Brandon, Florida combines small town living with easy access to the big city. There is plenty to do within Brandon itself, but even more when including the beaches and attractions nearby. Brandon, Florida is home to Westfield Shopping town (originally known as Brandon Town Center), a shopping facility that consumes over 900,000 square-foot of real estate and is the Tampa Bay area's premier shopping destination.
One of Brandon's most notable annual events is the Brandon Balloon Classic. Held every April, the two-day celebration features over 50 hot air balloons from all over the country.
The city of Orlando is about 90 minutes away from Brandon, Florida. In addition to Walt Disney World, attractions in the Orlando area include Universal Studios and Sea World Florida. The Tampa Bay area, only minutes away, has its own share of popular attractions, including the following: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay: An African-themed family entertainment park with a combination of world-class animal habitats, thrilling rides, live entertainment, dining, and shopping. The Florida International Museum (St. Petersburg): Features a permanent Kennedy Exhibition in addition to a variety of changing exhibits. The Florida Aquarium: Includes over 10,000 plants and animals, plus exhibits featuring Australian sea dragons and invertebrates. Florida Holocaust Museum: The fourth-largest Holocaust museum in the country. Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI): The largest science center in the Southeast with 450 interactive activities.
Given the size of Brandon Florida there are over 25 public and private schools ranging from K-12, ran by the Hillsborough County education system. Hillsborough County colleges include the University of Tampa (UT) and the University of South Florida (USF). Find more information about Brandon Florida Schools.
The community is situated about 10 miles east of Tampa, near Florida's Gulf Coast, and is easily accessible from Interstates I-4 and I-75. Hwy 60 runs through the heart of this city, in an east to west direction, and has every popular business you can think of along the way. Hwy 60 allows for easy access to major cities like Tampa, Ybor City, and the Crosstown Expressway. In addition US Hwy 301 to the east of Brandon is a major highway used for commuting north and south.