Dunedin Real Estate
Dunedin Real Estate
Dunedin, Florida is a great place to live. It has the feel of a small town, but is as vibrant as any community you can want. Dunedin (done EE din) has about 37,000 residents. It has a terrific marina right on the gulf of Mexico. There are shops, restaurants, beaches, miles of bicycle trails, and the Florida lifestyle.
Located on the West Coast of Florida, the weather is sub-tropical. Dunedin has about 4 miles of gulf waterfront, so that boating, beaching and fishing are all easy to do. Downtown, or Main Street, is full of history, interesting shops, wonderful restaurants (we'll talk about those later), parks and a terrific variety of housing for all needs.
The average summer temperature is a little over 80, the winter average temperature is about 62 degrees and during the year this part of the Florida Gulf coast gets about 50 inches of rain, with a lot of the rain coming in our very predictable summer afternoon showers.
Dunedin has been named, by the editors of Coastal Living, one of the best places to live on the coast. And who could blame anyone for thinking that. Dunedin real estate has held its values very well during the recent economic downturn. There are very cute cottages, bungalows, waterfront condos, very pleasant neighborhoods, and of course some spectabular waterfront homes and some might say, mansions. Yes, hurricanes are a topic throughout all of Florida so be prepared for that.
Recreation in Dunedin is plentiful. The city-owned marina on the intra-coastal waterway is funded and maintained totally from the slip and ramp fees. There is no other support needed for the Marina. There are 194 wet slips - with 12 commercial, 9 transient and 173 recreational and range in size from 8' X 18" to 20' X 60'. Only Dunedin residents may rent permanent slips. There is also a ramp at the marina. And for family fun, there is Edgewater Park just across the parking lot from the marina. For fitness buffs, or for those who just want to enjoy the scenery, there is the Pinellas bicycle trail, with over 40 miles of dedicated bicycle trails that take you through peaceful wooded areas, salt marshes, stunning waterfront vistas. Ride by some interesting neighborhoods and the occasional shops where you can stop for a meal, a refreshing beverage, or pick up a neat tee shirt. To keep up to date with the many activities going on in Dunedin, visit the Delightful Dunedin Website.
Did I mention the restaurants? Main Street has several excellent choices and many have outdoor dining. Everything from ice cream at Strahan's to fine dining at Black Pearl (reservations a must) to Casa Tina authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine, to the Living Room a mouth-watering tapas restaurant with side-walk dining, and much, much more!!! Visit our Dunedin restaurant page for links to some of the best food in Florida.
All of these are terrific reasons to take a good long look at buying Dunedin real estate.