Relocating? Clovis is the Best City for Young Families in California

Nerdwallet.com has named Clovis, California as the #1 city in California to raise a young family. We're very proud that the hard work the city, the chamber and the citizens have done to make this a wonderful community. Learn more about the ranking here.

Clovis is the Best City for Young Families in California

Welcome to the Clovis Way of Life – a vibrant community spirit of pride, service and tradition built upon a safe and secure family environment with unparalleled educational opportunities.

In the heart of California, Clovis provides easy access to several well-known cities, national parks and seaside towns. The city is located in the northeast section of the San Joaquin Valley, at the foothills of the Sierra National Forest. Known for its quiet charm, Clovis continues to be a sought after location for residents and businesses alike.

Locals are fortunate to have the advantages of small-town living with all the amenities associated with big-city life. The city is proud of its small-town heritage while meeting the demands of everyday life.

The success of Clovis is shown in the continued growth of the city. The past decade has seen greater expansion. In 1995, Clovis covered just over 15 square miles with a population of approximately 64,000. By 2013, the city had expanded to nearly 25 square miles with a population exceeding 100,000. Clovis has welcomed and encouraged this growth while protecting the Clovis way of life.

Clovis continues to expand to meet the needs of its residents with new schools and retail areas. Newcomers will be delighted with the school district – a gem within the state. There is no shortage of things to do and see. Cultural activities abound with natural resources at every turn.

Visitors will find a welcoming, friendly environment while discovering the many jewels of the area. Day trips to the mountains and seaside are possible, along with many afternoons enjoying local museums, recreational opportunities, shops and dining establishments.

Located next to the city of Fresno, Clovis has a variety of transportation options that are usually reserved for larger cities. Clovis Transit (Round Up and Stageline) and the Fresno Area Express serve the public transportation needs of the area. Air travel is available through the Fresno Yosemite International Airport and Amtrak provides rail travel from its station located in Fresno.

Clovis is near California State Highway 99, which leads south to Los Angeles and north to Sacramento, the state capital. Highways 41, 168 and 180 provide a smooth journey throughout the Central Valley.

The Clovis city government is recognized for its responsible way it runs the budget and maintains a sensible approach to growth. Our public safety departments provide a safe and secure environment with responsive city services.

Housing continues to be vibrant with many planned neighborhoods once again being built. Buoyed by the success of our award winning school system, values are growing as Clovis continues to be a premium place to live.

And if you’re coming here to relocate or start a new business, you must join the Clovis Chamber to help your business grow and thrive.