Find Apartments for Rent in Brandon, FL
You'll have more than your share of options finding apartments in Brandon, FL located approximately 12 miles from downtown Tampa, Channelside and Ybor City. With easy access to Leroy Selmon Expressway, I-4, I-75, and major roadways including Adamo Drive and Highway 301, residents have access to local attractions, businesses, shopping, and dining just minutes from your home. The Brandon area has numerous apartments available in older establishments as well as newer communities offering studios, and one, two and three bedroom homes at competitive rent prices. A few of the neighborhoods to consider are Sylvan Terrace, Sterling Ranch, Cedar Grove, Hickory Lakes, Providence Lakes and the Vineyards. Each neighborhood is suitable for singles, married couples and families and convenient to area businesses for work or pleasure.
Transportation Options in Brandon, FL
Residents have multiple options getting around the Brandon area starting with HART, the regional bus transit system that can get you to and from your destination throughout Brandon. For your convenience, the transit system offers both regular and express lines. If your destination is just a short distance from home, Yellow Cab of Tampa and United Cab of Tampa have standard taxis, vans, and vans equipped for the disabled available day and night. For travel options, Brandon is less than 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport and less than 20 minutes from Tampa Union Station built in 1912 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The station, located near downtown, serves all Amtrak train travel.
Cultural Attractions Around Brandon, FL
When living in Brandon, you're just minutes from the Florida State Fairgrounds that hosts not only the annual state fair, but a variety of events such as car shows, recreational vehicle shows, and arts and crafts shows. Located near the fairgrounds is the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre that plays host to concerts all year long. The Tampa Bay Times Forum located in Channelside near downtown is the place to be for concerts and sports events. You'll also be a short drive to some of Tampa's top attractions for family fun including Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo - rated the Best Zoo in the US - Florida Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and Big Cat Rescue.
Museums in Brandon, FL
Two local museums offer residents a look at the past up-close and personal. At the Florida State Fairgrounds, enjoy a tour of the Cracker Country, a living museum of times past. At the Veterans Memorial Park located on Highway 301 near the fairgrounds, enjoy picnicking along the banks of the river while visiting the military museum.
Shopping in Brandon, FL
The premier shopping spot is Westfield Brandon with over 185 retail shops, businesses and restaurants. The mall is anchored by Macy's, Dillards, Sears and JCPenney. If you need it, you'll find it at Westfield from major sporting goods and fun items at the Disney Store to luscious goodies from Godiva Chocolates and sparkling jewels from Swarovski. Another shopping bonanza in Brandon is the HSN Outlet located on Brandon Boulevard. Customers can purchase fashion, home items, electronics, jewelry, and more, for 25 percent to 75 percent off the normal price from the Home Shopping Network's extensive inventory.
Nightlife in Brandon, FL
One of the premier nightclub destinations you won't want to miss is the Dallas Bull with live music, dancing, ladies night, happy hour and headliner concerts. Located on Brandon Boulevard, The Rack serves up fresh sushi, specialty cocktails, cold brews and weekly specials. Dine, drink, and rack em up for a game of pool at this restaurant/bar open until 3am Friday - Sunday. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers endless hours of fun with multiple restaurants and bars to go along with non-stop gambling action including slots, table games and poker. You never know which celebrity you'll see at the Hard Rock.
Dining in Brandon, FL
Florida is known for its diversity when it comes to cultural cuisine. From authentic Spanish and Cuban cuisine to Asian dining and down home southern dishes, Brandon restaurants are available to please every type of palate. Cafes and bistros are plentiful as well as fast food restaurants and fine dining establishments. Several top rated restaurants with positive reviews in Brandon include The Cheesecake Factory located at Westfield Brandon, Jo-To Japanese Steak House, Stonewood Grill & Tavern, Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill, and Della's After Dark for fine dining and live jazz. The world famous and family owned Columbia Restaurant doing business in Ybor City since 1905, is a must for traditional Spanish dining, homemade Sangria and Flamenco dancing and only minutes from Brandon.
Weather in Brandon, FL
Florida weather is one of the reasons people make their home here as well as the state enjoying a thriving tourist trade. Compared to northern cities, Brandon weather is moderate especially during the winter when Floridians don't have to deal with sleet and snow. Spring is especially comfortable with mild temperatures and light rain. Summer brings the high temperatures, heavy humidity and the rainy season. Fall brings perfect weather with temperatures in the mid to high 70's. Florida's hurricane season runs from June through November when the state can be subjected to heavy rain and flooding when tropical depressions or full-blown hurricanes threaten from the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico.View Apartments in Brandon, Florida
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