Hillsbourough County Hillsbourough County

    Hillsborough County was named after Wills Hill, the British Secretary of State to the colonies from 1768-1772 and located on Florida’s central West coast. It is a common perception that Hillsborough is an urban county, but 34 percent of the area is farmland. Florida’s environment provides ideal growing conditions. Strawberries are the top producer for this area followed by ornamental plants and vegetables. There are roughly 2,400 farms in Hillsborough county today but as the population continues to grow the farms diminish. 

    Cities in Hillsborough County: Plant City, Tampa and Temple Terrace 

    Tampa is the biggest city in the county and ranks at the top of the state’s list as well. It offers jobs, master-planned, communities and entertainment. Sports fans can be entertained year-round. Tampa Bay is home to MLB Tampa Bay Rays, NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NHL Tampa Bay Lightning, and New York Yankees spring training. If that is not enough you can also enjoy deep-sea fishing, golf and eco-tourism. 

    The median income for this area is reported at $51,681. The median home value in Hillsborough County is $222,100. 

    If you are looking to buy a new house, relocate, move out of state or even retire you should consider Florida. The Sunshine state has something to offer everyone. There is always great shopping and dining options to meet anyone’s taste and style. Young adults and singles can enjoy the nightlife with highly rated clubs. Families and kids have countless theme parks, museums, outdoor adventures and entertainment options year-round. And the seniors, they have the most to gain. To start, active adult and retirement communities are popping up everywhere. These communities are great if you are an empty nester or if you are looking to retire but not ready to slow down just yet. The weather is phenomenal, during the summer temperature highs average 81 degrees with occasional showers help keeping it cool and winters average 60 degrees. This is desirable for the aging as arthritis and regulating body temperature become a concern. Specialized health care and accessible living is more common since the population is heavy with seniors. An added bonus is that there is no income tax, inheritance tax or estate tax.  

    No matter what stage of life you are in, Florida is a great place to consider calling home.