Safety Harbor

Safety Harbor Pier off the Public Marina
Safety Harbor Pier off the Public Marina

Tucked away like a hidden gem among the ancient oaks at the top of old Tampa Bay, the town of Safety Harbor is a small town hideaway with sparkling water views. Home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs and a world-renowned spa, Safety Harbor has always drawn visitors with its restorative powers. Its natural beauty and ideal locale continue to attract young families, artists, retirees, working professionals and others who make Safety Harbor home.

This is a vibrant village, with weekly markets and festivals, boating marinas and fishing piers, and a quaint downtown, bustling with an eclectic array of shops, eateries and art galleries. Residents of Safety Harbor enjoy seven city parks, the backdrop for live music events and lively outdoor pursuits – biking, roller-blading, jogging and strolling – as well as canoeing and kayaking in Tampa Bay. Big-city attractions are just minutes away, but once you’re home in Safety Harbor, the rest of the world seems distant, indeed.

Location, Location, Location

Safety Harbor residents cannot say enough about the contrast between the insulated feel of their Safety Harbor village and its location. It is minutes away from major north-south, east-west traffic corridors in Pinellas County, making it about the most centrally located community in the whole of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. From a home in Safety Harbor, you can get to Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater quicker than from almost any other community. Yet when you are home, you feel like you are in a small town miles from anywhere.

“It’s like a little village off the beaten path,” according to long-time resident, Gary Bass. “When you make that turn to the east off McMullen Booth Road, you leave six lanes of traffic, the hustle and the stress and you feel like you’re on vacation.”

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 16,884 residents live in Safety Harbor, making it a rather small community by today’s standards. They consistently report that what they like about living in Safety Harbor is the small town feel, the traditional Main Street, and the quaint atmosphere. Location is also a big factor as residents can drive to just about anywhere around the area in just a few minutes.

Safety Harbor maintains an active Parks and Recreation Department, sponsoring a number of camps that children can enjoy for a small fee. These include everything from educationally oriented activities to sailing instruction. The camps are popular and a source of civic pride.

For Youngsters

The many young families send their children to Safety Harbor Elementary School and Safety Harbor Middle School. Most high-school students attend Countryside High a few miles to the north.

Abundance of Recreation

Safety Harborites have a relatively short drive to all that Tampa Bay has to offer. But they love their peaceful little enclave and produce many special community events. Each year there is a Seafood Festival, a Canoe and Kayak Festival and a Wine Festival, among others. Every third Friday of the month the city blocks of a big chunk of Main Street for music, dancing and food.

Medical Services:

Mease Countryside Hospital is located in Safety Harbor and has a fully staffed emergency room. It also features maternity and pediatric care. Mease Countryside is a top quality operator and has been named as one of the country’s top 100 hospitals seven times. That’s quite remarkable considering that it only began in 1986.

Factoids:

Population: 16,884 according to the 2010 U.S. Census
Land Area: 4.92 Sq. Miles

Points of Interest:

Weekly Markets and Festivals, boating, Fishing, Quaint Downtown, Art Galleries, Seven City Parks, Live Music Events, Biking, Roller-blading, Jogging, Canoeing and Kayaking, Seafood Festival, A Wine Festival.

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$395,000
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2,220
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106 Tanglewood Court
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
PHILLIPPE WOODS Subdivision
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$395,000
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1,997
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706 1st Avenue N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NO SUBDIVISION Subdivision
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$385,000
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2,146
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44 Ridgecroft Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
BAYSHORE TERRACE Subdivision
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$375,000
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1,645
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1210 Woodcrest Avenue
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
LA FOREST AT GREEN SPGS THE GARDENS Subdivision
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$375,000
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3107 Swan Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS Subdivision
$375,000
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1,958
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Safety Harbor, FL 34695
 
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$364,900
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3
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1,750
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2094 Swan Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS FIRST ADD UNIT ONE Subdivision
$363,900
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3
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2
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1,764
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1231 Willowick Circle
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
WILLOWICK Subdivision
$359,900
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3
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2,402
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2410 Country Trails Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
18662 Subdivision
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$350,000
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4
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2
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2,106
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95 Harbor Woods Circle
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
HARBOR WOODS VILLAGE 1ST ADD Subdivision
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$349,900
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3
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1,977
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6 Clearview Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
BAY WOODS-UNIT I Subdivision
$349,500
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3
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2
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1,643
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204 Hillsborough Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
ESPIRITU SANTO SPGS Subdivision
$349,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,880
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62 Bay Woods Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
BAY WOODS-UNIT I Subdivision
Open House 02/24 at 12AM
$349,000
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3
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,435
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235 2nd Avenue N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
GREEN SPGS Subdivision
Foreclosure
$344,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,850
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7 Booth Boulevard
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTHWOOD EAST Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$340,000
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3
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2
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1,300
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225 Tucker Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
ESPIRITU SANTO SPGS Subdivision
$339,900
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3
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,929
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115 N Bay Hills Boulevard
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$339,900
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,762
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3110 Glenwood Court
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
BAY WOODS - UNIT II Subdivision
$337,500
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,909
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36 Crane Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS FIRST ADD UNIT TWO Subdivision
Open House 02/24 at 12PM
$331,261
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,656
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3133 Hillside Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
HARBOR WOODS VILLAGE 2ND ADD Subdivision