In a story, can you make up a place and put it in a real city?

I've seen it done in books before, but is it actually considered correct or OK to do it? For example, let's say that I want a character of mine to go to a school called Pine Tree Park High School in Tampa Florida, but in reality, there isn't really a such place as Pine Tree Park High School in Tampa. (Not that I know of, anyway...) I probably sound like an idiot for asking this question, but whatever. Any responses that show me that I'm collecting true information will really help me. Thank you!
Asked Aug 21, 2014
Yes indeed, even if such a school does not exist in Tampa, you can still make it as though it is in your story.
And good luck with your story! I like writing stories too.
Answered Sep 11, 2014

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