.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Community theaters include the McCabe Theater, Winthrop Theatre and Center Place. The nearby Tampa Performing Arts Center is a favorite for residents of Brandon with its Broadway plays.
Within minutes, residents of Brandon can also visit the USF Contemporary Art Museum, Museum of Science and Industry and the IMAX dome theater.
Development continues in Brandon with golf course communities and picturesque neighborhoods offering affordable housing. It’s become a bustling metropolis of its own with suburbs stretching for miles.
TAMPA BAY AREA PROFESSIONAL SPORTS
National Football League Tampa Bay Buccaneers
National Hockey League Tampa Bay Lightening
Major League Baseball Tampa Bay Rays
Minor League Baseball Tampa Yankees
Arena Football Tampa Bay Storm
Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce
330 Pauls Drive, Ste. 100, Brandon, Florida 33511
A few major employers of Hillsborough County:
- Hillsborough County School District
- Verizon Communications
- MacDill Air Force Base
- University of South Florida
- Hillsborough County Government
- Tampa International Airport
- James A. Haley Veterans Hospital
- St. Joseph’s Hospital
- JPMorgan Chase
- Verizon Information Technologies
Brandon is an unincorporated census-designated place.
Hillsborough County is the major metropolitan complex of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This is an important shipping center due to the deep waters of Tampa Bay. There are many, many communities in Hillsborough County, but only three incorporated cities including Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace.
Hillsborough County, Florida is midway along Florida’s West Coast. There are 1,048 square miles of land and 24 square miles of inland water area for a total of 1,072 square miles.
The unincorporated area encompasses 909 square miles, or more than 84 percent of the total county area. Municipalities account for 163 square miles.