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.
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.
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.