A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$953
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%

Clearwater Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    367
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    74
    41
  • Robbery
    163
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    573
    525
  • Theft
    3,072
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268
    263

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,198
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • 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%
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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!
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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!
What I like the most about Clearwater, Florida is that it's not so much like St.Petersburg where everything is so far away from everything else. In Clearwater there's way more people just walking around and having fun in the parks and at the mall which is always good because there's lots of opportunities to socialize and meet new, kind people everywhere you go. However, the beauty of clearwater also resides in its spacious country views and vibes. The city of Clearwater, in addition to being very populatdd and energetic, there's also a lot of appreciation for an individual's solitudr and respect for privacy. That's what makes clearwater so awesome!