Clearwater real estate offers something for everyone, including families looking for homes in areas with good schools. There are many condominium apartments in Clearwater, which are popular with young singles.  The best places to shop in Clearwater include the Largo Mall and the Westfield Countryside Mall. Among popular restaurants in Clearwater are Crabby Bill's for seafood, plus Rusty's Bistro, Tin Can Cafe, Renata's Eatery, and Maggie Mae's Sunrise Cafe.

Downtown Clearwater has some office buildings and Florida state government office jobs, but few restaurants and no nightlife. Recent renovations around Downtown Clearwater are mainly along the Cleveland Street District, and nearby Coachman Park is a popular venue for outdoor live music.

Clearwater beach is very popular with young students during spring breaks, many families also come here all year long. The many hotels and restaurants provide numerous hospitality jobs. The Clearwater Aquarium is on the intracoastal waterway near Clearwater beach, a popular destination for students on field trips to watch sea life. Pier 60 is a popular fishing spot that juts out into the Gulf of Mexico, providing a panoramic view of the Clearwater beach shoreline.

The Clearwater Municipal Marina is across a roundabout from Pier 60, home to a fleet of charter boats taking visitors on fishing and sightseeing excursions. Captain Memo's Pirate Cruise is one popular family attraction, and at the marina there is a coffee shop, nautical souvenir shopping, and boat sales and rental office.

Among Best Places to Live in Clearwater, Florida are several large communities of apartments in Clearwater, such as Bay Pointe, Park Trace, and Bay Pointe. There is varied nightlife in Clearwater.  Among the most popular places are the Votka Gastro Lounge, Storman's Place, Velvet Lounge, and The Freaki Tiki Bar. Best places to Live in Clearwater Florida include the adjacent upscale community of Bellaire Beach, with top-rated schools and home to the Historic Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa. Sand Key is another desirable piece of Clearwater real estate.