Just a short drive from the gorgeous, welcoming beaches of the Gulf, Clearwater is a picturesque place to call home. Swim, wind surf, scuba or snorkel, or just catch some rays and then watch the sun go down from the shaded, breezy patio of a beachfront restaurant. You're just a short cruise from Tampa, one of the largest and most dynamic cities in Florida. Rich in history and culture, Tampa is a lively town that has the kind of nightlife, entertainment venues, and ongoing festival scene that would make any metropolitan neighbor jealous. A vibrant place where residents work and play with equal intensity, it's no wonder people love living in Clearwater.