About the Community of Clovis, California
Clovis offers a variety of antiques and specialty shops, restaurants, and boutiques in Old Town Clovis. You can ride a bike, skate or take a stroll along the 26 miles of trails that wind their way through Clovis. Or take in the numerous shopping and dining options along The Avenue, including the newly expanded Sierra Vista Mall. You can experience Mother Nature’s wonders in Yosemite, Kings Canyon or Sequoia national parks, or the many lakes, rivers or mountain recreation areas nearby, where you can hike, fish, hunt, ski, boat or relax in a truly exquisite setting that only the Clovis area offers.
Geography of Clovis
Located in the northeast quadrant of the Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area, 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” lying at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, which includes Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks. The City of Clovis was named after its public spirited pioneer, Clovis M. Cole, a man who spent nearly all of his life in the vicinity. 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 over 98,000, and encompassing over 23 square miles in area.
History of Clovis
Clovis has a long history as a western town known for its slogan, “Clovis – A Way of Life.” Since 1914, the Clovis Rodeo has been held on the last weekend in April, with a parade on Saturday morning, followed by the rodeo that afternoon and all day Sunday. Also contributing to the “Clovis way of life” are a number of street festivals, including Big Hat Days, ClovisFest, and the weekly Friday Night Farmer’s Market held between mid-May and mid-September every year.
Not too many years ago, Clovis was primarily known as a community for young families. That remains true today as many young couples eager to set down roots still select their first home in Clovis. But as those families age, they’ve decided to stay put in Clovis, too. And so Clovis is home to families with older children as well as families experiencing the empty-nest syndrome. Seniors and young, single adults find their niche here, too.
Climate of Clovis, California
On average, the warmest month in Clovis is July while December is the coolest.The maximum average precipitation occurs during the month of March. The highest recorded temperature was 115°F in 1905. The lowest recorded temperature was 17°F in 1913.