Looking for a little bit of country and a little bit of the city? Lithia is your town.
Lithia is a small, unincorporated community in southwest Hillsborough County with lots of wide open spaces and undeveloped land. It is popular among downtown Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base commuters due to easy access via the Selmon Crosstown Expressway. Lithia is a family-centered community with more than half of households having children.
It is home to Lithia Springs Regional Park, Alderman’s Ford Regional Park and the CW Bill Young Reservoir.
The community has a rich history in agriculture and phosphate mining and is the headquarters for The Mosaic Company’s phosphate division. There is still a large agricultural community as well growing strawberries, citrus, blueberries and more.
In the late 1990s, Newland Communities purchased 3,000 acres to develop Fishhawk Ranch. Other popular developments in the community are Fishhawk Trails, Lithia Oaks, Enclave at Channing Park, Lithia Estates and Hammock Oaks Reserve.
Lithia has several great schools including Bevis Elementary, Barrington Middle and Newsome High School.