Greater Safety Harbor South Neighborhood in Safety Harbor, FL
Greater Safety Harbor South Neighborhood
An easy walk from apartments for rent in Safety Harbor to the downtown area, this city offers a palm tree thoroughfare, canopied sidewalks and brick-lined streets that make this community a great place to call home. The revitalized historic downtown is filled with captivating shops, unique restaurants, the area’s finest galleries, and beautiful parks. You can find Safety Harbor apartments for rent close to these and other popular local amenities.
Downtown Safety Harbor offers a palm-tree-lined thoroughfare, canopied sidewalks, and brick-lined streets. The historic downtown is filled with fascinating shops, unique restaurants, and some of the area’s finest art galleries.
Hernando de Soto explored Safety Harbor (then called Worth’s Harbor) in 1539. The area was renamed “Safety Harbor” in the 18th century because when ships reached the harbor, they were finally safe from pirates. One of the first settlers, French Count Odette Phillippe, introduced the grapefruit to Florida in 1823.
Espiritu Santo Springs is a historic springs discovered by de Soto, who named the springs. At the time, de Soto was searching for the Fountain of Youth. During the early 20th century, the spring water was bottled and sold, and a health spa was built over the springs that still exists today – the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. The site was declared a Historic Landmark in 1964.