being part of a larger, surrounding community with fabulous amenities. Sometimes it
seems that this eclectic waterfront community likes to keep itself a secret from the
mainstreamers of Palm Harbor. One thing’s for sure, having an Ozona address
unofficially puts you into the insiders club.
Part of unincorporated Palm Harbor, Ozona is not quite a city, yet there’s certainly
more to love here than your average neighborhood.
Hugging the Gulf of Mexico, Ozona sits just south of Tarpon Springs and Crystal
Beach and north of Dunedin -and stops to the East at Alternate 19 (aka Palm Harbor
Blvd.). Boaters relish in it’s surrounding waters leading to St. Joseph Sound and the
open Gulf of Mexico. There’s Sutherland Bayou to the north and Smith Bayou to the
south, and Lungreen Cove nestled near the shoreline. While Ozona is a small
community of about 1100 people, it supports 5 marinas for those that don’t have the
luxury of a dock in the backyard.
Ozona is a golf-cart friendly community where you’ll find parents cruising their kids to
school in style. There’s also the annual Christmas golf-cart parade, with the carts fully
While searching for Ozona homes for sale, you’ll find them from the low $200′s for a funky cottage up to the $2M+ range. The cute and somewhat dusty downtown “main” street
(Orange Street) brings you back to yesteryear, and here you’ll find casual restaurants along with one restaurant where you can have lunch and a cocktail while taking a dip in the
If you’ve got young ones, they’re eligible to go to Ozona Elementary- the school in Palm Harbor that elicits tons of rave reviews from parents year after year, and is brilliantly managed
by it’s Principal, Kerry Apuzzo. Better yet, the local high school is Palm Harbor University High, ranked in 2008 by Newsweek at #208 of the top 1400 public high schools in the nation (of
which there are over 27,000!)
Even if you’re not a big fan of the water, yet you enjoy an “Old Florida” town feel, you’ll fall in love with the charm and sense of community that Ozona offers. It is unsurpassed in North
Pinellas County – except perhaps by the other seaside community to the north which is Crystal Beach. Ozona Real Estate is a must see.
Then again, it depends on who you ask.
Richard (Dick) Clifford
Licensed Broker Associate with Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc
Charles Rutenberg Realty Clearwater Office
1545 Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
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