People often ask what makes Brandon so unique. The short answer is that Brandon has grown to a city of over 23,000, people but has never lost its small-town charm. Our schools, churches, businesses, citizens, and government work together to improve life for those that call Brandon home. Our diverse offering of programs bring people together and spend time with each other.In recent years, the City has been recognized increasingly as a high-quality small town. It has been named twice as a Top 100 Small Town in America by Forbes Magazine. As a result, growth and development pressures have motivated thoughtful study of how best to steward the City’s future. These efforts have included a Downtown Plan, comprehensive mobility plans, extensive park master planning and a comprehensive master plan.