The population of Fort Campbell North has declined in recent years, down almost 11 percent. Some of the decline could be attributed to military cutbacks in staff, and have nothing to do with the strength of the economy of the area. The cost of living is over five percent below the national average, which is hovering around eight and one half percent. Home values in the Fort Campbell North area have managed to climb by over one and a half percent, a sign of a strengthening economy, but the number of jobs available here outside the Army are slightly down by about one and a half percent.
Still, lots of people live in Fort Campbell, and lots of people enjoy the rental properties they've found to live in. The average renter enjoys rents that cover apartments, condominiums, and houses. Some rental properties are available with utilities included.
If you qualify for any special Army privileges or other government assistance when it comes to renting property, be sure to check with your landlord before signing a lease to make sure the property complies with the regulations set in place. In some cases, the landlord might have to fill out special paperwork in order for you to receive the benefits you deserve.
Housing for the Fort Campbell Army base is privatized, and many of the apartment homes, condos, and houses qualify as off base housing for the Army service personnel stationed here, as well as the private contractors and other civilian workers who work on or around the installation. However, not all housing in the area is reserved for the military personnel. Most of the housing available, including rental properties, is also available to non-service members of the public. If you want to know more about where you might find your home in Fort Campbell North, check out the list below.
Northern Fort Campbell North: This is a lovely suburban part of town, where lots of people live. It's home to Eagle Park, which is nice if you like to live somewhere where you can spend time outside.
Southern Fort Campbell North: This part of town is a mix of residential and commercial property. Go out to eat around here at Pizza Hut, or shop at the Fort Campbell Post Exchange. You won't get bored if you end up living here, since you'll be close to Clarksville, too.
Fort Campbell straddles the Tennessee and Kentucky line. Fort Campbell North, where much of the off base housing is located, is in Christian County, Kentucky. The climate here features generally mild winters, sometimes cold and occasionally snowy. Summers bring a humid heat that will surprise you with its drenching stickiness if you aren't used to the southern climate.
This area of Kentucky fully experiences all four seasons. You'll know it when it's summer, because you'll be drenched in sweat as soon as you step out the door. Winter won't sneak up on you either, bringing chill and sometimes a few inches of snow. Spring is mild and pleasant, and the countryside comes alive with the mountain and meadow wildflowers. Fall brings a beautiful array of autumn tree color: spectacular gold, orange, and red.
Fort Campbell North is a small community, but its central location makes it close to all of the conveniences nearby, including those outside the Army base. For example, Clarksville, Tennessee is just 21 minutes away, and offers shopping, restaurants, and much more. With a population of almost 150,000, there's never a shortage of things to do here.
In Clarksville, you can visit Dunbar State Park, the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum, or the Customs House Museum and Cultrual Center. There's lots of learning to do in Clarksville! If learnings' not your thing, eating might be. You can enjoy a range of excellent restaurants featuring excellent cuisines here. Tandoor Indian Bistro is a local favorite, as is Redwood Chinese Restaurant and Blackhorse Pub and Brewery. Enjoy nightlife? Drive on down to Clarksville and check out bars like Speak Easy, The Lodge Sports Pub, and O'Connor's Irish Pub and Grill. At these spots you can kick back, relax, drink your favorite brew, and watch your favorite sports team on television. (You'll have to pick between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Memphis Tigers, though; they're extreme rivals!)