Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater is a progressive city that is committed to enhancing residents’ lives while preserving a heritage that is rich in culture and exquisite in landscape. Here you’ll find everything you could expect from a tropical paradise – and much more. Literally translated “Clear Water” from the native Indian “Pocotopaug”, the area was named for its abundant fresh springs along the shore. Settled by colonists in the mid-1830s, it was not until the 1890s that Clearwater gained a reputation as a resort community.

Welcome to Clearwater Beach wall mural in Piere 60 area. Clearwater Beach, Florida. October 18, 2018.
Welcome to Clearwater Beach wall mural in Piere 60 area. Clearwater Beach, Florida. October 18, 2018. Photo credit: VIAVAL TOURS / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

About The Community

Clearwater, just west of Tampa, is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area – one that offers visitors a multitude of vacation opportunities. In Clearwater, you can enjoy sunsets at Pier 60, a nightly festival featuring music, crafts and street performers. The city also hosts the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.


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Welcome Sign in front of palm trees at Clearwater beach. Clearwater beach is a popular tourist destination on the Gulf coast of Florida. Clearwater Beach, Florida, May 18, 2013.
Welcome Sign in front of palm trees at Clearwater beach. Clearwater beach is a popular tourist destination on the Gulf coast of Florida. Clearwater Beach, Florida, May 18, 2013. Editorial credit: Andy Lidstone / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium is the home of Winter, star of the “Dolphin Tale” movies. Inspiring people around the world, Winter is a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope. The aquarium also offers animal interaction programs, dolphin photo opportunities and stingray feedings.

Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida. Florida's Marine Life Rescue Center. Clearwater, FL. August 24. 2019.
Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, Florida. Florida’s Marine Life Rescue Center. Clearwater, FL. August 24. 2019. Editorial credit: alisafarov / Shutterstock.com, licensed.

Today, fun ‘n sun lovers still come from around the world, and although Clearwater is a great spot to get away, it’s an even better place to live. The community is friendly and socially responsive, and the city government is economically active and environmentally conscious. The city also provides citizens with the programs and resources they need, and the amenities they desire.

Clearwater beach with beautiful white sand in Florida USA
Clearwater beach with beautiful white sand in Florida. Photo credit ShutterStock.com, licensed.

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