Belleair, Florida

Beautiful Belleair offers it residents a comfortable, sunny lifestyle. This well-maintained small town of slightly over 3,800 people lies just to the south of Clearwater and directly east of Belleair Beach. Homes for sale in this location attract the interest of Florida real estate buyers.

History

The community incorporated as a town in 1925. Previously, a tiny rural population clustered around the first grass greens in Florida and a resort hotel, the Belleview Hotel (later re-named the Belleview Biltmore Hotel). The famous city architect, John Nolan, helped plan the community and set out its streets. After a brief period of decline following a disastrous stock market crash in 1929, development resurged during the post-World War II era. Enjoying a period of greater economic prosperity, the population grew significantly during the 1950s and 1960s. A number of condominiums arose here in the early 1970s.

Community Attractions

Although covering less than three square miles of land, the town boasts some lovely community walkways and parks. The entrance at Poinsettia Road offers an attractive setting. The municipality also maintains pretty Garden Circle and Winston Park. You'll find many interesting local activities here. Travel a short distance west to the coast to participate in boating, beach and other maritime recreational activities. Or spend a leisurely Friday shopping for fresh fruits and vegetables at the town's famous Friday Fresh Market.

Local Dining

Pelican Restaurant on Pinellas Road near the town entrance offers a relaxing setting for a meal. Residents also enjoy ready access to Alfano's Restaurant on Wyatt Street and Untouchables Pasta and Pizza on Clearwater Largo Road, among other popular sites.

Nearby Attractions

With close proximity to Clearwater, people who purchase real estate in this community discover numerous attractions and recreational opportunities in the immediate vicinity. The Florida Gulf Coast Art Center originally stood in this community (it later relocated to the botanical gardens in central Pinellas County, yet remains readily accessible). The Clearwater Aquarium also attracts numerous visitors. Enjoy shopping, fine dining, theatrical performances, golf, horseback riding and other recreational opportunities in this area. The Calypso Queen embarks from Clearwater harbor, offering a Tropical Island-themed dinner cruise.

An Excellent Value

Homes for sale in Belleair furnish many amenities, plus access to a great location. Real estate in this community remains an outstanding value.


See Also: Clearwater | Dunedin | Largo | Oldsmar | Palm Harbor | Safety Harbor