Why you'd want to live in Clarksville
Clarksville is a neighborhood that really captures some of the most attractive and distinctive elements of Austin living—it’s pedestrian friendly, filled with landscaped streets and eclectic small businesses, boasts landscaped streets and historic homes, and is just a short jaunt from all the attractions of famous Sixth Street and Downtown. It’s really a small village, a distinct neighborhood within Old West Austin–even though most Austinites consider all of Old West Austin to be Clarksville or Austin’s West End. Clarksville was founded by former African-American slaves and is the oldest surviving freedomtown west of the Mississippi River and many homes in the neighborhood have long histories. Many of the homes were constructed in the 1910s and 1920s, and they have been very well maintained—the community has focused on keeping its historic character intact. Houses in Clarksville generally range from 900-1,800 square feet, though some boast footprints of over 2,000 square feet. Your neighbors will be some of the most creative and industrious in Austin, including artists, professionals with young families and business leaders. Clarksville gives you easy access to lots of great entertainment, culture and relaxation options. It’s about a one-mile walk from Downtown Austin. Art galleries and trendy restaurants fill nearby 5th and 6th streets, including the highly regarded gallery Art on 5th. The Whole Foods Market flagship restaurant is located right nearby, with outdoor dining areas and cooking classes available. And hiking, biking, and water activities are close by on the popular Lady Bird Lake and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. West Austin Park also offers a leafy landscape for relaxing outdoors. Clarksville is one of the most sought-after communities in all of Austin today. Its hilly landscape blends meticulously maintained historic homes from the heart of Austin’s history with more modern bungalow-style houses. It's full of the energy of a bustling and growing Austin that has emerged on the national scene.