Livability Score

81
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (13) A+
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Tarboosh
Coffee Shop
New South Coffee Company
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Lasaters
Coffee Shop
Freeze Pleeze Ice Cream
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (26) A+
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
Unknown Name
Attraction
APSU CECA Downtown Gallery
Theatre Arts
Roxy Regional Theatre
Theatre Arts
Customs House Museum
Museum
Warehouse Night Club
Nightclub
Smith-Trahern Mansion
Attraction
Winfield Dunn Center
Stadium
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Unknown Name
Theatre Arts
Trahern Building
Theatre Arts
As The River Flows
Museum
McGregor Park Amphitheatre
Theatre Arts
Fortera Stadium
Stadium
Wild Woodies Saloon
Nightclub
Electric Cowboy
Nightclub
Sevier Station Park
Museum
Club La Mansion
Nightclub
Food and Drink (117) A+
Kooka's Nest
Fast Food
Night Deposit
Bar
Sweet Memories Candy and Gift Shop
Sweets
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
Bar
Hookah 21
Bar
Pea Patch
Bar
Subway
Fast Food
Classic Cue
Bar
Brother Doc's Holy Smoked Jerky
Deli
Subway
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Sonic
Fast Food
Evill Nash Brewing Co.
Bar
Arby's
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
China Wok Express
Fast Food
Hooter's
Bar
Cook Out
Fast Food
DQ Grill & Chill
Fast Food
Hoo-ligan's Sports Bar
Bar
Crockers Fine Wine and Liquors
Alcohol
Sonic
Fast Food
Fitness (9) A+
Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen
Community Centre
Memorial Health Building
Gym
Foy Recreation Center
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Maxx Fitness
Gym
Groceries (23) A+
Ann Marie's Artisan Bakery
Bakery
George the Cake Guy Bakery
Bakery
New South Coffee Company
Bakery
Sweet Treats Bakery
Bakery
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Galardo's Cakes and Bakery
Bakery
Priceless IGA
Grocery Store
Mercado Chapalita
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
La Mexicana Mercado Y Taqueria
Grocery Store
Mimi Asian Food Market
Grocery Store
Aldi
Grocery Store
Walmart Neighborhood Market
Grocery Store
Parks (99) A+
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Downtown Commons
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Remember My Name
Park
Spur Line Trailhead Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Valley Brook Park
Park
McGregor Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Clarksville Riverwalk
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Pettus Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Dixon Park
Park
Murtland Field
Park
Fort Defiance Park
Park
Norman Smith Playground
Park
Lettie Kendall Park
Park
Freedom Point at Liberty Park
Park
Meri Court Park
Park
Trice Landing Park
Park
Shops (194) A+
StudyMaster Book Co.
Books
Fleur De Lis
Gift Shop
APSU Barnes & Noble
Books
Betty's Antiques
Furniture
Juju's
Fashion
Rogates Boutique
Fashion
Bink's Outfitters
Clothing
Mildred & Mable's
Clothing
Isabella and Sophia
Hairdresser
Couture Crush
Fashion
The Beauty Barn
Hairdresser
The Kennel Shop
Pets
Anita's Dog Gone Salon
Pets
Holiday Barber Shop
Hairdresser
American Flower and Gift
Florist
The Knight Stand C-Store
Convenience Store
Heads Up
Hairdresser
Riverside Bicycle Shop
Bicycle
Quick Stop Food Mart
Convenience Store
Ann Ross Bookstore
Books
State Beauty Supply
Beauty
Golden Eagle Jewelry
Fashion
Bargain Hunt
Discount Store
Harbor Freight Tools
Home Improvement
Angie's Hair Designs
Hairdresser
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 0.8% take public transportation in Clarksville.
Public Transit Stops (458)
Stops & Stations
A+
North 2nd Street
Bus Stop
West Avenue
Bus Stop
Main Street
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
West Avenue
Bus Stop
Drane Street
Bus Stop
Drane Street
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
McGregor Park South
Bus Stop
Main Street
Bus Stop
Customs House Museum
Bus Stop
University Avenue
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Forbes Avenue
Bus Stop
Hiter Street
Bus Stop
Forbes Avenue
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
McGregor Park South
Bus Stop
University Avenue
Bus Stop
Academy Avenue
Bus Stop
McClure Street
Bus Stop
Washington Street
Bus Stop
Sundquist Science Complex
Bus Stop
Sundquist Science Complex
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
0.8%
F
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cost of living A+

