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About Clarksville

The Clarksville neighborhood, so named for being centered around Austin's Clarksville Historic District, is charming, upbeat, and aesthetically gorgeous. Founded by and named for one of the city’s most famous historical figures, Charles Clark, the neighborhood displays architectural styles that date back to its founding in 1897. Though largely residential, the area's businesses have the same charming vibe as its homes, and its proximity to Downtown makes Clarksville an excellent choice for Austin's movers and shakers who can afford the luxury of a neighborhood feel near the dynamic city center.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $649,900 to $4,200,000

Average $ per sq ft: $807

Association Fee Ranges: $690/quarter, $415, $0 to $564, $50 to $915/mo

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1912 to 1984

Sq. Ft.: 1051 to 4152 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 2 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 3 to 5 Bathrooms

Around Clarksville

This mid-sized neighborhood boasts largely townhomes and historic homes in the Late Victorian, American Craftsman, and Bungalow styles mixed in with highly modern homes. Some Cumberland-style and Antebellum homes are historic landmarks in Austin. Homes along West Lynn are wonderful for those who can afford the street's convenience and closeness to the neighborhood's excitement. As one of the most expensive neighborhoods in one of the priciest Austin zip codes, affordable housing is extremely difficult, but not impossible, to find. Lofts are a great option in the newer home for the area's graduate students or young people beginning their careers.

Like most of the businesses in this area, Clarksville's culinary scene skews upscale yet quirky. Sushi, American Bistro, Italian, and other styles are available in the immediate area, while West Lynn offers the most diversity. The Lamar border offers more affordable and casual choices, such as a moderately priced yet sophisticated 24 hour diners that draw out other Austinites as well as Clarksville residents. Recently, food trucks have been making their way into the area, and may be the cheapest and quickest option for busy residents.

Young professionals, couples in their late 20s-40s, and families of all ages, some of whom have been in the area for many generations, populate Clarksville. A few graduate students occupy the lofts, but not many. You're likely to see lots of walking, but since most of these residents are busy people, they tend to drive most days and biking can be hazardous but some still brave it.

Clarksville residents have their pick of options for an ideal Friday, as there's something for every taste. Dining, entertainment, and nightlife options skew very upscale along West Lynn and 5th Streets, but the Lamar border offers more affordable and quicker options. Casual and late-night dining is available, as are several specialty dessert shops, cafes, and cocktail lounges.

Sundays let Clarksville residents take in the true beauty of their neighborhood. The historic homes are sometimes open to the public, but local events let neighbors see each other's residences--which they pride themselves highly on, and some are indeed works of art if not pieces of history. Two historic shops remain, where families take their children for a 50’s style burger and shake. Boutique shopping is also a popular activity. Because of its prime location, each resident finds a way to get outdoors in a way that suits their tastes.

Locals Love

  • Beautiful, historic homes
  • Excellent education options
  • Proximity to Downtown and Mopac
  • Public transportation widely available
  • Walkability

Locals Don't Love

  • Daily congestion on border areas
  • Extremely high property costs
  • Little-to-no affordable housing
  • Strict laws on historic homes
  • Traffic spillover from nearby areas

Neighborhood Reviews

1 Review

Cool part of town near downtown

Mike H
Great place to live especially if you like short walks to night life. The heart of sixth street is about a 15-20 minute walk with plenty of whimsical distractions along the way. Excellent restaurants nearby - gotta love the El Arroyo sign which updates daily with witty remarks about pop culture/current events.
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