Warm-weather enthusiasts looking for a laid-back lifestyle need look no further than Largo, Florida. Located in Pinellas County, this city just south of Clearwater offers homes in every price range. From mobile homes to family homes, condos to waterfront estates, Largo provides small-town charm close to metropolitan amenities. If you want the comforts of suburban life without the long drive to work in the big city, you'll be happy to know it's an easy commute not only to Clearwater but also to Tampa and St. Petersburg.
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Largo's downtown area is undergoing a facelift. New businesses have been moving into the area, and for good reason: Projected job growth over the next decade is 17.28 percent. The Largo Cultural Center offers many events including theater productions and crafts shows. For outdoor fun and exercise, check out Largo Central Park with its open field-great for kite flying-and large playground. You'll find that the park offers equipment suitable for all ages and for handicapped children, as well. Are you a film buff? There's a movie theater at the outdoors Largo Mall, plus restaurants and the stores you're used to visiting, such as Target, PetSmart and Michael's. And when you just want to soak up the sun and splash around in the waves, an assortment of white-sand beaches are only minutes away.
Although there are million-dollar residences in Largo, the average home price in the area is $169,900-you can find quality housing here without the hefty price tag shown on similar beachfront properties. Many budget-minded people moving to Florida want to enjoy the simple life, but with a few perks, and Largo offers well-maintained mobile home parks, many with amenities such as community pools and shuffleboard courts. Looking for water access? Consider Harbor Hills where many properties include a deep-water route to the Intracoastal Waterway. Homes here offer spacious floor plans, attached garages and inside laundry rooms. If a gated waterfront neighborhood is more your style, take a look at Indian Springs, which offers both condos and single-family homes. The community comes complete with a waterfront pool and clubhouse, a marina, tennis courts-oh, and Indian Springs also welcomes your pets! These are just a few of the many possibilities for home hunters. An experienced realtor with extensive knowledge of the area will be able to find a property that meets the requirements on your wish list so you can begin enjoying the laid-back Largo, Florida, lifestyle!