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Condos for Sale in Dunedin

by Doug Campbell

If you are looking for a wonderful community to live in, and don't want the inconvenience of maintaining a single family home, try looking at condos for sale in Dunedin. There is something for every taste and pocketbook in the condos for sale in Dunedin. Not to mention the unique lifestyle that this Gulf Coast community has to offer.

The Dunedin lifestyle has an eclectic blend of the new, the old and the best part is that it is all fun. There are all kinds of events, from a local seafood festival, to a Wines the Blues festival, to multiple arts and crafts festivals, to movies in the Park on Friday nights, to Mardi Gras, to Cinco de Mayo, to Old Fashioned Christmas, to the Dunedin Holiday Boat Parade, to a rollicking St. Patrick's Day celebration, to Spring Training for Major League Baseball, to an Open Air Farmers Market and so very much more.

The downtown area of Dunedin offers boutique shops, a Mobil Guide rated and nationally known restaurant - the Black Pearl, many other very good restaurants offering food from New York style Pizza to seaside dining to open patio dining. You cannot go hungry if you just walk a couple of blocks through downtown Main Street in Dunedin. Strachan's Hand Made Ice Cream is a must do on Main Street. There is a wide variety of hand made ice cream to choose from, and as a bonus, bring your dog for a special doggie cone from the take out window.

But I digress, you wanted to learn about condos for sale in Dunedin, so there are many that are affordable, priced up to $150,000. These include condos that are in 55+ communities that won't break the budget of retirees. Some of the 55 plus communities have no pets policies, so it is smart to learn about the specific policies of each community. Most condos have rules about pets, with limits on the size and number of pets, with some being small pets only, or even no dogs with one cat OK. Have your Realtor obtain the condo documents so you can determine if the lifestyle of that condo community is right for you.

Dunedin is such a welcoming community. There are lots of parks in the city. Pioneer Park hosts the open air Farmers Market every Friday and Saturday except during the summer. You can find custom roasted coffee beans, specialty breads, fresh local produce and fresh meats and seafood. Friday night movies are a feature in Pioneer Park in the month of April, and it's free.  Weaver Park, right on the water of St. Josephs Sound, hosts the Sunset Concert Series every Friday evening in the month of May. And there is Edgewater Park, by the Dunedin Marina, that hosts the annual Craft Beer Festival. Hammock Park is several acres of quiet walking trails.

If you are an exercise lover, there is the Pinellas Bike Trail. This paved bikepath runs the length of Pinellas County, from Tarpon Springs in the north to St. Petersburg to the south and the Pinellas Bike Trail runs right through downtown Main Street in Dunedin. As you ride along the trail, on the north end of Dunedin, stop at Eli's Bar-B-Que from Thursday thru Saturday for the very best mouth-watering bbq pork and chicken you could ever hope to taste. then ride a little farther south along the trail for the downtown experience, or take a detour over to Honeymoon Island by riding out on the Dunedin Causeway.

Of course, it is not all lifestyle, since you really are looking for condos for sale in Dunedin. There are condos from between $150,000 to $500,000 if you are looking for perhaps waterfront living. One community, Mediterranean Manor, is situated on the water of St. Josephs Sound and is a short walk to the Dunedin Causeway. It has its own private beach and includes free mooring off the beach. There is a park and you can grill with Honeymoon Island only a short distance offshore for a wonderful backdrop.

Royal Stewart Arms is a 55+ community on the Dunedin Causeway in the $150,000 to $250,000 price range. This community is at the entrance to Honeymoon Island, with it's own fishing pier, clubhouse, tennis courts and an incredible view of St. Josephs Sound. This is a no pets community.

For those who are looking for the luxury condo market, Dunedin has that too! The Dunedin Grand is right on the water of St. Josephs Sound and offers spectacular views of Honeymoon Island and our magnificant Dunedin sunsets, which by the way, are free of charge. And there is a new development in Dunedin, 200 Main Street so you can enjoy the latest in building technology and still have the best lifestyle Dunedin has to offer.

