Seffner Real Estate Information

Next door neighbors with the communities of Thonotosassa and Mango, Seffner has a local population of about 6,000 residents and is about fifteen miles east of Tampa’s central business district in the downtown area. Serving as a suburban haven for residents who commute to work, a few minutes’ drive on the I-4 can take residents from their quiet bedroom community into the urban city life of Tampa’s primary business district.

Seffner was first laid out in 1862 and received its first post office in 1884. Simultaneously, the community was named after the area’s first postmaster, F. P. Seffner. Although hazardous weather forced many residents to leave in 1894, Seffner rebounded and attracted several affluent and desirable residents to its community. Since that time, attractive subdivisions and gated communities have been created around the beautiful areas surrounding Lakes Hooker, Locarno, and Weeks.

Characterized by oak tree-lined streets, strawberry farms, and pristine lakes, Seffner has become progressively more attractive to prospective property owners in the area. The relatively upscale and gated subdivisions have taken up a lot of land that was once barren and rural landscape. Armwood High School is the flagship school of the Seffner community and is an important part of the Hillsborough County Schools District. Besides providing its students with an exceptional level of care and attention, Armwood High School’s unusually strong athletics program has witnessed its football team make three straight Florida High School Athletics Association football state championship game appearances.

A number of recreational areas around Seffner make the community one of the most convenient and family-friendly places to live. Lake Weeks Park, Seffner Park, Burnett Park, and Evans Park provide typical park amenities including picnic areas, jogging paths, and grassy fields for sports like lacrosse, soccer, and rugby. The Eastpoint Little League Fields are dedicated to the several baseball youth teams based in Seffner and the neighboring town of Mango. Rodney Colson County Park is sandwiched in between Lake Weeks and Lake Hooker, providing not only a nice recreational area but also a beautiful spot for a sunset picnic. Seffner is also home to the somewhat-renown Life Fellowship Bird Sanctuary, a facility for sheltering several species of birds and reptiles. The center received national media attention when it successfully bred rock iguanas in captivity.