Clearwater, Florida is located in Pinellas County, Florida and lies almost due west of Tampa and northwest of St. Petersburg. Clearwater is the smallest of the three principal cities in the Tampa Bay Area with a population of around 110,000. Also located very close to Kissimmee and Davenport, the properties of Clearwater are located in the middle of the Florida peninsula 226 miles north of Miami.

With the Gulf of Mexico to the west and Tampa Bay to the east Clearwater has excellent access to many beaches and is a perfect spot for beachy holidays. Clearwater Beach itself is about 2 miles from downtown Clearwater, an area that has seen major redevelopment with the completion of several high rise condos and a huge new marina. In fact, there are many marinas in the area and Clearwater is something of a destination for cruising yachts.

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  • Homeaway.com have 268 vacation rental properties to rent in Clearwater, Florida;
  • Realtor.com have over 1,500 properties for sale in Clearwater, Florida;

Address:              880 Mandalay Avenue # C1207, Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
Asking Price:      $239,000 No prior sales data but a nice example of a perfect holiday house for around £150,000.
Beds:                   2 Bed
Baths:                 1 Bath
House Size:        950 Sq Ft
Features:            Beach views and a huge pool.
Year Built:          1962

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As well as the beaches and marinas there is plenty for the visitor to do in the Clearwater area. There is a marine aquarium, a family-owned winery and boat tours as well as the usual bars, restaurants and shopping centres. Pier 60 is a great place to visit with souvenir shops, a nice boardwalk and an array of buskers and jugglers, all making for a friendly, festival feel.

There are plenty of properties to choose from in Clearwater. On Clearwater Beach itself you can find a dizzying selection of 2 and 3 bedroom condos, all with shared pools and a stone’s throw from the beach. Expect to pay somewhere in the region of £200,000 to £350,000. Property away from the beach, in Clearwater city itself, is a bit less pricey. A similar 2-3 bedroom condo will be at the bottom end of this range whereas on the beach will be at the top.

As with the rest of the USA, the best bargains in Clearwater are on the foreclosure market. Here a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo will set you back around £35,000 to £40,000. A good look around can get this down to less than £20,000.

They do not come much cheaper than Clearwater Florida but if you want to look further afield try other overseas property investment and sun soaked areas such as Turkey property, Cyprus property, Caribbean property or Brazil property.