Retire by the Water- Dunedin, FL

by Junior Boomer on December 30, 2008

Where is your dream place to retire?  Is it the town you currently reside?  Maybe you have visions of living in the wilderness?  What about a nice college town? If that’s not for you, then maybe a beach front property is calling your name.

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Recently CNN Money did a piece on the top 6 waterfront places for boomers to retire that won’t break the bank.  First stop on the list is Dunedin, Florida.

West Coast of Florida

While Dunedin Florida (pronounced DONE-EE-DIN) has a small town image, it is actually a bustling city of 37,000 residents. One of the oldest towns on the West Coast of Florida, it has a wooded and subtropical setting with almost four miles of picturesque waterfront, a relaxed lifestyle, and activities for all likes and ages, making Dunedin a truly delightful place to live or visit.

Something for Everyone

Dunedin offers something for everyone. A quaint and active downtown, beautiful parks, recreational activities for all ages, history, culture, educational opportunities, a wide range of housing choices, and much more. For the dog lovers, they even have a special parade and its own park that is dedicated to their canine friends.  Who can’t love a town that loves dogs!

The Plus Sides

One of the plus sides of Dunedin, FL is less crowded and less expensive than most of the other towns on the Atlantic side of the state.  Also, if you are into a baseball, being in Florida puts you in the middle of 18 major league teams that host their spring training. Dunedin plays host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Knology Park which Sports Illustrated named one of the top 5 parks to catch a spring training game.

The Down Sides

If you don’t like the sun, then Dunedin is not the place for you.  Their beaches are ranked top in the U.S.  And don’t forget about the hurricanes.  Tropical weather is a constant in this beach community.

Still not sure?  Check out this video on Dunedin, FL.

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