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Dunedin is a city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. The name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. As of 2004, the population of Dunedin recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 36,632. Dunedin is home to several beaches, including Dunedin Causeway, Honeymoon Island, and Caladesi Island State Park, which is consistently rated among the best beaches in the world. Dunedin is one of the few open waterfront communities from Sarasota to Cedar Key where buildings do not completely obscure the view of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico beyond. As one drives down a 1-mile stretch of Edgewater Drive south of downtown Dunedin it offers views of St. Joseph Sound, Clearwater Beach, and Caladesi Island. Downtown Clearwater and Clearwater Beach are a six mile drive down Edgewater.
The quaint, and thriving downtown business district of Dunedin has become a model for many other west-central Florida towns. Dunedin is striking in comparison to neighboring Florida towns for its absence of commercialized signs, franchise restaurants and retail stores.The Pinellas Trail, a 39-mile long bicycle and pedestrian trail which traverses all of Pinellas County, and downtown Dunedin. Joggers, in-line skaters and bicyclists are a common sight on the trail.
While Dunedin which is pronounced Dun-ede-in, has a small town image, it is actually a bustling city of 37,500 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 making Dunedin a delightful place to live or visit.
Since 1977, Dunedin is the spring training home of the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as the class-A Minor League Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League. Dunedin is one of the smallest communities used by Major League spring training teams. Dunedin Stadium is situated next to the Dunedin Public Library a few blocks south of downtown on Douglas Avenue, and is just two blocks east of Edgewater Drive. Dunedin Stadium was built as a replacement to Grant Field, the Blue Jays' first spring training ball park.
Location of Dunedin in Pinellas County, Florida
Dunedin is easy to get to from all points in the Tampa Bay area. Highways serving the area include U.S. 19, making easy trips to Tarpon Springs to the North and Clearwater and St. Petersburg to the South. The community is easily accessible from major airports such as Tampa International, just 18 miles away, and nearby St. Petersburg/Clearwater International, serviced by some domestic and many charter flights.
Dunedin has a total area of 28.2 square miles. 10.4 square miles of it is land and 17.8 square miles is water.
In the City of Dunedin, the population was spread out with 15.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 29.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 84.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.
The median income for a household in Dunedin was $34,813, and the median income for a family was $47,620. Males had a median income of $31,876 versus $27,072 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,460.
Pinellas County Schools operates public schools.
Within the city limits of Dunedin, there are 4 public elementary schools (Curtis Fundamental, Dunedin, Garrison-Jones, San Jose), 1 public middle school (Dunedin Highland), and 1 public high school (Dunedin High School). There are 2 charter schools ,the Athenian Academy of Pinellas and Academie DaVinci and two private schools; Anchor Academy andDunedinAcademy and one Catholic school, Our Lady of Lourdes.
Dunedin’s economy is firmly rooted in the service industry, tourism, retail, financial institutions and services, health care, real estate and some light manufacturing.
Dunedin previously hosted an office of Nielsen Research. In 2003 the company moved into its Oldsmar complex and consolidated its employees there, with workers from Dunedin and other areas in Pinellas County moving into the Oldsmar building.
Scottish families originally settled the City of Dunedin in the Nineteenth Century. Two Scotsmen, J.O. Douglas and James Sumerville named the settlement Dunedin, the original name of Edinburgh, their hometown in Scotland.
Dunedin became Incorporated as the City of Dunedin in 1899 in part as a response to numerous complaints about Pigs running rampant in the Settlement, Leading to a still standing ban on Livestock within city limits.
During and shortly before World War II the Food Machinery Corporation Factory in Dunedin (now demolished) was the primary site for the production of the Landing Vehicle Tracked developed by FMC Dunedin's Engineers and Donald Roebling of Clearwater, Florida from Roebling's own Alligator.
The training on the LVTs was done at the FMC factory under the auspices of the first Amphibian Tractor School. Until barracks and maintenance facilities were completed the School and its students were housed in the Hotel Dunedin. After training the Marines from the first Amphibian Tractor School were sent to flesh out the First Amphibian Tractor Battalion, which has served with distinction since.
