Pinellas County Pinellas County

    Pinellas County was established in 1912 as the 48th county of Florida. Pinellas is a Spanish derivative for the word Punta Pinal, meaning point of pines which described the area at the time of discovery. It is the most densely populated county with 3,347 people per square mile. The next county with the highest concentrated population is less than half, at 1,445 people per square mile. 

    Pinellas County is the second largest base for manufacturing employment in Florida. Other popular industry employers include marine science, aviation and medical technology. With a variety of job opportunities the median income was reported at $45,891.  

    Do you enjoy sports? If so you can catch a variety of games throughout the year. Pinellas county is home to the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL), Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL). It also houses spring training and minor league facilities for the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Clearwater Threshers and Dunedin Blue Jays. If you like playing sports and enjoy the great outdoors you can choose from 48 golf courses, 623 tennis courts or 250 parks the county has to offer. 

    Cities that make up Pinellas County: 

    • Belleair 
    • Belleair Beach 
    • Belleair Bluffs  
    • Belleair Shore 
    • Clearwater 
    • Dunedin
    • Gulfport 
    • Indian Rocks Beach  
    • Indian Shores 
    • Kenneth City 
    • Largo  
    • Madeira Beach 
    • North Redington Beach 
    • Oldsmar  
    • Pinellas Park  
    • Safety Harbor  
    • Redington Beach 
    • Redington Shores 
    • Safety Harbor 
    • Seminole 
    • South Pasadena  
    • St. Pete Beach  
    • St. Petersburg  
    • Tarpon Springs 
    • Treasure Island  

    If you are looking to buy a new house, relocate, move out of state or even retire you should consider Florida. The Sunshine state has something to offer everyone. There is always great shopping and dining options to meet anyone’s taste and style. Young adults and singles can enjoy the nightlife with highly rated clubs. Families and kids have countless theme parks, museums, outdoor adventures and entertainment options year-round. And the seniors, they have the most to gain. To start, active adult and retirement communities are popping up everywhere. These communities are great if you are an empty nester or if you are looking to retire but not ready to slow down just yet. The weather is phenomenal, during the summer temperature highs average 81 degrees with occasional showers help keeping it cool and winters average 60 degrees. This is desirable for the aging as arthritis and regulating body temperature become a concern. Specialized health care and accessible living is more common since the population is heavy with seniors. An added bonus is that there is no income tax, inheritance tax or estate tax.  

    No matter what stage of life you are in, Florida is a great place to consider calling home.