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Pros

-Strengthening economy
-Winter climate
-Attractive downtown areas

Cons

-Hot, humid summers
-Growth and sprawl
-Violent crime


What Bert Has To Say About Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metro Area


This metropolitan area includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, all of which surround Tampa Bay. The area is varied and cosmopolitan with a pleasant climate and balanced local economy. A 1980’s building boom brought downtown Tampa skyscrapers, a major airport renovation, and the development of a cruise-ship terminal. While soft in the early part of the decade, the economy has gained traction recently as the benefits of a business-friendly climate have paid off. Among other new economy pursuits, the area has become a favorite as a secondary location for information processing for the financial industry.


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Quick Facts About Clearwater


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Clearwater is 4.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Clearwater jobs have Increased by 1.63 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Clearwater's cost of living is 0.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Clearwater's population is 113,003 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 14.39 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Clearwater is $182,700. Home appreciation the last year has been -11.32 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Clearwater public schools spend $9,270 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15 students per teacher in Clearwater.

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  2/13/2017
Depends what you're looking for.

My husband and I moved from Chicago a year ago. We lived in Tampa for about a year than moved to a town house in Clearwater. It really depends what you're looking... (Read More)

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  6/21/2014
We Want a Slower Lifestyle Now that We are Retirin

Clearwater FL is great for people who love lots of people, lots of traffic, lots of sun, and lots of things to do! However, we are retiring and want to go to a more... (Read More)

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  3/22/2013
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would not recommend at all living in Pinellas - our home insurance went from 480.00 to 1600.00 in 2 years - not one claim ever - car insurance is outrageous - it caters... (Read More)

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