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Cities

To help you research the perfect community for your next home, here are guides which include photos, descriptions and virtual tours highlighting unique features of select communities in Hillsborough County, FL.

  • It's said that Apollo, the Greek god of sunlight, rides his chariot of the sun across the sky each day bringing light and warmth to this Florida waterfront community of Apollo Beach.
  • Brandon is largely residential and many of Brandon residents commute to Tampa or the other surrounding cities. Brandon is ideal for this type of commute because of its easy access to two key interstates, I-4 and I-75.
  • Dover is a small unincorporated town located east of Tampa Bay and in recent years has experienced significant growth as residents continue to spread outside of the city.
  • Gibsonton offers its residents easy access to shopping and area attractions with its convenient location between I-75 and Hwy 41 and has become a fast-growing suburb for Tampa commuters.
  • Lithia is a small community located in southeastern Hillsborough County. One of Florida’s fastest-growing regions, Lithia is about 18 miles southeast of Tampa and just minutes from shopping in Brandon with easy access to I-75.
  • When people think Plant City, they can't help but think of its rich history as a strawberry farming community. Residents in Plant City will often find fresh produce stands readily available and can still find homes on large private lots.
  • The Alafia River (pronounced AL-uh-fi, and not AL-uh-FI-uh) which runs quietly through Riverview and empties into the Hillsborough Bay is the focal point of this sleepy Florida town. On the weekends you will find many Riverview residents out on the Alafia River enjoying the many water activities.
  • The waterfront community of Ruskin embodies Florida living. Sitting on both Tampa Bay and the Little Manatee River, you'll find a town that fully embraces outdoor living.
  • A small community located East of Tampa, Seffner is experiencing a rise in housing, shopping and dining as more and more people move to the area.
  • Tampa's economy is founded on a diverse base that includes tourism, agriculture, construction, finance, health care, government, technology, and the Port of Tampa. Contributing to the success of the community is the way businesses, city government, and citizens work together to make Tampa a better place to live.
  • The 3rd and smallest incorporated municipality in Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace is known for its rolling landscape and massive oak trees. In fact, Temple Terrace has the most Grand Sand Live Oak trees in central Florida and is a Tree City USA as designated by the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • Located east of Temple Terrace and bordered on 3 sides by Hwy 301, I-75 and I-4, Thonotosassa has become a haven for residents looking to find the quiet of the country with easy access to the city.
  • Valrico is a suburb of Tampa and, as of the 2000 census, had a population of 6,582 residing in an area of 5.7 square miles.  The population has increased significantly since then, with many new developments and planned communities built within its boundaries. Valrico began as a region of cotton plantations known as Long Pond. 
  • Wimauma was founded in 1902 by Captain C.H.Davis who helped build the railroad that connected Bradenton to Turkey Creek. When naming the town, Capt. Davis used the first letters of his 3 daughter's names, Wilma, Maude and Mary, and thus Wimauma was born.
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