Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay State University. Located in western Tennessee, Clarksville, population 125,000, is a popular town for retirees because of its low cost and taxes and the many recreational opportunities available in this state. That is one reason why Clarksville is the fastest growing city in Tennessee.
The Monkee's 1966 hit song was named for the city's old train station, "The Last Train to Clarksville". The Roxy Theatre is famous and still hosts weekly plays or other shows. Fort Campbell Kentucky is 10 miles northwest of the city. Picture of the Clarksville Museum and Cultural Center built in 1898, and picture of the Roxy Theatre courtesy of Wikipedia and Jugarum.
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Where to Retire in Clarksville and Home Prices
Many active adult communities are being built in the area. According to Zillow, the median home value was $158,500 in late 2018.
What is special about Clarksville
Fastest growing city in Tennessee. The Roxy Theatre. Austin Peay State University. Downtown Artist Coop
What is not special about Clarksville
Living in western Tennessee could be a big adjustment for someone from the northeast U.S.
Who will like retirement in Clarksville
Retirees who want a college town and enjoy outdoor recreational activities.
Local economy is driven by
Construction, Public Administration
Climate and Physical Environment
The average January temperature in Clarksville is 35 degrees, the average July temperature is 80 degrees.
Restaurants & Cultural Scene
Has most of the usual chain restaurants, but very few unique places to eat. A few exceptions include: The Fish House on Route 48 south of town, Brunies (Austrian) downtown and Excel BBQ (a gas station/restaurant) on the Ashland City Road.
The crime rate is slightly above average in Clarksville.
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