One of the first things that you notice is that it has a large walking and bicycle community ... on top of that, they are quite dog friendly.
The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa on 22 acres of Florida coastline is one of the world's finest spa destinations and continues to attract health conscious visitors to the area. Safety Harbor was first homesteaded by Count Odet Philippe, a French surgeon in Napoleon's navy, who is credited with introducing citrus growing to Florida. Established in 1823 the Count's homestead is now the site of Philippe Park a 122-acre Pinellas County owned and operated facility that is very popular among the residents and visitors.
Safety Harbor was formally incorporated as a City in 1917 with a population of 200 persons. Today 17,000 persons call Safety Harbor their home. Primarily a residential community the City has maintained the character of a family oriented community while preserving the environmentally sensitive lands and revitalizing the historic downtown Business District.
When you begin your search for the best places to retire, you should definitely put Safety Harbor, Florida on the short list!