Tierra Verde, with its beautiful blue water, immediate access to the Gulf for boating and water recreation, and its remarkable quality of life, make it one of Pinellas County's premier locations. Residents of this island enjoy access to 35 miles of breathtaking beaches, over 580 miles of coastline, 52 golf courses and 4,159 acres of unspoiled landscape. All of this makes Pinellas County an incredibly attractive destination for tourists and new residents and Tierra Verde a crowning jewel among places to live in this remarkable area.
Tierra Verde residents take their island and quality of life seriously. In terms of beauty, entertainment, quality of life and serenity, the growing community of Tierra Verde is unparalleled.
RECREATION & ATTRACTIONS
Recreation is a priority on Tierra Verde and the opportunities are plentiful. The beaches and crystal water offer excellent swimming, sunbathing, fishing and all sorts of boating activities. Fort De Soto Park, built during the Spanish-American War, is the largest park in Pinellas County. The park contains seven miles of waterfront, two fishing piers (one on Tampa Bay and one on the Gulf of Mexico), a canoe trail, several nature trails, an over 230-site camping area and the famous 12-inch mortar battery, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Residents and visitors of Tierra Verde can choose from many restaurants on the island, such as Crazy Conch Cafe and the award-winning Billy’s Stonecrab & Seafood Restaurant. Shoppers will also find bliss around Tierra Verde with its many local art inspired shops, great bookstores, jewelers, tropical island wear, and specialty food shops.
LOCAL SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
Over 140 schools within Pinellas County help to maintain a vision of uniting with the community to provide each student with the means to achieve success. Tierra Verde’s students, both old and young, have access to six secondary education institutions, including the University of South Florida and the University of Tampa. Pinellas County is also the recipient of the “Successful Community Award,” which recognizes communities who strive to improve three areas: housing, environment and recreational activities, all within their community.