Dover, FL is a small town neighborhood located about 24 miles east of downtown Tampa. It has a total area of 2.6 square miles and is bordered by the neighborhoods of Brandon, Valrico, Plant City and Seffner.

Dover’s greatest strength is its location. Dover residents are able to enjoy the seclusion of country living with close proximity to city amenities to live, work and play (Just without the headache, noise and traffic found in larger communities). It is easily accessible to Interstate 4, State Road 574 and State Road 60.

Dover Country Charmer off Gallagher Road

Dover Country Charmer off Gallagher Road

Dover neighborhoods

In Dover, there is a mixture of single family custom homes with acreage. Most properties are zoned AS-1 (Agriculture) for those who like to keep livestock and have their own farm. 


For those in the market for a new custom home, there is new construction being built near the southeast side of Dover.  Most come standard with an ¼ acre between properties, giving the feeling of space between neighbors.   

Dover Attractions

Residents will need to venture out to the neighboring cities for shopping and dining options. Brandon is about a 20 minute drive to the major shopping areas and Plant City is closer with only a 10 minute commute.

Golfers can hone their golfing skills at Diamond Hill Golf Club. It offers a full championship 18 hole golf course along with driving range, putting green, and other fine amenities.

Diamond Hill Golf Club

Diamond Hill Golf Club

Sydney Dover Trails is popular among equestrian riders, mountain bikers and hikers. Its wide trails make it easy for passing riders to share the road. The paths are also nicely mowed for hikers. For those wanting a shorter hike, there is a paved walking trail by the lake.  



Dover is within a 60 minute drive to the Florida gulf coast beaches, allowing visitors and residents take a short day trip over to the coast and enjoy the sun and sand.

Disney fans will be able to reach the Walt Disney World Resort in about 45 minutes.

Tampa International Airport is about a 35 minute drive from Dover, depending on traffic.  


Adjacent Communities

The neighborhoods below border Dover. Explore the links to learn more about what each neighborhood has to offer.