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2021 Top 100 Best Places to Live In America Sponsored by: See homes for sale on Movoto by OJO

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#76. Clearwater, FL

Sunset lovers and beach enthusiasts, Clearwater, FL is calling. This Florida city outside of Tampa is known for its gorgeous white sand beaches and Pier 60, which holds a nightly festival with music, street performers and crafts. You’ll also have close access to Tampa International and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

Top Colleges/Universities: St. Petersburg College’s Clearwater campus

Top Industries & Employers: Tourism, health services, manufacturing and finance are top industries. 

Weekend Plans: Enjoy Clearwater’s white sand beach and visit Clearwater Marine Aquarium, a marine life rescue, and see Winter and Hope, the dolphin stars of “Dolphin Tale” and “Dolphin Tale 2.” 

Favorite Place to Feast: Frenchy’s, which is famous for its super grouper sandwich. 

Beloved Beverage: Enjoy Gulf views and sip a Key Lime Colada at Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill and Bar.

Outdoorsy Activity: Slip away to Caladesi Island, a serene beach that you can reach by ferry and that’s great for bird-watching and beachcombing. 

Rooftop Bar: Enjoy pastel sunsets and tropical drinks at Jimmy’s Crow Nest.

Why Your Pet Will Love It, Too: Sand Key Park has white sand beaches and a dog park for your furry friend to run around. 

Remote Work Perk: Breaks on the beach. Does it get any better than that?

One More Thing … TripAdvisor has declared Clearwater Beach the best beach in America.

– Brittany Anas

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