When refering to the Tampa Bay area which is made up of 4 counties;
Hernando County
Hillsborough County
Pasco County
Pinellas County

Primary Cities;
Clearwater
St. Petersburg
Tampa

Suburbs between 50,000 to 100,000 Inhabitants;
Bradenton
Brandon
Largo
Palm Harbor
Spring Hill
Town 'n' Country

Suburbs with 10,000 to 50,000 Inhabitants;
Citrus Park
Dunedin
Egypt Lake-Leto
East Lake
Greater Carrollwood
Holiday
Land O' Lakes
Lealman
Lutz
New Port Richey
Greater Northdale
Oldsmar
Palm River-Clair Mel
Pinellas Park
Plant City
Safety Harbor
Seminole
Greater Sun Center (Sun City Center)
Tarpon Springs
Temple Terrace
University
Westchase

Other attractions include;
Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, Museum of Science & Industry and Lowry Park Zoo.

Long established cities, such as Cuban flavored Ybor City, near the bay contain historic architecture. Fresh seafood and locally grown produce are available in many restaurants.

Sports attractions include;
Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and many professional quality golf courses, tennis courts, and pools.

Sports teams;
The Tampa Bay Area is home to three major professional sports teams and a number of minor-league and college teams

National Football League:
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

National Hockey League:
Tampa Bay Lightning: St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa

Major League Baseball:
Tampa Bay Devil Rays: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg

Arena Football League:
Tampa Bay Storm: St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa

NCAA Football, Div.1, Big East:
The University of South Florida Bulls: Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

NCAA Basketball, Div. 1, Big East:
The University of South Florida Bulls: The Sun Dome in Tampa

Major League Baseball Spring training teams in the area
Spring training in Florida for teams in the Grapefruit League:
The Tampa Bay Devil Rays of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg
The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Legends Field in Tampa
The Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater
The Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball play spring training games at Knology Park in Dunedin

Minor League baseball teams in the area include:
Florida State League (Single-A baseball)

The Tampa Yankees: Legends Field in Tampa
The Clearwater Threshers: Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater
The Dunedin Blue Jays: Dunedin Stadium at Grant Field in Dunedin

Sporting Events
The NCAA football Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium is held annually, usually on January 1.
Three Super Bowls have been held in Tampa, in 1984, 1991 and 2001.
Tampa will host Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009

The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida, Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the Tampa Bay area or simply Tampa Bay after the body of water it surrounds, is a metropolitan area on the Gulf coast of west-central Florida. It includes the cities of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as numerous other small municipalities in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties. The population for the Tampa Bay area currently stands at 2,589,637; as of a July 4, 2005 estimate. It is experiencing urban sprawl and the area grows at an average of 20,000 to 40,000 residents every year, which is about 200,000 to 400,000 every 10 years. Most of the sprawl has occurred in the more rural areas because of more affordable land; such areas are Lutz, Land O' Lakes, Pasco County and Hernando County. The West Coast of Florida, on the Gulf of Mexico is considered a tourist destination as the weather is semi-tropical and the region contains significant natural beauty, including brilliant sunsets, exotic foliage, and attractive scenery. The Tampa Bay area contains three major public beaches. Coastal access and ports provide the opportunity to observe dolphins, manatees and other sea life, experience deep sea fishing, scuba diving, and join cruises to Gulf of Mexico destinations including Cozumel, Key West and the Cayman Islands.
This countries best strip clubs are located in the Bay Area.

Bubba the Love Sponge is from the Bay Area.

If your looking for some of the best beaches in the world, go to the Bay Area.

Ybor City (dance capital of the world) is in the Bay Area.
door Soldier4Higher 19 januari 2007
Refers to the Tampa Bay area and surrounding cities. Tampa Bay often mistaken as a city but is actually made up of two main cities (Tampa and St. Petersberg) home of two former championship teams (Lightning and Buccaneers) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
The Superbowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers are from the Bay Area.
door Soldier4Higher 19 januari 2007
Although usually referring to the Northern region of California state, as of 2000, the term bay area was rebranded as an adjective which means gay. This is likely due to the renowned gay population of this region as well as the sexual preference of the man who proudly created this term.
"Bay areaaaaaaaaaaa" = I am gay.
"Yo that is hella bay" = That's gay.
"Bay area chronic!" = I am gay and have smoked good weed in my hometown of San Francisco.
door Ganni 16 januari 2007
A place that, accept it or not, is the height of American insufferability. Meaning they believe that the place they are is the coolest and anyone who lives elsewhere and enjoys life is fooling themselves.
"Why don't those poor bastards realize if they thought and acted just like me they could truly be happy?"

PS I'm from there and call it Frisco just to piss the elitist off
door CAexpatriot 22 februari 2005
Bay Area in Memphis is another name for Frayser, which is north of downtown and east of Raleigh. It is home to rappers such as Three Six Mafia, Frayser Boy, 8 Ball & MJG, and many others. Lil Wyte is NOT from Frayser. He is actually from Shebly Forest which is a rural area north of Frayser. He just hung out in Frayser sometimes so he claims he's from there, but dont let him fool you.

Bay Area in Cali is whack as hell. Some ppl like to make it seem hood, but in reality its not. Sure there may be some ghetto parts, but as a whole the Bay Area in Cali is mostly white & liberal. Home to a large gay population, and tree huggers. Im sorry but its tru and you know it. So stop hating on Bay Area Memphis.

What do ppl think about when they hear San Francisco??
Gay

What do ppl think about when they hear Memphis??
Crunk

Bay Area in Memphis is 100X realer than Bay Area Cali.
door Janeeelll 27 juni 2006
Not just San Franscico. There are many Bay Area's including the:
Tampa Bay Area
Chesapeake Bay Area
Hudson Bay and so on.

Not known by most asshole Californians which believe the world revolves around them because 90% of television is set in California making them beleive that the rest of the country is full of the same cretins as they see everyday. Too arrogant, ignorant and egocentric to think outside of thier own little false reality. One of the many reasons the rest of the country prays that the Big One will one day wipe them from the face of the earth in a terrible and horrifying cataclism
The Chesapeake Bay Area
door Rook 22 april 2005

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