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Retiring in West Florida

West Florida includes the Counties of Hernando, Pasco, Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee & Sarasota

From the beaches to the performing arts center to Raymond James Stadium - home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – the West Florida area offers a wealth of things to do, an endless list of entertainment opportunities and a climate that’s ideal for any leisure lifestyle.

The average year-round temperature in the Tampa / St. Petersburg region is 72 degrees, dipping to a refreshing 60 degrees in January and rising to a warm average of 82 degrees in August.

Tampa is host to a variety of galleries and museums such as the Tampa Museum of Art, Museum of Science & Industry and USF's Contemporary Art Museum. Music lovers can hear live music from blues to reggae at local venues throughout the Bay area. Busy seasons of plays, Broadway musicals, operas and dance recitals excite thousands of theatergoers in alternative and community theaters, as well as the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.


Ybor City, Tampa Bay, Plant City & Temple Terrace

  • Served by 6 major hospitals, including H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
  • Complete veterans care facilities, including James A. Haley VA Hospital
  • Professional franchises in 3 major sports – baseball, football and hockey
  • Educational opportunities at University of Tampa and University of South Florida
  • Ybor City cultural area
  • Home of the Florida State Fair and the annual Gasparilla Festival

Retirement Communites Near Tampa Florida

Click to find retirement communities in the Tampa area.

St. Petersburg and Pinellas County

Clearwater & Largo

  • 250 County parks cover over 17,000 acres
  • 35 miles of beaches
  • 49 golf courses, including 3 that host professional events
  • Tarpon Springs Art Festival
  • Served by 7 hospitals
  • Fort Desoto State Park
  • 50 marinas and 27 boat ramps

Retirement Communites Near St. Petersburg and Pinellas County Florida

Click to find retirement communities in the St. Petersburg and Pinellas County area.