On behalf of the City Council, City Staff, Chamber of Commerce and City residents, I welcome your interest in Carlisle and invite you to explore our attractions and discover our opportunities. We are proud to be part of the Greater Des Moines Metropolitan Area where we offer a small-town atmosphere with all the metro amenities nearby. Our location on Highway 65/5 bypass, also known as the Purple Heart Highway , is 20 minutes from both downtown Des Moines and the Des Moines International Airport.
Local attractions include the Summerset National Scenic Recreational Trail, the Family Aquatic Center, the scotch Ridge Nature Park, the North Park gardens and the historic Randleman House, which has been restored to its turn of the century grandeur. Our unique geography of rivers and rolling hills provides excellent residential and commercial development opportunities. Residential choices include both traditional and conservation-based single-family subdivisions, as well as townhomes an assisted-living facility.
Our school system has been recognized for its innovative and successful programs. At approximately 2,000 students, it is large enough to offer a broad array of choices yet small enough for all students to get individual attention and opportunities to participate in activities.
We are especially proud of our business community and we encourage you to support our local businesses. We are “Carlisle, the Natural Choice”, and we want to show you why we should be your natural choice for recreation, work and raising your family.
Mayor, Ruth Randleman
The City of Carlisle is working with the Des Moines Metropolitan Planning Organization to survey City of Carlisle residents to find out what transit needs exist in the city. The responses received from this survey will be shared with the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) and the Heartland of Iowa Regional Transit Authority […]
This Saturday has been scheduled to be the annual Mayor’s Bike ride. I hope you’ll go and enjoy the Summerset Trail…without me this time. I’m not going to be available, and it looks like I will miss some nice weather too, so please take advantage of the weekend opportunity to get outside. Check out the […]
Join me this Saturday, February 20, for my Mayor’s Coffee at 8:00 AM at Carlisle City Hall. Also, welcome Senator Julian Garrett for an informal chance to visit with both of us regarding issues and concerns regarding Carlisle and the great State of Iowa. I will be at City Hall at 8:00 AM and Senator […]
On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, a vote will take place on an issue that is very important to the citizens of Carlisle. The registered voters of Carlisle will be deciding whether to participate in the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST). LOST increases the sales tax in a jurisdiction by one cent, returning the extra […]
Our last citizen survey showed interest for trails being added in our community. At our next city council meeting, at 6:30 PM, Monday, Sept. 14, there will be an update on the Scotch Ridge Nature Trail now under construction and discussion on a possible local extension incorporated into a street project now in design. To […]
The Iowa DNR has scheduled a public meeting on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6 – 8 PM for the citizens of Warren County to learn about the preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps that were issued to all communities on June 22nd. During the meeting a brief presentation will be given that discusses the results of […]
Some may have seen the Letter to the Editor in this week’s Indianola Record-Herald. Here is the response that we will be sending to the paper in regards to the issues that were brought forward. _______________________________________ To the Indianola Record-Herald Editor, In response to the letter from Mr. Frank Shultz that appeared earlier in this […]
Please join me for my Mayor’s Coffee this Saturday at Danamere Townhomes, 435 Bellflower Drive in Carlisle. Check out the model home and bring your city comments, questions or concerns for a chat. Help me spread the word on this month’s change in location.
We understand that some are concerned about the flooding in the Scotch Ridge Nature Park where the Nature Trail was recently starting to be constructed. The park is designed to flood on occasions where the river is within flood stage. It is a natural part of the dynamics of the wetlands and wooded wetlands which […]
Please join me Saturday, May 16th at the Summerset Trailhead at HWY 5 and 165th Place for my Annual Mayor’s Bike Ride. There is lots of excitement regarding the Carlisle Nature Trail and Park under construction and I will be there from 8:00 AM until 10:00 AM to provide information and answer questions. Bring friends […]