New residents quickly discover why so many choose Pinellas County as their home. The ideal year-round climate, natural attractions, booming real estate, and a healthy economic climate along with the benefit of services provided by local government.
The name Pinellas is derived from the Spanish words Punta Pinal meaning "point of pines." That was an accurate description for this area when it was discovered by Panfilo de Narvaez in 1528; 36 years after Columbus arrived in the Caribbean and 37 years before the founding of St. Augustine. Today the county has a total area of 608 square miles, of which, 280 square miles of it is land and 328 square miles of it is water.
Pinellas County enjoys a year-round reputation as a tourist destination with attractions appealing to singles, couples, retirees and families. Retirement living is also important to Pinellas County’s economic health. Pinellas County's top key business sectors are health services, tourism services, manufacturing and financial services. Over 40,000 businesses call Pinellas County home.
Pinellas County has one of Florida's few remaining undeveloped barrier islands; Caladesi Island State Park is rich with beauty and tranquility. Warm breezes rifle through lone palms and patches of sea oats. Shore birds call above crystal waters. The soft white sand beckons you to sink in, to rest a while. In addition local residences have access to an abundance of golf, nature and parks, culture, dinning and nightlife, shopping, and plenty of outdoor recreational sports. In addition many residents find it easy to access Tampa for even more attractions! To learn more about Pinellas County homes for sale or available homes for rent, contact a us today.
The Pinellas County School Board District is the seventh largest district in Florida and the 21st largest in the United States. With 141 elementary, middle, high and specialty public schools, the district serves all of Pinellas County. The School Board is independent of the Board of County Commissioners, and levies its own millage in order to purchase textbooks, pay teachers and keep classrooms and other facilities in good condition. Find more information about Pinellas County Schools.
Pinellas County is located south of Pasco County, and west of Hillsborough County. Pinellas County is served by Interstate 4 which runs east and west and connects Pinellas with Florida’s East Coast. Interstate 75 and Highway U.S. 19 are the north and south connections.