Carlisle is a convenient distance from the Des Moines metro area, making it the perfect place to call home or to start a business. This location provides access to a wide range of customers and suppliers; professional, technical and skilled workers; and an array of businesses resources.
With a new middle school building and plans for additional facilities in the future, Carlisle is focused on providing not just a ‘good’ education, but one of the best in the state.
You'll Be Happy When You Visit, Have Fun, or Do Business with the Nice Folks in Carlisle
With hometown connection and community pride, people in Carlisle work together and support each other. Our residents benefit from a comfortable lifestyle and a strong business community. Schools, churches and businesses create a vibrant environment for young professionals, families, and those ready to enjoy retirement. Carlisle, just minutes from Des Moines, is home to 3500 friendly and happy residents. We invite you to enjoy your time in Carlisle.
Visit our One-of-a-kind Attractions and Events
The Carlisle Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore our surprising one-of-a kind attractions and events. From live music and award-winning wines, to conversing Babonos, to an exceptional collection of artifacts, to an historic home ... you get the picture. Think of Carlisle when you have guests to entertain or a day that needs some inspiration or action. We also can offer ideas for locations for a special event. Be sure to save the dates for our 2014 events: October 25 for PumpkinFest and December 6th for Light Up Carlisle. Click here to view our Attractions.
Carlisle's Summerset Trail Head
is located on HWY 5 South of "Wyckoff Heating Cooling" & "TMC Auto Body"
and East of "Fizz" & "Casey's"
View Summerset Carlisle Trail-head on Map