The Hillsborough River is located in Tampa Bay Florida and mainly runs through the zip codes of 33602, 33603, 33604, 33606, 33607, 33610, 33617, 33637 and 33647. It starts in the Green Swamp near the juncture of Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties, and flows 59 miles through Pasco and Hillsborough Counties to an outlet in the city of Tampa on Tampa Bay.
Hillsborough River real estate is broken into 2 sections... waterfront homes for sale above and below the dam. The dam is located between Rowlett Park (33604) and Rogers Park Golf Course (33610). Above the dam the river is very scenic with lots of wildlife. Temple Terrace is known for being one of the best places to live on the river above the dam. The best section for water skiing is from above the dam to the West side of the 56th street bridge.
Below the dam, the river is lined with Tampa riverfront homes for sale on deep water leading out to Tampa Bay. In this section of the Hillsborough River, you can keep a large boat and and get to Beer Can Island or great fishing in the Gulf in just a short amount of time. Communities like Seminole Heights that are below that dam are favorites of those wanting to live on the water and be close to downtown Tampa.