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Largo, Florida

Largo, Florida

Largo in Pinellas County offers excellent weather, scenic surroundings and the Gulf Coast making the area an attractive vacation and retirement option. There is much to see and do in Largo and the best way to begin is to take a ride on the City of Largo Trolley to see Downtown Largo. Every weekend the free trolley runs in a circular route from Largo Central Park all around the city with nine stops along the way.

Largo Central Park
Largo Central Park has a miniature railroad that operates the 1st weekend of every month. People enjoy riding with their families. File photo: Drew Horne, Shutter Stock, licensed.

About The Community

This scenic city is home to over 84 thousand people. The pristine beaches and local parks such as Ulmer Park, Taylor Park, and Rush Field along with the local Keene Lake and Taylor Lake add to the scenic splendor of Largo. The city is proud of its Largo Public Library, which had its humble beginnings in the local ladies club.


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Heritage Village
A small house near Heritage Village, in Largo, Florida. File photo: Khairil Azhar Junos, Shutter Stock, licensed.

The Heritage village museum is an open-air historical village museum that displays turn of the century buildings relocated to the area to create this 21-acre pioneer village within a pine forest. It features a one-room schoolhouse, an 1852 log cabin, a church and a museum with photographs and pioneer artifacts. Another popular local attraction is the Gulf Coast Museum of Art.

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Do not miss a show at the Cultural Center, the area’s premier cultural and entertainment center dedicated to providing quality entertainment at reasonable prices. Overlooking beautiful Largo Central Park, the Center is also the perfect setting to hold wedding receptions, meetings, and social events.

Vicinity of Largo

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Nature lovers will fall in love with the McGough Nature Park located along the Intracoastal Waterway. This scenic preserve includes nature trails, picnic areas and shelters, a playground, and a boardwalk leading to a panoramic view of the Intracoastal. The Park conducts Nature walks, environmental programs and numerous eco-courses throughout the year.

Heritage Village
The orange train caboose at Heritage Village. Largo, Florida, February 16, 2021. File photo: Khairil Azhar Junos, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Largo Golf Course is a challenging, par-62 course designed for both 9-hole and 18-hole play. Other courses and clubs are the East Bay, Bayou, and Palm Hill Country Club all easily accessible from the many retirement communities in Largo.

East Bay Oaks is located just 10 minutes from the beautiful beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and features lovely grounds and has numerous activities for residents and the convenience of having shopping, restaurants and banks within walking distance of the community as well as public transportation.

Heritage Village
An Antique Grocery store or General Store at Heritage Village, a public Museum were your free to take photos. January 18th 2014, Largo Florida. File photo: Drew Horne, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Oak Crest/Acorn backyard is a lush blend of palm trees and tropical plants accented by stately oaks and pines. Oak Crest features a heated swimming pool, shuffleboard courts, and a picnic area with a gas grill and a game room library in the lovely clubhouse. Oak Crest/Acorn is a southern resort community with a northern exposure. It is perfect for both an active life, or for a relaxed one on the deck, watching gorgeous sunsets.

Down Yonder is just minutes away from the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and residents enjoy an abundance of community activities. Suburban Extended Stay Hotel is conveniently located near beaches and area attractions, perfect for an enjoyable and relaxing vacation or business trip.

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