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Brandon is a place located in the state of Florida, in the United States. The area is defined for census reasons, and has no other official classification. It can be thought of as a suburb of Tampa, as Brandon is 13 miles directly inland from the city. It is situated in Hillsborough County, with the boundaries defined as Interstate 75, Valrico, Riverview, and Seffner.
Brandon is an upscale bedroom community of Tampa. It is primarily a residential and services area that offers a few stores and restaurants. It is known for being the birthplace of Beef O’Brady’s, a bar and grill chain restaurant. The Tampa area is the headquarter location to several Fortune 1000 Companies including OSI Restaurant Partners, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., TECO Energy, and Raymond James Financial.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Near Brandon you will find the Alafia River State Park with recreational options that include bicycling, bird-watching, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horse-back riding trails, picnic areas, wildlife viewing, and full camping facilities. The state park is very popular for its advanced mountain biking trails that offer forested areas and terrain with pond depressions and abrupt hills jutting from the surface. Brandon is within a thirty minute drive from a large selection of Gulf Coast beaches. Dining options in Brandon include The Rack, Grill Smith, Longhorn Steakhouse, Chopstick Restaurant, and Della’s After Dark. Mimi’s Café provides American cuisine at its finest, pancakes, breakfast, steak and a variety of other dishes are on offer here along with friendly and fats service.
The nearest major airport to Brandon is Tampa International Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights, the airport is 19 miles from this small suburb. Brandon is served by several Hillsborough County buses. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) commuter routes conveniently run throughout the area.