Dunedin's Scottish-American Society maintains Dunedin's Scottish heritage. Delightful Dunedin, with its rich Scottish heritage, is home to the Annual Highland Games
Sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Dunedin has maintained and embraced its Scottish roots, and evidence of this heritage can be seen everywhere. Once a year, a number of Scottish clans travel to the city for the Dunedin Highland Games.
The sound of bagpipes is common throughout the city. Both Dunedin High School and Dunedin Highland Middle School have competition-level pipe and drum bands. The high school's marching band is known as the Scottish Highlander Band and both teen and adult members make up the City of Dunedin Pipe and Drum Corps. Dunedin is host to many annual festivals, the most popular among the festivals is Dunedin's Mardi Gras celebration, during which by thousands of visitors descend on the small town.
The City of Dunedin currently operates under a nonpartisan commissioner-manager form of government. The commission comprises four commissioners and a mayor, who are elected by the registered voters under a staggered system.
The chief executive officer, known as the City Manager, oversees the ten departments and the annual budget.
Dunedin also has a large Volunteer Services section, and enables all citizens the chance to have their opinions expressed and tended to. Currently, there are 39 boards and committees that serve as advisory groups to the City Manager and the City Commission.
Dunedin has a large Leisure Services Department, which provides low-cost recreation programming to the City's residents. Dunedin operates four recreational facilities, each designed to provide resources for a specific age group.
The Dunedin Country Club golf course is semi-private. Memberships are available and the course is open to the public.
Other recreational facilities include the Hale Activity Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center, Dunedin Nature Center, and the Highlander Pool Complex.
Dunedin has a large athletic base including softball teams, community soccer, baseball and hockey teams
Hospital/Medical Center in Dunedin:
Other hospitals/medical centers near Dunedin:
- MEASE COUNTRYSIDE HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; SAFETY HARBOR, FL)
- MORTON PLANT HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 6 miles away; CLEARWATER, FL)
- LARGO MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 8 miles away; LARGO, FL)
Heliports located in Dunedin:
Amtrak stations near Dunedin:
- 5 miles: CLEARWATER (20967 U.S. 19) - Bus Station
- 8 miles: TARPON SPRINGS (2337 U.S. 19) - Bus Station
- 14 miles: PINELLAS PARK (PARK BLVD. AT U.S. 19) - Bus Station .
Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunedin:
- St Petersburg College (about 10 miles; Clearwater, FL; Full-time enrollment: 9,555)
- Pasco-Hernando Community College (about 20 miles; New Port Richey, FL; FT enrollment: 4,159)
- The University of Tampa (about 20 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 5,429)
- University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus (about 21 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,227)
- Hillsborough Community College (about 21 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 11,277)
- Eckerd College (about 23 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,132)
- University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 23 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 27,329)
Public high school in Dunedin:
Private high school in Dunedin
Public elementary/middle schools in Dunedin:
- DUNEDIN HIGHLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1104; Location: 70 PATRICIA AVE, Dunedin
- GARRISON-JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 353; Location: 3133 GARRISON RD, Dunedin
- DUNEDIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 273; Location: 531 BELTREES ST, Dunedin
- SAN JOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 219; Location: 1670 SAN HELEN DR, Dunedin
- ACADEMIE DA VINCI CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 59; Location: 1380 PINEHURST RD, Dunedin
- ATHENIAN ACADEMY (Students: 38; Location: 1120 CURLEW ROAD, Dunedin
Private elementary/middle schools in Dunedin :
Shopping Centers: Coastal Shopping Center, Scottish Village Shopping Center, Douglas Shopping Center, Dunedin Shopping Center, Caladisa Shopping Center
Tourist attractions: Dunedin Historical Museum 349 Main Street, Dunedin Gladys Douglas School for the Arts Museums; 1143 Michigan Boulevard, Dunedin David L Mason Children's Art Museum 1143 Michigan Boulevard, Dunedin .Dunedin Fine Art Gallery Gift Shop Museums; 1143 Michigan Boulevard, Dunedin Florida Tourist Council 1575 Main St, Dunedin .
