Clarksville is a place where the past meets the present. It may be Tennessee’s oldest city, but it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States.
The county seat of Montgomery County is part college town, part military base. It is also a great place for young families and commuters who want to get away from Nashville to find more affordable homes, more green space and countryside, and even more business opportunities. Both new residents and businesses are attracted to the area each year, because they see how prosperous the city is and has been since the days of its booming tobacco business.
But it is not all about business here. Clarksville is a very community-oriented city that loves to have fun and enjoy good times with the neighbors. From the “Back to School Splash” to the Liberty Live Summer Concert Series, there is always something going on for locals of all ages. When you just need to get away from it all, the dozens of state and local parks, the riverwalk, the greenway, the marina, and the Cumberland and Red Rivers provide ample opportunities for peace and quiet, as well as recreation and entertainment.
Clarksville may be less than an hour away from Nashville, but residents do not have to travel that far to have a good time. The historic city offers plenty of things to do, ranging from dining on fine Southern cooking to enjoying a hike, picnic, or ballgame at one of the dozens of parks in the community. There’s always a new show going on at the local theater, a new vendor at the Downtown Market, or a new fish to catch at the Clarksville Marina.
The second-largest general interest museum in Tennessee is located in the heart of Downtown Clarksville. Customs House is fun and educational for the entire family. The building was originally a boardinghouse and post office from the late 1800s, and today it provides visitors with a glance at Clarksville history. It also features art and a children’s museum.
Real Estate Information
As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, new construction makes up a large portion of the housing available for sale in Clarksville. From smaller ranch-style and split-level homes to larger two-story traditional styles, you can find a home and neighborhood to fit practically any taste or budget, many of which were built during the last decade. There are also many established residences in the area that were built during the 1970s – 1990s. Because Clarksville is still home to plenty of beautiful forests and green spaces, many neighborhoods provide residents with large, wooded lots. Several communities in Clarksville also offer amenities such as swimming pools and tennis for residents. Home prices are lower here than they are in Nashville, which is one of the area’s major attractions. The average listing price for spring and early summer 2015 was around $175,000.
Schools in Clarksville, TN
- Barkers Mill Elementary School
- Barksdale Elementary School
- Burt Elementary School
- Byrns Darden Elementary School
- Carmel Elementary School
- Cumberland Heights Elementary School
- East Montgomery Elementary School
- Glenellen Elementary School
- Hazelwood Elementary School
- Kenwood Elementary School
- Liberty Elementary School
- Minglewood Elementary School
- Montgomery Central Elementary School
- Moore Magnet Elementary School
- Norman Smith Elementary School
- Northeast Elementary School
- Pisgah Elementary School
- Ringgold Elementary School
- Rossview Elementary School
- St. Bethlehem Elementary School
- Sango Elementary School
- West Creek Elementary School
- Woodlawn Elementary School
- Kenwood Middle School
- Montgomery Central Middle School
- New Providence Middle School
- Northeast Middle School
- Richview Middle School
- Rossview Middle School
- West Creek Middle School