Tampa City, Hillsborough’s county seat, is an energetic and exciting city, with plenty of spectacular attractions and places to see.
Scenic coastal cafes, national sports teams, posh shopping malls, the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens – all these make the largest city in West Coast Florida a great place to visit. And there’s more to make you want to stay. Permanently.
Hillsborough County, which sprawls across 1,266 square miles, was founded in 1834 and named after Wills Hill, British Secretary of State to the Colonies.
A deeper dive into the county’s history and cultural heritage is provided by the Tampa Bay History Center. Located in the busy Channelside district, the new 60,000-square-foot center boasts exhibits and displays spanning 12,000 years of Hillsborough history, from its first native inhabitants, to Spanish conquistadors, to pioneer settlers, and beyond.
Hillsborough County’s thriving economy will suit business and real estate, investors. According to the Tampa Bay Economic Development Council, the county’s total industry growth is projected to exceed that of Florida’s Tampa-St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area, as well as the entire US, well into 2024.
Driven by the key industry sectors of health care, defense and security, life sciences, information technology, and financial and professional services, Hillsborough County now ranks fourth in the US on the Economic Diversity Index.
Arts and culture
Hillsborough mixes cultural gems with a rich history to create an alluring countywide vibe that arouses awe and wonder.
The county’s unique heritage is reflected in a diverse and enriching arts and culture scene. There are more than a dozen activity centers and annual events like the Black Heritage Celebration, Gasparilla Pirate Fest, Sunset Music Festival, Hyde Park Village Art Fair, and Bern’s Winefest.
With efforts spearheaded and fully supported by the local Arts Council, Hillsborough County is committed to promoting arts and culture that benefit locals and visitors alike.
Lifestyle and recreation
Hillsborough is home to over 61,000 acres of preserved land, 7,000 miles of trails, and 176 neighborhood parks that offer plenty of adventure and recreation opportunities.
Three scenic rivers – Alafia, Hillsborough, and Little Manatee – invite endless water fun for all ages with their array of sinewy inlets, mangroves, islands, and canoe and kayak trails.
As for the county’s noteworthy outdoor locations, Bok Towers Gardens, Hillsborough River State Park, Lithia’s 72-degree natural spring, and the 16,000-acre Canoe Escape are must-stops on any travel itinerary.
Hillsborough County real estate
Interested in buying a residential or commercial property in Hillsborough? Viewpoint Realty International can help you every step of the way, from pricing to advertising, to negotiating, and more. The company is independently owned, family-operated and has been in the business for 40 years. It has also been consistently recognized as one of the Top 25 Commercial Real Estate Brokers in Tampa Bay, FL.
When it comes to condos, townhomes, single-family homes, or a Hillsborough mansion for sale, the Viewpoint Realty International real estate team’s experienced agents take the guesswork out of your Hillsborough County real estate needs.
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