Welcome to Pinellas
Attracted by the mild, sub-tropical climate and miles of white sand beaches, 946,848 people have made Pinellas County their home. With an average 360 days of sunshine each year and beaches ranked among the best in the U.S., the county is also the most popular tourist destination on the Gulf of Mexico, drawing nearly six million tourists annually. Pinellas' diverse communities range in population from more than 252,000 in St. Petersburg to slightly more than 100 in Belleair Shore, and nearly all capitalize on living in a waterfront paradise. As an established county, the significant infrastructure - including schools, utilities and roadways - is already in place. Pinellas is also well connected with regional access provided via Interstate-275, two international airports, and the largest port in Florida.
Quality of Life
Pinellas offers an extraordinary quality of life, a relatively low cost of living, diverse housing options and high-quality colleges and universities. With its outstanding cultural, recreational and sports facilities, incomparable parks and beaches, and year round events, Pinellas provides a true resort lifestyle.
Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)
Spring Training & Minor League Teams
Pinellas County Fast Facts
While living in Pinellas County you can enjoy access to our local community colleges or commute to several of the other great schools available in Florida.
Did you know that Florida currently offers a program for their high school graduates with the opportunity for 100% paid tuition to a Florida State College or funds towards other Florida colleges. Visit Bright Futures Scholarship Program to learn more.
I personally attended Pasco/Hernando Community College and took classes at all three locations; thereafter, I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida. I have provided a list of schools below, but feel free to contact me for local knowledge and insight.
*Other nearby University options available for commuting: