Lithia, Florida Community Information

Located within a short commute of Tampa and St. Petersburg and close to the main Florida attractions like Busch Gardens, Disney World, Universal Florida, Sea World, you will find Lithia.

The climate for Lithia is semi-tropical with an average winter temperature of 62.5 degrees F and average summer temperature of 81.4 degrees F.  The average rainfall is 46.7 inches per year

Lithia is a small community located in southeastern Hillsborough county, one of Florida’s fastest-growing regions, about 18 miles southeast of Tampa, just minutes from shopping in Brandon and with easy access to Insterstate 75.  As of the last census Lithia’s population was 8,527, but with the addition of FishHawk Ranch and FishHawk Trails, the population and infrastructure have increased dramatically with more public works and retail stores.  Even more is in development with the addition of the Lake Hutto subdivision which consists of a 1,129 acre property and development of about 3,560 new homes.  Lithia is just a short commute to big cities, but far enough away to keep the wonderful small town atmosphere.

The community has a rich history in agriculture, saw mills, and phosphate mining and includes beautiful parks and nature trails.  Alderman Ford Park has picnic and play areas as well as walking trails.  Lithia Springs Park has camping, picnic and play areas as well as “the Springs” open for swimming.

The schools are excellent.  Most schools in Lithia are A-rated. 

Elementary Schools:
Bevis Elementary School
FishHawk Creek Elementary School
Pinecrest Elementary School

Middle School:
Randall Middle School

Barrington Middle School


High School:
Newsome High School

Colleges/universities nearest to Lithia:
University of South Florida
Hillsborough Community College
University of Tampa

Local Attractions:
Lithia Springs Park:  Park with camping facilities, playground, walking trails, and swimming in "the Springs".  Small charge for entrance.

Alderman Ford Park:  Canoeing, picnic, playground areas, and scenic walking trails.

Lithia Community Photos: (click to enlarge)

  • Lithia Springs Park
  • The Springs
  • Lithia Springs
  • Lithia Springs
  • Lithia Springs
  • Playground area in Lithia Springs
  • Map of Lithia Springs
  • Aldermans Ford Park
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic pavilian at the park
  • Picnic pavilian
  • Trails at the Aldermans Ford Park
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • FishHawk Sports Complex
  • FishHawk Sports Complex
  • FishHawk Sports Complex
  • Map of Aldermans Ford Park