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Looking for a Retirement Home

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

If you are looking for a retirement home, the Clearwater/Palm Harbor area has what you need.  There are lots of 55+ communities with the active Florida lifestyle you are looking for.  You can search for exactly what you are looking for, in the price range you want, in the location you want to be, and do it for free.  Do you want your Florida lifestyle by living in a condo, a single family home, a villa, or a townhouse?  Senior living in the Clearwater and Palm Harbor area does not mean living a sedentary life.

The Florida lifestyle options are bountiful.  The Pinellas Bicycle Trail offers lots of opportunity to get exercise, see beautiful scenery, and not have to share the road with car traffic.  The Pinellas Bicycle Trail runs from Tarpon Springs in north Pinellas County, all the way to St. Petersburg, in south Pinellas County.  There are off-shoots along the way: ride along the Anclote River, stop for a picnic, go fishing; or take a pleasant detour to Honeymoon Island, Florida's most visited state park, with it's wonderful white sand beach, lots of opportunity for fishing, and just plain relaxation.  Or ride across to Clearwater Beach, do all the beach things you want to do, head back to the Pinellas Trail, and maybe stop an any of the many restaurants along the way.

Several retirement communities are pet friendly, some prefer no pets so you can choose which you prefer.  The prices in these 55+ communities range from as low as $25,000 to over $250,000.  Some offer community pools, travel clubs, golf, various alumni associations, movie nights and so much more.

Of course, you can save a lot of time and call us.  We'll do most of the work for you.

 

 

 

Dunedin Homes for Sale Between $150,000 and $250,000

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Are you looking for Dunedin real estate in the $150,000 to $250,000 range?  You might want to take a close look at Dunedin, FL.  Dunedin offers a great lifestyle.  This gem of a city is on the Gulf of Mexico, has a population of about 45,000, has a small town feel with some big city features – especially top flight restaurants, a downtown that is often closed to motor traffic during the many arts festivals, various holiday celebrations ( Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras, Wines the Blues, juried crafts fairs, Old Fashion Christmas, among may others, great beaches, including Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island state parks, and on and on.  The life style is all Florida.

Oh yeah, the houses for sale.  As of today, there are 91 homes for sale, including single family homes and condos, 39 properties under contract and 10 homes sold in the last 30 days. That is only in the $150,000 to $250,000 price range.  For a more detailed outlook of Dunedin homes for sale, check our Sun Bay Associates home search link.

Of the homes for sale, they range from a 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 695 square feet condo in a 55+ community for $150,000 to a 3,050 square foot single family home zoned as an Assisted Living Facility, for only $189,000 or a 1761 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home on a highly desirable brick street for $249,900.

The ten properties that sold in the last 30 days range from a high of $249,900 for a 1370 sq. ft. condo on the Dunedin Causeway to a 1515 sq. ft. townhouse condo in a Gulf front community.

Now, back to the lifestyle.  The downtown area has terrific options, from a Mobil Guide rated restaurant, the Black Pearl, to some of the very best barbeque anywhere at the Dunedin Smokehouse, to homemade ice cream at Strachan’s Ice Cream, all on Main Street.

If you like to watch the sunset and enjoy a meal or beverage, try the Old Bay Café at the Dunedin Marina or Bon Appetit, both overlooking St. Joseph’s Sound.  Old Bay Café offers a Florida casual atmosphere with the fresh caught fish of the day on the menu.  Or Bon Appetit has an outdoor café and terrace for your enjoyment, including live entertainment, or retreat inside to the more formal dining room. 

This is just a sampling of the Florida lifestyle in Dunedin, FL and of the availability of Dunedin real estate.  Check it out for more of what you’re lookin’ for.

Fun Restaurant in Tarpon Springs

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Despite all the gloom and doom of the sinking economy in the news, there are lots of great things to like about the Tampa Bay area.  One of the wonderful benefits of the Sun Coast of Florida is the selection of restaurants.  In northern Pinellas County, in the eclectic City of Tarpon Springs, there is a gem of an eating establishment called Snookers Floribbean Bar and Grill.  Fresh seafood, straight from the Gulf of Mexico, succulent shrimp, seared Mahi, ice cold adult beverages and friendly servers all combine to make Snookers a fun place to meet after a hard day at work or for a dinner with friends. 

 

We just ate there, had a really good dinner of fresh caught seafood, an absolutely wonderful coconut bread pudding for dessert, enjoyed the live music, and Basilia our server was really helpful and pleasant.

 

Snookers has an outdoor tiki bar and a pool of live gators that is just outside the tiki bar.  There are lots of flat screen TVs for viewing your favorite sports or even CNN.  Weekends there is live music on the outdoor patio.  Sit there and enjoy dinner, have a relaxing drink and listen to your favorite music.

 

And as you enter the inside dining area, be sure to check out the very large saltwater aquarium with live snook, a favorite Florida gamefish, and redfish swimming around.

 

To learn more about this fun and casual restaurant in the Tampa Bay area, visit their website at www.snookersgrill.com.

 

We’ll occasionally write about a fun thing for the Tampa Bay area lifestyle.  If you have a special interest, let us know and we’ll discover more together.

 

Be sure to check out our website for more information on real estate and the Tampa Bay area:  www.SunBayAssociates.com.

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Gwen and Doug Campbell - The Campbell Team
at Keller Williams Realty
30522 US Hwy 19N, Suite 107 S
Palm Harbor FL 34684
Doug's Cell 727-741-4189
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