Largo became first independent in 1903 and became the first municipality in Pinellas County to adopt a council-manager type of government in 1913. It finally became a city in 1974 and agricultural products were exported until the 1960s when the entry of people began to change it into a bedroom community. read more…
Largo became first independent in 1903 and became the first municipality in Pinellas County to adopt a council-manager type of government in 1913. It finally became a city in 1974 and agricultural products were exported until the 1960s when the entry of people began to change it into a bedroom community.
In 1916, Lake Largo was drained to make way for progress so Largo’s population boomed during 1910 to 1930. Decades after, Largo’s economy focused on agriculture such as citrus groves, cattle ranches and hog farms, sawmills and turpentine stills. It is most remembered as Citrus City from the time it was previously known as a citrus packing, canning and shipping area.
Largo is served by 2 international airports, St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport which is located 6 miles east of downtown and Tampa International Airport which is placed 20 miles east of downtown on the other side of Tampa Bay. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority provides bus service throughout Pinellas County as well as express service to Tampa.
Largo’s high school is Largo High with a mascot dressed as a razorback boar. They are called the Packers due to the influence of the former citrus packing industry on the town. Schiller International University’s main campus is also in Largo as well as Fortis College that offers career training in the medical, HVAC and cosmetology fields. St. Patricks Catholic school campus is on trotter Road in Largo which offers a private education for grades Pre-K to 8th grade. Veritas Academy is also another private school in the city.
There are various recreation, parks and arts environmental and athletic programs as well as cultural activities coordinated by the Cultural Arts management involving cultural performances, educational activities, budgeting and administrative support on events and facilities. Largo Cultural Center and Historic Largo is Florida’s Ulmer Park bandstand.
Florida Botanical Gardens offer no admission fees and gardens are not crowded. They include fauna, flora and natural resources in surroundings intended to educate, inspire and promote environmentally friendly strategies. Visitors will witness a large variety of plant specimens from ordinary to exotic plans. There is also a foot bridge over a creek for guests to see the bromeliads and succulents in the area surrounding the botanical garden.
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