The Florida Suncoast is a colloquial name for the west-central and southwest peninsular Florida coastal area between Tarpon Springs to the north, and Naples to the south, and includes the Tampa Bay area. A peninsula is a piece of land that is nearly surrounded by Water but connected to Mainland via an Isthmus. Florida ( is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States, bordering Alabama to the northwest and Georgia to the Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of 1 July 2006, the U Tampa Bay is a large natural Harbor and Estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, comprising Old Tampa Bay This region is sometimes also referred to as the Sun Coast. The name has been promoted by local governments and businesses as a replacement for the name Pirate Coast, also applied to the area.
On the west coast of the Gulf, the region is known for miles and miles of prime beaches and sunny days from early December through the following May. The Gulf of Mexico ( Spanish: Golfo de México) is the ninth largest Body of water in the world Housing prices have been going up at 20-40% per year since 2000, as baby boomers move to the Sun Coast of Florida. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
Not far above Tampa the beaches change character to swamp, estuaries and salt marsh land near the coast. A swamp is a Wetland featuring temporary or permanent inundation of large areas of land by shallow bodies of water An estuary is a semi-enclosed Coastal body of Water with one or more Rivers or Streams flowing into it and with a free connection to the open A salt marsh is a type of Marsh that is a transitional intertidal between land and salty or Brackish water (e It is a huge retirement area, attracting hundreds of thousands of retirees. It includes the well known coastal cities of Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Tampa, Brandon, Ruskin, Bradenton, Sarasota, Punta Gorda, Englewood, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach, Venice, and Naples. St Petersburg (often shortened to St Pete) is a city in Pinellas County Florida, United States. Clearwater is a City located in Pinellas County Florida, USA, nearly due west of Tampa and northwest of St Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County Florida, USA and is part of the Tampa Bay Area. Brandon is an unincorporated Census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, in the United States. Ruskin is an unincorporated Census-designated place in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. Bradenton is a city in Manatee County, Florida, United States. Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County on the southwestern coast of the state of Florida in the United States. Punta Gorda ( Fat Tip in Spanish is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. Englewood is a Census-designated place in Charlotte County Florida and Sarasota County Florida. Cape Coral is a city in Lee County, Florida, United States. With over 400 miles of navigable waterways Cape Coral has more miles of canals than any Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida, United States. Venice is a city in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 17764 at the 2000 census Naples is a city in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of 1 July 2006, the U Three of the Suncoast beaches that have been named in the top 10 of the United States: Caladesi Beach, Desoto Beach and Siesta Key Beach. South of Naples is the Everglades and north of Tarpon Springs, the coast has isolated beaches, with very few roads and mangrove swamps to the Gulf's edge. Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County Florida Tarpon Springs is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. Mangroves (generally are Trees and Shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the Tropics and Subtropics.
This part of Florida has traditionally been associated with a large population of Midwestern retirees and so-called "snow-birds" who are traditionally retirees from northern states who relocate to the Sun Coast for the winter months. Much of the Tampa Bay area (especially Pinellas and south Hillsborough Counties) has had long a reputation for being the main sleepy haven for the elderly. Tampa Bay is a large natural Harbor and Estuary along the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of Florida, comprising Old Tampa Bay Pinellas County is a county located in the US state of Florida. Hillsborough County is a County located in the US state of Florida. Now the area has seemed to grow to include the modern day Florida Suncoast which includes most of coastal southwest Florida.