Dover Real Estate Information

Encompassing just 2.6 square miles of land, Dover hosts almost 3,000 residents just outside of Tampa on the eastern side of the city. Conveniently located on the I-4, residents who commute to downtown Tampa for work during the week can usually make the drive in less than half an hour depending on the given traffic conditions and the time of day. The general aviation-only Plant City Airport is located just east of Dover and provides a quality landing strip for several of Dover’s most experienced aviators. A number of different flying lesson companies and instructors are also based at the airport for those residents looking to brush up on their skills or even start learning to fly.

Diamond Hill Golf and Country Club and Walden Lake Golf and Country Club are two of the area’s golf courses. While both clubs are private and require membership, a large number of Dover’s avid golfers have gained access to the club. The courses’ exclusivity means that the links are less crowded and tee times are more readily available. William Owens Pass Park is the largest local recreational facility and hosts a number of field sports, like football, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, and baseball. Lake Thonotosassas is located north of Dover and is particularly busy during the warm and sticky summer months when residents seek respite from the area’s heat.

The Hillsborough County Public Schools operate the public schools for grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in the area and is 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. Strawberry Crest High School is the most recent addition to the district and is the twenty-third of its kind in the county. The first class to graduate from the campus will receive their diplomas in 2011. As the first high school in Dover, the construction of the school has made education significantly more convenient for local residents who no longer must travel to a neighboring community for school. While it is relatively new to the school system, Strawberry Crest High School is only the second in the district to have an International Baccalaureate program. Dover Elementary will soon be joined by Bailey Elementary in serving the younger students of Dover.