A fast-growing and diverse community outside of Tampa close to the Gulf Coast.

Welcome to Brandon

Brandon, Florida, is a small unincorporated city in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is part of the Tampa Bay Area, sitting 20 minutes East of downtown Tampa. It is one of the principal cities and metropolitan areas in the Tampa Bay region of Florida. Brandon is bordered by the calm turquoise of the Gulf of Mexico to the west and the serene white-sand beaches of Siesta Key to the south. The community is also a short distance from Hillsborough Bay.
The area where Brandon is located is known as east Tampa and is one of the most rapidly growing areas in Florida. The community is a cultural and economic center and thriving suburb of Tampa. While Brandon is small in size, it is a very diverse city. Brandon is a small, picturesque, and friendly town. Its friendly people and outstanding location have been attracting the attention of residents across the globe and have made Brandon a desirable place to live.

What to Love

  • Friendly residents and supportive atmosphere
  • Close to an airport, the Gulf, and downtown Tampa
  • Clean parks and community events
  • Diverse lifestyle, culture, and people

Local Lifestyle

The lifestyle in Brandon, Florida, is unique because it offers both urban sophistication and beauty all in one. Brandon is a city with many amenities, which is why you will find that it is one of the best places to call home. The distinct neighborhoods and friendly atmosphere define the lifestyle. Brandon is more than just a place on a map; residents are committed to making it the most desirable place to live, work, and play.
With its friendly nature, central location, beautiful beaches, and mild climate, Brandon is a community of friendly people who enjoy life and love to help others. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Brandon's many shops and restaurants offer an exciting array of options to help newcomers explore the area and become acquainted with the community. Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen is more than food; it is a soul-filling experience with southern-cajun food, music, art, and heritage on display. Romano Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that serves a fusion of international dishes and wine in a cozy dining space. Ford’s Garage is a fun dining experience with vibrant lights, retro signs, car memorabilia, and a focal Ford Car above the bar.

Things to Do

Our non-stop activity and action make it a vibrant community to enjoy; no matter which way you turn, you are bound to find something exciting to do or see. Galactic Playgrounds Interactive Science Center is an immersive science experience, and playground focused on S.T.E.A.M learning throughout different exhibits. All Persons Rotary Park is an inclusive playground and park that features picnic areas, a splash pad, and a universal playscape. Brandon Parkway Trail is a beautiful paved path around a pond and mature trees. TGH Ice Plex is an ice rink and the official facility of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The center also hosts public skating, classes, and events.


Hillsborough County Public Schools is an extensive public education system that provides a comprehensive curriculum for kindergarten through high school students across Hillsborough County. The district offers traditional elementary, middle, and high schools, virtual options, alternative pathways, technical adult programs, and charter schools.
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