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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. This region is sometimes also referred to as the Sun Coast. Peninsula A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ... State nickname: Sunshine State Official languages English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville (largest metropolitan area is Miami) Governor Jeb Bush (R) Senators Bill Nelson (D) Mel Martinez (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 22nd 170,451 km² 17. ... Tarpon Springs is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Naples is a city located in Collier County, Florida, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 20,976. ... Tampa Bay is a large natural harbor and estuary on the western coast of Florida. ...


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. Housing prices have been going up at 20-40% per year since 2000, as baby boomers move to the Suncoast of Florida. Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Not far above Tampa, the beaches change character to swamp, estuaries and salt marsh land near the coast. It is a huge retirement area, attracting hundreds of thousands of retirees. It includes the well known coastal cities of Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Clearwater, Largo, Sarasota, Bradenton, Punta Gorda, Venice, Cape Coral, Fort Myers Beach and Naples. Two of the Suncoast beaches that have been named in the top 10 of the United States: St. Pete Beach and Desoto Beach. South of Naples is the Everglades and north of Tarpon Springs, the coast has no beach, with very few roads and mangrove swamps to the Gulf's edge. Tampas skyline For alternate meanings, see Tampa (disambiguation) Tampa is a city located in Hillsborough County on the west coast of Florida. ... A freshwater swamp This article is about the wetland type (a landform). ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing numerous ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits and services. ... This article is about marsh, a type of wetland. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland... Clearwater is the name of several places in the United States of America and Canada: Clearwater, Florida Clearwater, Minnesota Clearwater, Nebraska Clearwater, British Columbia Clearwater craters in Quebec The Clearwater group is a group committed to cleaning up the Hudson River, co-founded most famously by Pete Seeger. ... Largo has multiple definitions and can mean: In musical notation, largo means the music is to be played at a slow tempo An album called Largo which pays tribute to said type of music featuring contributions by Joan Osbourne and Cyndi Lauper. ... Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Bradenton is a city located in Manatee County, Florida. ... Punta Gorda may refer to: Punta Gorda, Florida Punta Gorda, Belize This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Location within Italy Venice (Italian: Venezia), the city of canals, is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice, 45°26′ N 12°19′ E, population 271,663 (census estimate 2004-01-01). ... Cape Coral is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... Fort Myers Beach is a town located on Estero Island in Lee County, Florida. ... An Anhinga perched on the boardwalk railing Everglades is also the name of a city in Collier County, Florida. ... Tarpon Springs is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. ... Above and below water view at the edge of the mangal Mangrove are woody trees or shrubs that grow in coastal habitats or mangal (Hogarth, 1999), for which the term mangrove swamp also would apply. ...


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. The Tampa-St. Petersburg area long had a reputation for being a sleepy haven for the elderly.

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Capital: Tallahassee
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Florida Suncoast - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (284 words)
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.
South of Naples is the Everglades and north of Tarpon Springs, the coast has no beach, with very few roads and mangrove swamps to the Gulf's edge.
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.
First Class Action Lawsuit Against Hospice of the Florida Suncoast filed February 25th, 2003 (1598 words)
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, which is a charitable organization receiving donations and contributions, has spent a total of $7.6 million on its Suncoast Solutions software "subsidiary" as of September 30, 2001, and on information and belief, has expended more funds since that date to meet the cash flow needs of Suncoast Solutions.
As an example of the unfortunate misappropriation of funds, The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast on Wednesday, May 30, 2001, approved a loan of $1.9 million (which is included in the $7.6 million previously referenced) to The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. to cover cash flow needs.
The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast in addition to not disclosing the losses sustained by Suncoast Solutions, has not revealed that patient records, including invoices and diagnosis, have been distributed in the course of the business of Suncoast Solutions, the "profit-making" subsidiary, in violation of F.S. §§400.611 and 381.004, among others..
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