DUNEDIN FLORIDA REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE
Dunedin reflects the rich American and Scottish heritage of its founding fathers. This quaint village-like city of 36,000 in Pinellas County boasts natural wooded and subtropical settings, miles of picturesque waterfront and a relaxed lifestyle. There are multiple Dunedin homes for sale conveniently located in the Tampa Bay area to the gulf beaches. Dunedin was coined by Walking Magazine as one of the five most walk able downtown areas in America. While you are here, feel free to search for Dunedin homes for sale.
DUNEDIN IS COZY YET ACTIVE
While Dunedin has a small town image, it is actually a bustling city of 37,000+ residents. It is one of the older cities on the western part of Florida. You can definitely find some historic homes in this area. Its wooded and subtropical setting with nearly four miles of breath-taking waterfront, a easy-going lifestyle, and activities galore, make Dunedin a truly delightful place to call home or visit. The downtown area has become a hot spot for tourist shopping during the day and in the evenings it is a great restaurant and night club venue. You can purchase homes or condos within walking distance to the Dunedin downtown area – no doubt these are the most popular properties.
The unspoiled Caladesi and Honeymoon Island parks of Dunedin are ideal areas for swimming, shelling, fishing, picnics and nature study and are some of the most secluded areas in Florida. Caladesi Island was named the sixth best beach in the United States and is one of the last remaining pristine barrier islands on the Gulf Coast. The islands are also refuges to several rare and endangered birds.
THE PINELLAS TRAIL
Perhaps one of the most unique recreational features in Dunedin is the Pinellas Trail, a 15-foot wide linear road running 47 miles through the St. Petersburg / Clearwater / Tampa area in an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The recreational trail is ideal for walking, jogging, biking, rollerblading or exploring nature. Dunedin’s 4.2 miles of trail winds through the heart of downtown. Dunedin homes on the trail are very valuable.
Dunedin (pronounced DONE-EE-DIN) is located in northern Pinellas County and is set along the Gulf of Mexico. Dunedin lies north of Clearwater and south of Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor. With the larger cities such as Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg still within commuting distance, the Dunedin area is very appealing. Even though there is so much to enjoy in Dunedin, you can still enjoy a weekend getaway to Orlando, only 90 minutes away.
MORE INFO ON DUNEDIN
Richard L. Garrison recorded the first land deed for sale in 1852 – only seven years after Florida became a state. The town became incorporated in 1899, and a city in 1925. Dunedin was a large citrus producing area. It was the first home of the famous Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and for many years was home to the A.C. Nielsen Company, the well known “TV Ratings” people who have now relocated to Oldsmar. Today, the citrus business has all but disappeared, but the community’s Scottish heritage is kept alive with the annual Highland Games and other festivals. Dunedin is one of the prettiest cities in the Tampa Area.