Palm Harbor is a thriving community with more than 65,000 residents and great natural beauty. For a step back in time, stroll down Florida Avenue in historic downtown Palm Harbor, where many historic buildings remain – open and welcoming, just as they have been for many decades. Business services, beauty and barber facilities, dining, shopping and the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce are located in the downtown area. Another highlight: The Annual Palm Harbor Citrus Festival, generally held in early April in the city’s historic downtown area.
Palm Harbor is also home to top ranked schools including: Palm Harbor University High School which was ranked 481 out of the 31,242 high schools nationally based on students’ proficiency in math and reading, and it was the only Pinellas school to receive a spot on any U.S. News and World Report lists.
Choosing a neighborhood to call home in Palm Harbor can be overwhelming as there are so many amazing communities to choose from! Lake Tarpon (a freshwater lake located in Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs) is the largest lake in Pinellas County with a surface area of 2,500 acres and for geography purposes I’ll breakout out the neighborhoods by east of the lake and west of the lake. These are just a few of the neighborhoods to consider. If you have specific neighborhood questions we are happy to help!
East of the lake (or East Lake as its commonly referred to)
Amenities in East Lake
John Chesnut Sr. Park. This county park has a boat ramp leading to beautiful Lake Tarpon, picnic shelters, a large children’s playground, and athletic fields. It’s a great place to bring the entire family. And don’t forget about your four-legged friends. It also has a dog park that makes for a great place to take your favorite pet to play.
The local YMCA branch features something for residents of all ages: water aerobics, running education, dancing, zumba, traditional cycling, yoga, meditation, tennis and even comic book design.
Bordering Lake Tarpon is this prestigious golf course community. A large (just under 1900 homes) community, with 20 distinct neighborhoods in both Tarpon Springs and Palm Harbor, Lansbrook features a private lakefront park, playground, recreation complex and views of Lansbrook Golf Club. It is located across the street from the 8,500-acre Brooker Creek Preserve.
Lansbrook offers a wide variety of home styles, such as condominiums, town homes, villas, lakefront properties, golf course homes and luxury estates, each grouped separately. Neighborhoods are nestled among natural woodlands and beautiful lakes and ponds. Many lots feature conservation, waterfront and golf course views. And, the well-planned, tree-lined streets are shaded, perfect for walkers, bikers and joggers.
Nestled on the west side of the community is private Lake Park, overlooking picturesque Lake Tarpon. Here, residents launch their boats, host private parties, and enjoy strolling the trails along the water. The area is teeming with wildlife.
At the heart of the community is Lansbrook Golf Club, a long-time favorite of residents and visitors alike. Its course has a traditional Florida layout with no parallel fairways. It is surrounded by lush wetlands, and there is water at 16 of its holes!
In the heart of East Lake, Tarpon Woods residents enjoy a large and established golf course in their community. Made up of The Meadows, Tanglewood, The Oaks, Townhomes of Lost Oaks at Johnna Court, The Ponds of Tarpon Woods, Bridlewood, Briarwick, Oakridge Estates, Wescott Square, Stag Thicket Estates, and Tarpon Woods Condos, no matter the type of home you’re looking for, Tarpon Woods has it. From single family to condos, duplexes, and newer townhomes, there is an option for all. Each subdivision is unique and represents their own style and some are even gated! Many homes are host to two car garages, split floor plans and private pools. Small lakes throughout and mature trees provide character and beautiful aesthetics to the homes in Tarpon Woods. The Tarpon Woods Country Club is an 18 hole course available daily and is a local favorite.
East Lake Woodlands
East Lake Woodlands’ location and natural beauty make it an ideal place to live in the Tampa Bay area. Only 20 minutes from Tampa International Airport, this gated community offers condos, villas, and executive style homes with 3,789 households nestled within 52 communities.The East Lake Woodlands Country Club located within our community showcases two championship 18 hole golf courses and boasts 14 Har-Tru tennis courts.
West Lake amenities
You’ll fall in love with Honeymoon Island. A quick drive over the Dunedin Causeway brings you to the beautiful beaches and Gulf of Mexico waters of this Florida state park. On the Osprey Trail you can get a rare look at a Florida virgin slash pine stand. Honeymoon is friendly to critters, offering a dog beach that is a half-mile hike off the main road. A ferry shuttles beachgoers to nearby Caladesi Island, recently voted America’s Best Beach. Honeymoon Island!
Wall Springs Park
Wall Springs Park encompasses A historical, natural spring, once used as a spa and bathing area, complete with a viewing area, boardwalk and information display serves as the centerpiece of this 210 acre park that is connected to the Pinellas Trail.
The fun continues in the park with a covered, barrier-free playground, boardwalks, nature trails and a 35-foot observation tower for a scenic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Look for wildlife like squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, reptiles and birds that live around Boggy Bayou.
The Highlands of Innisbrook
Located in Palm Harbor, the 900 acre neighborhood of Highlands of Innisbrook boasts a privacy wall, gated entrance, and gate guard. Luxury homes line the streets of Highlands of Innisbrook. These 3,000 sf homes sit on breathtaking golf course lots and private cul-de-sacs. Every home is unique and features the best there is to offer. The Innisbrook Golf Club is a world-renowned course featuring 72 holes of championship golf on four award-winning courses. A new development within Innisbrook is Innisbrook Fairway brought to you by West Bay. Created specifcially for Innisbrook and carefully designed with the natural landscape in mind, each of the 68 homes within the Fairway series is designed to take full advantage of the magnificent golf course views, the natural vistas and lush Florida landscape. These are exclusive one-of-a-kind luxury one-, two- and three- story low maintenance homes starting in the mid $400s.
Cobbs Landing is an deluxe neighborhood that is separated into four unique subdivisions. The Sanctuary I and II, The Estates at Cobbs Landing, and The Pinnacle at Cobbs Landing. Each distinctive community enjoys the amenities of Cobbs Landing. These amenities include a private waterfront park, boat ramp and marina, playground, tennis, and basketball courts. If you’re looking for community, look no further. Cobbs Landing residents enjoy annual block parties, holiday gatherings, community garage sales, and simply spending time together at the park. The average home size is approximately 2900 sf but the homes on the lakefront can go up to 8000 sf. These attractive homes are enhanced with meticulous landscaping, spacious floor plans, three car garages and more!
Westlake Village one of Palm Harbor’s most enticing communities. With 30 acres of park-like grounds and prime real estate, Westlake is host to single family homes, townhomes, condos and villas! Something for everyone! Three and four bedroom homes include two car garages and spacious floor plans. Established over 30 years ago, the majority of this mature neighborhood has been renovated to reflect today’s styles. Off of Nebraska Avenue, this picturesque neighborhood reflects its quaint style through it’s tree lined streets, community pool and clubhouse. Westlake is also home to tennis courts, basketball courts, and a playground. This is a deed restricted community and many homes boast a private pool.
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