About Clovis, California

Located in the northeast quadrant of the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area, the City of Clovis is situated in the midst of the agriculturally rich San Joaquin Valley. Since its incorporation in 1912, Clovis has been the “Gateway to the Sierra.” Dedicated to promoting planned growth while retaining its unique western atmosphere, the City’s population has more than doubled since 1985, reaching the current level of close to 118,000, and encompassing over 23 square miles in area. The City was ranked No. 1 in California to Raise a Family by leading money blog NerdWallet.com.

Clovis has maintained a small town community spirit as envisioned by its early founders, which is exemplified by such community events as the annual Rodeo Days, Big Hat Days, and Clovisfest celebration. This community pride, combined with Clovis’ unique growth opportunities, continues to attract new residents, developers, businesses, and industries to the City.

As the “Gateway to the Sierras,” Clovis offers many challenges for the outdoorsman, such as boating, water skiing, fishing, winter sports, world-class hiking, mountain climbing, and cycling. For a more sedate outdoor experience, Clovis boasts more than 13 miles of pedestrian and bike paths, and lovely areas for picnicking, jogging and bird watching. The self-guided Wildflower and Blossom Trails should appeal to almost anyone, but are especially ideal for photographers. Wine aficionados will enjoy the Fresno County Wine Journey, while visitors of all ages can experience the Fresno County Fruit Trail.