The City of Clifton captures the unique spirit of its residents, its business community, its organizations, and the city government itself, all working to lead Clifton to a prosperous and vibrant future. The city seeks to become an even more appealing, livable, and well-managed community, attractive not only to retirees but for residents of all ages.
The US 2010 Census recorded a population of 3,442. Outlying rural areas contribute another 3,800 who’ll answer “Clifton” when asked where they live, work and shop.
Within the past several years, Goodall-Witcher Healthcare Foundation and the Lutheran Sunset Ministries, Inc. have completed large building/expansion projects. The goals of the construction included providing facilities and services that will continue to meet the health and needs of our growing community. The Goodall-Witcher Project was divided into three phases. The first phase was the construction of a new Clifton Medical Clinic that provides patient examination space for 12 medical providers. The second phase was the renovation of major areas of the hospital - outpatient Laboratory, Radiology, Emergency Department, and the adjacent Admitting Office. The third phase was the renovation of the Nursing Facility to convert two small areas to a larger dining and recreation area and to relocate the administrative and nursing offices for easier access to residents and visitors.
The Clifton Lutheran Sunset Home also recently completed a new 96 bed nursing facility, a 32 bed dementia care facility, a 24 apartment Type B assisted living facility and an administration building for program operations and community service offices such as Hospice Sunset and a set of cottages. The two projects generated over $25 million dollars of reinvestment into the community. These investments have greatly impacted the quality of life for our community and surrounding area.
Main Street City
Clifton was designated a national “Main Street City” back in 1995. Since then, our Main Street Program along with service organizations throughout the community has overseen over $900,000 in beautification projects.
The City of Clifton works closely with its neighbors to develop solutions to common problems and needs. Two agreements have recently been made with our neighboring communities. The incorporated Cities in Bosque County have signed an Inter-local agreement that assures ambulance services for all communities in Bosque County. Clifton and Meridian have completed a pipeline agreement enables Clifton to store and treat Bosque River water that will be piped to Meridian to ensure the vitality of our neighboring city.
Clifton actively participates in the Heart of Texas Council of Governments, Brazos River Planning Board, the Bosque County Appraisal District, and other governmental and quasi-governmental planning agencies. Clifton also coordinates with the Department of Emergency Management and continues with a multi-development plan for coordination and sharing resources, equipment and manpower throughout our region.
Clifton is also fortunate to be represented on two of the Heritage Trails through the Texas Historical Commission. We work closely with each trail and co-op efforts to promote our community and the region.
Clifton will continue to focus on the area’s physical beauty, culture, diversity, economic and educational
opportunities, and other qualities of life that today’s individuals demand.
Described by the Texas Historical Commission as “a jewel in the rough,” it is indeed “A Great Life...When You Live It In Clifton!”