Banks with branches in Dunedin :
- SunTrust Bank: Dunedin Branch, Mease Manor Branch, Caladesi Branch. Info updated 11/24/2010: Bank assets: $164,556.8 mil, Deposits: $123,435.4 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1732 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
- Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Dunedin Branch, Main Street Dunedin Branch, Dunedin Plaza Branch. Info updated 12/01/2010: Bank assets: $1,070,489.0 mil, Deposits: $811,027.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6537 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
- First Bank: Dunedin Branch at 2046 Bayshore Boulevard, Dunedin branch established on 02/21/2006. Info updated 12/04/2007: Bank assets: $7,847.5 mil, Deposits: $6,645.4 mil, headquarters in Creve Coeur, MO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 154 total offices, Holding Company: First Banks, Inc.
- Bank of America, National Association: Dunedin Branch at 1080 Keene Road, Dunedin branch established on 09/06/1973. Info updated 11/18/2009: Bank assets: $1,489,198.0 mil, Deposits: $1,021,724.0 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5991 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
- Regions Bank: Dunedin Branch at 1042 Main Street, Dunedin branch established on 08/01/1934. Info updated 02/09/2009: Bank assets: $129,067.7 mil, Deposits: $99,803.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1784 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
- Old Harbor Bank: Main Street Dunedin Branch at 1352 Main Street, Dunedin branch established on 12/27/2004. Info updated 11/03/2006: Bank assets: $22.6 mil, Deposits: $21.8 mil, headquarters in Clearwater, FL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
- Branch Banking and Trust Company: Dunedin Branch at 1478 Main Street,Dunedin branch established on 12/19/1994. Info updated 03/29/2010: Bank assets: $151,545.4 mil, Deposits: $105,623.4 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1795 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dunedin, FL 34698
- Vermonter Motel, 1064 Broadway, Dunedin, FL 34698
- Palm Court Motel, 2090 Bayshore Blvd,Dunedin, FL 34698
Amberlee Motel, 1035 N Broadway, Dunedin, FL 34698
- Bay Palms Motel, 226 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
- Holiday House Motel, 1220 Main St, Dunedin, FL 34698
- Best Western Yatch Harbor Inn & Suites, 150 Marina PLZ, Dunedin, FL 34698 Phone: (727) 733-4121
- Holiday Inn Express Clearwater N/Dunedin, 975 Broadway St,Dunedin, FL 34698 , Phone: (727) 450-1200, Fax: (727) 450-1200
Strongest AM radio stations in Dunedin
- WGUL (860 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
- WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
- WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WLVU (1470 AM; 5 kW; DUNEDIN, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA BAY, INC.)
- WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)
- WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
- WDAE (620 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WTMP (1150 AM; 10 kW; EGYPT LAKE, FL; Owner: TAMPABROADCASTING, LTD.)
- WWMI (1380 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
- WTBN (570 AM; 5 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: COMMON GROUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WWBA (1040 AM; 4 kW; PINELLAS PARK, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA BAY, INC.)
- WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Dunedin
WBBY (107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
- WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WDUV (105.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
- WSSR (95.7 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
- WSUN-FM (97.1 FM; HOLIDAY, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC)
- WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
- WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
- WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
- WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
- WYUU (92.5 FM; SAFETY HARBOR, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
- WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
- WYFE (88.9 FM; TARPON SPRINGS, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
- WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
- WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
- WLPJ (91.5 FM; NEW PORT RICHEY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK)
TV broadcast stations around Dunedin
- W36CO (Channel 36; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
- W48AY (Channel 48; OLDSMAR, FL; Owner: AMKA BROADCAST NETWORK, INC.)
- WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
- W33CC (Channel 33; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
- WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
- WARP-CA (Channel 20; TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
- WXAX-LP (Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
- WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
- WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
- WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
- WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
- WRMD-LP (Channel 57; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ZGS TELEVISION OF TAMPA, INC.)
- W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
- WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
- WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
- WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
- WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
- WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
- WVEA-LP (Channel 61; TAMPA, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
- WMOR-LP (Channel 63; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
- WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
- WSPF-CA (Channel 35; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG)
- W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
- WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)