By Jessica Goldberg September 16, 2019 6:19 am
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (CLARKSVILLENOW) – Clarksville has been named 2019 Best Place to Live by Money Magazine. Affordability, diversity, and amenities were all among the top factors giving Clarksville the number one spot.
The city has experienced major growth in the past few years. The explosion of home sales and new construction coupled with the rise in industrial recruitment and small business start-ups makes Clarksville a prime real estate market.
Money Magazine and Ellie Mae found roughly half of all mortgages closed between May and July 2019 were by a millennial. The abundance of affordable housing options in Clarksville outweighs that of Nashville and the surrounding area.
Clarksville’s historic downtown was a highlight for Money Magazine. This should come as no surprise to those who have spent time exploring downtown’s growth. The addition of local eateries and the expansion of some, including Yada’s upcoming move to their new location on Franklin Street, signal growth in downtown offerings. Boutiques, including Mildred and Mables, Copper Petal, Journey’s Eye, and Hey Noli make downtown Clarksville a great opportunity to shop local.