The population of Saint-Cloud is 29,534 (2012), and the town is made up of 2,120 houses and 11,634 apartments.
In the early 19th century, Saint-Cloud was a resort town. Many villas were built on the heights, its neighborhoods were developed, and Saint-Cloud became increasingly urban at the expense of its farmland. Although located next to Paris, the town was preserved from the massive industrialization of the western suburbs.
The area remains privileged with its 166 sq. m of leafy surface area per inhabitant, its proximity to the Saint-Cloud national park – a 1136-acre park on the outskirts of Paris – and 23 squares and public gardens.
Saint-Cloud is also highly accessible with the Val-de-Seine tramway stop on line T2 (which connects La Défense to Issy-les-Moulineaux and will soon be extended north up to Pont de Bezons and south down to Porte de Versailles), the SNCF train line to Saint-Lazare, La Défense, Versailles, Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche and La Verrière, as well as the A13 highway which allows residents in the Paris region to quickly reach Normandy.
The town has many schools. There are 11 public nursery and primary schools, four private nursery and primary schools, two public middle schools and two private middle schools, one public high school and one private high school. In addition, the town offers a German school and an American school (from nursery through high school) and the School of Publishing of the University of Paris 10.
There are many cultural activities thanks to the 'Les Trois Pierrots' cultural center which offers two theaters and cinemas, as well as a museum, media library, and music and dance conservatory. The town also has eight sports centers, two municipal stadiums, one departmental stadium and one private stadium, tennis courts, a swimming pool, a skate park, a driving range, as well as its famous horse racing track. A great place to live.