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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.
Vicinity of Clearwater
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.
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.
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.