The cost of living in Clarksville is 90/100 - which is 1% higher than Tennessee.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
B
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
A+
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crime D-

Clarksville crime rates are 2,497 per 100k, which is 15% lower than Tennessee
Property Crime
1,999 crimes per 100k
D+
Violent Crime
498 crimes per 100k
F
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employment D+

The median income in Clarksville is $55,819 - which is 20% higher than Tennessee.
Med. Household Income
$55,819
D
Unemployment Rate
3.8%
F
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health A+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (48)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Fertility For Life
Clinic
Sakya Healing
Clinic
Professional Integrity Unit
Police
Major Crimes Unit
Police
Public Safety Complex
Police
David L Gullett, MD.
Doctor
Clarksville Police Department
Police
Boyd Health Services
Doctor
Student Counseling Services
Doctor
Shasteen Building
Police
Doctor's Diet Program
Doctor
Cumberland Surgical
Doctor
Rite Aid
Pharmacy
Harris Family Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Town & Country Drugs
Pharmacy
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Clinic
Clinic
Western Tennessee Physical Therapy
Doctor
People's Clinic
Doctor
Station 5
Fire Station
North Clarksville Medical Center
Doctor
Women's First, PLLC
Doctor
Dover Road Dental Center
Dentist
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Montgomery County EMS Station 21
Ambulance Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
B+
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housing A

Clarksville home prices are $164,800 - which is 13% higher than Tennessee
Home Price
$164,800
D-
Home Appreciation Rate
15%
C
Home Affordability
3x (home price to income ratio)
A-
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schools C-

The Clarksville graduation rate is 88% - which is 10% higher than Tennessee
School Test Scores
44%
F
High School Grad. Rates
88%
B
Elementary Schools (35) F
Burt Elementary
Norman Smith Elementary
Tabernacle Christian School
Moore Magnet Elementary
Byrns Darden Elementary
Immaculate Conception School
Academy For Academic Excellence
Barksdale Elementary
Kenwood Middle
Kenwood Elementary
High Schools (9) F
Middle College @ Austin Peay State University
Academy For Academic Excellence
Kenwood High
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ratings F

Clarksville has an overall rating of 45% from 44 reviews.
User Reviews (8)
From AreaVibes
F
User Surveys (36)
From AreaVibes
C+
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Clarksville Area Facts

