Some things just naturally go together, like Lucy and Ricky. Peanut butter and jelly. And yes, seniors and retirement in Palm Harbor! That’s because Palm Harbor has always had the right mix of comfort, conveniences, natural beauty, and charm for older adults who want their retirement to feel like a continuous vacation.
An Introduction to Palm Harbor
Nestled on the Gulf Coast, Palm Harbor is located just 22 miles from St. Petersburg and 24 miles from Tampa. With hot summers and warm winters, Palm Harbor is a recreation mecca for residents, tourists, and seniors seeking the ideal retirement address.
Originally named Bay St. Joseph, the name changed to Yellow Bluff after the Yellow Fever epidemic in the late 1880s, but was changed again to Sutherland for the Sutherland Land and Development Company that founded it in 1888. It was renamed Palm Harbor in 1925 and today, Palm Harbor is one of the most affluent communities in the greater Tampa Bay area.
Seniors who are history buffs will enjoy strolling down Florida Avenue in historic downtown Palm Harbor where many of the early buildings remain. Business services, beauty and barber facilities, dining, shopping and the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce are located in the downtown area. The Palm Harbor Museum at Belcher Road & Curlew is a great stop for exploring the area’s historic past. The museum is housed in the century-old Hartley House.
Today’s Palm Harbor: A Great Place to Launch Your Retirement
Close to the Gulf of Mexico, Palm Harbor offers a range of recreation, shopping, dining, and other attractions for seniors that are hard to match. In addition, you’ll find an abundance of cultural events, a wide variety of fitness opportunities, beautiful parks and natural areas to explore, festivals and markets all year long, museums and galleries, exceptional dining, and of course, gorgeous beaches a short distance away.
Palm Harbor is simply a great place to take the freedom you gain during retirement and use it to relax and reconnect in any way you choose, as well as explore new passions. And choosing retirement living at St. Mark Village gives you the perfect home base from which to do all that and more.
St. Mark Village: Your Ideal Palm Harbor home
A not-for-profit life care community, St. Mark Village offers you wellness of the body, mind, and spirit. Here, you can be as active and involved as you choose, benefitting from a lifestyle that supports you in every way. At St. Mark Village, you also have the promise of life care: you will receive the care you need, for as long as you need it, even if your financial situation changes. But even more than seamless access to future health care options, St. Mark Village is a wonderful choice for an active and engaged life, reflecting the same vibrant spirit that the city of Palm Harbor is known for.
A History of St. Mark Village
In 1977, inspired by his parishioners, Pastor James H. Fresh began to dream about a community of people who were vibrant in their mature years; still social, busy, and full of life. He envisioned a place where residents and team members embraced a wellness approach to body, mind, and spirit wellness. A community that was a true family, supporting and uplifting each other in times of need.
Founded in 1980, St. Mark Village Inc., is a not-for-profit Continuing Care Community providing a home and highly rated healthcare to nearly 600 residents. Together with more than 350 team members from our local community, we strive to make a positive impact upon each life we touch.
What really sets St. Mark Village apart is our culture of compassion and promise of peace of mind. We are family-centered. We believe in wellness of body, mind and spirit. And we believe when life is good, worries are few. But we aren’t content to sit still.
Seniors seeking just the right retirement lifestyle in Palm Harbor appreciate the fact that St. Mark Village is always evolving to keep pace with what today’s retirees are looking for.
For example, adding new dynamic wellness and fitness opportunities. Expanding our dining options with exciting new possibilities. Staying up-to-date with the latest technological conveniences the help keep our residents safe and connected. Ensuring our apartments feature the design details that are in demand.
Drop by St. Mark Village and we think you’ll agree: this is a retirement lifestyle with everything you want and need, right in the perfect setting that beautiful Palm Harbor, Florida, provides. We invite you to join us.
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