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Safety Harbor, FL

Safety Harbor is An Undiscovered Florida Treasure

Safety Harbor is a moderately sized city located in Pinellas County at the north end of Old Tampa Bay. During the early 18th Century, pirates were much feared in the area. It was said that once ships reached this sheltered inlet of the Bay, the sailors were free from the danger of pirate attack and were in a "safe harbor," hence the name of the city. One of Florida's undiscovered treasures, Safety Harbor offers a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities, a world class spa and resort, and a quaint and charming downtown.

Safety Harbor is Rich in History, with a World Class Resort and Spa

Hernando deSoto discovered the warm waters of what would later be known as Espiritu Santo Springs, believing he had discovered the legendary Fountain of Youth that Ponce de Leon had failed to find. In the early years of this century, the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, a world class resort and hotel, was build around the Springs, nestled along the quiet waters of a cove on Old Tampa Bay. The buildings, housing a fully equipped gym, treatment rooms, and restaurants, are so beautiful and architecturally significant that they have been granted Historical Landmark status by the Department of the Interior.

Nature Trails, Salt Water Fishing, The Museum of Natural History, and even a Leash Free Dog Park in Safety Harbor

The city has many municipal parks, variously featuring picnic areas, courts for most sports, nature trails, fine salt water fishing, a boat ramp, a modern skateboard park, and even a leash free dog run.  The Safety Harbor Museum of Natural History is built near the site of an ancient Indian mound and features artifacts from prehistoric times and exhibits depicting the life of the areas early inhabitants and settlers.

Historic Downtown and a wealth of Florida Real Estate Choices

Perhaps the most striking feature of Safety Harbor is the Downtown Area. The streets, often paved in brick, are quiet and tree lined, featuring canopied sidewalks. Many of the buildings are quite old and historic and there are many quaint shops, art galleries, bars, and restaurants, ranging from casual to haute cuisine.

Housing choices include quiet suburban subdivisions, luxury housing, and condomniums with all the amenities.

Safety Harbor is One of Florida's Best Kept Secrets, Minutes Away From Some of the World's Best Beaches

An oasis of tranquility with a small town ambiance yet offering a wealth of recreational and cultural opportunities in and of itself, Safety Harbor is but miutes away from the famed Gulf Beaches and all of the choices and diversity of the Tampa Bay Metro Area. The world famous resorts of Orlando are but a quick drive up the Interstate. This is one of Florida's best kept secrets and a very desirable place to live.

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To find your Safety Harbor home, let the experts at Lubin Team Realty help. We can offer assistance if you are relocating and you can calculate your mortgage. Contact us at 727-410-5696. Buyer's information for homes in Safety Harbor follows:

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