As part of the Tampa metro area, the community of Brandon provides the best balance between work and recreation. It’s a thriving place to call home, and residents particularly like the proximity to the big city, yet retains its own identity. Thanks to rapid residential and commercial growth in the late 20th century, the community of Brandon knows how to take care of its residents without compromising the best things in life.

Brandon real estate is booming as more and more home buyers seek to live in the greater Tampa area. With lots of single family homes, condos, apartment and even luxury estates, Brandon homes for sale are worth checking out. There are plenty of planned communities, housing developments and gated communities in Brandon, but every single one is an important part of this wholesome community.

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Brandon has a population of approximately 105,000 residents and it lies just 7 miles east of Tampa. It was once a large plantation and grew rapidly when the railroad arrived in 1890. Post WWII-era growth brought shops, bigger schools and commuters, thanks to better roads. Benefitting from urban expansion, Brandon continued to grow into the late 20th-century and beyond. Today, Brandon is a vibrant community with plenty of amenities for residents of any age.

Brandon is bordered by Seffner on the north, Valrico on the east, Riverview on the south and I-75 on the west. Because it is located right at the halfway point between Plant City in the east and Tampa in the west, it is a highly desirable bedroom community for commuters. Using the I-75, as well as Route 60 and Highway 92 and I-4 nearby, residents can easily get around Hillsborough County.

There are plenty of neighborhoods in Brandon that home buyers can investigate to see which one suits them best. Among the more popular neighborhoods are Hickory Lake Estates, Buckhorn Golf Club Estates, Bryan Oaks Reserve, Oak Landing, Kings Court, Brentwood Hills, Kensington, Lakeview Village and Lakemont, just to name a few.

Brandon’s youngest residents attend public schools managed by the Hillsborough County Public School System. There are 8 elementary schools, 3 middle schools and 1 high school located in Brandon. With private schools nearby, parents and students have options when it comes to education. Lifetime learning continues with the Brandon Regional Library, which serves the community, as well as Lithia and Valrico.

Recreation, entertainment and more are all available for residents of Brandon. There are lots of lovely parks for playing, fitness, sports and relaxing. Notable parks include Lakewood Park and All Person’s Rotary Park. Golf is fun for all at the nearby Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club, and sparkling lakes like Valrico Lake, Long Pond, Mango Lake and Tenmile Lake are inviting and picturesque. Shopping is popular at the Plaza at Brandon Town Center, among other retail spots throughout the community.

While living in Brandon won’t solve every home buyer’s problems, residency here will certainly help put a smile on their faces. Brandon is one of those unique communities where neighbors are friendly, schools are excellent, shopping and services are above expectations and the real estate options are endless. Brandon real estate is the ticket to the life that most home buyers really dream about.