I've lived in Cloverdale for nearly four years and I love it. People often talk about the heat in Cloverdale but I like to say, "It's always sunny in Cloverdale." Before I leave Cloverdale early in the morning the sun is out and the birds are chattering happily. Then as I drive along the 101 with not many vehicles I hit the fog belt often as soon as Asti and sometimes not till Healdsburg.
The heat is okay as long as you have air conditioning. I'll take the sun with the heat over the overcast with a cooler day. Plus, you can usually enjoy a comfortable evening barbecue outdoors.
It's definitely a small town but we like to have fun. In the Summer we enjoy Friday Night Live in the Plaza. There are the normal service organizations if you like to be involved in the community. I'm in Rotary and have fun supporting and volunteering for our events.