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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Clearwater is a city in Florida with a population of 112,794. Clearwater is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Clearwater offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clearwater there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Clearwater and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Clearwater are above average.
About Clearwater...
Population
112,794

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$992
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    302.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    73.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    122.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    428.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,523.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    216
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Clearwater

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,631
National
$55,322
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Clearwater has easy accessibility to shopping, concerts/the arts, 2 major airports, great inexpensive restaurants, coffee shops, beaches, the bay, bike/hike trails, and open parks; the east side: Safety Harbor & the Tampa Bay (Beautiful views, nice historic town!); west side: beaches, boardwalk and pier; go 3 miles north to the causeway of Honeymoon Beach ; Dunedin, and Ozona are 4 miles up on the Gulf ; bike on the Pinellas Trail, or along the Gulf sidewalks; It's been well planned and designed back to the 1960s ; there are many routes to travel there, so if you see traffic in one direction you can hop on another parallel route one block away. The people are very kind, and HAPPY! and grateful to be there. It's very affordable, and feels safe. Sidewalks everywhere. It can't grow anymore, it's all built out, so what you see is what you'll get. No more traffic, no more development.
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Everything is near. Such as, grocery stores, restaurants, job opportunities, and houses are near to each other. Its comfortable and It feels a lot safer. Clearwater is not too far from the beach as well. I like to visit the beaches when the weather is awesome. The way to the beach alone is so beautiful. Especially, by using the new bridge down to the Clearwater Beach. What a nice view throughout the ride! Speaking of the "ride" there is also a trolley ride that takes you places in the Clearwater Beach areas. There is also boats that takes you farther places. Such as, Clearwater to the other side of the the city or to the other beach. The people and friendly and are willing to help if you get lost. This is what I love the most, It's the people that lives in Clearwater are super nice. I can actually relax on the days that I am not working. Great place to live!
Clearwater is a very tropical city with gorgeous beaches and palm trees. The high schools have magnet programs (medical, criminal justice, culinary arts, etc) which allows students to focus on a career they would like to specialize in. The restaurants and people are multi-cultural, with Clearwater offering a lot of diversity. My experience here in Clearwater was very entertaining!