Walking the streets of downtown Safety Harbor during a late lunch break, I came across this Safety Harbor Vine House on a side street, covered with climbing vines. The charming appeal of Safety Harbor never ceases to amaze me. This is one of my favorite small towns in Florida to visit and shoot.
Safety Harbor is a city on the west shore of Tampa Bay in Pinellas County, Florida, United States. It was incorporated in 1917. The population was 16,884 at the 2010 census.
It is governed by an elected Mayor and City Commission. City governmental departments are administered by a City Manager, who is appointed by the City Commission.
Safety Harbor is located at(28.0047, -82.6953). The harbor or bay of the same name on which it is located is the nearly-landlocked far northwestern extension of Tampa Bay, and the city is located on the west side of that bay.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.1 square miles (13 km2). 4.9 square miles (13 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (2.57%) is water.
Safety Harbor’s tree-lined streets and quaint, “small-town” appearance are unusual in heavily-urbanized Pinellas County.
The CSX railroad branch line from Tampa to St. Petersburg bisects Safety Harbor. Passenger trains last used the line in 1984.