Richard D. Clifford services the entire Tampa Bay Florida Real Estate area. This includes Pinellas
County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County and parts of Hernando County, specifically Spring Hill.
Should you be considering moving to Florida and want some detailed information about the Tampa Bay
Florida area, you have come to the right place! You will find many Florida Real Estate listings on
Richard's Florida MLS Search page. Review the area info pages and you will become familiar with the
Tampa Bay Florida area in no time!

If you have questions about other parts of Florida, please contact Richard with your questions and he or
a team member will answer or refer you to someone who has the answer, if we may not know it. Just
south of the Tampa Bay area is Sarasota, referred to by many as the "Cultural Capital of the South".
While Sarasota Real Estate is a little bit pricier than Tampa Bay, Sarasota's white sand beaches and
prominant communities all and all offers a beautiful and wonderful place to live.

Florida Fun Facts:

Florida State Name: The Sunshine State.
Bordering Bodies of Water - Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico
Florida's Motto: "In God We Trust".
Origin of the Name Florida - Florida was first seen by the Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon on Palm
Sunday April 2, 1513 - he then named the "Pascua de Florida," meaning "Feast of Flowers" and claimed
it for Spain.
State Bird is the Mockingbird
State Mammal is the Florida Panther
State Marine Mammal is the Manatee
State Salt Water Mammal is the Porpoise/Dolphin
State Insect is the Zebra long wing butterfly (Heliconius charitonius)
State Reptile is the Alligator
State Saltwater Fish is the Sailfish
State Freshwater Fish Largemouth bass
State Shell is the Horse Conch (Pleuroploca gigantea)
State Flower is the Orange blossom
State Wild Flower is the Coreopsis
State Tree is the Palmetto palm
State beverage is Orange juice
Our State Capital is Tallahassee, FL.
Name of residents is Floridians
Florida is the 22nd largest state in the United States, encompassing almost 66,000 square miles.
Florida's major industries are tourism, agriculture of fruit (grapefruit, tomatoes, and of course oranges).
Biggest lakes and rivers: St. Johns River, Suwannee River, Lake George, and Lake Okeechobee.
Population is almost 16 million people living in the state of Florida, and it's the fourth most populous state
in United States. State Song - "Swanee River"
Richard (Dick) Clifford
(727) 735-2587
Licensed Broker Associate with Charles Rutenberg
Realty, Inc
Charles Rutenberg Realty Clearwater Office
1545 Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764