Category: Hillsborough

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County, home to the City of Tampa, lies midway along the west coast of Florida. Its diverse economy supported by agriculture, finance, health care, technology and the port of Tampa, helps this successful community maintain its standing as one of the most enjoyable Florida locations in which to live, work and play.

Plant City
www.plantcitygov.com
(813) 659-4200

Plant City is located near Tampa, Florida and has a population of 34,000 people. It has a near tropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters. Plant City is named after Henry Plant, who boosted the economy by building a railroad to the city. Plant City formerly grew cotton, but after changing its agriculture to strawberries, it became known as the Winter Strawberry Capital of the World. It is also home to the Florida Strawberry Festival, which attracts visitors from across America and around the world.

Tampa
www.tampagov.com
(813) 274-8211

Tampa is located on the west coast of Florida in what is known as the Tampa Bay Area. Tampa was purchased by the United States from Spain in 1821; however, the city did not experience booming growth until the 1950s and 1960s. Busch Gardens was developed at this time and continues to attract many visitors to Tampa every year. Tampa also attracts many sports fans due to it being the home of a number of major sports teams and the host of 4 Super Bowl Tournaments since 1984.

Summers are humid with frequent thunderstorms. Tampa is known as the “Lightning Capital of North America.” Tampa is bordered by Old Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Bay. The two join together to form Tampa Bay, which flows into the the Gulf of Mexico. Many cruise lines originate from Tampa’s port, which is the 7th largest in the nation.

Temple Terrace
www.templeterrace.com
(813) 506-6420

Temple Terrace is adjacent to Tampa and is located on 6.9 square miles of land. Planned as a golf-course community in the 1920s, it was originally part of a 19,000 acre game preserve owned by Chicago socialite, Bertha Palmer. At the time, it was also home to the largest orange grove in the world.

In 2004, plans began to redevelop the 1960-era downtown Temple Terrace, using many of the original designs from 1920 that were never used, due to The Depression. Temple Terrace is known for its rolling landscape, beautiful trees, and gorgeous views of Hillsborough Bay.

County Seat
Tampa

County Population
1,229,226

Median Home Price
$200,600

Municipalities
Plant City, Tampa, and Temple Terrace.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY OFFICES

Main Contact Information
www.hillsboroughcounty.org
(813) 272-5900

Animal Control
(813) 744-5660

Business License
(813) 635-5200

County Tax Collector
Doug Belden
(813) 635-5200

County Extension Office
(813) 744-5519

Fire and Emergency Services
(813) 272-6600

Planning and Zoning
(813) 272-5920

Sheriff’s Office
(813) 247-8200

Municipalities
Plant City
www.plantcitygov.com
(813) 659-4200
Tampa
www.tampagov.net
(813) 274-8211
Temple Terrace
www.templeterrace.com
(813) 506-6420
Electricity
Central Florida Electric Inc.
www.cfec.com
(813) 932-5400
Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc.
www.seminole-electric.com
(813) 963-0994
Tampa Electric Company
www.tampaelectric.com
(813) 228-1111

Gas Companies
Gulfstream Natural Gas System
www.gulfstreamgas.com
(813) 288-1811
Make It Burn Inc.
www.makeitburn.biz
(813) 562-4008
Targa Resources
www.targaresources.com
(813) 960-1500

Water and Sewer
Hillsborough County Water Resource Division
www.hillsboroughcounty.org
(813) 272-5977
Recycling
www.hillsboroughcounty.org
(813) 272-5977
Cable Television
Time Warner Cable
www.timewarnercable.com
(813) 886-1298

Direct Star TV
www.directstartv.com
(813) 749-9995

Telephone
AT&T
www.att.com
(813) 872-8757

XO Communications
www.xo.com
(813) 301-4000
EDUCATION
Public Schools
Hillsborough County Public Schools
www.sdhc.k12.fl.us
(813) 272-4000
HOSPITALS
Brandon Regional Hospital
www.brandonhospital.com
(813) 681-5551
Kindred Hospital
www.kindredhealthcare.com
(502) 596-7300
Memorial Hospital of Tampa
www.memorialhospitaltampa.com
(813) 873-6400
South Bay Hospital
www.southbayhospital.com
(813) 634-3301
Tampa General Hospital
www.tgh.org
(813) 844-7000
All Emergencies
911

LIBRARIES
Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library System
www.thpl.org
(813) 273-3652

NEWSPAPERS
St. Petersburg Times
www.tampabay.com