Gulfport borders St. Petersburg and Boca Ciega Bay in Pinellas County. The population of Gulfport was 12,029 at the 2010 census.

"Old Florida" is a phrase often evoked in describing Gulfport's waterfront district, with its beach and long fishing pier, mix of small-scale cottages and small independent shops, restaurants and other businesses, situated among mature oak trees and brick-paved streets.

Gulfport is famous for it's variety of dining experiences. The city was one of the six finalist in the Rand McNally "Best of the Road" out of 600 competing towns for "Best for Food".

On the first Friday and third Saturday of every month at 6:00 pm, Beach Blvd comes alive with artists, vendors, musicians, and great food during the Gulfport Art Walks. Every Tuesday is Gulfport's Tuesday Fresh Market where fresh produce is sold and vendors set up offering fresh baked breads, fresh seafood, cheeses, nuts, spices and sauces, along with hand crafted art and clothing and more.

Public education is provided by Pinellas County Schools. Gulfport has two public schools, Boca Ciega High School and Gulfport Elementary School.


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