Brandon used to be orange groves until 1977 when it snowed and everything froze clearing the way for developers to buy large parcels of land and create housing communities appealing to the MacDill AFB audience. The Bloomingdale area was the first area to explode with new homes and the gold rush was on ...
Today, the one horse town that only had one clothing store (Scoggins) is now a destination sought after because of the variety of infrastructure, shopping, dining and medical services. Homes and home sites are still desirable because of the convenient location between Plant City and downtown Tampa. The addition of the Westfield Shopping Mall and the Crosstown Expressway has created a magnet of buyers that want to live in a growing area with access to the cultural Tampa amenities and the Tampa International Airport.
I used to ride my horse through the groves and remember fondly the sweet smell of orange blossoms in the Spring and the sticky sweet juice dripping from the freshly plucked fruit from a low lying branch of an orange tree. Ahhh ... those were the days.
Builders still covet available property and pay a high price for it because there is so little left for development. What does this mean? It means existing homes are a quick sale and command a higher price than most areas with lots of land like Riverview and Ruskin.
As a seasoned agent and a local resident who grew up in the area, you will appreciate what I bring to the table as your representative. My knowledge of Brandon and the Tampa Bay area is a gift only a few locals can claim. New construction experience, my designations as an SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) and GRI (Graduate of the Real Institute) and my 35 years of experience in the real estate industry offers you the best opportunity to partner with a knowledgeable agent who can help you find the perfect area ... the right area ... the best area in the best school districts ... the best investment for future appreciation and for meeting the needs of you and your family.