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Pros

-Strengthening economy
-Winter climate
-Attractive downtown areas

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area


This metropolitan area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, all of which surround Tampa Bay. The area is varied and cosmopolitan with a pleasant climate and balanced local economy. A 1980’s building boom brought downtown Tampa skyscrapers, a major airport renovation, and the development of a cruise-ship terminal. While soft in the early part of the decade, the economy has gained traction recently as the benefits of a business-friendly climate have paid off. Among other new economy pursuits, the area has become a favorite as a secondary location for information processing for the financial industry.


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Quick Facts About Brandon


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Brandon is 5.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Brandon jobs have Increased by 3.13 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Brandon's cost of living is 6.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Brandon's population is 102,555 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 30.06 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Brandon is $137,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 11.50 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Brandon public schools spend $10,136 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.7 students per teacher in Brandon.

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Brandon FL where Urban Sprawl is ever increasing
The Greater Brandon Area which includes the neighboring eastern Hillsborough county communities of Seffner, Riverview and Valrico is possibly the most growing area in... (read more)
Brandon fl
Brandon not my cup of tea. Been here for 7 years. Live in beautiful Riverhills in Valrico. have found most people here are not very friendly, snotty? Don't know. Brandon... (read more)
The Jewel Of Florida!!!
A city of less than 100 thousand people that has all the big city amenities and yes that also means traffic but nowhere as bad as Miami, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tampa or... (read more)
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