Largo Real Estate Information
Largo is located just northwest of St. Petersburg between Clearwater and Indian Rocks Beach. The city of Largo is an affordable, friendly town with tree-lined streets, award winning parks and one of the lowest crime rates in the state of Florida. The town was originally named for the largest lake, which no longer exists today due to the Cross Bayou Drainage District. Because of Largo’s central location and fertile agriculture, it quickly became known as “Citrus City,” eventually becoming the center of the area’s Citrus production. By 1970, Largo's population reached more than 22,000, and a new City of Progress was born.
Largo is located in the heart of Florida’s “Sun Coast,” only a short drive to the stunning Gulf Coast beaches, world class sports facilities and museums. There are many fine restaurants in the downtown area, along with local gift shops and antique shops and the Largo Cultural Center. In addition, Largo Central Park is a beautiful, 70-acre park located in the heart of the city. It features rolling hills, fountains and a landmark clock tower and a state-of-the-art playground that is one of the only in the region that is completely accessible to disabled users. The Largo Central Park Nature Preserve is a 31-acre nature park that is virtually surrounded by water. Home to hundreds of wildlife species, including: otters, red fox, alligators, wild turkey, marsh rabbits and over 130 species of birds. There is a five mile kayak/canoe route in the Nature Preserve and “catch and release” fishing is allowed in the park. The facilities also include an interpretive kiosk, a two-story observation tower, a three-quarter mile trail for hiking and biking, and a butterfly garden and native wildflower plantings.
Largo is also home to the Largo Cultural Center, an amazing gathering place rich in local culture and art. The LCC offers a year-long calendar of over 150 events that feature community performances, and a diverse list of entertainers. This is a unique community feature that offers the chance to get involved, or simply the chance to enjoy something new. With so many diverse artists, there is sure to be something for everyone!
In addition to the amazing activities awaiting in Largo, because of the city’s amazing central location, Homeowners and Vacationers alike enjoy a quick and easy commute to Tampa, Brandon, MacDill, Lakeland or Orlando, granting easy access to all the Tampa and Orlando Metro area Attractions, Resorts, Shopping and Entertainment! This central location is also beneficial to the commuter student; with local campuses of the University of South Florida, the University of Florida, Hillsborough Community College, Pasco-Hernando Community College, St. Leo’s University and hundreds of adult education and technical centers, the possibilities are endless! Largo’s location also enables the perpetual jetsetter to remove some stress from travel with both the Tampa International and St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airports within a short drive.
Today, Largo is a community of more than 74,000 residents and continues to grow through voluntary annexation. Over the last 10 years, the City has developed such landmark projects as Largo Central Park, the Largo Cultural Center, and the new Largo Public Library. Downtown redevelopment is currently underway, as evidenced by the changes to West Bay Drive and the upcoming Clearwater-Largo Road Street-scaping project. With all these changes and the continual population expansion, Largo has begun to feature gorgeous new home communities featuring Single Family Homes, Vacation Rentals and Condominiums. Largo is an amazing town that is filled with beauty, culture and entertainment around every corner! Find the home of your dreams in Largo Today! With Single Family Homes, Condos, Town Homes, Villas and Vacation Rentals available, Largo has something for families of all sizes. Contact your local Twin Palms Realty Inc Agent today!