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Clarksville Real Estate
Close to everything amazing that Austin has to offer, the historic neighborhood of Clarksville is one the city's most sought-after communities. Clarksville real estate has been described as quirky, eclectic, beautiful, and modern.
Interestingly, historic Clarksville is just nine square blocks. Those nine square blocks represent hundreds of years of stories that were pivotal in shaping the area and the state of Texas.
Modern Clarksville is considered a much broader area now, stretching from the MOPAC Expressway to Lamar, and spanning the distance between Enfield and 6th Street. This area is where you could find some amazing Clarksville homes for sale.
Clarksville is in effect considered as a sub-community of Old West Austin, an upscale community known for its historic homes. Clarksville is no different, and highlights a variety of architectural styles that spans many decades.
History of Clarksville
The land that Clarksville sits upon actually belonged to former two-time Texas Governor, Elisha M. Pease.
In 1865, after emancipation, Pease sold land to a few of of his former slaves, who continued to work the land as freedmen. A few years later, Charles Clark, another freedman, purchased a couple of acres of his own and began shaping his dream for the community of Clarksville.
As the story is told, Clark shared that his dream was to create a place where former slaves could reunite with family, friends, and lost loves and be directors in their own lives from that point forward.
From this dream, the extraordinary community of Clarksville was born. Clarksville has stayed true to its roots, and continues to be a welcoming place where friends and family reunite.
Clarksville Homes For Sale
If you are looking for homes for sale in Clarksville, then you already know the beauty and wonder of this unique neighborhood provides. Voted as one of the "Best Neighborhoods to Live in Austin", Clarksville offers a truly unrivaled lifestyle.
Clarksville is close to everything that Downtown Austin has to offer. From trendy restaurants to award-winning galleries, this neighborhood always has its finger on the pulse of the city.
Clarksville itself is a very welcoming and warm neighborhood that exudes charm and character. Homes in this neighborhood are a mix of new custom homes, renovated stately homes, and homes that still retain their original glamour.
The average home us about 1,700 square feet, featuring 2-3 bedrooms. Each home seems to have its own unique special feature, and as prospective homebuyers view properties in this area, they quickly learn to look for these features.
With its envious juxtaposition to Downtown Austin, Clarksville real estate sells very quickly. With few new sites opening up, prospective homebuyers often need to find patience if their hearts are set on a Clarksville home.
Those looking for real estate opportunities in Clarksville, should be aware that once a home is listed, the do not last long. The average cost of a Clarksville home was $950,000 in 2016, and average time on the market was just under 2 weeks.
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Clarksville Homes For Rent
Finding a home for rent in this sought after neighborhood can be a challenge. With a little help, the perfect Clarksville home for rent is waiting for you just around the corner.
Single-family homes in this area tend to vary in floor plans and availability. Typically 1-story homes, they range from 2-bed, 1-bath homes all the way to 4-bed, 2-bath. Starting at about 1,000 square feet, these homes start around $2,000 per month and a steep climb up in rent.
In the true essence of the inclusivity of the neighborhood, Clarksville is also closely monitored by the Clarksville Community Development Corporation. While their primary mission is to preserve the history of Clarksville, they also strive to maintain the diversity of Clarksville through their affordable housing program.
The CCDC's program is the only one of its kind in the area, and the only one in the country operating within an affluent neighborhood. They operate 10 properties and provide low-cost housing to 16 families.
The CCDC truly embodies why Clarksville is not only one of the best neighborhoods in Austin, but one of the most welcoming as well!
Living in Clarksville affords you to live a true urban lifestyle, within walking distance! This area is full of shops, restaurants, mom and pop shops, cultural landmarks, entertainment, and so, so, so much more.
It is no secret that Nau's Enfield Drug is the gem of Clarksville. It is the only original full-service drug store, soda fountain, and grill, and has been serving Clarksville residents since 1951!
Look no further than Sweetish Hill to find the best fresh baked goods. Using locally sourced ingredients, everything is baked fresh daily, with that old european charm. Try their famous Bear Claw - only available on weekends.
For incredible full service casual fare, make sure to check out Cipollina. Located on the cool West Lynn Street, Cipollina celebrates its Clarksville cooperative roots and provides special fare that is well-priced, and has the feeling of home in every bite.
You cannot visit Austin without being told once or twice to visit Clark's Oyster Bar. An upscale casual raw oyster bar, it is well known for its house baked sourdough and pan roasted hamburgers.
Josephine House is known as the 'sister to Austin fine dining institution Jefferey's', this reimagined cottage offers breakfast, lunch, brunch, happy hour, dinner, and Monday night steak frites. Embracing an eclectic menu, Josephine House has garnered international attention.
As Bon Appetit's review says - "If this all sounds glamorous and special, it is. Welcome back to fine dining." There are few places left in North America that pay attention to details as much as Jefferey's. Monogrammed napkins, leather bound menus, and staff that tend to your every need, Jeffrey's is a must see, even if it's just to try the 35-day dry-aged Texas melt-in-your-mouth porterhouse seared in the wood-burning oven. Yum.
A Little More History - Whole Foods Market
The entire beginnings of the giant Whole Foods Market started right here in Clarksville, where's it's flagship store remains.
John MacKay and his girlfriend Renee Lawson, were in their early 20's when they opened a small vegetarian food market in an old victorian house in Austin in 1978. Called Saferway (a play on supermarket giant Safeway), the couple quickly had a strong customer following.
They eventually merged with another natural food store called Clarksville Natural Grocery, and together, the 4 created one of the country's most recognizable companies, Whole Foods Market.
Music lovers from around the nation know about the iconic Waterloo Records. Started in 1982 during the boom of the '80s, Waterloo has stood the test of time. It has been recognized by Buzzfeed as one of the "Best Record Stores in the World" and has received the "Austin Music Award" an unprecedented 36 times.
Other must-see cultural attractions include:
- Studio 10 Art Gallery
- Sledd Nursery
- The HOPE Outdoor Gallery
- Clarksville Park (Mary Francis Baylor Park)
For homebuyers with families, when looking for Clarksville homes for sale, you can be reassured that young Clarksville residents have access to some of the top-rated schools in the entire Austin Independent School District.
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