For families with children, the quality of local schools is usually a major factor in deciding where to live. If you’re in that situation, then Palm Harbor real estate may be for you. This unincorporated community of 60,000 is known for its excellent public education, many festivals, and its proximity to 2,500 acre Lake Tarpon.
Palm Harbor University High School is known across the nation for providing outstanding instruction. But all of the nearby schools have received grades of “A” from Florida’s department of education, as well as consistently high rankings from academic ratings organizations.
The picturesque downtown area is home to the once-monthly First Friday festivals, held – you guessed it – on the first Friday of each month. Events include live music, great food, arts and crafts displays, and rides for all ages. Every October the annual Taste of Palm Harbor features selections from over 20 local restaurants. Gourmet seafood dishes are the local favorites. Lake Tarpon is a stone’s-throw away from virtually anywhere in the community, and offers nearly unlimited options for on-the-water recreation.