Largo is part of the Tampa Bay Area and has a population of 71,704 (2004). Because of its central location, Largo is considered the crossroads of Pinellas County. Largo began as a rural community and an exporter of agricultural products. Now, the city is the third largest in Florida's most densely populated county. What once was a town of farms, groves, ranches, and forests is now a city filled with mostly homes, shopping centers, and light industry. Largo's motto, “City of Progress,” certainly reflects the gradual changes in this city.
Visitors and residents of Largo enjoy the city's proximity to Tampa for arts and entertainment opportunities. Some fun attractions in Largo and the surrounding areas include the Largo Cultural Center, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, the Largo Central Railroad, the Florida Aquarium in Tampa, the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, the St. Petersburg Pier, the 34-mile long Pinellas Trail, the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.
The city of Largo, although small, features some great dining establishments. Locals and visitors alike have raved about several restaurants, including E&E Stakeout Grill (Southwestern American with an emphasis on steak), Pastino's (Italian), Tampa Style Cubans (fast Cuban fare), Acropol Family Restaurant (Greek), and Farmer's Kitchen Restaurant (home-style American).