City Highlight – Safety Harbor

DiGiovanni Homes builds new homes with spacious, open floor plans in the form of condos, townhomes, and single-family homes, in Tampa Bay’s best communities. In this blog, we are highlighting one of our favorites cities — Safety Harbor.

Safety Harbor

Formerly known as Worth’s Harbor, Safety Harbor was first homesteaded by Count Odet Philippe. Count Philippe was a French nobleman who is credited with introducing the grapefruit in 1823 to Florida. From the early 18th century, the name Safety Harbor originated when pirates were a substantial influence in the area.


Safety Harbor has a book entitled “A Brief History of Safety Harbor Florida” by authors Warren Firschein and Laura Kepner as they detail the vibrant history of scenic Safety Harbor. 

In 1539, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto, took up residence in Safety Harbor, thinking that he had discovered the fabled Fountain of Youth. The area’s natural mineral springs attracted the Tocobaga people and would later attract early pioneers to west-central Florida for centuries.

Visitors bathed in the natural mineral in their therapeutic waters. In the twentieth century, the springs were transformed into the world-famous Safety Harbor Resort and Spa. Safety Harbor today is best known for the festivals and artists, poets, writers, and musicians who live here.

Best Things To Do In Safety Harbor

Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do in Safety Harbor:

  • Philippe Park
  • Moccasin Lake Nature Park
  • Safety Harbor Waterfront Park
  • Safety Harbor Museum
  • Ream Wilson Trail
  • HorsePower for Kids & Animals
  • Upper Tampa Bay Park
  • Whimseyland
  • Safety Harbor Resort and Spa
  • Safety Harbor Marina Park and Fishing Pier
  • Baranoff Park
  • Safety Harbor Museum & Cultural Center
  • Harbor Food Tours
  • Safety Harbor Art and Music Center
  • Breweries
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping


According to the most recent United States census estimates, Safety Harbor’s estimated population is 18,031 and is the 121st largest city in Florida.


DiGiovanni Homes has built properties in Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Tarpon Springs, Safety Harbor, and Dunedin. Here is a list of some of our properties:

Palm Harbor


Clearwater Beach

Tarpon Springs

Safety Harbor


If you’re looking for a new home built by a premier homebuilder with quality finishes in Pinellas County, visit DiGiovanni Homes at Montclair Lake Townhomes and Villas at 2251 Montclair Road in Clearwater, or call Patrick at 727-637-5134.

If you’re ready to buy a new home, check out one of the DiGiovanni Homes available! Our new homes offer spacious, open floor plans in the form of single-family homes, condos, or townhomes in Tampa Bay’s best communities. Visit today to learn more!