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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 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
112,794

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$992
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
    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

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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Clearwater is the place to be! The opportunities for both career and fun, are endless. Public and Private schools are very good, the college prep, honors, advance placement, and international baccalaureate programs are amazing and keep kids prepared for college.
Clearwater is known best for their beach, voted #1 in America! Though I have experienced almost everything there is to see here, I love my city. The only thing I wish that could change around here is how they always have some type of construction going on and they city doesn't get it all done in a timely manner.