Location & Transportation

More than 120,000 acres of opportunity helps make SouthShore the perfect region for business growth and prosperity. Lots of beautiful water, a friendly business climate and prime developable land for building into the future. Positioned only 30 minutes from three major cities in a prime growth area, connected to the nation and the world with excellent transportation systems, and poised for dynamic growth, SouthShore is the hottest "up and coming" region of Florida’s Tampa Bay.

SouthShore is fortunate to have ready access to all forms of transportation systems, including the major roads of Interstate 75, US Highway 41, and US Highway 301; air transportation via Tampa International, Sarasota/ Bradenton Regional, St. Petersburg-Clearwater airports (plus three private airports, corporate, chartered and private aircrafts: Peter O. Knight, Vandenburg, and Wimauma Airpark; railroad transportation via CSX; and water transportation through Port Manatee, Port Redwing, Port Sutton and Port of Tampa. These world-class facilities give SouthShore an advantage for transportation-sensitive industries and convenience for area residents.

Ground transportation includes Amtrak’s passenger rail service in Tampa, and Greyhound Bus Lines, which provide intrastate and national service. Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HARTline) provides local and express bus service throughout the region.

Hillsborough Countygraphic

Aviation Authority (813) 870-8700
Amtrak (800) 872-7245
Greyhound Bus Lines (800) 231-2222
HARTline (813) 254-4278

Major Industries: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Manufacturing, Distribution, Service, Healthcare, and Tourism.

Population: 113,800 (1999)
141,200 (2010)

Households: 48,640 (1999)
56,000 (2010)

Employment: 15,060 (1999)
29,570 (2000)

Median Income: $32,000; (40% of SouthShore households have a median income of $35,000 or higher)

For more demographic information about SouthShore or any of its communities, contact the Hillsborough Planning Commission at (813) 272-5940 or www.plancom.org

 

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