Brandon, FL: Where to Live, Play & Eat

Location of Brandon, FL

Located in southeastern Hillsborough County, Brandon is popular with downtown commuters and young families due to its proximity to I-75, I-275, I-4 and the Selmon Expressway, a toll road from Brandon to downtown Tampa. Brandon’s community neighbors including Valrico, Riverview and Seffner.

Brandon, FL map

Real estate options in Brandon, FL

Brandon, FL has housing options for everyone from older ranch-style homes, homes with land, new construction, condos and villas. There are lakefront homes as well as golf course community homes.

Homes for sale in Brandon

Parks in Brandon, FL

The bustling community is chocked full of parks. Many include playgrounds, walking trails, shaded benches and picnic tables.

A few parks in Brandon, FL:

  • Parks All Person’s Rotary Park
  • Paul Sanders Park
  • Parsons Park
  • Davis Park
  • Clayton Park

Biking & walking trails in Brandon, FL

There are several trails in Brandon that can also be used for walking, jogging and biking. These include:

  • Brandon Parkway Trail
  • Lakeview Village Park
  • Clayton Lake Trail

Places to eat in Brandon, FL

There are many options to eat in Brandon including local and chain restaurants with a wide variety of choices including Italian, seafood, Chinese, Indian, American and more.

Some of our top choices for restaurants in Brandon, FL include:

Brandon golf

Places to have fun in Brandon, FL

There is no shortage of things to do in Brandon from roller skating to golf to spa services. Some of our favorite entertainment options in Brandon include:

  • Topgolf
  • Dave & Busters
  • Pump It Up
  • Bury the Hatchet
  • Pinot’s Palette
  • Legends Escape Room
  • Skateland

Places to shop in Brandon, FL

There are many options for shopping in the ever-growing Brandon, FL community including the Westfield Brandon mall and big box stores including Bass Pro Outlet, Walmart and Target.

There are a variety of grocery store options in Brandon as well including Publix, Target, Walmart, Aldi and Sprouts.

Schools in Brandon, FL

The Hillsborough County School district runs the public schools in Brandon, FL. For more information on schools, check out our guide here


  • Mintz Elementary
  • Kingswood Elementary
  • Brooker Elementary
  • Yates Elementary


  • McLane Elementary
  • Mann Elementary


  • Bloomingdale
  • Riverview


  • Brandon Academy


  • Bell Shoals Academy
  • Livingstone Academy
  • Nativity Catholic
  • Brandon Christian
  • Central Baptist School
  • Grace Christian

Colleges and universities

  • Hillsborough Community College (Brandon campus)
  • Southern Technical College (Brandon campus)

Hospitals in Brandon, FL

There are two hospitals based in the Brandon, FL community as well urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers and doctor’s offices. The two hospitals are HCA Florida Brandon Hospital and TGH Brandon.

Hotels in Brandon, FL

Checking out the area and need a place to stay? Or having company? Here are some Brandon-area hotels:

  • Hampton Inn
  • Home2 Suites
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Embassy Suites
  • SpringHill Suites

Ready to move to Brandon, FL?

With its close proximity to downtown and MacDill Air Force Base, Brandon is a popular community for commuters and growing families. It’s an excellent place to put down roots and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer. Our real estate team, with more than 30 years working and living in Tampa Bay, is here to help you find the perfect home. Call or text us today: 813-541-5320

(813) 629-7083