Palm Harbor, FL: Where to Live, Play & Eat

Palm Harbor

Location of Palm Harbor, FL

Palm Harbor is a small community on the Gulf of Mexico in northern Pinellas County. It’s roughly 25 miles north of St. Pete and the same distance from downtown Tampa. Historic downtown Palm Harbor is a big draw with its historic buildings, shops and restaurants, as well as Innsbrook Resort & Golf Club.

Palm Harbor on the map

Real estate options in Palm Harbor, FL

Palm Harbor is mostly single family homes with condos and townhouses near the water and golf course. Innsbrook is a popular golf community as well as Lansbrook. There are also lakefront and waterfront homes for sale in Palm Harbor.

Homes for sale in Palm Harbor

Best Things to Do in Palm Harbor, FL

Palm Harbor has a small town feel with exciting things to check out in the community including parks, restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Parks in Palm Harbor, FL

Palm Harbor residents love their parks. Many include playgrounds, walking trails, shaded benches and picnic tables.

A few parks in Palm Harbor, FL:

  • John Chesnut, Sr. Park (boat ramp, picnic pavilions, playground, softball field, dog park, fishing)
  • Stansell Park (fishing pier, kayak launch, playground, picnic pavilions)
  • Wall Springs Park (trails, view of bayou, observation tower, boardwalk, playground)
  • Anderson Park (boat ramp, fishing area, dog park, trails, picnic pavilions)

Biking & walking trails in Palm Harbor, FL

The main trail in Palm Harbor is the Pinellas Trail, which runs north-south from St. Pete to Tarpon Springs. This multi-use trail is great for walking, jogging and biking.

Palm Harbor

Places to eat in Palm Harbor, FL

There are many options to eat especially around downtown Palm Harbor. These include local and chain restaurants with a wide variety of choices including Seafood, Greek, Chinese, Indian, American, Italian and more.

Some of our top choices in Palm Harbor, FL include:

  • Thirsty Marlin
  • Mystic Fish
  • Packards
  • The Ozona Pig
  • Fireside Pizza
  • Positano’s Italian
  • Molly Goodheads
  • Fatty’s Fish Shack
  • Bogata Kitchen + Bar

Places to have fun in Palm Harbor, FL

Small town, big fun. Some of our favorite things to do in Palm Harbor are go to the local festivals. Palm Harbor's First Friday Celebrations are a popular community event with rides and games for kids and food from local restaurants.  The first Sunday in October is the "Taste of Palm Harbor" with live music and samples from more than 20 local restaurants.

Some of our favorite entertainment options in Palm Harbor include:

  • Suncoast Primate Sanctuary
  • Mind Trapped Escape Room
  • Breweries including Ozona Brewing, de Bine and Stilt House
  • Innsbrook Resort & Golf Club
  • Two Lions Winery & Palm Harbor Brewery
  • Sunderman Complex (batting cages, roller hockey)

Places to shop in Palm Harbor, FL

The community has many shopping options with big box stores like Walmart and Target and unique local options like the Tipsy Mermaid and antique/thrift stores including Finders Keepers.

There are a variety of grocery store options in Palm Harbor as well including Publix, Sprouts, Target, Walmart, Winn Dixie and Price Rite Food Mart.

Schools

Schools in Clearwater, FL are run by the Pinellas County School District 

Elementary

  • Curlew Creek Elementary
  • Cypress Woods Elementary
  • Elisa Nelson Elementary
  • Highland Lakes Elementary
  • Lake St. George Elementary
  • Ozona Elementary
  • Sutherland Elementary

Middle

  • Carwise Middle
  • Palm Harbor Middle

High

  • Palm Harbor University High

Private

  • Center Academy

Hospitals in Palm Harbor, FL

There are two hospitals based in the Palm Harbor, FL community as well urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers and doctor’s offices. The two hospitals are Advent Health North Pinellas and Morton Plant. There are hospitals in the neighboring towns of Tarpon Springs and Dunedin.

Ready to move to Palm Harbor, FL

With its small town feel and easy access to the Gulf, Palm Harbor is a growing community. It’s an excellent place to put down roots and enjoy all that Tampa Bay has to offer. Our real estate team, with more than 30 years working and living in Tampa Bay, is here to help you find the perfect home. Call or text us today: 813-541-5320

(813) 629-7083