Clovis ranks among top 100 “most livable” cities in nation

The Clovis way of life puts the city in contention for best mid-sized city in the United States.

Clovis has been ranked as one of the 100 most livable cities in the nation by Livability

Clovis came in on the rankings tied at No. 48, comparable to cities such as Lincoln, Nebraska; Salt Lake City, Utah; and Ann Arbor, Michigan. 


The big picture: Livability gave Clovis a score of 751, taking into consideration a variety of factors including home value, education and the environment. 

  • Carmel Indiana was named the most livable city in the country, with a score of 875. 
  • Cary, North Carolina; Columbia, Maryland; Fishers, Indiana; and Naperville, Illinois, rounded out the top five. 
  • Livability only considered cities with populations between 75,000 and 500,000, calling it the sweet spot in size. 
  • Further, Livability only included cities with a median home value of $500,000 or less. 

Driving the news: “With tree-lined streets and friendly neighbors, Clovis, California, blends small-town charm with modern amenities,” Livability wrote in its description of Clovis. “The community boasts a low crime rate and excellent schools and places a premium on family values and child-friendly atmospheres.” 

  • Livability praised Old Town Clovis for its farmers market, quaint boutiques, restaurants and for hosting festivals. 
  • Clovis also received praise for its Urban Greening Master Plan to draw people outside, utilize green infrastructure and promote alternative transportation such as bicycles. 

By the numbers: Here’s a look at the numbers that Livability looked at to rank Clovis among the best cities in the nation:

  • $378,281 median home value
  • $3,229 median property tax
  • 124,309 population
  • 20 minutes average commute
  • $97,900 median household income
  • $1,136 median monthly rent
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