Introduction to Dunedin, Florida
Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas county, is 4 miles S of Palm Harbor, Florida (center to center) and 19 miles W of Tampa, Florida. The city is considered part of the Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater metropolitan area. Dunedin has a population of 35,691.
The name ‘Dunedin’ comes from the Scotis Gaelic word 'Dùn Èideann,' meaning Edinburgh. Originally, Scottish families settled here in 1899. Dunedin has very strong Scottish roots and traditions that are maintained to this day. The city hosts a number of annual festivals like the Highland Games, and the very popular Mardi Gras celebration. It is home to a number of exotic beaches and some rare open waterfront communities. Dunedin currently has a nonpartisan commissioner-manager form of government.
Dunedin and nearby Attractions
- Sperry Lake
- Dunedin Historical Museum
- Gladys Douglas School for the Arts
- Dunedin Fine Art Gallery Gift Shop
- Dunedin Highland Memorial Park
- Grant Field
Things To Do In Dunedin
Dunedin houses many historic buildings like the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce and the Dunedin Historical Museum, which may be great places to start an exploration of the city. The Dunedin Marina is another beautiful location, as is the Pinellas Trail which has a picturesque, 15-foot wide, 40-mile area, ideal for walking, biking, and skating. Honeymoon Island is just off the coast of Dunedin, and the State Park offers opportunities of snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and even observing wildlife in its natural habitat. Moreover, adventure lovers can take a trip to Anclote Key Preserve State Park, which provides facilities for primitive style camping, surrounded by more than 43 different types of birds. It also has a 19th century lighthouse and a 4-mile long beachfront.
St Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport serves the area.
Dunedin Higher Education
Schiller International University is the local university.