Comfortably nestled along the northwest edge of Old Tampa Bay in Pinellas County, Safety Harbor enjoys a unique place in the history books and in the hearts of its citizens and visitors. The first inhabitants were the Timucuan Indians who called the area Tocobaga. In 1528 Spanish adventurers led by the explorer Navarez landed on our shores. Safety Harbor is the home of the historic Espiritu Santo Springs. Given this name in 1539 by the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, who was searching for the legendary Fountain of Youth, these natural springs have attracted attention worldwide for their curative powers. Today, 22 acres of pristine Florida coastline houses the famous Safety Harbor Resort and Spa which remains one of the world's finest spa destinations and continues to attract health conscious visitors to the area.
Safety Harbor was first homesteaded by Count Odet Philippe, a French surgeon in Napoleon's navy, who is credited with introducing citrus growing to Florida. Established in 1823 the Count's homestead is now the site of Philippe Park a 122-acre Pinellas County owned and operated facility that is very popular among our residents and visitors. Safety Harbor was formally incorporated as a City in 1917 with a population of 200 people. Today 17,000 people call Safety Harbor their home. Primarily a residential community the City has maintained the character of a family oriented community while preserving our environmentally sensitive lands and revitalizing our historic downtown Business District.
The city of Safety Harbor 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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Forecast for Safety Harbor, FL- Safety Harbor Real Estate
1. In Style
Households that are In Style live in affluent neighborhoods of metropolitan areas. More suburban than urban, these households nevertheless embrace an urbane lifestyle, favoring townhomes over the traditional single-family houses. Professional couples predominate, with high labor force participation, and fewer children. Median age is about 38 years.
2. 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.
3. Midlife Junction
Somewhere between the child-rearing years and retirement lies the Midlife Junction. Few households still have children. Most of the labor force is still employed, but approaching retirement. Almost a third are already drawing retirement income. Most still own their homes, but many have moved into multi-unit apartment buildings. The housing market is a mix of single-family homes and low-density apartments, somewhere between urban and rural. The residents of Midlife Junction have a median age of 40 years and a median household income of $42,900.
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