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Re: Looking at Florida
How long it takes you to get to Dunedin will depend on whether you are talking about driving during rush hour or not.
Outside of rush hour, you can get to Dunedin in less than an hour from anywhere in Pinellas county, or the city of Tampa. You can even make it there from Bradenton in just barely over an hour.
If you are talking about driving during rush hour, then it's a different matter. You could make it from anywhere north of Hwy 688/Ulmerton Rd., which cuts across Pinellas county from east to west. You could also make it from places like Oldsmar, Westchase, or Town 'n Country. Not much further than that, though.
There are four bridges that cross Tampa Bay. The Sunshine Skyway, across the entrance, has a clearance of 180', so that would be no issue. The Gandy bridge has a clearance of 43'. The Howard Frankland bridge has a clearance of 44'. The Courtney Campbell Causeway has a clearance of 40'. So how far up into Old Tampa Bay you can, or want to, go may be limited by that.