Baywood Village, a Palm Harbor, Florida Well-Kept Waterfront Secret

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Since the late 1950's, a lovely, quiet waterfront boating community has graced the Suncoast of Florida, just North of sleepy downtown Sutherland-now known as Old Palm Harbor, and just South of the famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks.

 Baywood Village Main EntranceBaywood AerialThe area is known as Baywood Village, although the 564 homes which comprise the neighborhood are actually 5 separate subdivisions, all uniting under the single umbrella of the Baywood Village Association, a voluntary association with over 300 members.

What began thirty years ago as a primarily retirement or vacation home neighborhood is now close to 90% year-round owner occupied, 43% of whom commute to downtown Tampa or St. Petersburg to work. 

The areas' popularity is partly due to the fact that it is not deed restricted, although this is not obvious to the casual observer, who would notice instead the well-manicured lawns and tidily up kept exteriors.  Mainly, it is the direct access to the Gulf Baywood canalwhich is most in-demand, especially since the main canal features unobstructed and soon-to-be all deep water access, once the current dredging efforts are completed. Nature abounds as well, in this well-preserved and maintained slice of Old Florida--where osprey nestOsprey and snook abide in the spring-fed waters.  This neighborhood has been my home for three generations and over thirty years, so if there's anything else about it you'd like to know, just ask me!

Many newer homes have been built, particularly along theDriftwood waterfront, where median home prices are in the millions, and there are currently two homes on the market for $1.9 to 2.5M.  For recent market activity, click here, recent sales, here.

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Comments (2)

Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
I love the photos you have provided with this blog! Really wonderful! You catch the real Florida!
Oct 06, 2007 09:41 AM
Loretta Buckner
Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life - Palm Harbor, FL
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What do you think of Oscar? Pretty cool, huh? I've not gotten any pictures of the raccoons or possum or armadillos we've had...
Oct 08, 2007 08:08 AM