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
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 […]
Join me for my Mayor’s Coffee, Sat., February 21, at Carlisle City Hall from 8:00 -10:00 AM. Please note the change of location for this event. This change will then offer opportunity to transition into discussion on state issues with Senator Julian Garrett, when he will be present at Carlisle City Hall at 10:00 AM. This is […]
The Mayor’s Coffee will be held at Carlisle City Hall, 195 North First Street, at 8:00 AM on Saturday, February 21, 2015. At 10:00 AM, at Carlisle City Hall, Senator Julian Garrett will be present to address current issues being discussed at the Iowa Legislature and answer any questions you might have on those issues.
The Mayor’s Coffee, normally scheduled for Saturday, August 16 at Subway, will be cancelled. The next Coffee will be Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Subway. Of you need to get a hold of Mayor Randleman for any reason, please send an email to email@example.com or call 989-3224.
Due to attending business outside of Carlisle, Mayor Randleman will not be able to hold her monthly Mayor’s Coffee at the Carlisle Subway, Saturday, February 15. Mayor Randleman holds a monthly Mayor’s Coffee at the Carlisle Subway on Bluestem Drive from 8 AM to noon on the third Saturday of each month. The next Mayor’s […]