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Palm Harbor Recreation

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Finding recreation in Palm Harbor is really an easy thing to do.  Palm Harbor is an unincorporated community in north Pinellas County, FL with plenty of recreational activities.  There is the Palm Harbor Community Center, with a full calendar of recreation for everyone, from day trips to bus trips to distant locations, to dinners for the community and much more.

Of course, being on the Gulf of Mexico, Palm Harbor has terrific parks and water recreation.  The fishing in Palm Harbor, actually in the water off Palm Harbor, is great.  This time of year some of the fish being caught are spotted sea trout, redfish, sharks, BIG flounder, Spanish mackeral, kingfish and many more.  The boating this time of year is wonderful.  The weather is not too hot and the water is still pretty warm.  Many neighborhoods in Palm Harbor have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, making all water recreation very convenient.  Baywood Village is one of several such neighborhoods.

Baywood Village in Palm Harbor

Golf seems to be a great recreation for our visitors from the north.  There are numerous golf courses in Palm Harbor, for all skill levels.  We even have one of the most beautiful, and toughest golf courses in the country, right here in Palm Harbor.  It is the Innisbrook Golf Resort.  This November 11-13, Innisbrook is hosting the LPGA Legends Tour Championship.  Not only can our golfing fans enjoy their golfing recreation, they can watch some of the best golfers in the world play right here in Palm Harbor.

Palm Harbor has its own YMCA, its own library, ball fields and so very much more.  The recreational opportunities are almost limitless.  Couple all of this with the current prices in Palm Harbor real estate and it is easy to see why so many people come to Palm Harbor as snowbirds, or as full time residents.

Wentworth Estates, Tarpon Springs, The Neighborhood Scoop

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

The Neighborhood Scoop today is about Wentworth Estates in Tarpon Springs.  This gated community is a premier luxury community with private golf membership and the finest custom built homes in Tarpon Springs.  These luxury homes are designed and built by the best builders in the Tampa Bay area, loaded with features you would expect in a luxury home.  Plus, the Wentworth golf course is an excellent venue and a challenge for all golf skill levels.

The Wentworth golf course, possibly the finest in Florida, offers Scottish links style golf on the back nine and the front nine takes you through a peaceful yet challenging series of holes surrounded by cypress trees, towering pines and beautiful oaks.

The homes in Wentworth are on large lots, are between 3,500 to over 7,000 square feet, have tile roofs, and luxury features including upgraded and beautiful kitchens, huge living areas, pavered drives and walkways, all with stunning curb appeal.

Wentworth Estates in Tarpon Springs offers the feeling of private country living while being close to the Sponge Docks of Tarpon Springs with its shops, the Anclote River, and outstanding restaurants and bakeries.  And Old Palm Harbor with its quaint downtown area of shopping, coffee shops, restaurants and frequent street festivals is a short drive away for a delightful change of pace.

As for real estate activity, there are 13 homes currently listed for sale, ranging from $459,900 to $1,995,500 with an average days on market of 192.  These homes range in size from 3,723 to 8,029 square feet and all have a minimum of 4 bedrooms with 3 car garages.  Four of the 13 listings are posted as short sales.

There is one home listed as active with contract.  The list price is $489,000 and has 507 days on market.  This is a short sale.

In the last 90 days, there have been three homes sold in Wentworth.

2967 Wentworth Way, listed for $499,900 and sold for $490,000 after on 51 days on market.

2901 Kensington Trace, listed for $550,000 and sold for $525,000 after 521 days on market.  This was a short sale.

651 Richmond Close, listed for $599,900 and sold for $550,000 after only 20 days on market.  This 4200+ square foot home was also a short sale.

For information on the real estate market in your neighborhood, vist Sun Bay Associates Market Snapshot to see in real time what is for sale and what is selling around you.  If you prefer to develop a more general real estate search, visit Sun Bay Associates FREE home search and design your own unique real estate search.

Happy Home Hunting!!

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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
Gwen's Cell 727-741-7260
Fax: 888-447-7908