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

Primary Cities;
St. Petersburg

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

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

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.
by Soldier4Higher January 19, 2007
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Most commonly refers to the area around the bay located in the northern region of California. The peninsula part is based around San Francisco. The other major areas include Oakland in the east bay, and San Jose in the south bay. The Bay Area constitutes of all those regions and suburbs of those cities near the bay. There are, however, common misconceptions of the bay area, such as the Bay Area of Memphis, Tennessee, as well as a few others. THE BAY AREA MOST COMMONLY REFERS TO THE REGION IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, YOU CAN NOT DENY THAT.
The rapper Lil' Wyte states that he is from the Bay Area. He is not from the Bay Area in Northern California, so he is in fact a pussy bitch. E-40 and Too Short are from the Bay Area; Vallejo and Oakland, respectively. Dont hate on the Cali Bay Area just cause your state's Bay Area isnt as well known.

Here's an analogy...When people say Portland (there are 14 Portlands in the U.S.), they're most likely talkin about the one in Oregon.

(my bad if i didnt name your city in the definition of the bay area...i got love for the whole bay...vallejo, concord, richmond, pittsburg, sunnyvale, palo alto (EPA), fremont, mateo, marin, berkeley, and every lil town i forgot from gilroy to sactown to santa rosa and back down)
by SayinItHowItIs May 02, 2005
Aka YaY Area
Home of the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers.

Richmond, Oakland, Vallejo, Pittsburg, San Jose, Hercules, Berkeley, etc.

Northern California also the home of
rappers E-40, San Quin, Federation, Messy Marv, Keak Da Sneak & the one and only MAC DRE!
I'm from the Yay Area Bitch fuck the rest the Yayz da best
by hhgegege March 07, 2005
The San Francisco Bay Area, also known as the Bay Area, is a geographically diverse metropolitan area that surrounds the San Francisco Bay in Northern California. Home to more than eight million people, it is composed of cities, towns, military bases, airports, and associated regional, state, and national parks sprawled over nine counties (ten, according to some agencies) and connected by a massive network of roads, highways, railroads, and commuter rail.
The Bay Area, unlike the typical metropolitan area, contains several distinct urban and suburban centers. While San Jose is the largest city in the Bay Area (having surpassed San Francisco in the 1990 census), for most of its history San Francisco was the largest city in the region. The area containing the city of San Francisco, together with Oakland and San Jose, is the sixth-largest consolidated metropolitan area in the United States.The following lists are based on the ten-county definition of the Bay Area. Cities in bold serve as county seat. The places listed in italics are located in Santa Cruz county, which is excluded by the nine-county definition.

* Alameda County
* Contra Costa County
* Marin County
* Napa County
* San Francisco County
* San Mateo County
* Santa Clara County
* Santa Cruz County
* Solano County
* Sonoma County

Cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants
* San Jose, 953,679
* San Francisco, 799,263
* Oakland, 412,318
* Fremont, 210,158

Cities with 100,000 to 200,000 inhabitants
* Antioch
* Berkeley
* Concord
* Daly City
* Fairfield
* Hayward
* Richmond
* Santa Clara
* Santa Rosa
* Sunnyvale
* Vallejo

Municipalities and suburbs with 10,000 to 100,000 inhabitants
* Alameda
* Alamo
* Albany
* American Canyon
* Ashland
* Bay Point
* Belmont
* Benicia
* Blackhawk-Camino Tassajara
* Brentwood
* Burlingame
* Campbell
* Capitola
* Castro Valley
* Cherryland
* Clayton
* Cupertino
* Danville
* Dixon
* Dublin
* East Palo Alto
* El Cerrito
* El Sobrante
* Foster City
* Gilroy
* Half Moon Bay
* Healdsburg
* Hercules
* Hillsborough
* Lafayette
* Larkspur
* Live Oak
* Livermore
* Los Altos
* Los Gatos
* Martinez
* Menlo Park
* Mill Valley
* Millbrae
* Milpitas
* Moraga
* Morgan Hill
* Mountain View (Santa Clara Co.)
* Napa
* Newark
* Novato
* Oakley
* Orinda
* Pacifica
* Palo Alto
* Petaluma
* Piedmont
* Pinole
* Pittsburg
* Pleasant Hill
* Pleasanton
* Redwood City
* Rohnert Park
* San Anselmo
* San Bruno
* San Carlos
* San Leandro
* San Lorenzo
* San Mateo
* San Pablo
* San Rafael
* San Ramon
* Santa Cruz
* Saratoga
* Scotts Valley
* South San Francisco
* Stanford
* Suisun City
* Tamalpais-Homestead Valley
* Union City
* Vacaville
* Walnut Creek
* Watsonville
* Windsor

