Dunedin is a city located in Pinellas County, Florida. The name comes from the Scots Gaelic Dun Eideann meaning Edinburgh. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 35,691. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 36,632.
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Sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Dunedin has maintained and embraced its Scottish roots, and evidence if this heritage can be seen everywhere. Once a year, Scottish clans descend upon the city for the Dunedin Highland Games. The sound of bagpipes is commonly heard throughout the city. Both Dunedin High School and Dunedin Middle School have pipe and drum marching bands, known as the Scottish Highlander Band and adult members make up The City of Dunedin Pipe and Drum Corps.
Caladesi Island State Park in DunedinDunedin is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as the class-A Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League.
Dunedin is home several to beautiful beaches, including Dunedin Causeway, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island State Park, which is consistently rated among the best beaches in the world. Dunedin is one of the few open waterfront communities from Sarasota to Cedar Key where buildings do not obscure the view.
Dunedin Mardi Gras celebration - photo used by permission of TampaBayStart.comThe quaint, but thriving downtown business district has become a model for many other west-central Florida cities. The Pinellas Trail, a 39-mile long bicycle and pedestrian trail that traverses all of Pinellas County, intersects downtown Dunedin. On any given day, it is common for more bicycles to pass through downtown than cars.
In addition to the Highlander Games, Dunedin hosts many other annual festivals. The most popular among these is Dunedin's Mardi Gras celebration, during which by thousands of visitors descend on the small town. The town is home to the Dunedin Blue Jays baseball club of the Florida State League.
The city of Dunedin is currently experiencing growth both in business and residential subdivisions and communities. See School links for Elementary school, Middle School, High School, Colleges, and Universties.
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1. Senior Sun Seekers
Escaping from cold winter climates, many Senior Sun Seekers have relocated permanently to warmer regions, and others are snowbirds that move south only for the winter. Most are retired or anticipate retirement. The median age of the population in this market is 51.5 years, but over 60 percent of the householders are 55 years or older. The areas favored by the seniors are growth markets, especially in Florida, with available seasonal housing. Most of the housing is either single-family or mobile homes, with a median home value of $91,500.
2. Retirement Communities
Congregate housing, which commonly includes meals and other services with rent, is concentrated in this market. Although retirement communities can also offer owner-occupied housing and nursing care facilities, most are characterized by congregate housing. Denizens of Retirement Communities include well-educated retirees, almost a third aged 65 years or older, scattered throughout the U.S., but mainly city dwellers. Median household income is $44,400, but median net worth is over $175,000.
3. Prosperous Empty Nesters
Over half of the householders are aged 55 years or older, and most households are married-couples with no children living at home. Well educated and experienced, Prosperous Empty Nesters are enjoying the segue from child rearing to retirement. A median income over $64,000 supports a lifestyle that focuses on the present, with travel and home renovation, and the future, through investments.
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