Clearwater

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Welcome to Clearwater

A waterfront community with golf and country clubs, family attractions, and proximity to major cities
 
Clearwater, Florida, is a large coastal city near Tampa known for its water access to Old Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater is located on the west coast and offers residents and visitors a relaxed and hip community with abundant recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, and nature walks. The city is also home to several popular attractions, including the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Ruth Eckerd performing arts hall. With its beautiful sunsets, vibrant downtown, and lively culture, Clearwater remains a top destination for individuals and families.
 
With upscale residential neighborhoods and private country club options, locals can find an ideal area to support their lifestyle. The real estate market in Clearwater presents everything from luxury waterfront homes to small townhouses perfect for first-time buyers. The city's convenient location near Tampa and St. Petersburg makes it an attractive area for those seeking a suburban lifestyle close to the amenities of larger cities.
 

What to Love

  • Proximity to Tampa and St. Petersburg
  • Fun attractions and pristine beaches
  • Exclusive golf and country clubs
  • Gourmet restaurants and upscale shopping

Local Lifestyle

The surrounding water and friendly community define Clearwater, Florida's lifestyle. Residents and visitors can enjoy outdoor water activities and beautiful views right from their door. The laid-back beach vibe is met with a bustling energy found in the city's downtown.
 
Locals can choose to live a beachfront lifestyle or explore the exciting attractions, engaging in festivals and cultural events. The local cuisine scene uniquely showcases Florida's fresh seafood and Cuban-inspired dishes, perfectly complemented by the beautiful sunsets and warm tropical climate.
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

The Sandpearl Resort is a high-end oceanfront hotel with upscale dining options like Caretta on the Gulf. The restaurant serves seasonal cuisine, fine wines, and stunning outdoor seating. 
 
Clear Sky on Cleveland downtown is a sleek bistro serving global cuisine. Popular menu items include meat and seafood fajitas, meatloaf, burgers, and more. Frenchy’s Rockaway Grill is a colorful dining space on Clearwater Beach known for its fish sandwiches and seafood platters. 
 
The Clearwater Memorial Causeway leads to Clearwater Beach and has many upscale venues and restaurants like a marina yacht and boat club and seafood restaurants like the Bait House and Crabby’s Dockside.
 

Things to Do

Coachman Park is a massive waterfront park downtown with a renowned music performance space, open lawns, and paved walking paths. The park is the perfect place to host events with a 4,000-seat covered stage. 
 
Clearwater Beach is a top-rated beach in the nation due to its calm waters and soft sand. It has excellent water sports like parasailing, jet skiing, and paddle boarding. The pier also hosts festivals and music events and is a fun spot for rollerblading, biking, shopping, and dining. 
 
Countryside Country Club is a family venue with upscale amenities and social events. The club features a 27-hole golf course, putting greens, and a practice driving range. Members can also dine on-site at the clubhouse for live music, authentic Italian cuisine, and chef specials. The 13,000-square-foot fitness and aquatic center provides an outdoor pool and lounge area, updated equipment, and group classes. The club is also a hub for Scientology, with churches in the area and the Scientology Information Center.
 
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is one of the most popular attractions in the city, renowned for its marine animal rehabilitation program. The facility houses marine animals such as dolphins, sea turtles, and otters, all of which are rescued and rehabilitated back to their natural habitat with the support of the aquarium staff. Visitors can enjoy interactive experiences, including the dolphin encounter and sea turtles programs, where they can learn about conservation efforts and habitat preservation.
 

Schools

The Pinellas County School District serves Clearwater, and there are also excellent charter and private schools.
 

Overview for Clearwater, FL

146,058 people live in Clearwater, where the median age is 46.1 and the average individual income is $33,499.72. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

146,058

Total Population

46.1 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$33,499.72

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Clearwater, FL

Clearwater has 61,207 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Clearwater do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 146,058 people call Clearwater home. The population density is 4,095.56 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

146,058

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

46.1

Median Age

47.92 / 52.08%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
61,207

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$33,499.72

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Clearwater, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Clearwater. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Clearwater Intermediate
PUBLIC
4th - 9th
No rating available
Plumb Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Leila Davis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Paul B. Stephens Ese Center
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
Calvin A. Hunsinger School
PUBLIC
K - 12th
No rating available
Delphi Academy Of Florida
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
4/5
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Sandy Lane Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
Chi Chi Rodriquez Academy
PUBLIC
4th - 8th
No rating available
Clearwater Academy International
PRIVATE
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
St Cecelia Interparochial School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Community Learning Center Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
The Depaul School For Dyslexia
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Belleair Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Oak Grove Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Clearwater Fundamental Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
Plato Academy Clearwater
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Kings Highway Elementary Magnet School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Church Of Scientology Cadet School
PRIVATE
8th - 12th
No rating available
Calvary Christian High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Eisenhower Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Skycrest Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
Countryside Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 12th
No rating available
First Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Skycrest Christian School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
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