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Why Clearfield


Situated in the central region of the county, Clearfield serves at the seat of government for Clearfield County. Clearfield is positioned along Interstate 80 and at the crossroads of US Routes 219 and 322, making it highly accessible by all forms of ground based transportation. Showcasing its historic architecture and bolstered by both reality and perception of Clearfield as a safe community, the downtown exudes traditional, small town qualities and appeal. On the banks of the west branch of the Susquehanna River and serving as a southwestern gateway into the Pennsylvania Wilds, the regional outdoor recreational assests available are boundless. And with an emerging bio-fuels and energy-related technology base, Clearfield is poised to become one of the most Commonwealth’s growth opportunity centers.

A Modern Business Hub and Local Retail Center​

A county larger than the entire state of Rhode Island, Clearfield County is home to more than 83,000 residents with eight school districts, 30 townships, 20 boroughs and one city. Clearfield is centrally located within the county, making it very accessible for all your professional and government needs. In support of its role as the County Seat and its emerging energy economy, professional services, business services and supporting dining and retail operations enhance the downtown as a desirable place to conduct business for the energy industry, local government and professional services and residents of Clearfield County. Over 2,000 travel into Clearfield’s Main Street District every weekday for thier line to work. 22% of dowtown’s businesses are retail and 19% are professional services. Clearfield offers the ideal atmosphere for conducting your business means with supporting dining and shopping options

Local Shopping, Eateries, and Entertainment

Downtown Clearfield offers a mixture of locally owned, independent retailers and eateries that are unique to residents and visitors. In downtown you’ll find everything ranging from coffee shops, cafe’s, day spas, jewelry and antiques to fine foods, pubs, a bakery and gift shops. There are plenty of options for entertainment, such as watching a movie in a historical movie theater, catching a live show at the local arts studio theatre, or reading a book along the river from the local library.

Historical Preservation

As you stroll through the main streets, don’t forget to “look up” at the historical masterpieces on the facade’s of downtown properties. Found on the shade-tree lined streets, Clearfield’s historical architecture is unique as the buildings were constructed in many different time periods of the past, making each storefront artistically unique.

Where a Historical Community Meets Recreation

Nestled between the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and the hillsides of the Appalachian Mountains, Clearfield brings recreation a whole new meaning. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, bike riding and hunting are just a few of the many outdoor activities you can enjoy in Clearfield, and you can conveniently find your supplies in downtown. Clearfield is your prime source for all your recreation needs, and serves as your gateway into the PA Wilds

Highly Accessible

It’s so easy to discover downtown Clearfield! Interstate 80, Route 322, 153 and 879 are all within a 5 minute drive of downtown Clearfield. Not a fan of driving? Discover Clearfield by canoe or kayak as the West Branch of the Susquehanna flows right through our beautiful downtown. A boat launch is conveniently located at Lower Witmer Park, making it easy to enter and exit our downtown.

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