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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405 S Bayshore Boulevard
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
SOUTH GREEN SPGS REP Subdivision
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$385,000
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522 Walker Road
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
BRIDGEPORT ESTATES Subdivision
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2,186
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2100 Swan Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS Subdivision
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1,980
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220 N Bay Hills Boulevard
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS Subdivision
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$368,000
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157 Marshall Street
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
MIRA MAR TERRACE Subdivision
$359,900
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2,138
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106 Meadowcross Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
COUNTRY VILLAS-UNIT TWO Subdivision
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$349,900
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2,076
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3118 Swan Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS Subdivision
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$349,000
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508 Georgetown Place
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
GEORGETOWN EAST Subdivision
$349,000
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1,617
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910 Palmetto Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
HARBOR HILL PARK Subdivision
$349,000
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1,242
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502 Roxbury Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
GEORGETOWN EAST Subdivision
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Jesse Avenue
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
 
$345,000
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1,425
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1213 Georgetown Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
GEORGETOWN EAST Subdivision
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$345,000
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3
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1,646
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105 Hillcrest Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
COUNTRY VILLAS-UNIT TWO Subdivision
$340,000
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3
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,502
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2108 Flamingo Place
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS REP Subdivision
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$339,990
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,685
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507 Fayette Circle N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
BEACON PLACE EAST UNIT ONE Subdivision
Foreclosure
$339,900
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3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,304
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1122 Knollwood Drive
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
PHILLIPPE WOODS Subdivision
$339,900
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3
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2
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1,506
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326 4th Avenue N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
GREEN SPGS Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$339,300
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3
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,462
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3208 Coventry N
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
COVENTRY Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$339,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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3
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2
TOTAL BATHS
1,455
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501 Haverhill Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
GEORGETOWN EAST Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$335,000
Single Family Home For Sale
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4
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,994
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2088 Swan Lane
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
NORTH BAY HILLS Subdivision