Clever was incorporated in 1896 and operates on a Council-Mayor form of government. It is located between Billings and Nixa on Hwy 14 and just south of Republic on P Hwy.
People come to Clever to start and raise a family because we have an outstanding school system, low crime rate, and local businesses.
The small rural community has been one of the fastest growing cities in Christian county over the last decade. Our population has risen from 1010 to more than 2139 in the last census. Along with a growing residential community, we have continued to have good business growth as well. Some of our businesses include Dollar General, Subway, Casey’s, Kum N Go, Family Pharmacy, Murfins' Market, two tire shops, and an independent auto parts store. We have numerous restaurants including some new food carts.
The City is in cooperation with the school and MoDot to advance the “Safe Routes to School Program” with building more sidewalks after completing two phases so far. The school district itself is one of the best in the region, with a newer performing arts center and FEMA storm shelter.
We strive to provide effective and efficient services to our citizens in Clever. Working everyday to enhance the quality of life for you, your family, and your business.