Municipalities and suburbs with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants
* Amesti
* Angwin
* Aptos
* Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley
* Atherton
* Bayview-Montalvin
* Belvedere
* Ben Lomond
* Bethel Island
* Black Point-Green Point
* Bodega Bay
* Bolinas
* Bonny Doon
* Boyes Hot Springs
* Boulder Creek
* Brisbane
* Broadmoor
* Buena Vista
* Burbank
* Byron
* Calistoga
* Cloverdale
* Clyde
* Colma
* Corralitos
* Corte Madera
* Cotati
* Crockett
* Day Valley
* Deer Park
* Diablo
* Dillon Beach
* Discovery Bay
* East Richmond Heights
* East Foothills
* El Granada
* El Verano
* Eldridge
* Elmira
* Emeryville
* Fairfax
* Fairview
* Felton
* Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente
* Forestville
* Freedom
* Fruitdale
* Glen Ellen
* Graton
* Green Valley
* Guerneville
* Highlands-Baywood Park
* Interlaken
* Inverness
* Kensington
* Kentfield
* Kenwood
* Knightsen
* La Honda
* Lagunitas-Forest Knolls
* Larkfield-Wikiup
* Lexington Hills
* Loma Mar
* Los Altos Hills
* Loyola
* Lucas Valley-Marinwood
* Montara
* Monte Rio
* Monte Sereno
* Moss Beach
* Mount Eden
* Mount Hermon
* Mountain View, Contra Costa Co.
* Muir Beach
* Occidental
* Opal Cliffs
* Pacheco
* Pescadero
* Point Reyes Station
* Port Costa
* Portola Valley
* Rio del Mar
* Rio Vista
* Rodeo
* Rollingwood
* Roseland
* Ross
* Saint Helena
* San Geronimo
* San Gregorio
* San Martin
* Santa Venetia
* Sausalito
* Sebastopol
* Seven Trees
* Sonoma
* Soquel
* Stinson Beach
* Strawberry
* Sunol
* Sunol-Midtown
* Tara Hills
* Temelec
* Tiburon
* Tomales
* Twin Lakes
* Vine Hill
* Waldon
* West Menlo Park
* Woodacre
* Woodside
* Yountville
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by gostupid November 10, 2006
San Francisco + San Jose + Oakland = Bay Area

John: Where's the best place to live in the US?
Tom: It has to be the Bay Area.
by YouWillNeverKnowMe December 22, 2005
The East Bay 510 Consist of Oakland, Berkley, Richtown, Alameda, Haystack, San Leandro, Union City, Fremont, Newark, Milpitas... The West Bay 415 Consist of San Fransico or "the sco", San Matao, East Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Daily City, Redwood City... The South Bay 408 Is like San Jose and Santa Clara area... Or North Bay 707 Vallejo area... These are Just the citys I have explored growin up there is prolly a few I missed but your town wasn't important enough to make it so die you beezy.
"Since '84 I been out there gettin my doe, from the Sco to O to Vallejo gettin richer than rich in san jo..."
-R.I.P. Mac Dre
by JayP March 04, 2005
bay area is in nor cal.. frisco area of course.. redwood city, oak, sunnyvale, san jose, frisco, etc.
the bay area is the shit.. fuck all those socal haters.
by jenna August 15, 2004
The area surrounding the San Francisco Bay. Includes North Bay, East Bay, South Bay and the Peninsula.
Do noth confuse with wannabe Bay Areas like Memphis.
99.999999999999999999% of the time it's refering to the place in the NorCal.
John: I'm from the Bay Area.
Dan: Cool, how's the weather?
John: Crappy.
Dan: Oh, so you're definitely not talking about the REAL Bay Area in California.
John: Uhhh I was talking about Memphis.
Dan: Dude, ur hella crazy. Get with it!
by GYO October 12, 2006
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