Arts and crafts: A downtown scene rich in arts and quality of life assets.
Great gallery and museum exhibits, craft brews, delicious dining, shows at the historic Roxy Theatre, Mic Check Monday, and Downtown@Sundown events running from May through October. Clarksville’s Historic Downtown is right up your alley, and just 40 miles away, the Nashville scene is yours for a song.
Four seasons, every day a great reason to go out and play:
Enjoy outdoor options galore in a city founded and flourishing on the banks of the Cumberland River and surrounded by the lush expanse of two state parks and four wildlife management areas. Get out on the water or into the woods, up your game with action-packed city sports or pursue serene adventures in unspoiled nature. With four seasons of agreeable weather, Clarksville offers all-out play every day.
City perks? City parks!
With 34 municipal parks stretching over 644 acres, you’re never far from fun in Clarksville, with superb facilities for swimming, golf (including disc golf), and tennis. Hikers and ramblers love the Clarksville Greenways and Cumberland Riverwalk; even seasoned mountain bikers can’t get enough of the North Ford Street Mountain Bike Trail right here in town. We also have ADA-accessible and all-inclusive playgrounds. That’s just how we roll—Clarksville parks welcome everyone, every day. The Downtown Commons, for example, makes the perfect getaway for picnic lunches and for free family entertainment at events like Movies in the Park and Jazz in the Park.
Explore Dunbar Cave, where the petroglyphs date back thousands of years, or try your hands (and feet) at rock climbing at King’s Bluff. The Clarksville Blueway lets you kayak, canoe, boat, or fish in settings of inspiring natural beauty. Outdoor experiences in Clarksville help keep your body fit, but they can also feed your soul.
Off the beaten path:
Clarksville is the kind of place where you can hop on a go-kart at one of the nation’s largest indoor family entertainment centers or, once a year, haul out to the woods to hunt zombies in Clarksville’s family-friendly event sensation. And, thanks to one-gig networking, our annual F2CON gaming convention is firing up crowds with low ping and fat cash prizes.
The skills to go higher, without tuition costs dragging you down:
Part of the ground-breaking Tennessee Promise initiative providing tuition-free community or technical college for all, TN Reconnects focuses solely on adults seeking to increase skills or complete a degree or certification. Resources for veterans are equally strategic, encompassing apprenticeships and On The Job Training.
Low cost of living that pumps up paychecks
In Clarksville, great jobs mean great pay—and great pay goes even further in our low-cost area. Sperling’s Best Places rates Clarksville’s overall cost of living at 8% below the national average, while housing costs are a budget-boosting 18.2% below the national average. Pick out your dream home here in Clarksville and know that in Asheville, NC, your dream would cost 78% more; in Nashville it would set you back 63.8% more; and in Farmington, MI, you’d need to budget 39.5% more to get a similar piece of real estate.
Less taxing. More relaxing.
Paychecks are also fatter in a state with zero personal income tax. And Clarksville also gives you breathing room in your entertainment budget, too, with the clear, fresh air of outdoor family fun and four-seasons recreation at 34 city parks offering free events year-round. Plus, Clarksville sits in the midst of a natural paradise, where state parks and natural areas provide vacation style recreation right in your backyard. Truly a breath of fresh air.
No skimping on the future:
It isn’t just your money that goes further. Your children can reach for their dreams at outstanding public schools where the graduation rates are at the top of the state, while dual-credit high school/college courses and local community and technical college programs put higher education on the horizon for every working family.