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Old Palm Harbor, Florida

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Palm Harbor, Florida offers a whole lot of great reasons to live there.  Of course there is US 19 with all the shopping and restaurants lining both the east and west sides of US 19.  Then there is the Old Palm Harbor, with no major highway running through it or the traffic that goes with it.  There is County Road 1 and Alt. 19 with the best parts of Old Palm Harbor lining the side streets between CR 1 and Alt. 19. 

Florida Avenue offers a great selection of restaurants and coffee shops all in the same one block area.  There is the Thirsty Marlin and Peggy O'Neil's Irish Pub and Eatery just across the street from each other.  Both offer great food, plenty of variety in the adult beverages, and camaraderie.  And they have dining outdoors. 

Right beside the Thirsty Marlin is a wonderful coffee shop with absolutely wonderful coffee blend, Baby's Coffee that is available at the Old Town Cafe in Palm Harbor, and the only other places Baby's Coffee can be had is Key West and Miami.  Plus Old Town Cafe serves wine or beer and great smoothies.  They also have Cuban sandwiches, panini, burritos, bagels and much more.  Check out the Old Town Cafe.

Locals love the Old Palm Harbor areas, shops and restaurants.  It is readily accessible from the Pinellas bike trail too.  If you are looking for a place to call home, find a little bit of real estate heaven and settle in Old Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor, Florida

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Palm Harbor, Florida is a terrific waterfront community close to beaches and showcases the Florida lifestyle.  There is the old Palm Harbor downtown area, with events like art festivals, food tastings and an annual Parrothead party.  The schools are excellent and the best beach in Florida, Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, is just a very short drive.  Palm Harbor has a PGA quality course, Copperhead at Innisbrook and many other quality golf courses.

There are several waterfront neighborhoods with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico for fishing, beaching or just cruising.

To learn more about the area and Palm Harbor in particular, click here http://www.sunbayassociates.com/Recommended-Links and you will find links to many other sources of information.

Clearwater Beach Open House

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Today is a very short blog.  July 19, 2009 we are having an open house on Clearwater Beach at 881 Eldorado from 1 pm to 4 pm.  This is a great house in Clearwater Beach, one very short block off the beach.  It has over 3500 square feet for partying and reflects the terrific beach lifestyle that is available here in Tampa Bay.  If you happen to be in Clearwater on Sunday, July 19, stop in to take a look at a dream beach house.  Inside parking for six, a huge party room on the top level with room for a full sized pool table, ping pong table and it has a wet bar.  It has a fireplace on the main floor with an outside deck to watch the sunsets. 

If you are looking for the beach lifestyle here in Tampa Bay Florida, this could be the perfect beach house for you.

Indian Trails, Palm Harbor, Florida

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

There is a wonderful neighborhood in Palm Harbor, Florida called Indian Trails.  The houses are very well kept, there are mature live oak trees to provide lots of shade on summer afternoons and the location is excellent.  Palm Harbor is one of the most desirable communities in the Tampa Bay area, with its relaxed lifestyle, right on the Gulf of Mexico, and Indian Trails is one of the nicer neighborhoods in Palm Harbor.

Crystal Beach and Wall Springs Park are just a quick bike ride away.  Of course there is the Pinellas bicycle trail for a short ride to a nearby park, or for the hearty and serious rider, a trip to Tarpon Springs or Honeymoon Island is not too far.  The closest airport is the St. Pete-Clearwater International airport, only 13 miles away.  And the Dunedin Blue Jays play all summer only 6 miles away.  Spring training facilities for the Toronto Blue Jays, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees are all just a short drive, with the Yankees the farthest, at less than 30 miles from Indian Trails in Palm Harbor.

There are 14 schools, 6 public and 8 private, within 2 miles of Indian Trails, including Palm Harbor University High School, the Palm Harbor Montessori Academy, elementary and middle schools, day care and several other private schools. 

Shopping, for both food and other things, is easy.  There are 8 grocery stores, including Winn Dixie and 7-Eleven, and 4 department stores, including Steinmart and Walmart within easy driving distance of two miles or less.  And just so you don't have to worry about dining out, there are 32 restaurants within 2 miles of Indian Trails, from fine Italian dining at Casa Ludovico, to the camaraderie at Peggy O'Neills Irish Pub and Eatery, to pizza at Westshore Pizza.

Indian Trails is truly one of the nicest neighborhoods in one of the nicest towns along the west coast of Florida.

John's Pass Florida

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

John's Pass, on the Gulf Coast of the Tampa Bay area, is a fascinating village full of shops, restaurants, ice cream shops, parasailing and charter sport fishing.  It is a bustling area on the intracoastal waterway just a few miles south of Clearwater Beach with lots of family oriented activities.  Find a parking spot, then walk around.  Watch hand rolled cigars being made, then, if you smoke 'em, try one for a wonderful cigar smoking expeience.

As you walk along the boardwalk, get a hand packed ice cream cone or frozen custard, then watch the boats on the inlet coming and going, some jet skies, some charter sport fishing boats, some pleasure cruisers and some sailboats.  There are watercraft for everyone on the water at John's Pass.  And as you watch the boat traffic, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for dolphin sightings.  There are always dolphin swimming around the inlet and it is fun to watch as tourists see their first dolphin.

Try Gators restaurant for a good meal, a cold beverage, and during football season, be surrounded by Florida Gator fans every Saturday afternoon.  As you munch on a grouper sandwich in the evening, you just might see people on the dock dipping blue crabs from the water for a very fresh lunch the next day.  It is truly a Florida experience!

John's Pass is one more wonderful reason to own real estate in the Tampa Bay area.  It is a great place for a family to spend a day, having fun, seeing the unique sights of the Florida waterfront lifestyle, eating good food, and just maybe even sighting a dolphin.

So c'mon to the Tampa Bay area.  Enjoy the laid back Florida lifestyle  Take a look at buying real estate in the Tampa Bay area.  The time has never been better for getting a home in this terrific part of the country.

For information about other communities in the Tampa Bay area, visit our website, www.SunBayAssociates.com.

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Gwen and Doug Campbell - Sun Bay Realty Group
at Keller Williams Realty
30522 US Hwy 19N, Suite 107 S
Palm Harbor FL 34684
Doug's Cell 727-741-4189
Gwen's Cell 727-741-7260
Fax: 888-447-7908