If you are need a second home for your retirement, take a look at the Palm Harbor and Dunedin communities in Florida.  There is lots to do, from restaurants to cultural events to outdoor festivals and crafts fairs, to shopping and of course the beaches with fishing and other water activities, and baseball's spring training.  Palm Harbor and Dunedin are on the Gulf Coast of Florida.  Prices are more affordable here than they have been for years, and possibly for years to come.  Interest rates are at or near record lows.  There are several neighborhoods for 55+ living and all offer great lifestyles.

During the peak season, winter, there is something happening nearly every weekend.  Coming in March is the Citrus Festival in Palm Harbor.  This is in Old Palm Harbor from March 18-21.  There will be carnival rides, games, shows with music for all tastes, and naturally lots of FOOD.  Dunedin has a regular schedule of street festivals, with food, music, and crafts.  The Dunedin marina is right across from Main Street with scenic views of Honeymoon and Caladesi Islands, along with spectacular Florida sunsets.

Among the best places to get a great cup of fresh brewed coffee is the Old Town Cafe in Old Palm Harbor.  For terrific ice cream, you have to visit Strachans Ice Cream Shop in downtown Dunedin.

Now that the weather is warming, the fishing will be excellent.  Kingfish are about ready to start the spring migration.  If you like hearing a reel scream as line is stripped off, this is a wonderful gamefish.

Did I mention baseball?  Spring training has the Yankees, Phillies, and Blue Jays all within a very short drive.  See your favorite big league ballplayers in a different setting in intimate ballparks.

If you are retired, or soon to be retired, or just want a second home in the Palm Harbor and Dunedin area in Florida, you need to check it out.  Whether you are interested in fishing, the beaches, shoppinng, spring training baseball, street festivals or simply living in a 55+ community, come on down.  The weather is fine, especially in February and March!!  It feels wonderful to sit in the stands, soak in the sun, munch on a ballpark hot dog and watch your favorite team get ready for summer.