Buying a home without a real estate agent in Pinellas County isn’t a good idea – so use the Official Real Estate Agent Directory® to find a local who knows the area and who can help you find the best deal on a winter or year-round residence.
The county seat is Clearwater, and the biggest city is St. Petersburg. The county has just shy of a million residents – female dominant population, and has easy access to Tampa for commuters. Pinellas County is the 2nd smallest county in Florida and is the most densely populated county in Florida.
The area was originally inhabited by the Tocobaga Indians, who had an entire town and temple constructed on what is now Safety Harbor – the site is now protected and known as part of Philippe Park.
Pinellas is underpinned by a series of limestone formations, consisting of the Hawthorne limestone and the Tampa limestone. This porous limestone stores a large quantity of water. Thirty five miles of beaches and dunes make up the county's 11 barrier islands, which provide habitat for coastal species, and serve as critical storm protection for the inland communities.
Real estate in Pinellas County is lined with beautiful roadways, with over 4,521 miles of paved roads and 142 bridges over beautiful coastal waterways. Looking for a day of something to do, a drive through the county with great tunes playing and the windows down could be the perfect way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon. Don’t want to drive? Use the oldest limo service in Florida’s Tampa Bay area – Alpha Limousine!
Buying a home in Pinellas County is ideal for families with children as the school district contains 74 elementary schools, 21 middle schools, 18 high schools and 23 charter schools. It is the 7th largest district of Florida’s 67 public school systems. There are plenty of opportunities for those interested in taking college courses in here as well. Pinellas County is home to campuses from University of Tampa, Eckerd College, University of South Florida and St. Petersburg College among many others.
Pinellas County, FL real estate is a thriving market if you are in manufacturing, as it has the second largest base of manufacturing employment in Florida. Fortune 500 technology manufacturers Jabil Circuit and Tech Data are headquartered there, and additional industry clusters span aviation/aerospace; defense/national security; medical technologies; business and financial services; and information technology.
HSN, Nielsen, ValPak and Catalina Marketing make Pinellas County Florida’s new hub for big data, and a center for research and development. Service industries such as healthcare, business services and education account for more than 200,000 jobs in the county; retail has close to 100,000 employees in jobs such as food service, bars, and retail sales, and industries related to finance, insurance and real estate provide employment for approximately 44,000 workers.
Are you a lover of parks? Then this is a perfect location for you. Pinellas County is home to 4,242 acres of beautiful, landscapes of lush green native habitats, serene lakes and shining beaches, making it a prime investment place for real estate. Plenty of fun in the sun and opportunities for relaxation in this coastal community.
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