Clearwater is a middle-sized city found in Pinellas County, Florida. As a city on the west coast of the state, Clearwater has plenty of access to beaches lying on the Gulf of Mexico. Clearwater is often cited as being part of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, with Tampa and St. Petersburg being the other major cities in the region. As of 2010, Clearwater is home to 107,685 people, and the city has grown over the past few decades.
Clearwater shares an airport with the rest of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, called St. Petersburg-Clearwater International. The airport had nearly a quarter of a million passengers in 2007. The public transit system in Clearwater is run by Pinellas County’s Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority, known to the locals as PSTA. The PSTA has over 30 local stops, and it travels throughout the entire Tampa Bay area on a regular basis.