GREAT RESORT ENVIRONMENT WITHOUT THE CROWDS! Dunedin is often described as quaint, and it is. Cute shops, very friendly people, great weather (hot, humid days are not constant, so they don't bother me.) Have been here 14 months. Every morning I look
out the window and see another day with bright blue, sunny skies, and am grateful to be here. I often watch tall cranes in the front yard while eating breakfast. Lots of pelicans at the marina across the street. Ospreys nest on a high pole across the street, and we watch them return to the nest with fish. LOTS of activities and events for the public. Very education, entertainment and culture conscious environment in this entire Tampa Bay area. Mease Dunedin Hospital is an excellent hospital. I know, because I worked in health care most of my career. Health care workers always in high demand because Florida has many senior citizens. Lots of lovely parks with cultural centers. Seems like the local governments believe strongly in providing services for the residents. Many arts and crafts shows in entire area. It is possible to go to some kind of festival just about every weekend. Tarpon Springs, founded by the Greeks as a sponge diving seaport, is only about 25 miles from Dunedin. Clearwater and St. Petersburg are adjacent to the south. Arts are not just entertainment or hobbies here. The people take them very seriously. Most tourists stay at better known places, like nearby Treasure Island or Busch Gardens, but they are becoming more familiar with Dunedin and it is becoming more crowded. Real estate prices going up, but that is true of the whole Tampa suburban area. Rents are reasonable, but it will be hard for you to find a place in the winter. Snowbirds come here then and stay until May/June. So rents zoom up at that time if places had not already been leased. Sarasota, one of Florida's most beautiful towns, is a short trip away. Orlando is just over an hour away. I'm not sure, but I think higher education schools are pretty good. Good luck to you!