Clinton Homes for Sale
Clinton is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River and has a population of almost 27,000 people according to the 2010 census. Clinton sits about 40 miles northeast of the Quad Cities and is only 140 miles from Chicago. Clinton offers many different types of activities and events that go on throughout the year, from attending a baseball game to shopping at the local farmer’s market Clinton can be the perfect setting for your next home!
The first permanent European-American settler arrived in the area in 1835. Clinton was platted as the town of New York in 1836 by Joseph Bartlett. In 1855, Bartlett’s land was purchased by the Iowa Land Company in anticipation of construction on the Chicago, Nebraska, and Iowa Railroad line traveling across the Mississippi, the railroad was completed in 1859 traveling all the way to Cedar Rapids, IA. In 1857 the renamed the town in honor of the sixth governor of New York, DeWitt Clinton. Clinton, and the adjacent town of Lyon, became a lumber industry center between 1850 and 1900, using rafts of logs floated down from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Thereafter, manufacturing and heavy industry came to Clinton, attracted by the transportation afforded by the river and the railroad.
In 2006 Clinton received a grant from Iowa that allowed the city to continue its expansion. This grant purchased a new baseball field, tennis courts, hiking/biking trail, a fishing pier, boat ramps, playground equipment, a skateboard park, picnic areas, restrooms, marina, riverfront restaurant, RV Park, band shell, theatre, and assisted with the rehab of a lighthouse which holds 360ndegree views of the Mississippi river and the historic homes cased amongst it. There are many things that attract homebuyers to the Clinton area, from the pride of their minor league baseball team, the Lumber Kings or the beautiful panoramic views from Eagle Point Park, your family will find the Clinton area the perfect place to call home.
Attractions and Entertainment
The Clinton area offers its residents many different attractions to keep busy all year round. You can catch a movie at the Show Boat Theater or visit one of the many museums around the city. In the summer there are big events such as the hot rod car show, lumberjack festival, Dutch days and of course a small town wouldn’t be complete without a big Fourth of July celebration. Clinton offers a unique night life entertainment as well, ranging from upscale restaurants, live music and the recently established Wild Rose Casino. For more things to do in Clinton, Iowa check out this link for even more details. (http://clintoniowatourism.com/things-to-do-1/)
Nearest Office Location
About Clinton, Iowa- Helpful Links:
City Website: http://www.ci.clinton.ia.us/
Visitors Page: http://clintoniowatourism.com/
Clinton Demographics: http://www.ci.clinton.ia.us/html/demographics.html
Other Useful Links: http://clintoniowatourism.com/links/ 301 North Second Street, Clinton, Iowa 52732
Phone Number: (563)-242-4602