Every city has condos for sale. Dunedin not only has condos for sale, it also offers a unique lifestyle to support the condo you buy and call home. Check out Dunedin, you'll be glad you did.

Why Live in Dunedin, FL?

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Why live in Dunedin, FL? The question really should be, "Why not?" Dunedin is on the west coast of Florida, right on the Gulf of Mexico. Just to the west are Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island.

There are so many things to do in Dunedin that most people can't get to them all. Starting with January, every Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm, there is an open air farmers market in Pioneer Park. This market, with local farmers selling fresh produce, meats, breads, honey, hand-crafted items, spices, sauces and so very much more, is right on the downtown Main Street. Admission is free, so you can browse the area until something tickles your fancy. Or, just walk around to each vendor, chat for a bit, and sample their wares. This way, you know exactly what you are getting.

If the Farmers market doesn't do it for you, there is the second Friday Wine/Art Walk. This starts about 5:30 in the evening and shops stay open late for downtown visitors. Stroll along the sidewalks, sample some wine at various shops and locations, have a nice meal at any of the many restaurants - even outdoor patio dining at several establishments.

There is a huge Arts and Crafts Festival in January, in downtown Dunedin Main Street. This is one of the best crafts festivals in the Southeast so you really don't want to miss it. Check out the various hand-made products, from knit scarves to cutting boards, to blown glass, to beautiful artwork paintings, to metal sculpture and so much more. Of course, there is lots of great food to eat as you amble along. Because Dunedin is very dog friendly, bring your favorite canine along, to socialize with the other dogs.

February brings one of the year's most anticipated events - the Mardi Gras parade. There will be more than 50 floats from around the area. There will be all kinds of things going on, pirates, fun, LOTS of beads and when it is all over, the crowds will head to downtown for fine food and drink. Top it all off with a visit to Strachan's Hand Made Ice Cream shop and you have a perfect February evening. And for the Snowbirds, there is NO snow.

March brings something different, the Trashy Treasures event. This is held at the Dunedin Fine Arts Center on Friday and Saturday. It is lots of fun. Naturally, the Open Air Market is going on Friday and Saturday, the second Friday Wine/Art walk is still on as are all the other normal activities in the area. And you simply can't forget the annual  St. Patrick's Day celebration, hosted by Flanagan's Irish Pub. There will be a full day of music, food and perhaps a wee bit of beverages. For this day, everyone has their Irish on.

March also is spring training for Major League Baseball and Dunedin is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays for spring training. Come to the ballpark to watch your favorite players and future stars warm up for the coming baseball season. For the snowbirds, it is great entertainment, and they can break out the tee shirts and shorts a couple months early. Just might want to check out real estate for sale in Dunedin, as a thought.

Moving into April, Films in the Park take center stage. These are held in Pioneer Park each Friday evening for the month of April. The movies begin at dark. Bring your own chairs, folding chairs are great. Bring your own snacks too. It is all FREE, so don't hesitate. It is a great evening of family fun and entertainment. You can even bring your dog. And for the summer, the Dunedin Jays play almost downtown against other budding baseball stars. It is great entertainment, and the cost is very low. You just might catch a souvenir baseball.

May brings outdoor concerts to Weaver Park, on the water. The music starts at 7 pm and goes 'til 9 pm. There are snacks available for sale, or bring your own. Again, your own chairs are welcome. Just get there early as the whole area fills up quickly. While enjoying the outstanding music of some of the area's finest musicians, catch the sunset and realize how great it is to be living the Dunedin lifestyle. And it is all free, the music, the sunset, and the seating.

Bring your camera, you might see a musician who played with some of the biggest bands in rock 'n roll, playing on stage just for your delight and edification, and because they just love to play music.

By the way, the hand cut fries are hot and delicious. We are just getting warmed up on why live in Dunedin. You just might want to find out what a house you are looking at is worth, and if you do, click on the sunset.

