Clearwater is a city in the U.S. state of Florida. It is located in Pinellas County, 23 miles west of Tampa and 20 miles northwest of St. Petersburg. Clearwater sits between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay.
Clearwater’s economy is based on the industries of tourism, commercial, and food services. It serves as a bedroom community for the larger municipalities of Tampa and St. Petersburg. Tampa’s economy centers on service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate. Fortune 1000 Companies that are headquartered in the metropolitan area, include OSI Restaurant Partners, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., TECO Energy, and Raymond James Financial. One of the major employers in the area is MacDill Air Force Base. There are many locations for executive suites in the Clearwater area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
One of the most popular beaches on the Gulf Coast of Florida is Clearwater Beach. It offers clean, soft white sand that stretches for 2.5 miles along one of the barrier islands. Clearwater features a full marina on the Intracoastal Waterway. It is also linked by bridge to Sand Key, another island that offers a large public beach park, directly on the Gulf. Beach activities in Clearwater include parasailing, jet ski rentals, boat tours (dolphin sightings), miniature golf, fishing charters, and ‘pirate ship’ cruises. The commercial strip that runs along the beach offers 100s of restaurant options, beach resort shopping, and high-end retail stores. Dining options in Clearwater include Greek Town Grille, Chiang Mai Thai & Sushi Bar, Café Q, Alfano’s Restaurant, O’Keefe’s Family Tavern & Grill, and Lenny’s Restaurant. Yanny’s is only open until 2pm but is very popular with visitors and locals alike when it comes to breakfast and lunch.
The nearest major airport to Clearwater is St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Featuring domestic flights from Saint Petersburg, this airport is located 11 miles from the city center. Another major airport in the area is Tampa International Airport, situated within 24 miles of Clearwater. Clearwater is served by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus service.