Dunedin’s picturesque waterfront, convenient location and burgeoning art scene makes it a desirable place for homebuyers seeking both permanent and vacation homes.
The City leadership has succeeded in maintaining the small-town charm–the feeling many residents hold dear for Dunedin. Dunedin’s downtown Main Street is filled with quaint shopping, breweries, art galleries, diverse dining experiences, and several popular festivals and markets.
Beyond the vibrant downtown, Dunedin has almost four miles of scenic waterfront with beautiful parks, recreational activities and a relaxed lifestyle for all tastes. The 47-mile Pinellas Trail for biking and walking passes through Dunedin’s Main Street shopping district for easy access to residents. Several other walking trails and nature attractions include the Dunedin Causeway leading out to Honeymoon Island State Park, a 385-acre park with 4 miles of beach, plus 2.5 miles of hiking trails through pine flatwoods.
With its location on the Gulf Coast, access to plenty of waterfront parks and country clubs, its popularity as a retirement town is easy to understand. The City continually strives to be an age-friendly community, meeting the needs of its older citizens through flexible zoning, accessible infrastructure, and numerous senior and intergenerational events and activities.
Although it is a destination unto itself, Dunedin is a convenient 15-minute commute to some top attractions, including downtown Clearwater (about 5 miles), Safety Harbor (under 7 miles) and top ranked beaches (about 5 miles).
Dunedin has an array of housing styles to accommodate different lifestyle tastes from old waterfront communities to newer planned communities and numerous condominium complexes. A building boom that happened in the fifties and sixties resulted in many characteristic midcentury-style ranch homes, many that still dot the waterway along Edgewater Drive.
Average prices for homes in Dunedin are slightly higher than neighboring Clearwater, but not as high as other major cities in Pinellas County, such as St. Petersburg, Safety Harbor, and Tarpon Springs.