The Harbor Oaks subdivision is a very exclusive community of luxury single-family homes in Clearwater containing about 80 homes – said to be the first planned subdivision in Clearwater. It was developed in 1913 by Dean Alvord, a New York developer, and his son Donald, who envisioned it as a great spot for winter homes for wealthy Northerners.
The neighborhood borders the Intracoastal Waterway, located off of Fort Harrison Dr. just south of Rt. 60 in Clearwater; including such streets as Magnolia Dr., Lotus Path, Druid Rd., Jasmine Way, and Bay Avenue.
Properties here will appeal to buyers looking for distinguished restored historic vintage homes or large estate homes. The homes you’ll find here are sophisticated and palatial but also charming. The streets are lined with trees and some slope down to the Clearwater Harbor. Said the Tampa Bay Times, “It’s West Palm Beach on bigger lots and with fewer 30-foot hedges.” I would know – I am originally from West Palm Beach and it definitely has that feel.
You’ll find lots of different architectural styles here because, not unlike St. Pete’s Old Northeast neighborhood, they were built over a period of years, many in the 20’s and 30’s. You’ll find everything from colonial revivals, cape cods, bungalows, tudors along with moderns and traditional homes. Most homes here have large resort style swimming pools, multi-car garages, as well as amenities like personal gyms, libraries and billiard rooms. The district is bounded by Druid Road, South Fort Harrison Avenue, Lotus Path, and Clearwater Harbor. It contains 81 historic buildings and 6 objects.
It’s just a short biker ridge over the bridge to the famous sugar sand award winning Gulf beaches. Call us today for your private tour of any of the Harbor Oaks listings.