Living in the Tampa Bay area
Plasma-Therm is located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The "Sunshine City" is known for
its year-round warm climate, extensive beaches and diverse population. St. Petersburg
is on a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east.
The larger metropolitan area that includes the cities of St. Petersburg, Clearwater,
Tampa, and many smaller towns, is known as the Tampa Bay Area. This region is the fourth-largest
metropolitan area in the U.S. southeast, with a combined population of 2.9 million across
While you are visiting, we encourage you to enjoy some of the many local attractions.
Take in a sunset on the wide beaches of St. Petersburg and Clearwater. Dine in Tampa's
historic Ybor City neighborhood or along St. Petersburg's downtown waterfront. There
are dozens of museums, parks, and performing arts venues, as well as professional football,
baseball, soccer, and hockey games. The Tampa Bay area encompasses natural beauty, diverse
cultures, and a thriving business community.
About St. Petersburg
The city of St. Petersburg (called "St. Pete" by locals) has a population of about
250,000, the fourth-largest in Florida. St. Petersburg is in Pinellas County. Award-winning
beaches extend to the west and south of the city on a string of barrier islands. The
city's cultural attractions include the Salvador Dali Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, St.
Petersburg Museum of History, and the Mahaffrey Theater near downtown. Tropicana Field
is home to the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International
Airport is located about 9 miles north of downtown St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg official site >
The City of Tampa is east of St. Petersburg, at the north end of Tampa Bay. The city,
which is in Hillsborough County, has a population of about 350,000. Tampa is home to
MacDill Air Force Base, Busch Gardens, the University of South Florida, and the Lowry
Park Zoo. Tampa International Airport, located about six miles west of downtown Tampa,
is the region's major airport, serving 16 million passengers a year.
Tampa official site >
The City of Clearwater is located north of St. Petersburg and west of Tampa in Pinellas
County. Clearwater has a population of about 100,000. Clearwater attractions include
spring training baseball, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Capitol Theater, Ruth Eckerd
Hall, and the Clearwater Beach Marina.
Clearwater official site >