June brings yet another Arts and Crafts Festival to downtown. It will be Friday and Saturday with lots of interesting hand crafted items to touch, smell, and buy. There just might be some food and one never knows, but the hand squeezed lemonade really tastes good on a warm June afternoon. Then the Open Air Market has it's last month of fresh produce and other tasty offerings in June, since the summer is just a bit warm for open air market. This means it is your last chance to stock up on some of your favorite sauces, specialty coffees and teas, and why not get just one more loaf of hand crafted bread or other simply scrumptious baked goods.

Come July, people are thinking of the beach. There is the Dunedin Causeway, with fishing, wind-surfing, jet-skiing, sun bathing and swimming to offer. Or drive across the Causeway to Honeymoon Island and enjoy the stunning beach, dubbed the best beach in America by Dr. Beach in his annual rating. Stay tuned for more on Honeymoon Island in another post.

August sees the end of school vacations and families are getting ready for that. Football is in the air, with pre-season getting fired up. High schools are geared up for football, the NFL is all atwitter about the coming season. The Tampa Bay Bucs are an easy drive away from Dunedin. And the minor league baseball teams are jockeying for their playoff positions. Sports are big in the area this time of year.

If sports are not for you, get involved. There is the Fine Arts Museum, Friends of the Island - for Honeymoon Island, or clubs such as the Dunedin North Rotary, whose motto is "Doing good and having fun."

September finds some of the best outdoor weather of the year. Boating and fishing are exceptional. You can kayak on the grass flats to relax, or fish for redfish and speckled trout, or paddle across to Honeymoon Island. Or drive across the Dunedin Causeway to Honeymoon Island, then hop on the ferry to Caladesi Island for an afternoon picnic.

October finds Halloween. There are events for the children all month. There is the big Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival, with a huge carnival midway with rides, games of chance, cotton candy and more, a massive flea market tent with outstanding bargains, and barbeque. The fires start a couple days early so the pits are ready for hundreds of pounds of ribs, pulled pork and more, all cooked on site.

Then November comes and people are getting ready for Thanksgiving. The weather is cool, still no snow though, for you snowbirds. The Open Air Farmers Market starts up again, so you can get the unique blend of coffee beans, or that special cheese or loaf of bread you couldn't find in the grocery store.

December brings another special and signature Dunedin event, the Old Fashioned Christmas. There will be S'Mores made to order over hot coals, games and toys from the 1890s for the young at heart to try out, outdoor concert, and even "snow" over Main Street by the historical museum.

Then the incredible boat parade with dozens of elaborately lighted boats to celebrate the holiday season. The boats parade off-shore a bit, from the north down to the Clearwater Causeway, turn around and take turns coming into the Dunedin Marina so all can see the fun handiwork on each decorated boat. The culmination of the parade is the last boat, bringing in Santa Claus to light the holiday tree in Edgewater Park.

Yes, Dunedin is a unique, fascinating and fun place to live. You too can share the Dunedin lifestyle, which is what makes it such a great place to live. There are always things to do in Dunedin, and the people love to share.

Dunedin, FL, Coming Events

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Dunedin is a very lively community with plenty of things to do.  Last week's crafts fair was very well attended, with thousands of visitors to the downtown Main Street.

Coming in the next week are:

June 28:  A Guided Night Hike for kids age 5-11 in Hammock Park, at 1900 San Mateo.  There is a fee for this event, $20 per child.  Be there, and the kids will not only have fun, they will learn something.

June 29: Food Truck Rally at the Dunedin Blue Jays game.  Come to the game, see the Dunedin Blue Jays play, and beat, the Tampa Yankees.

July 4:  FREE admission to the Blue Jays game!  Then, a concert after the game.  And then, FREE fireworks display at the stadium starting about 9:30 PM.  This will be a really fun day for the entire family.

If you would like to get an estimate of your house, or a particular house in Dunedin, try our handy price estimator.

Now, enjoy the Dunedin lifestyle!!

