Welcome to Clive, Iowa! A beautiful city in between Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines. Clive is located in both Dallas and Polk County, in the heart of Central Iowa.
There are many features about Clive that make it special to its residents. For those who enjoy the outdoors, Clive has a couple neighborhoods that include a private lake, including the Country Club lake area! The Greenbelt Trail also runs right through Clive and is a total of 7.9 miles long and is perfect for biking, walking, and running! The Clive community has many parks and has its very own aquatic center. On occasional Fridays during the summer, Clive has “Food Truck Friday” at Campbell park, where residents can enjoy live music with their family and friends!
Although Clive doesn’t have its own school, there are schools that are close to whichever neighborhood you chose to reside in! The portion of Clive in Polk County is served by the West Des Moines Community School District, which includes 3 elementary schools, 1 junior high, 1 freshman only school, and Valley High School. The portion of Clive sitting in Dallas county is served by the Waukee Community School District, which includes 4 elementary school, 1 junior high, 1 8th-9th building, and Waukee High School. All within minutes of your desired neighborhood!
Residents of the Clive Country Club Lake area enjoy the private feeling it offers to raise a family. When you’re looking for a calm morning walk, you can just hop onto the Greenbelt Trail and walk around the lake! The houses in this neighborhood generally have at least 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms.
For when you need your shopping fix, Valley West Mall is just a 9 minute drive down the road. Looking to indulge a little? Don’t forget about Krispy Kreme donuts! Clive has a great variety of local and fast food restaurants right in town. Just 5 minutes away is Living History Farms, a great place to take the family for an afternoon trip for a quick history lesson or some family size food from The Machine Shed.
We look forward to helping you find your place in Clive!