Some said it couldn't be done - others said "we'd never make it". That quote from one of the city's founders was made on March 4, 1963 when a New England type town meeting was held and the Town of Belleair Bluffs on the western shore of Pinellas County was born.
Today Belleair Bluffs is still just under ½ of a square mile of land in size and is almost completely built-out with approximately 2200 inhabitants. The city is made up of 200 businesses - commercial and professional - as well as 540 single-family homes, 320 apartments and 650 condominium units.
The community provides for its residents a wide range of living choices and a shopping capability which, while small, serves the needs of both the City and its neighboring communities being one of the gateways to the Gulf beaches. The annual tree lighting and carol sing continues to be a focal point of the year for the city's residents.