Royal Stewart Arms - an Adult Over 55 Community

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Royal Stewart Arms, an adult over 55 community, is located on the Dunedin Causeway, just before the entrance to Honeymoon Island State Park.  Besides the wonderful lifestyle afforded to residents here, the views are incredible.  There are views of the intracoastal waterway and looking to the mainland, the night-time lights are a terrific sight.  Almost everyday, you can stroll to the seawall and watch the dolphins swimming just a few yards off shore.  At sunset, the sight can be awesome.

Dunedin Sunset

At present, there are 6 condos listed for sale in Royal Stewart Arms, ranging in price from $114,825 for a 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit to $215,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit.  There are also 3 condos under contract with list prices ranging $120,000 to $139,000.  And finally, there were, in the last 90 days, 8 condos sold in the community, with sale prices ranging from $94,500 to $190,000.  There are several other adult communities in Dunedin, prices well below $100,000 to prices above $200,000.   

A little bit more about the over 55 community of Royal Stewart Arms.  The community has its own fishing pier, tennis courts, a wonderful recreation center and of course the waterfront lifestyle.  There is a no pets policy.  The Pinellas bike trail is extensively used by bikers and walkers, goes right by the entrance to the community and accesses over 45 miles of bicycle trails that go as far north as Tarpon Springs to as far south at St. Pete.  All this in one unbroken bicycle trail network.  Whether you want to enjoy the Florida liststyle full-time, or are a snowbird and will be here only when the snow if flying up north, come take a look at Dunedin, and especially at Royal Stewart Arms.

The Dunedin Smokehouse: Another Reason to Buy Dunedin Real Estate

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Another reason to love our city, and buy real estate in Dunedin, is the Dunedin Smokehouse on Main Street.  They cook everything to perfection, and make the desserts on the premises.  You really need to try their Asian burger.  In a word, delicious.  The sidewalk dining area, which is dog friendly, (it is Dunedin after all), makes for a very pleasant environment while having a really good meal.

It is a very short walk to the Pinellas Bike Trail, which of course, is a safe place for a walk since bicycles and pedestrians share the trail.  We like to walk down the trail and into downtown Dunedin.  Lots of shops, restaurants and even good pizza or ice cream shops.

There are plenty of houses for sale so if you are looking for Dunedin real estate, whether for a year 'round residence or as investment or rental property, give us a call.  The lifestyle is what attracted us to Dunedin, and the lifestyle is what will keep us here.

Back to the Dunedin Smokehouse, be sure to try the pulled pork, or the smoked chicken, or the Asian burger, or any of the freshly made desserts.  You'll keep coming back!

In the meantime, if you would like to live in a wonderful community with lots of things to do, we will be happy to help you find and buy the perfect home to suit your lifestyle.

Dunedin Lifestyle - What's Happening

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

This weekend is another example of the Dunedin lifestyle and why you should consider buying Dunedin real estate.  Friday evening, April 19, at dusk, bring a blanket or a beach chair to Pioneer Park downtown and enjoy, for FREE, Mama Mia.  This is great family entertainment, people chatting, sipping on coffee or other beverages, children having fun in the park and the movie is on the big screen on the stage at Pioneer Park.

Then on Saturday, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, home of the Dunedin Blue Jays, there is a FREE giveaway of two trees for Dunedin residents.  Simply bring proof of residency, driver's license or utility bill, and get two trees in 3-gallon pots.  Then you can go home and plant the free trees in the yard of your Dunedin real estate.

And this is just another quiet weekend in Dunedin, where there is always something happening.  Of course, there is the Dunedin Causeway, with a beach, rental sailboards, and the access to Honeymoon Island, perennially one of Dr. Beach's nominees as best beach in the country.

Find out lots more about Dunedin real estate, or other communities in the area with just a click of your mouse.

Take a walk along Bayshore Blvd., stroll down Main Street and try a delicious ice cream creation at Strachan's Ice Cream store, or have a wonderful meal at any of the many restaurants in Dunedin.  Or simply enjoy the sunset at the Marina.

It is a great place to live and own real estate.

