Living in Clarksville

Clarksville, TN is an active and vibrant city located 45 miles northwest of Nashville on I-24 and 61 miles southwest of Bowling Green, KY.

Clarksville is the 5th largest city in Tennessee and it is among the fastest growing communities in the country. WalletHub.com has ranked Clarksville among the 2017 top 100 recession-recovered mid-sized communities in the United States.

Things to Do & See in Clarksville

downtown Clarksville, bursting with pride mural and the roxy regional theatre

“Bursting with Pride” is a 10,000 square foot mural on Franklin Street showcasing many of Clarksville’s most historic and important buildings. On the right, you can see part of the historic Roxy Regional Theatre’s marque. First built in 1913, the Lillian showed thousands of visitors silent films, even after a fire in 1914. A second fire in 1945 led to a name change and re-opening in 1947 under neon lights. It is now a live theater and home to The Roxy Regional School of the Arts.

Area residents and visitors enjoy many historical buildings and brick-lined streets in the downtown area. Franklin Street is one of several featuring popular shops. Many of the galleries and studios, that participate in Art Walk Clarksville can be found on Franklin Street.

If shopping’s not your thing, you could go spelunking, fishing or hiking in Dunbar Cave State Park. The kids can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine at Rotary Park. The family can take a quiet stroll at McGregor Park Riverwalk. Or, if you’re looking to cool off on a hot summer day, you can paddle your way down the Cumberland River, the Red River or Sycamore Creek.

customs house museum and cultural centerThe historic Customs House Museum & Cultural Center is full of fun. The museum has a number of permanent exhibits including a Bubble Cave, Memory Lane with a log home, Challenges and Champions Sports Gallery (honoring locals Jeff Purvis, Wilma Rudoph, Billy Copeland and others), the Postmaster’s Office, and one of the largest porcelain collections in the southeast. Their large model train exhibit changes seasonally. Don’t miss the Snowflake Specials this winter. The Family Art Studio offers children of all ages a chance to learn while exploring their creative side. Monthly activities include book signings, book readings and other events for children and families

Belleglade Clarksville

Belleglade Mobile Home Community opened over 30 years ago. We offer a safe and affordable path to home ownership and an alternative to apartment living. We are perfectly located just off of Fort Campbell Boulevard on Collier Road, across from Gate 2.

Residents can walk to several popular area restaurants and enjoy a variety of cuisines including Pizza at Domino’s, Korean at Happy Teriyaki, Chicken at KFC, Mexican fare at La Morenita and Don Jarro Mexican Bar And Grill.

Belleglade is also within walking distance to stop 3 on the Fort Campbell bus route, which has stops at Wal-Mart, Austin Peay State University, the Durrent Center, Commisary and PXTRA and the Clarksville transit hub.

Working in Clarksville

A number of major employers are expanding their current facilities and several others have announced they will be coming to Clarksville and Montgomery County.

The largest employers in Clarksville are Ft. Campbell (approx. 39,000 military and civilian jobs), Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (4,000); Tennova Healthcare (1,150); Trane Company (1,100), City of Clarksville (1,050), Austin Peay State University (860); Montgomery County Government (850); Agero (750); Convergys (600); Akebono Brake Systems (500) and Jostens, Printing & Publishing Div. (400).

Hankook Tires recently opened their first American facility in Clarksville and began filling over 800 positions in early 2017. LG Electronics is building a new facility that is only 10 miles from Belleglade and plans to fill 600 new positions in 2019.

A photo of the entrance sign outside of Gate 3 at Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) “Screaming Eagles”. (U.S. Army Photo by Sam Shore/Released)

While Fort Campbell is officially located in Kentucky, much of the facility is in Clarksville. Fort Campbell supports the 3rd largest military population in the Army and the 7th largest in the Department of Defense. Post statistics indicate there are 202,890 people tied to Fort Campbell with around 177,300 living off post.