Palm Harbor here in Florida is a great area to live in. We are in the northern tip of a triangle between Tampa and Saint Petersburg, so it is easy to get to either city. Our town is surrounded by Tarpon Springs to the north, Oldsmar to the East, and Dunedin & Clearwater to the south. While not an incorporated town in Pinellas County, there is surely a lot happening here!
We are in walking distance to the nearby downtown Palm Harbor area. To the left you can see one of the statues at the entry.
In that area, there are at least three festivals annually: Downtown Merchants Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival in Spring and Fall, as well as the Palm Harbor Day in May.
We are in walking distance to the nearby downtown Palm Harbor area. In that area, there are at least three festivals annually: Downtown Merchants Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival in Spring and Fall, as well as the Palm Harbor Day in May.
The major (almost) highway US19 runs through our town. US19 is lined with many shops, physicians, car needs, and more. Google Maps can really help you find pretty much anything to help you around here!
Check out our Links page for more spots nearby.
Here are a few of local supporting websites:
- CSA Palm Harbor – A great spot with many things to do or learn about. The Centre is also (most likely) the spot where you will vote if you live here at Hidden Lake.
- Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce – This is a local “family” to help our local companies, including shops, restaurants, and many more locally run businesses.
History of Palm Harbor
Florida already had citizens, but Palm Harbor itself did not grow until the late 1800s. The area became popular to produce and sell orange trees. The “Old Palm Harbor” located in Florida Avenue (see above) was just next to a train stop, along with a great beach nearby.
The area began to grow since then. In the 1950s, US19, the main, large transportation road was started. It eventually became the most popular road for all retails. In this time, only about 14% of the land was used. Now in 2002, only 5.2% of the land remains unused. Of course, now much of the land is used for housing or businesses.
Read more about Palm Harbor history in pages one to three in the PDF from Pinellas County. There is also a great overview of the area’s history in “From Sutherland to Palm Harbor: Past, Present, Future.”
You can find some great books on this area at Amazon.