Welcome to Clearwater
Make a home where everyone else comes on vacation
If you love spending time on the beach, then chances are good that you've spent time in Clearwater. The long stretches of sand and crystal clear waters have earned Clearwater the title of the best beach in the United States more than once. But the town of Clearwater is just as wonderful as its beach. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, the city is a beach lover's paradise that delivers fine dining, upscale shopping venues, and perfect weather for spending time with friends and family.
The quaint city of Clearwater has a population of around 110,000 and continues growing thanks to its incredible natural beauty, economic opportunities, and excellent communities. Clearwater should be at the top of your list if you've been looking for a place to call home in the Tampa Bay area.
What to Love
- Growing arts district that hosts annual events and holiday celebrations
- Gorgeous weather perfect for hitting the beach, exploring the many parks, or heading out on a boat
- America's best beach on your doorstep delivers the ultimate beachside lifestyle
Clearwater Beach takes center stage for most people living here. Residents enjoy soaking up the sun, dining at one of the beachside restaurants, or spending time on the warm Gulf water. Boating is incredibly popular here as well. Boat owners can spend their free time exploring nearby islands or watching for visiting dolphins. While the beachside lifestyle is popular, many residents take time away from the sand and surf to enjoy a growing downtown art scene. New galleries and performance art theaters host fabulous family-friendly events throughout the year.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Clearwater offers some of the best dining options in the Tampa Bay area. Start with a trip to Guppy's On the Beach, a laid-back and peaceful place to enjoy upscale seafood fare while gazing out over crystal-clear waters. After a day on the beach, grab a grouper sandwich at Frenchy's Rockaway Grill, a longtime local favorite. For a night out with the family, head to The Original Crabby Bills across from the Shipwatch Yacht Club. Or, if you are looking for an excellent venue for an intimate evening for two, visit the Island Way Grill. Its water views are perfect for catching the sunset while enjoying world-class sushi.
Things to Do
Clearwater has many family-friendly and unique events happening almost daily. Start your weekend with a trip to Pier 60, the quaint boardwalk buzzing with live entertainers and stunning water views. After a morning on the pier, you can take the family to the nearby Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet some local marine wildlife up close and personal. If Clearwater Beach is getting too crowded, join the locals at Sand Key Park. This park offers a great beach area, a fishing pier, and picnic spaces. In the spring, grab tickets to see a Clearwater Threshers baseball game, the local home team near and dear to the hearts of Clearwater residents.
Pinellas County Schools serve Clearwater residents.
Clearwater Central Catholic High School, grades 9-12
Clearwater High School, grades 9-12
Saint Paul's-Clearwater's Independent School, grades PreK-8