If you’re looking for homes for sale in Brandon, FL, you’re in the right place—and you’re not alone. Brandon, which is nestled in the heart of Hillsborough County, is home to about 103,000 people, and because of its convenient location to Tampa and the surrounding communities, it’s officially a hotspot where real estate is still affordable.
Brandon, FL History
Settled in 1857, when John Brandon arrived in Tampa (then called Fort Brooke), Brandon was home to the Florida Central and Peninsula Railroad.
Brandon’s first school was built in 1905. New teachers boarded with Victoria Brandon (John Brandon’s second wife), and John Brandon’s son began to develop nearby Valrico.
Fast-forward to the early 1960s, when the Brandon Chamber of Commerce was founded. The idea? To grow the population and increase business’s presence in the city. At that time, officials estimated that one new family moved into the town every day.
When I-75 routed its way toward Brandon, the community experienced exceptional growth. It’s now known as a bedroom community for Tampa—and it’s home to great restaurants such as Beef O’Brady’s, Taste of Berlin, and Stein and Vine. Other popular restaurants in Brandon include:
- Shrimp Boat Grill
- Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza
- Tibby’s New Orleans Kitchen
- Jesse’s Restaurant
- Ford’s Garage
- Allegria Italiana
- Recipe Box
- Stonewood Grill & Tavern
- La Septima
- Shushi Maru
Are You Looking for a New Home in Brandon?
Call us at 727-584-8480 or 813-961-6000. If it’s easier, get in touch with us online. We’ll begin searching for your new home right away.