Residents of Clifton that have to commute to outside the Grand Valley can jump on Interstate 70 and it will take you up valley to the mountains or over to Palisade. Otherwise, driving to any part of Grand Junction is very quick. Clifton has several grocery stores, services, restaurants, banks and other shopping. Several elementary schools are located in Clifton, the middle school is Mount Garfield and Central High School for those students. Christian Community Schools is a private Christian School in Clifton, off of I-70 Business Route. Some older single family and multi-family housing is available in Clifton and a few new home communities in the Pear Park area on the border of the southeast area. Clifton is approximately 6 square miles and is south of Business I-70 from 30 Road to 33 Road and extends from I-70 south I-70 Business between 32 Road and 33 Road. Palisade is to east and Grand Junction is to the west.