Sitting on the west coast of Florida, Palm Harbor brings high-end living to the beach. Complete with single family homes throughout the area, townhouses and high rise apartments make up the coastal living arrangements. Inland, residents can enjoy lush and large, green yards and palm trees everywhere in sight. On the coast, residents wake up to sand and waves as the sun comes up from the east.
An unincorporated city, Palm Harbor keeps its residential areas and commerce concentrated in different areas. East Lake is the largest residential area, with almost 6,000 homes already occupied. Crystal Beach provides residents with an older community feel with unique homes and beach living. Ozona is a great residential area for fishers and boaters alike. Residents who head downtown enjoy a wide array of small restaurants and shops. Historic buildings and museums are open and available to peruse after a fun day of shopping. Downtown is the location of festivals and fairs throughout the year, including First Friday Celebrations and Taste of Palm Harbor festival. Towards Highway 19, residents can find national chains and bigger hubs of commerce.
Covering almost 27 miles of Florida land, Palm Harbor provides residents with many beach options. Howard Park’s mile long beach gives residents and visitors a great place to swim while protecting habitats on the verge of disappearing. Sand Key Park includes a beach and a park for those who want a day full of activity. Rated 2009’s Top Beach by TripAdvisor, Fort De Soto surrounds residents with 1,136 acres of nature. With many beaches to choose from, you can escape the tourist rush in the summertime. The temperate weather of Florida gives you the opportunity to play at the beach almost year round. Golfers can take a trip to Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club for a day of fun and relaxation. For those living inland or on the coast, employment is mostly white-collar. Retail and sales, office work, professional, and managerial work makes up the majority of positions available in the area. Many residents find working from home the best option, with almost 8% doing so. A high number of adult residents have completed post-secondary education, making public education important in the community. With a higher than average school rating of 8/10, Palm Harbor boasts top elementary, middle, and high schools, with private schools made available for students who need or want something a little different. Nature buffs and professionals alike could easily call Palm Harbor home.