5.3 out of 10

Clifton

39.0725247824065 -108.473934323143
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Safe & Sound
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Public Transport
  • Nightlife
  • Childcare
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Medical Facilities
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
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Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 2/5
  • Childcare 3/5
Apr 28, 2013

"A nice area with lots to do"

I was just in Clifton last weekend and I couldn't believe how much it has grown since I was there last (being fair, it's been well over 10 years). There are a lot of strip malls and many more restaurants than I ever would have thought. Although it's much more populated and busy, it is still a nice area. Clifton is very clean and has some great views of Mt. Garfield and also down along the river. At times, it is hard to distinguish it from its close neighbor, Grand Junction.

There are about 20,000 residents in Clifton now and although the median household income is lower than the state average, so are the home prices. All in all, it seems to be about equal.

There are tons of things to do in this neck of the woods and I can understand the desire to live here. There are a lot of outdoor activities available, tons of fresh fruit, and many organic farms nearby.
Pros
  • close to shopping
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Oct 04, 2012

"Clifton is made up of a bunch of neighborhoods on the east side of Grand Junction"

Clifton is basically the eastern border of Grand Junction before getting to Palisade. Though a relatively small area there is a population of nearly 20,000 people there. Most of the population lives in neighborhoods on the north side of the Colorado River and along the interstate, whereas across the river to the south you get into the farms and ranches.

As far as the Grand Valley area goes this is a place where a lot of people are packed in, but still there are nice neighborhoods and schools in the area and the prices of homes is fairly affordable. With Grand Junction just to the east there are lots and lots of shopping options and businesses.
Pros
  • close to shopping
  • schools
Cons
  • crowded
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees