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    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
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Clearwater is a city in Florida with a population of 114,015. Clearwater is in Pinellas County and is one of the best places to live in Florida. Living in Clearwater offers residents an urban suburban mix 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
114,015

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Clearwater Rankings

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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
    260.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    296.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,200.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Clearwater

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,070
National
$55,322
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Clearwater in Florida holds an eeriness, but once that is more understood, it no longer is a big bother. Scientologists. They try to lure people in during festivities by stating that they can help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief and such. In reality, this is no different from other religions handing out flyers. The eeriness is in the roomers, stories and the slight knowledge of what the structure of their buildings are and what is believed to happen inside.
Once this is overcome, Clearwater is seen as a beautiful and busy city. There are many lakes all over, plenty of areas to walk, ride the bike, rollerblade and so forth. This is a city in which you can even see peacocks!
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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.
Clearwater is amazing! The beaches are beautiful and it's basically sunny year-round! I highly recommend visiting Clearwater. From being a resident, I can guarantee it is a wonderful place.