Located just 10 miles east of Florida’s Tampa Bay, Brandon is a suburban community of twenty-nine square miles and more than 100,000 residents. Brandon neighbors the communities of Tampa to the west, Valrico to the east, Riverview to the south, and Seffner to the north. While considered a bedroom community for residents who commute to Tampa, Brandon attracts young, well-to-do professionals and their families. Due to Brandon’s rapid growth during the past half century, the community remains unincorporated and therefore has not established a city government. Brandon’s community services are administered by Hillsborough County. The Brandon business community is predominantly composed of small businesses that provide services and amenities, and while there is no official town center, the Westfield Brandon shopping mall is considered the community’s commercial hub.