Population: 8,000 permanent; 12,000 summertime

Located just off of Interstate 35 and along the Avenue of the Saints, Clear Lake is named for the 3,600- acre spring-fed lake on which the town was developed. Home to a number of attractions, state parks, and locally owned businesses, Clear Lake is ideal for work and play. Clear Lake’s historic Main Street includes upscale boutiques and bistros in a hometown atmosphere. The downtown abuts City Beach on the lake and is complemented by a large city park with a bandshell. Beautiful estates ring the lake and are home to both year-round and seasonal residents, and on any given summertime weekend, residents enjoy live music, festivals, merchant fairs and more at the park and surrounding downtown. Though small, Clear Lake is mighty; with major corporations including Kingland Systems, TeamQuest and Serta, the community is both a lifestyle and commercial center for North Iowa. Learn more about CLEAR LAKE