Housing in Clarksville is affordable, especially when compared to other parts of Tennessee, as well as other states. Living here affords residents the option of choosing between historic homes, newer homes with sprawling yards, luxury apartments and cozy townhomes, all within close proximity to the glamour of Nashville, without the luxury prices. Take a gander at some of Clarksville’s most popular neighborhoods and get in where you fit in.
Saint Bethlehem: Very suburban and wonderfully quiet, St. Bethlehem, is an upper-middle class area made up of working professionals, college students, and families. In close proximity to the interstate, Governor’s Square mall, APSU and entertainment, this neighborhood is popular with locals. Upscale apartments and medium sized single family homes make up the living spaces around here. While most of the homes are newer (1995-up), some older and established (1960s) homes are located throughout the area. The apartments are fairly new as well and offer great amenities (garages, balconies, pool). $$-$$$$
Downtown/APSU area: This is an ideal neighborhood for students because it is close to APSU and offers fantastic off-campus housing in the form of luxury apartments (including an x-box room.) It is also the place to be for young singles and couples looking for something to do. Historic homes are located down here, as well as newer townhomes and apartments. Living downtown puts residents in close proximity to farmers markets on the weekend, holiday festivals (Christmas on Cumberland), concerts (Jammin’ in the Alley.) The Riverside area is minutes away for those who want to explore RiverWalk. It also allows residents to be steps away from shopping, bars, restaurants and businesses. The area around Austin-Peay State is great, growing and it the perfect spot for young couples. $$-$$$$
Kenwood Area/North Clarksville: Within the 37042 zip code are a few nice North Clarksville neighborhoods with plenty of homes and apartments for rent. A middle income area, this part of Clarksville is home to single professionals and families (both military and non) who adore the affordable housing (some of the most affordable housing in all of Clarksville.) The area also features good schools for those moving with children. Additionally, it is very close to Fort Campbell, with some apartment complexes located across the street from the base gates. Single-family homes share space with apartment complexes, each offering something different for their renters. For instance, some of the apartment complexes are set on acres of woods, giving renters the feel of seclusion, not to mention great views. $-$$$
Sango: Known for to locals for its parks and golf courses, Sango is a sweet little suburban area. Sango is a great area for families that offers affordable living and fantastic schools (elementary to high school in one zone.) Furthermore, its proximity to Fort Campbell is ideal for those in the military who are moving with a family in tow. The houses here tend to be large with sprawling yards and the apartments are both newer and established with welcoming pet policies. Though the rental costs are very affordable, the area maintains a middle to upper-middle income status, but this doesn’t mean your neighbors will be unfriendly. In fact, Sango is known for its un-pompous prestige. $$-$$$
Transportation: Last Train to Clarksville
Okay. You got us. There actually is NO train to Clarksville. In fact, while there is public transportation, many people here rely on their own cars. Public transit here is dependent upon bus systems, which serve the area in and around Clarksville, including downtown. There is also a bus system for the elderly and those that need paratransit services.
The main way to cruise through Clarksville is with your own set of wheels. Although, traffic here can be brutal during rush hour times, especially on U.S. 79 (or William Randolph Blvd.), so we aren’t sure how much cruising you will really do. There are a few other parkways (State Route 374- Purple Heart Parkway, 76- MLK Parkway) and highways (such as I-24) that can be used to make your way around the city and possibly avoid traffic when trying to head downtown, to Fort Campbell or to neighboring cities like Nashville and parts of Kentucky.
Commute times around Clarksville can vary between 20 minutes and 45 depending on the day of the week. If you have travel time to work, leave the house a tad bit early. At least you have over 20 radio stations to listen to on your morning commute.
Written up many times as one of the best places to live (Reader’s Digest, Money Magazine), Clarksville is every man’s (and woman’s) town. Living in Clarksville is perfect for those who want to mix a little adventure into their suburban life. Residents love it here because there is never a dull moment and it is truly an outdoor lover’s dream. At a moment’s notice you can wine taste at the Beachhaven Winery, explore caves, hike through the bluff, explore River Walk, go golfing or biking. One week here and we guarantee, Clarksville will be the only Ten-you-see.
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