Clarinda Real Estate & Community Information

Clarinda Real Estate & Community Information

Clarinda is a city located in and is the county seat of Page County, and is home to over 5500 residents.  The town was founded in 1851 and incorporated in 1866.  Clarinda is named for Clarinda Buck, who is said to have carried water to the surveyors while Page County was being first surveyed.  Clarinda was once served by railroads from 5 different locations.  During the 1940s and 1950s and again in the 1980s these lines were slowly abandoned, making Clarinda one of several cities in Iowa that longer has rail service.

Shopping & Dining

Residents of Clarinda have a number of options for shopping in the city.  Stores include Dollar general, Fareway Grocery, Hy-Vee Grocery, Casey’s General Store, and Sears Hometown Store.

There are a number of great dining options in Clarinda as well. J Bruner’s offers classics like steak, seafood, porkchops, and onion rings.  Ice House Restaurant & Sports Bar offers a selection of pastas, wraps, meat platters, burgers, specialty sandwiches, along with a full sports bar. For great coffee there’s the Garrison House, set in a turn-of-the-century building.  They serve pastries and sandwiches in addition to espressos.  Also be sure to check out Down Right Delicious, Betty’s Dream, Runza, and Hua Yung Buffet.


There are currently around 5400 residents living in Clarinda.  The median income for a family is about $43,000. Some major businesses in Clarinda are NSK-AKS, a plant that produces ball bearings, Lisle Corporation, founded in 1903, who makes hand tools and garage creepers for auto mechanics.  There’s also the Clarinda Treatment Complex.


Clarinda has 4 parks, City Park, Lander’s Park, Kiwanis Park, and Charles Hockenberry Memorial Park.  The Lied center is located at City Park.  City Park is 19 acres and consists of four ball fields, shelter houses, picnic tables, and a wide array of other sports, along with a Municipal Stadium


Students in Clarinda attend 6 schools. Those schools are Garfield Elementary, Clarinda Middle School, Clarinda High School, Clarinda Academy, and Clarinda Community Preschool.

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