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Clearwater, FL

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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.

Getting Around in Clearwater, FL

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.

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
"Some Transit"
The average commuter time in Clearwater is:
10 to 14 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.87%
  • 14.05%
  • 2.34%

Clearwater Jazz Holiday

<p>Clearwater is well known for its festivals, chief of which is the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. The Clearwater Jazz Holiday has been running for over three decades, and is now a major jazz event for the entire region. Listeners and musicians flock to the area in mid-October when the festival takes place. The festival offers art galleries as well, so listeners can gaze as they listen to jazz music. Renowned musicians such as Tony Bennett, Woody Herman, Herbie Mann, Dave Brubeck, and Tito Puente have all performed at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday.</p>

Clearwater Public Art and Design Program

<p>The Clearwater Public Art and Design Program is funded by the local government and is overseen by a board appointed by the Clearwater city council. The Public Art and Design Program is used to help fund and commission local art programs and educate young students of art, music, and design. The program has a mission statement, which says that it's program seeks to enhance Clearwater for those who visit and live within the city and to contribute to a legacy for generations to come.</p>

Capitol/Royalty Theatre

<p>The Capitol/Royalty Theatre was built in the early 1900s by then Senator John Stansel Taylor. The local architect, Lester Avery is well known for building other structures in the state, most notably in Miami. The Capitol/Royalty Theatre has gone through multiple renovations throughout the past few decades, and today it is known more as a historical building and tourist attraction. It is actually in plans to undergo another renovation and be renamed to The Historic Capitol Theater. In the next few years, the venue plans to house theatre companies as well as historic art galleries of historic Clearwater.</p>