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Palm Harbor, a census-designated unincorporated place in Florida, is known for its golf, resorts, parks, warm mineral springs, and nearby beaches.
Situated west of Tampa and north of downtown St. Petersburg, Palm Harbor is comprised mostly of residential neighborhoods, but with several concentrated areas for shopping, dining, and recreation.
But it’s also rich in history. Meander down Florida Avenue in historic downtown Palm Harbor for views of several historic buildings, now in use for modern businesses, boutiques, and restaurants.
The historic downtown area also hosts an annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival in spring.
Things to do in Palm Harbor
The indisputable gem of Palm Harbor is the Innisbrook Golf Resort. The golf resort is nestled on 900 acres of rolling green hills along with 70 acres of sparkling lakes.
Innisbrook is comprised of four championship golf courses and is proud to host PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship each spring.
Community spirit emanates from Palm Harbor, evident with its many festivals, celebrations, and special events.
Old Palm Harbor Main Streets, Inc., hosts a favorite community event: First Friday Celebrations. Here, you’ll find games and rides for the young ones, food from local restaurants, local artists and crafters, and more.
The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary is a safe habitat for more than 100 animals who were abandoned and had nowhere else to go.
Now safely sheltered, the animals are celebrated for their unique personalities and backgrounds. Included in this animal kingdom are orangutans, chimpanzees, lemurs, baboons, spider monkeys, birds, snakes turtles, alligators, and more.
The Palm harbor Museum is situated in the 100-year-old historic Hartley House, a former family home.
Now, it’s home to artifacts and exhibits honoring the local and national history. Enjoy a self-guided tour where you can learn and discover about the history of Palm Harbor, Florida.
Homes for Sale in Palm Harbor
Schools in Palm Harbor
Schools in Palm Harbor, Florida, are governed by Pinellas County Schools, the seventh-largest district in Florida.
Elementary schools include:
- Highland Lakes Elementary School
- Curfew Creek Elementary School
- Sutherland Elementary School
- Lake St. George Elementary School
- Ozona Elementary School
- Elisa Nelson Elementary
Middle schools include:
- Palm Harbor Middle School
- Carwise Middle School
- New Middle School Inc
There’s one high school, and it’s the highly acclaimed Palm Harbor University High School.
There’s also one charter school: Plato Academy Palm Harbor.
Private schools are also nearby and include Westlake Christian School and Palm Harbor Montessori Academy.
Palm Harbor is near several private and public colleges and universities in surrounding areas.
The Climate in Palm Harbor
Sunshine drizzles on Florida’s Palm Harbor 246 days of the year, on average. Summer temperatures under the golden sun average around 90 degrees, comfortably under 100.
There’s no snow in Palm Harbor because with winter lows of 51 degrees, it doesn’t get cold enough.
There are, however, 106 days of the year with some measurable precipitation that produces, collectively, 51 inches of rain per year.
This near-perfect year-round Florida weather allows for a plethora of outdoor activities in which to engage.
Public Transportation in Palm Harbor
Getting into, out of, and around Palm Harbor is a breeze.
The PTSA offers bus service, or you can hop on the Jolley Trolley for sight-seeing some of the community’s favorite features and those of surrounding areas.
For air travel, you can access the nearby St. Pete-Clearwater International airport, or opt for the Tampa International Airport.
Living in Palm Harbor
Palm Harbor spans 17.9 square miles in Pinellas County, Florida. Within that 34681 zip code, there are approximately 54,439 people who have chosen Palm Harbor as their home.
Among Palm Harbor residents, the estimated median household income is $63,023, considerably higher than the state’s average household income of $52,594.
Houses and condos in Palm Harbor have estimated median values of $262,298, also above Florida’s average of $214,000, making for a comfortable lifestyle in a beautiful atmosphere.
Palm Harbor is a comfortable community situated conveniently between Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida.
The area is known for its active lifestyles and ample recreational activities. Enjoy casual and fine dining, upscale boutiques coupled with big box stores, art galleries, spas, golf, and nearby beaches.
When you’re ready to celebrate the benefits of living in Florida, close to the action but far enough away for a quieter lifestyle, consider settling down in Palm Harbor.
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