Nestled between some of Austin’s most manicured streets and the hustle of downtown, Clarksville offers an energetic urban feel with a mellow style distinctive to Austin.
One of Austin’s most historical neighborhoods, Clarksville is bordered by Lamar Boulevard on the east, MoPac Boulevard on the west, Enfield Road on the north and West Sixth Street on the south. The cozy, tree-lined streets host a diverse neighborhood that helps create Austin’s unique atmosphere. Tidy homes that date back a century share fences with modern houses built within the past decade. Small, funky apartment complexes filled with students are on the same street as spacious condos home to young professionals. Children play in the neighborhood park, while longtime residents that have lived in Clarksville for 50 years sit in the shade and trade stories.
Clarksville’s close proximity to downtown gives residents ample opportunities to sample Austin. Dozens of restaurants and shops are within walking distance, and several grocery stores and coffee shops are in the neighborhood. The flagship Whole Foods Market, Waterloo Records and Book People are among the thriving local businesses next to the neighborhood, and residents can walk to Austin’s famed downtown entertainment district.
Town Lake, the stretch of the Colorado River that cuts through the heart of Austin, is less than a mile away from Clarksville. Residents can access the Town Lake trails by a trail that runs alongside Lamar Boulevard, and several boat ramps and canoe docks offer quick access to the cool waters of the river.
The neighborhood is served by some of the best schools in Austin, including Matthews Elementary, O. Henry Middle and Austin High.