  • Clarksville has a Livability Score of 81/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Clarksville crime rates are 15% lower than the Tennessee average
  • Cost of living in Clarksville is 1% higher than the Tennessee average
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Sounds like a bunch of poors are salty 5 rating By Anonymous ( May 10, 2022) Great city, friendly people, plenty of jobs..specifically in manufacturing industries. Sure, there are sketchy parts of town..as there are anywhere. Clarksville is MASSIVE though, there are also really nice parts. ...Read More Read Less
Can't wait to leave 1 rating By Anonymous ( Aug 02, 2019) Rudest town I've ever lived, can't find a trustworthy person here to do anything. realtors are scammers the mechanics are scammers pretty much every business just wants to rip you off especially the car dealerships. No good places downtown to eat, all chain restaurants and houses ...Read More are getting really expensive and ant farms are popping up on every square inch of land. I can't wait to leave!! Read Less
Money goes into the marina and other things for the wealthy 1 rating By pretty kitty ( May 13, 2018) Worst town I've ever lived in and I've lived many places as a military wife with children my children got a great education in Germany and the worst education and Clarksville and had no sidewalks to walk on to get to school and then my youngest was murdered along with my grandchi ...Read More ldren I hate Clarksville Read Less
No Good Clarksville 1 rating By Funny ( Mar 17, 2018) I lived in Clarksville TN for 20 yr . 1990's was the best of Clarksville TN after 2000 it all went to Hell!!!!!. I am a 2000 graduate so no I am not a old person giving a review. I think Katrina brought most of the trouble.... Do not move to this town and do not raise kids in thi ...Read More s town!!!! I am glad I took my kids away from Clarksville/Oak Grove!!!! Read Less
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Money goes into the marina and other things for the wealthy 1 rating By pretty kitty ( May 13, 2018) Worst town I've ever lived in and I've lived many places as a military wife with children my children got a great education in Germany and the worst education and Clarksville and had no sidewalks to walk on to get to school and then my youngest was murdered along with my grandchi ...Read More ldren I hate Clarksville Read Less
No Good Clarksville 1 rating By Funny ( Mar 17, 2018) I lived in Clarksville TN for 20 yr . 1990's was the best of Clarksville TN after 2000 it all went to Hell!!!!!. I am a 2000 graduate so no I am not a old person giving a review. I think Katrina brought most of the trouble.... Do not move to this town and do not raise kids in thi ...Read More s town!!!! I am glad I took my kids away from Clarksville/Oak Grove!!!! Read Less
Moving Away From Here 1 rating By Jewellsbyrd ( Jul 01, 2017) We moved here 3 years ago from California. My husband retired from the Marine Coprs, his new job brought us here! We have lived in many different states.. Clarksville is overpopulated, very congested, going from exit 11 to exit 4 will take you 20-30 mins any given day or time whi ...Read More le it's only 8 miles away! Very boring nothing to do, unless you want to fit in, therefore you go shopping and eat! Lots of chain restaurants. Nashville is about a hour away due to traffic. Roadways are absolutely horrible! Nashville is not a pretty place, unless you go to the outskirts of Nashville! Crime rate is horrible in Clarksville and Nashville. Sango area is where I live and we have had no problems. Decent schools, pleasant neighbors. However I wouldn't move here, employement is not that great unless you are willing to commute. Good luck! Read Less
From a native 0.5 rating By montezia93 ( May 02, 2016) Although the housing is really cheap, you'll have to commute to Nashville (about an hour away) if you really want to do anything fun. There are lots of schools, with one being built every few years. The weather is a bit unpredictable. Fall can be mild to downright hot. Winters ar ...Read More e usually mild, and if one does see snow, it's usually in late January to February.Fort Campbell is also basically in the city, so this would be a good place for military to move to. There are also lots of cheap apartments available. I think this place is only good for retirees and people raising a family. Anyone else should not move here. There's also Austin Peay, but I would really recommend it if you are going for nursing or business. Good luck finding work that isn't minimum wage/ part-time and/or military-related. The only exception would probably be nursing jobs. There also seems to be lots of shooting, several of which can take place in a year. Some of these happen near campus. Accidents seem to occur at least once to twice a month. There are plenty of places to eat and they only keep building more. There is only one mall, so it's better to go to Nashville for that. The plus side is that there are very beautiful places here, lots of country and farmland, especially the further you go out of the city. Read Less
Not recommended. 0.5 rating By Neuronerd314 ( Nov 09, 2015) I just moved from clarksville tn, i moved because the crime is immensely bad. Huge gang problem. Worse city i have ever lived in, and i have lived in Chicago. I do not recommend you live there and if you must because you are affiliated with military i suggest living outside of cl ...Read More arksville, perhaps Springfield (more country but much safer) I moved to mount Juliet myself, and find it much safer despite it's costly living. People are just getting stabbed and shot for no reason, including the wealthiest parts of clarksville. It simply isn't safe anywhere in that city and many people within clarksville would agree. The people commuting these crimes rarely get caught, which i believe is why it has gotten so bad, they know they can get away with it. I have known children to be shot and little old lady's getting shot. Just the other week, a women got stabbed FOR NO REASON. She was also in the allegedly nice part of clarksville. STAY OUT OF THIS HORRIBLE CITY. And disregard my recommendation for singles. Read Less
Clarksville, Tennessee - A Cumberland Queen 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 10, 2010) Clarksville, Tennessee is a great city on the Tennessee and Kentucky state borderline. Founded in 1785 by General George Rogers Clark, it now is the fifth biggest city in the state of Tennessee. It is also home to eight colleges and universities.

