Palm Harbor was suppose to be one of the original towns in the St. Petersburg / Clearwater area, it's a
town in name only. In the 1880's the real estate area was plotted for a city to be named Sutherland. The
and it was never incorporated in Pinellas County.
Unlike most of coastal Florida, Palm Harbor's terrain rises gently from the Gulf of Mexico to an average
elevation of 25 feet, with some land as high as 80 feet above sea level. People began occupying the
area known as Palm Harbor as early as 1860. Between 1864 and 1925 Palm Harbor went through three
names and was a pioneer town, a farming center, and resort town. The year round warm weather made
the area conducive to farming, citrus groves, and fishing. Warm mineral springs gave birth to spas and
health resorts. Some citrus groves are still in existence, and fishing & farming still provide a livelihood to
some area residents. Palm Harbor is bordered by the City of Dunedin, Ozona, Crystal Beach, East Lake
and Tarpon Springs.
Palm Harbor Real Estate is a thriving community with over 65,000 residents. Today the city thrives on it's
small town charm. Most of the downtown has been restored and many historical pieces are on display in
the area's historical museum.
Palm Harbor has fine arts, crafts and musical festivals annually and offers everything that a big city does
amongst a quaint atmosphere.
Richard (Dick) Clifford
Licensed Broker Associate with Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc
Charles Rutenberg Realty Clearwater Office
1545 Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
When you live in a place like Palm Harbor, its hard not to have a lot of community pride. Since
2004, Richard has called Palm Harbor home, and over the years he has grown very
passionate about his community and it's lifestyle. It is what drives him to make a difference as a
leading real estate professional. If you are planning to buy or sell a home or property in Palm
Harbor, Ozona, Crystal Beach, Dunedin or any of the surrounding areas please call or send an