Clarksville, Tennessee


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

6 Votes - "Most Patriotic"
1 Votes - "Friendliest"


Clarksville is the proud home of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division. This town completely rallies around their military and wrote more celebratory reviews than any other town on Best of the Road. The city has volunteer welcoming patrons for soldiers returning from service and organizations like Bikers Who Care that support the troops. They even have children in a neighborhood color guard who help a veteran conduct a flag raising ceremony every holiday.

The people are so patriotic they host regular appreciation events, have painted murals around town, hang ‘Welcome Home’ signs when troops return, and provide military discounts. Captain and Clark met veterans who still give back and support their neighbors and said, “We were able to see and do so much, but what really stood out to us were the people that we met.”

Visitors should be sure to see Liberty Park, the Clarksville Marina, and the Downtown Market while in town. The Downtown Market is hosted every Saturday during summer and most of fall. Otherwise known as the “farmer’s market,” the event helps support local businesses and promotes healthy eating.

Over summer you can enjoy live outdoor music during Riverfest and anytime you can tour the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. Parks After Dark is a popular summer program, which offers concerts and “Movies in the Park” screenings.

It's nice place to live and work and the military is a plus to the city of Clarksville.
Reviewed by jad3rd
on September 17, 2012
It's not the spectacular fourth of July riverside fireworks dispay or the annual Riverfest and Rivers & Spires festivals that make Clarksville wonderful. It's not the free and family friendly Movies in the Park, the first Thursday Art & Wine walks, the Saturday afternoon Farmers Market, the Jammin' in the Alley block parties, or Jazz on the lawn events that make Clarksville amazing. It's not the low crime rate, the dedicated school system, the clean and cozy environment, or even the impressive Parks and Recreation department that make Clarksville so outstanding. No, it's the nearly 250,000 citizens that take continuous pride in demonstrating the Freedom of the American Spirit in their daily lives that set us Clarksvillians apart. It is the way we welcome and lift up military families that demonstrates how imbeded the depth of our patriotism is.
Reviewed by SullivanKarenS
on September 17, 2012
Clarksville Tn. is a greatplace to live. Close enough to a big city with pro sports and just about anything you could want to do yet next to excellent outdoor activites at the same 40 mile distance. Lived lots of different places and this is the best.
Reviewed by fog
on September 17, 2012
Since I arrived, I've never felt home like I do here, in Clarksville, TN
Reviewed by dstepp13
on September 17, 2012
Great place to live!
Reviewed by Koondog
on September 17, 2012
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