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2016 Holiday Lighting Contest a success!

Once again Island Estates residents went all out to decorate their home for the Holiday Season this year! There were lots and lots of beautifully lighted and decorated homes and condos all over the islands each with their own personality and style. We had so much fun driving around and viewing each of the wonderful presentations and got lost in the beauty of the season.

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A wonderful tradition that dates back 16 years is the IECA sponsored Holiday Lighting and Decorating contest that encourages residents to decorate their homes for the holidays for all of our enjoyment. This year the decorating fever was at a high level and those who braved the elements (and ladders...) to decorate their homes get our gratitude for creating a wonderland to enjoy. There are three categories in the contest: Best Holiday Lighting Display, Best Condo Holiday Lighting Display and Best Entryway Lighting Display.

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We would like to thank everyone who participated and are proud to announce 2016 top three winners in each category.

Best Holiday Lighting Display:

225 Windward Island

442 Midway Island

625 Snug Island

Best Condo Holiday Lighting Display:

700 Island Way

736 Island Way

750 Island Way

Best Entryway Lighting Display:

831 Island Way

631 Island Way

470 Palm Island NE

 Thanks again to everyone who participated and felt a need to decorate your homes. We enjoyed the displays and encourage more folks to brave the elements next year and help make the island more of a winter wonderland in the 2017 holiday season. Best wishes to each of you for a wonderful 2017 filled with peace, harmony and creative island living!



NEW IECA Membership Benefit at CMA! Membership in IECA has it's benefits! Your IECA organization, in collaboration with our neighbor the Clearwater Marine Aquarium have teamed up for a super benefit for Island Estates residents and their families.

CMA is offering 50% off their membership packages ONLY for IECA members. Interested members can click here for membership packages and then contact Randi Baillie at CMA to purchase the special membership. Make sure you tell her you are an IECA member.

To join IECA online by clicking here. We're looking forward to seeing you! Thank you for your support of IECA.

Join the Island Estates Community Association and enjoy life more. 

The IECA is both a service and a social organization.  On the social side, we sponsor a number of events every year to bring the community together, including social events at Island Way Grill, the Spring Block Party, the Fall Fun Run and the Halloween Parade. 

Our current efforts and past achievements to provide needed services to the neighborhood include:

We help to make our island beautiful

  • After a two-year effort, secured a $14,000.00 grant from the City of Clearwater to improve landscaping at the entry and Island Way medians
  • Maintain the landscaping and flower beds at the entrance to Island Estates
  • Last year negotiated an agreement with the City to have them maintain the Island Way medians north of the entrance, providing huge cost savings
  • Maintain and replace the American Flag at the neighborhood entrance, and provide flag lowering on appropriate occasions, including a 9/11 ceremony
  • Install and store a fabulous holiday light display at the neighborhood entry from Thanksgiving to New Year’s each year

Keep our causeway clean

  • Host four Memorial Causeway cleanup days every year as part of our agreement with the City to “adopt” the trail from the Memorial Causeway Bridge to the Mandalay Channel Bridge

Work to keep our residents safe and preserve our property values

  • Have an assigned liaison officer from the Clearwater Police Department who attends all Board meetings and provides updates on crime reports and crime prevention programs
  • Interface with numerous City departments to keep Island Estates residents informed of code changes, new projects like the bridge repairs, property development applications and other issues of interest to the Island
  • Maintain strong communications and good working relations with the Mayor, City Council, and other officials at the City
  • Respond to questions and concerns about conditions that may be code violations and interacting directly with the City Code Enforcement department to correct violations where needed

Keep residents informed

  • Provide an up to date website with information about the IECA and the neighborhood, and email newsletters with current information about the neighborhood, the City and the beach community of interest to our residents
  • Act as representatives of Island Estates at the Clearwater Neighborhoods Coalition and the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce
  • Host an annual Town Hall Meeting each November to elect officers and directors, to provide in person presentations about current events and to inform the residents about our budget and accounting for the use of funds paid by our members during the year

Engage our community

  • Provide promotional opportunities for Island Estates businesses
  • Deliver welcome baskets to new Island Estates residents
  • Hold an annual island-wide, neighborhood garage sale, promoted by running advertising in local media

Hold events that bring neighbors together

  • Spring and winter IECA member socials at Island Way Grill
  • Spring Block Party
  • Fall Fun Run
  • Halloween Parade

The IECA exists for you, the residents of Island Estates. We are happy to be here, and we are always looking for volunteers who can help us achieve even more! If you are interested, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IECA Membership has even more benefits!

With your IECA Membership card, you can receive discounts from local restaurants and businesses. For complete details, CLICK HERE

To join the IECA, CLICK HERE

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The IECA sends monthly updates on IE news and events by email. If you do not currently receive emails from the IECA, click here to join our list.