Tampa Bay Region
Six counties comprise the Tampa Bay region on Florida’s Central West Coast: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas, which encompass numerous FCS locations including Bradenton, Clearwater, Largo, New Port Richey, Pasadena, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Spring Hill and several more.
The area is famous for its Gulf Coast beaches and miles of inland waterways, which attract tourists from all over the world. The year-round weather is warm, making it easy to enjoy all forms of outdoor activities on and off the water. The area boasts many highly rated arts and cultural attractions and a robust calendar of festivals.
Tampa is Florida’s third most populous city, the state’s primary west coast port, and home to three Fortune 500 companies. It is also home to three major professional sports teams – the Buccaneers (NFL), Lighting (NHL), and Rays (MLB), as well as several college and minor-league teams.
The region offers easy access to all areas of Florida through well connected interstates, roadways, and waterways. Over 20 major airlines serve the Tampa International Airport, which offers daily domestic and international flights.