Why you'd want to live in Dunedin
Scottish families originally settled this quaint community back in the 19th century and named it after the original name of Edinburgh, their hometown in Scotland. It is the oldest town south of Cedar Key, Florida. At one time, it was considered one of Florida’s chief seaport for trading centers and had the largest fleet of sailing vessels in the state. Dunedin is located north and west of Clearwater, south of Palm Harbor and famous Tarpon Springs, and to the east of the Gulf of Mexico. It maintains its small town feel by keeping itself free from large commercial signage and corporate franchise restaurants or chain retail stores. It’s one of the few open waterfront communities where buildings do not completely obscure the view of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. The schools are excellent and during band practice and ball games, you can hear bagpipes playing throughout the town. An annual Highland Festival and the Art Fair draw a crowd from all over the county and beyond. It’s also the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays. Dunedin’s beaches have consistently been rated the best beaches in the world which include, Dunedin Causeway, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island State Park. The 1-mile stretch of Edgewater Drive (also known as Alternate US 19), offer views of St. Joseph Sound, Clearwater Beach, and Caladesi Island.