Live Well

Great jobs are just that—great. But a great life means something more.

And more is what’s on the menu in Clarksville-Montgomery County. More quality and choices in neighborhoods and, thanks to a cost of housing 18% below the national average, more houses that you can afford to buy.

For kids, there is more learning in K-12 schools where graduation rates top 94%. And for adults there’s more lifelong learning in a place where 11 colleges and institutions of higher education—including a top-ranked technical college and the fast-growing Austin Peay State University—are opening minds and doors to powerful opportunities.

With one-gig networking, you’ll stay connected here and engaged with an arts and cultural scene that is richer and more diverse, starting with our beautifully historic downtown and celebrated with a year-round calendar of crowd-pleasing events. Every day of the year you can tap into refreshing fun at excellent craft breweries, a top-notch winery, and appetizing eateries of all kinds. And nestled against the banks of the Cumberland River, Clarksville surrounds you with a naturally beautiful setting where blueways and trailways abound, with more than 600 acres of city parks plus thousands of acres of gorgeous outdoor vistas at two state parks and four natural and wildlife management areas.

In this natural wonderland, the air is clear—and the atmosphere? Well, that’s great, too, because the connections that support you here are far deeper than fast internet. Clarksville-Montgomery is a place where people come together, work together, and feel a sense of community. You are valued here. Clearly, it’s where you belong.

One of the
“Best Places to Raise Your Kids”
—Business Week

“#1 Place
for First-Time Home Buyers”
—MSN, March 2015

“#3 Place
for Millennial Home Buyers”
— 2019

“Libation Destination.” 
Vineyard, distillery, craft breweries, even mead making!

Austin Peay State University
Tennessee’s fastest growing university.

$45 million+ in college scholarships earned by area high school graduates in 2018.

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. 

Access adventure:

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.