Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor

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Palm Harbor, FL is an unincorporated area south of Tarpon Spring and north of Dunedin and Clearwater on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  It is mostly a residential community, and has area of commerce, especially along US 19, with many shops and restaurants and other retail businesses.  The corridor along Alt. 19, about 2 miles to the east of US 19, has an interesting collection of smaller businesses, shops and local restaurants.  Old Palm Harbor also has a number of historic buildings, some have been converted to restaurants, others are offices or boutique type shops.

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The schools in Palm Harbor are well regarded and all have high ratings from the state and score 9 or 10 from "Great Schools".

The historic downtown area of Palm Harbor, better known by the locals as Old Palm Harbor, has wonderful local restaurants and shops.  The downtown area, mostly along Florida Avenue and between Alt. 19 and County Road 1, has frequent festivals and crafts fairs.  One of the most popular events is the First Friday Celebration, hosted by the Old Palm Harbor Main Streets Inc.  At the First Fridays Celebration, there are rides and games for the children, various local artisans for crafts, plenty of food to taste from the local restaurants and just a chance there might be some music to entertain the people.

Then, the first Sunday in October is the eagerly anticipated Taste of Palm Harbor festival, hosted by the Palm Harbor Junior Women's Club.   The proceeds from this event go to their "Making a Difference" grants and scholarships program.  Many restaurants offer samples of their food, with many specializing in seafood.  Of course there is music for all to enjoy.

And usually in June is the much anticipated Palm Harbor Parrothead Party.  This event has been held for the past 12 years, with plenty of music, food, games and fun for all ages.  Admission to the event is free.

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According to the 2010 census, the population of Palm Harbor in zip code 34683 was 31,268.  There are over 15, 300 housing units in Palm Harbor, averaging 2.87 people per household.  How you get .87 person in a house is another question for another day.  Of course that is a statistical bit of data.  Just checking to see if you are reading this.

Things to Do in Palm Harbor.  

Because Palm Harbor, in zip code 34683, is on the Gulf of Mexico, there are wonderful opportunities for water activities, from watching the sunset on a bench on the shore, or even better from a boat, catching a fish, or going for a quiet ride on the grass flats in a kayak.  Then there are those who prefer jet skis, and there are lots of them around too.  Three Rooker Bar is a boaters paradise, especially on weekends for picnicking, fishing and family fun.  There are several excellent local restaurants, specializing in the local seafood, such as grouper and amberjack.  There are local coffee shops, featuring outstanding coffee and tasty pastries to match.  Palm Harbor is also home to the Innisbrook Copperhead golf course, which annually has hosted a major PGA golf tournament.  This course is highly regarded by the touring pros of the PGA. 

 

Of course, there are wonderful neighborhoods to live in in Palm Harbor.  There are condo complexes, areas with large homes with large lots, gated communities, and many other desirable and established neighborhoods.  Palm Harbor is simply a wonderful community to live and work in. Try it, you will like it.

Contact Information

Photo of Gwen and  Doug Campbell - Sun Bay Realty Group Real Estate
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