Welcome to Clarksville
A walkable, urban community rich with history and full of life
Clarksville, Texas, is a charming neighborhood built from deep cultural roots that continue to paint the area with a rich sense of community. This progressive neighborhood began as one of the first towns established by freedmen following their emancipation in the 1870s. The community has fought to preserve its history as the surrounding area continues to develop. As you walk the gorgeous tree-lined streets that pave Clarksville, through the gentle hills, and among the various shops and eateries, there is a palpable small-town closeness that makes Clarksville one of Austin’s favorite neighborhoods.
Known for its walkability, urban vibe, unique eateries, and old-school shops, Clarksville has a little something for everyone. The location, just outside of downtown, attracts a range of Austinites. Between the elegantly cozy homes, quaint bungalows, modern condos, and funky apartments, this neighborhood makes a great home for young families, professionals, and singles. Clarksville is full of life and culture, both old and new.
What to Love
- Proximity to downtown
- Historical charm
- Rich, urban culture
- Friendly, community-oriented atmosphere with lots of local favorites
Clarksville is laid out in an easily walkable way, so most locals get around the area on foot or by bicycle. Many residents enjoy strolling the sidewalk on sunny days amidst the backdrop of gorgeous real estate. The physical structure of the neighborhood, in conjunction with its short distance from the heart of Austin, allows Clarksville to provide a one-of-a-kind lifestyle.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
The street of West Lynn is conveniently lined with many Clarksville hotspots. Stop in at Fresh Plus Grocery
, Clarksville’s coveted hometown grocer, where the produce is as fresh as the staff is friendly. Also along this strip is Jeffrey’s of Austin
, one of Austin’s best-known restaurants for fine dining. Indulge and treat yourself by booking a reservation during one of their infamous wine dinner events, where they pair some of the rarest wines with a 5-course meal they’ve handcrafted just for you.
Are you looking for something a little more casual? Walk next door to its sister spot, Josephine House
, for seasonal staples. Clark's
is another of many great food spots the neighborhood has to offer and is only a short distance from West Lynn.
While the places to eat in Clarksville are seemingly endless, there is plenty to do here. Swing by BookPeople
to shop at Texas’s largest independent bookstore or stop in Waterloo Records
to shop the latest vinyl releases. Let your hair down and explore Elle's Boutique
, a unique shopping experience intentionally created to give you a place to get carried away.
Things to Do
As a community established in vibrant history, it’s no surprise that Clarksville has a few cultural gems within its boroughs. The Wally Workman Gallery
is a historic home turned art gallery and hosts exhibits featuring emerging artists. It is known for shining a national spotlight on local talents. Big Medium’s Austin Studio Tour
is another great way to appreciate the artwork of fellow Austinites and offers a map of all the neighborhood's installations for a self-guided tour. Pay homage to the neighborhood’s founding family and visit their home where it all began at the Hezikiah Haskell House
Spend time outside at the Clarksville Neighborhood Park, equipped with a splash pad
and pool to help stay cool during the infamous Texas Summer. Have a green thumb? Plant your roots at Clarksville’s Community Development Corporation's
community garden. Take a walk down West Lynn, where you’ll be sure to find your new favorite coffee stop, lunch spot, or grocery shop.