Hillsborough County Real Estate Information

As the largest county in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area and the fourth most populous county in the state of Florida, Hillsborough County is home to over 1.2 million residents over an area of 1,266 square miles of land. Adjacent to Pasco, Polk, Hardee, Manatee, and Pinellas Counties, Hillsborough County is in the middle of some of Florida’s busiest and most dynamic cities and communities. Some of the most well-known places in Hillsborough County include Apollo Beach, Bloomingdale, Boyette, Brandon, Cheval, Citrus Park, Dover, East Lake-Orient Park, Egypt Lake-Leto, Fish Hawk, Gibsonton, Greater Carrollwood, Greater Northdale, Greater Sun Center, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lutz, Mango, Palm River-Clair Mel, Pebble Creek, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Thonotosassa, Town 'n' Country, University, Valrico, Westchase, and Wimauma.

Alafia River near Lithia Springs Park, Alligator Alafia River State Park, Hurrah Lake on the Alafia River, Hillsborough River State Park, and Lettuce Lake Park are all special places of natural exploration, wildlife preservation, and outdoors appreciation. The Egmont Key National Wildlife Refuge is situated at the mouth of the Tampa Bay and can only be reached via a boat or ferry ride. While several recreational activities, including sunbathing, swimming, shelling, boating, picnicking, and touring a local fort, are available, the main attraction is the abundance of local wildlife. Gopher tortoises, hummingbirds, and seabirds are all over the refuge and park.

The Hillsborough County Public Schools operate the public schools for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in the area. As the eighth largest school district in the United States, the Hillsborough County Public Schools is made up of 133 elementary schools, 42 middle schools, 2 K-8 schools, 25 high schools, 4 career centers, and 73 charter and magnet schools. Out of the district’s twenty-five high schools, more than half of them are ranked on Newsweek Magazine’s list of best high schools in the nation.

The county serves its people by offering a range of emergency services that makes living in the area an enjoyable, comfortable, and safe place. The Emergency Management Department is responsible for planning and coordinating the evacuation and sheltering of all county residents in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Because many of Hillsborough County’s largest communities lie along the Florida panhandle’s western-facing shores that open out to the Gulf of Mexico, there is a significant risk of large-scale emergencies. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is joined by the Tampa Police Department, Plant City Police Department, and the Temple Terrace Police Department to provide exceptional law enforcement capabilities.