Introduction to Tampa and Southeast Tampa, Florida Communities
The Tampa Bay area is beautiful with a variety of home styles and locations to choose from. In this section we are going to concentrate on Tampa and the Southeast Tampa communities.
Tampa, Florida – The crown jewel of the central Florida area. The Tampa Bay area is a region that has mild winter climates, tropical summers, spectacular sunsets and world-renown beaches. The area offers events activities for people of all ages and interests. Tampa is the home of the MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa International Airport, Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Port of Tampa that features cruises from Carnival, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and the Radisson Seven Seas. Tampa has some of the areas most beautiful homes and waterfront locations. Tampa is packed with shopping and great restaurants. Tampa is located approximately 30 minutes from the pristine Gulf of Mexico beaches of Clearwater and St. Petersburg and a little over and hour from the world renown Disney and Universal theme parks in Orlando.
Riverview, Florida – encompasses a fairly large geographic area and is growing rapidly. With the recent opening of St. Joseph’s Hospital-South, and the anticipated opening of the Southshore Commons Mall in 2015 the Riverview area is becoming the go to place for shopping and more. Riverview is located about 20 miles from Tampa in Hillsborough County, Florida. The Riverview area has easy access to Interstates I-4 and I-75 and the Crosstown Expressway. It is located minutes from Brandon and about a 25 minute drive to Tampa. Reasonable home prices, newer homes and new construction makes the Riverview area a very desirable location for home buyers.
Brandon, Florida – is an unincorporated community located in Hillsborough County, Florida. This area is situated about 10 – 15 miles east of Tampa, near Florida’s Gulf Coast. Easily accessible from Interstates I-4 and I-75, Brandon is the largest unincorporated community in the state of Florida. Located about 10 – 20 minutes from downtown Tampa, Brandon combines small town living with easy access to the city of Tampa. There is plenty to do within Brandon itself, but even more when including the beaches and attractions nearby. Brandon is home to the Westfield Brandon Mall an over 900,000 square-foot, indoor shopping facility.
Valrico, Florida – is located about 15 miles east of Tampa. Valrico has easy access to Interstates I-4 and I-75 and the Crosstown Expressway. It is located minutes from Brandon and about a 25 – 30 minute drive to Tampa. Valrico is a wonderful small town with a lot of great neighborhoods.
Lithia, Florida – is home to the award-winning FishHawk Ranch and Fish Hawk Trails neighborhoods. Lithia is about a 35 – 40 minute drive to downtown Tampa and about an hour from Orlando and its great theme parks. FishHawk real estate and FishHawk homes for sale are our specialty!