There are many places of interes
...Read More t in Clarksville. Some of the historical sites are Royal Point State Park, the restored L and N railroad Station and Historic Collinsville to name a few. For entertainment that is more active, there is the Clarksville Speedway, the Cumberland River Walk and King's Bluff for rock climbing.

The city hosts several cultural events throughout the year and Clarksville offers several museums, art galleries and theatres for those purposes. Since the city is so large, there are a multitude of nice hotels and motels in various price ranges. Restaurants, pubs and clubs abound, making it easy to find something to do in the evenings.

Clarksville is a great place with all it has to offer its citizens and visitors. I would highly recommend taking time to while away a few hours in this fair city. It is no wonder that Clarksville has earned the nickname, "Queen of the Cumberland".
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Clarksville, TN

Clarksville is one of the largest cities in Tennessee, but you'll find that the people who live there are welcoming and treat you like family. It's common to see adults and children walking on the sidewalks or riding their bikes. There is an approach to catering to younger adults as a way to grow the city and increase diversity. Clarksville offers a variety of activities ranging from movies to parks and playgrounds depending on what you enjoy.

Even though Tennessee does have areas that see a significant amount of snow in the winter months, Clarksville winters tend to be mild and comfortable. The summer months can be filled with humidity, leading to thunderstorms that pop up in the afternoons. You want to have a variety of clothing to wear during the year as the summer months could be 90 degrees and temperatures reaching 20 degrees or colder at times during the winter months.

The downtown area of Clarksville features historic buildings at almost every corner. Explore museums with statues and paintings or shopping centers with beautiful displays in their front windows. There are also pubs, boutiques, and cafes to choose from including the Customs House Museum and The Roxy Theatre. Clarksville is one of the safest cities in the county with community neighborhoods, such as Sango and Port Royal. Cumberland Riverwalk is a popular destination for those who enjoy walking on trails. The river is positioned so that it overlooks a large plaza. Picnic tables and playground equipment are located at Cumberland as well.

Several job options are available in the city ranging from retail to healthcare. There are also several government positions available if you enjoy working in an office setting. Small business owners are welcome in Clarksville and often succeed due to residents wanting to shop from smaller stores that are locally owned. Even though retail stores and restaurants are important to the city, Fort Campbell is perhaps the largest employer as there are several residents in the military who call the area home.

Clarksville is a city that is affordable whether it's pertaining to housing, transportation, or retail. City officials want people to be able to comfortably live in the area instead of struggling to provide for the family. The Clarksville Transit System offers a few different options for residents who don't want to drive. However, since the city is a bit spread out, it's a good idea to have your own transportation. Buses stop at the Transit Center and depart on a regular schedule. Some of them travel to the outer edges of the city, but you might have to pay a higher fee. The Lift is a transportation system designed for the elderly and disabled.

A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Clarksville? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

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Downtown Commons
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Remember My Name
Spur Line Trailhead Park
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Entertainment

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APSU CECA Downtown Gallery
Roxy Regional Theatre
Customs House Museum
Warehouse Night Club
Smith-Trahern Mansion

Food & Drink

Kooka's Nest
Night Deposit
Sweet Memories Candy and Gift Shop
Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
Hookah 21
Pea Patch
Subway
Classic Cue

A+ Commute

Is public transit available in Clarksville? Of all people who commute, 0.8% take public transportation in Clarksville.
Drive to Work
86%

9% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
1%

4% lower than the US average

Walk to Work
1%

2% lower than the US average

B Health & Safety

Is Clarksville a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville
Colonel Florence A Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Pharmacies

Walmart Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Walgreens
Walgreens
Rite Aid
Town & Country Drugs
Harris Family Pharmacy

Doctors

Student Counseling Services
Boyd Health Services
Doctor's Diet Program
People's Clinic
Cumberland Surgical
North Clarksville Medical Center
Women's First, PLLC
Western Tennessee Physical Therapy

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