Clive, population 15,447, is located at the crossroads of two interstate highways (35 & 80), visibility and convenience are major corporate attributes of the community. Clive is currently developing 1,200 acres for residential and commercial development and is in the process of annexing an additional area for commercial and residential ventures.
Clive is a great place to live! According to Forbes magazine, comparing home costs around the country, Clive is the best community in Des Moines.
Clive offers the convenience and amenities of a big city with the lifestyle of living in the country, on the western edge of metro Des Moines. Visit the community, shop the stores, and experience the beautiful greenbelt bike and walking trail.
Clive has exceptional housing developments and has been featured in five Home Shows. The Greenbelt Park runs through much of Clive, offering a wide variety of recreational trails and opportunities as well as providing wildlife habitat.
The community’s median age is 35 with an estimated population of 15,500 following the 2010 census count. Clive’s residential base maintains an extremely large number of advanced degrees in the state, second only to Iowa City.
Clive tops the lists of relocation options for a number of reasons: low residential taxes, high quality educational systems, a new public art initiative, and an exceptional offering of parks, recreational areas surrounding one of our best features, the Clive Greenbelt Trail system. “Clive pride” is evident throughout the community; from its clean, friendly neighborhoods to the new streetscape/re-development project along the eastern gateway of NW 86th Street.
Clive students are fortunate to have access to two of the metro area’s strongest and most progressive school districts: West Des Moines and Waukee. Residents and visitors alike enjoy a number of recreational offerings including the Clive Aquatic Center, biking, running or walking the beautiful Clive Greenbelt Trail and the unique and aesthetically appealing public art initiative which will include a new piece in the fall of this year on the Shuler Elementary School site.
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