Largo Real Estate Infromation

As the third largest city in Pinellas County on Florida’s west coast, Largo has a total population in excess of 71,000 people and was founded in 1905. Historically, Largo teetered between town and city status in the 1970s and until the 1980s was a major exporter of local agricultural products. However, the influx of people moving to Largo turned the city into a bedroom community and by 2005, Largo had grown from half a square mile in area to just over seventeen square miles. Originally a rural farming ton, Largo became a leading city in the state’s most densely populated county. In the absence of a agricultural presence, a small electronics industry has begun to thrive in Largo, based upon cornerstone companies like General Electric and Honeywell, both of which are the largest area employers.

To address the needs of an aging population, Largo has two hospitals that bring peace of mind to local residents, especially the city’s senior citizens. Largo Medical Center Hospital was built in 1978 and is the only facility in the county to offer all private rooms. The smaller Sun Coast Hospital is owned by a community foundation and was founded in 1957. The Largo Cultural Center serves as a cultural destination and public gathering place for the people of Largo. From hosting big-name recording artists to smaller band performances and community parties, the cultural center also has its own resident performance company and also hosts a number of Broadway shows.

The Recreation, Parks and Arts Department's role encompasses recreational, cultural, environmental and athletic programs. There are six major recreation centers at Highland Recreation Complex, Southwest Recreation Complex, Largo Community Center, Bayhead Complex, Largo Skate Park, and Largo Golf Course. There are two aquatic facilities at Highland Family Aquatic Center and Southwest Pool. Four more major parks round out the recreational offers with Largo Central Park, Largo Central Park Nature Preserve, George C. McGough Nature Park, and the John R. Bonner Nature Park. The recreation department hosts a number of community-wide events, including Largo has a Flair for the Arts, Ride the Trains Weekend, Sunset Sounds, August Rocks Concert and Motorcycle Show, Military Family Appreciation Day, and Buddy Walk.