Clearwater, FL - Homes for Sale and Community Information
Clearwater, Florida, is a city with a population of about 110,000 just to the west of Tampa Bay. Together with Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Clearwater is part of the largest metropolitan area along Florida's Gulf coast. The city's name derives from the quality of the water emanating from the freshwater spring that once flowed from where Clearwater City Hall is now situated.
Clearwater FL real estate includes expansive multi-million dollar homes situated along the shore. There are also affordable ranches, bungalows, and condominiums for sale. Real estate in Clearwater also includes luxurious high-rise condominiums with wonderful views of the the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico.
Fort Harrison was built in the mid-1830s up on a bluff overlooking the community's harbor. It became an important military post during the period of the Seminole wars. An underground ammunition bunker related to the fort was discovered in 1962 by a resident merely planting a tree in his back yard. Clearwater was repeatedly raided by Union troops during the Civil War to get important supplies. The community was home to a major training facility for troops headed to both Europe and the Pacific in World War II.
Parks and Recreation
Moccasin Lake Nature Park is a 50-acre facility that includes environmental programs in its educational center. Sand Key County Park, just south of Clearwater, offers residents an unbeatable combination of soft, powdery beaches and gently flowing surf. Clearwater's Coachman Park is a vibrant center for entertainment throughout the year at a venue that overlooks the water. It hosts the Jazz Festival and the Sea Blues Festival.
Attractions and Events
The "Cleveland Street District" in Clearwater is a more recent development in a renovated section of the downtown area. Those that purchase Clearwater real estate can enjoy the vibrant nightlife amidst trendy night clubs and restaurants. The city purchased and subsequently renovated the historic Capitol Theater in 2009. Senator John Taylor first constructed the theater in 1921. The vaudeville acts of Fred Stone and Sally Rand performed here in the 1930s. The Philadelphia Phillies come to spring training at Lighthouse Field. The ball park is home to the Clearwater Thrashers as well.
Every Spring. Clearwater hosts both the Florida Strawberry Festival and the Fun N' Sun Festival. In the fall, it hosts the Clearwater Jazz Holiday and the Hispanic Heritage Festival.
Let the Tampa Home Team Help You Find Your Home in Clearwater
Clearwater, FL and the entire Tampa Bay area offers a winning combination of sunshine, recreation, and spectacular homes and neighborhoods. If Clearwater is on your list, call The Tampa Home Team, 813-766-3403. The Homeward Real Estate team led by Sharlene Woodis and Doug Katulich are experienced pros who know the Tampa Bay market, and have the latest information and real estate deals. They can help put you in your Clearwater dream home!