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Best Places To Live In Clear Lake, IA

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  • Clear Lake, IA
  • Your matching location
  • Population: 7,644
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score78
  • Forest City, IA
  • 15.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 4,043
77
  • Rockwell, IA
  • 14.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,100
77
  • Mason City, IA
  • 8.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27,546
77
  • Lake Mills, IA
  • 21.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 2,027
76
  • Sheffield, IA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,283
76
  • Ventura, IA
  • 4.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 737
76
  • Garner, IA
  • 11.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 3,091
74
  • Nora Springs, IA
  • 18.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,567
73
  • Manly, IA
  • 13.7 miles away (City)
  • Population: 1,551
69
  • Portland, IA
  • 12.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 27
67
  • Hayfield, IA
  • 16.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 8
67
  • Bolan, IA
  • 21.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 40
67
  • Meservey, IA
  • 16 miles away (City)
  • Population: 177
66
  • Plymouth, IA
  • 14.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 344
66
  • Fertile, IA
  • 9.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 346
65
  • Leland, IA
  • 18.9 miles away (City)
  • Population: 247
65
  • Miller, IA
  • 12.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 0
65
  • Joice, IA
  • 16.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 195
64
  • Hanlontown, IA
  • 10.1 miles away (City)
  • Population: 211
64
  • Thornton, IA
  • 13.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 482
64
  • Rock Falls, IA
  • 15.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 150
64
  • Klemme, IA
  • 14.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 572
62
  • Goodell, IA
  • 19 miles away (City)
  • Population: 128
62
  • Grafton, IA
  • 20.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 355
60
  • Dougherty, IA
  • 22.5 miles away (City)
  • Population: 64
60
  • Swaledale, IA
  • 11.3 miles away (City)
  • Population: 181
59
  • Carpenter, IA
  • 26.4 miles away (City)
  • Population: 102
57
  • Duncan, IA
  • 16.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 96
54
  • Kensett, IA
  • 17.2 miles away (City)
  • Population: 345
53
  • Burchinal, IA
  • 6.8 miles away (City)
  • Population: 53

Listed above are the best places to live in Clear Lake, IA for 2018. The list of best places is compiled using the AreaVibes Livability Score which is calculated from a score out of 100 and based on various categories. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Displayed first is the matching location - Clear Lake, IA, followed by the best places to live near Clear Lake, IA, sorted by Livability Score.

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