Located near the northern border of Pinellas County, Palm Harbor is a peaceful and serene residential community with some concentrated commercial districts. Palm Harbor has earned local and regional recognition for offering some of the best schools in Pinellas County. The community offers a diverse selection of schools for parents to choose from, including Palm Harbor University High School, Palm Harbor Middle School, Elisa Nelson Elementary, and Plato Academy. Palm Harbor is also known for several daycares and after-school programs for children of all ages.
Palm Harbor is also well known for its scenic downtown, home to several local shops, eateries, cafes, boutiques, coffee shops, and historic buildings. The Thirsty Marlin and the Ozona Pig are just two of several dog-friendly restaurants.
Palm Harbor has over six miles of oceanfront property on the Gulf of Mexico. Given its position 26 miles north of St. Petersburg and 22 miles west of Tampa, the community offers a less developed residential and suburban environment while still being close to major urban centers.
Many parks are dotted throughout Palm Harbor, including Wall Springs Park, Pop Stansell Park, and Curlew Hills Memory Gardens. The Home Port Marina is an excellent local resource for boat launching and storage. The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail runs the length of Palm Harbor, providing miles of paved trail for walking, jogging, cycling, inline rollerblading, and pet exercise opportunities. Clearwater Beach is 27 minutes south for those who prefer beach activities, and Honeymoon Island is just 10 minutes west.
Championship golfing came to Palm Harbor with the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club (home of the PGA’s Valspar Championship). Though Palm Harbor is not an incorporated city, the community’s Chamber of Commerce and Community Contacts webpages offer event updates and important news on local happenings.
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