Dunedin, Where It Is

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Today in Dunedin it is 56 degrees.  It is only 49 degrees in Boston, MA right now.  Thing is, this Saturday, it will be 74 degrees in Dunedin, and it still will be only 49 degrees in Boston.  This evening, Gwen and I will stroll along the Pinellas Bike Trail to downtown, stop in a local place and perhaps enjoy an adult beverage, or tonight maybe a hot cocoa.  Then we'll walk back home, or head west two blocks to watch the sunset.

The Dunedin lifestyle allows us this privilege, of being close to work, having the Florida lifestyle in our favorite little city, enjoying fresh seafood, al fresco dining (although we'll wait for the weekend when it is a  tad warmer), watching the sunsets over Honeymoon Island, and never having to open a car door.  We can go for a healthy walk on the Pinellas Bike Trail, stroll around downtown for ice cream, or cocoa, or Tapas at Casa Tina's, or fresh catch of the day at the Dunedin Marina restaurant, or savor a unique local brew at Dunedin Brewery, and then just walk home.

The Dunedin lifestyle is what we have been looking for for years.  Now we are living it.  Quaint cottages and Craftsman homes, tree lined streets, excellent restaurants, street festivals seemingly all year round, spectacular coast sights such as Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island with the sun setting over both, and always meeting someone we know on our walks.  It is a wonderful place to live and be.

Dunedin, FL - A great place to live

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

What makes Dunedin, FL such a great place to live, and own real estate?  It is the lifestyle that Dunedin offers.  There are very interesting brick lined streets, with mature trees, sidewalks and charming cottages with front porches meant to be used as you watch the calmness of the neighborhood.

This weekend in Dunedin, among many other events, there is the annual Fall Antiques Fair from 8:30 am to 5 pm on Main Street in downtown Dunedin.  Come take a look and see what the local antiques dealers have to offer, there are treasures to be found.

At the same time the Dunedin Fall Antiques Fair is happening, there will be a classic car show on Broadway and Alt. 19 for people to get an up close and personal peek at some very cool antique cars, and some cars that may be antiques in name, that are much "newer" than the people looking at them.

This weekend is also the annual Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival.  There is a midway with lots of rides and games, face-painting for the kids, silent auctions, a huge flea market with plenty of hidden treasures, some of the best barbeque anywhere around, and just an all around good time for the entire family.  There will be thousands of people all having fun.  It starts tonight, Thursday, so stop by for food, fun and maybe find a good deal at the flea market.

Admission for all of this is free.  So come to Dunedin, FL this weekend to see a few reasons why the Dunedin lifestyle is so attractive  to so many people.  And while you're here, stop in at any of the many micro-breweries for some really good beverages.

Dunedin Real Estate - It's a Lifestyle

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Every community in the nation has 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 2 car garage houses.  The Dunedin real estate market is no exception.  What is unique about the Dunedin real estate market is the Dunedin lifestyle.  Dunedin is located in Pinellas county, on the Gulf Coast.  It has shopping centers, restaurants, boutiques, grocery stores, good schools, and everything all communities need to thrive.  The Dunedin lifestyle is a little different.

Since Dunedin is on the Gulf Coast, it is a waterfront community.  There are stately mansions along the waterfront.  There are numerous city parks for all to enjoy.  The Toronto Blue Jays farm team is in Dunedin.  Dunedin has its own city marina.  And festivals, if you like festivals, you will love Dunedin.  There is a Wine the Blues festival, a Mardi Gras festival, a Cinco de Mayo festival, arts festivals, antique festivals, Olde Fashioned Christmas festival, Music in the Park, and so much more.

Buying Dunedin real estate is your key to a lifestyle that is so much more than just having a house, it is having a home and a unique lifestyle.  There are bricked streets lined with stately live oak trees, the magnificent Gulf of Mexico coastline, Honeymoon Island, Caladesi Island and more.  If you want a lifestyle, and a waterfront community, you need to take a serious look at the Dunedin real estate market.  There is something for everyone.

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Gwen and Doug Campbell - Sun Bay Realty Group
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