A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$235,300
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$833
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    95
    273
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    12
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    237
    525
  • Theft
    1,753
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    172
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$93,160
National
$53,889
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

    Clive Reviews

    31 reviews
    All Categories
    Very nice city. Quiet with great schools, neighborhoods, and quick easy access to other suburbs around the greater Des Moines area.
    Review Clive
    When I was little, there were always kids around to play with and everyone's families were always so friendly. Now that we are all grown up, we are still friends with each other even though we are in all different grades. All of our parents used to have "driveway night" where they would all sit in one of the driveways and just talk while all of us kids played and caught lightning bugs. Overall, my neighborhood is very tight knit.
    If I were searching for a place to move and I wasn't already living here, I would choose where I currently live as an option. It feels friendly and comfortable. There are plenty of options in terms of activities, food, and shopping.