Welcome to Clarksville
Combining a small-town feel with big-city attractions
Named after its founder, Charles Clark, Clarksville was established as an independent area in 1871. Distinct from nearby neighborhoods like Enfield and Tarrytown, the town lies near Lady Bird Lake, Lamar Boulevard’s stylish commercial strip, and west of downtown, giving it easy access to Austin’s eclectic collection of restaurants, stores, bars, and businesses. It is best known for the ease with which residents can walk to coffee shops, galleries, parks, trails, and almost everything else downtown offers.
This small historic district is made up of a combination of condominiums, apartments, and houses. Many of the homes are older, which gives them a unique character, history, and charm. The apartments and condominiums are funky and trendy.
What to Love
- Centrally located
- Unique and exciting ambiance
- Vast selection of activities and amenities
Clarksville has a quiet, quaint atmosphere and proximity to city amenities and attractions, giving it the best of small towns and big cities. There is much history and many unique houses. The central location makes biking and walking an easy and common way to get to the many entertainment options and restaurants. This hub attracts many different people, creating a hip, unique, and creative population. It is a fun place to live close to downtown with a classic neighborhood vibe.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
A chic, local hangout with a cozy dining room, shaded deck, open kitchen, and marble bar, Clark’s Oyster Bar is a casual diner known for its seafood and bar. Some of its best dishes include freshly baked sourdough, lobster rolls, roasted hamburgers, and tasty drinks. Wink gives guests a warm, fine dining experience with new flavors and great food. Whether a special event or a spontaneous meal, a big group or a small one, the restaurant provides personalized service and delicious meals.
Pulling inspiration from New York, Californian, and London delis, Swedish Hill makes top-quality sandwiches from local cheeses and meats. The deli is combined with a bakery, allowing customers to enjoy freshly baked bread, pastries, cakes, and cookies. Bar Peached is a cozy restaurant with an outdoor patio by a historical tree, shiplap walls in the dining room, and a large bar. It serves Asian comfort food, tacos, and a wide selection of cocktails, beers, and wines.
Serving New American fare in a candlelit atmosphere, Nightcap is found in a charming bungalow. It is dedicated to making any event, day, or evening memorable. Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum serves Asian home cooking and classic Chinese fare. Sunday enjoys a full Dim Sum menu, while the weekdays provide a limited one.
Things to Do
Pease Park Conservancy is a beautiful destination due to the shaded trails and limestone bluffs, with a deep cultural history and an eclectic ecology. It is the first public park in Austin and covers 84 acres. The outdoor oasis is great for playing and enjoying nature through many hiking trails. Butler Hike & Bike Trail is found at Lady Bird Lake, running 10 miles past neighborhoods, water, and skyscrapers. A representative of Austin’s culture, it is one of the most popular and recognizable areas in the city.
The Boardwalk at Lady Bird Lake opened after two years of construction in 2014. Along the trail is 300 piers, seven viewing areas, and 13,000 lights, and it spans 7,250 feet. Lamar Beach can be found within the Town Lake Metropolitan Park and is well known for its pedestrian bridge. It provides a spectacular view of the sunset and wide fields of wildflowers in summer and spring.
Clarksville is home to several high-quality schools, both private and public.