Largo is a city in the American state of Florida. It is located in the Tampa Bay area, 17 miles from St. Petersburg and 22 miles from Tampa. Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County. The city lies between Tampa Bay and the Gulf Coast, so there is water on two sides. The north is bordered by Clearwater, the south by Pinellas Park and several smaller communities.
Largo’s economy is based on tourism, services, government, health care, and retail sales. It is also dependant on its proximity to the larger cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa, as Largo is a commuter city. The top employers with office space and other facilities in Largo include Tech Data, Special Data Processing, Largo Medical Center, The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, City of Largo, Pinellas County Schools, Diagnostic Clinic, and Publix.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to see and do in and around Largo. Besides the popular breaches throughout the area, there is Tampa’s 56-acre Lowry Park Zoo. Featuring incredible landscaping and natural habitats, the zoo offers exhibit areas that include an Asian Domain, Primate World, Manatee and Aquatic Center, Florida Wildlife Center, Free-Flight Aviary, Wallaroo Station children’s zoo, and Safari Africa. There is a manatee hospital, several rides, shows, and hands-on interactive exhibits. Dining options in Largo include Thirsty Marlin, E & E Stakeout Grill, Sweet Tomatoes, Marlin Darlin Grill, Pizza Shack Italian Grille, and Maggie Mae’s on the Bluffs. Le Bouchon Bistro serves French cuisine to a consistently high standard and is a favorite with locals and visitors alike.
The nearest major airport to Largo is St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Featuring domestic flights from Saint Petersburg, this airport is 7 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Tampa International Airport, offering international and domestic flights from Tampa, just 20 miles from Largo. Largo is connected by a number of major roadways. State Roads 686 and 688 run through Largo and link to Interstate 275 which connects the area with the surrounding cities, St Petersburg and Tampa. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority provides bus service throughout Pinellas County, including express service to Tampa.