Sitting north of St. Petersburg and west of Tampa across the bay, Clearwater is a classic Florida beach town. Known for Clearwater Beach, a 2-mile stretch of beach providing sun, sand and shopping, Clearwater is a mix of permanent residents and visitors searching for the famous Gulf Coast sunshine. With just over 100,000 permanent residents, the city offers a little bit of everything to residents: whether a college kid, family or in retirement, there's something for everyone in this friendly city.
Sunsets at Pier 60 are popular, as are the many annual festivals, community events and activities. The city is known to be progressive, committed to enhancing the lives of residents while preserving the rich heritage and culture of the community and landscape. Socially responsive, the local municipal government is economically active and environmentally conscious. Residents are treated to a low cost of living and countless programs, resources, public services and more provided to residents in order to fulfill their needs and desires. With its convenient location near Tampa and St. Petersburg, residents have easy access to other popular and major metropolitan areas on Florida's Gulf Coast. If you're searching for a friendly city with beaches, offering comfort and quality, Clearwater is a great choice.