Can’t get the homies to move closer to you? This news might do the trick. Clarksville, located just an hour northwest of Nashville, is one of 20 cities named to Opendoor’s roundup of Hottest ZIP Codes in 2023.
The real estate company used MLS data to classify ZIP codes by total homes under contract within 90 days of listing in 2023 — and Clarksville is no stranger to earning a top ranking. Though the area dropped two spots to No. 3 this year, it marks the only Tennessee city recognized.
The report notes that convenient amenities were key, which supports the prior year’s findings where home buyers sought a small town feel with plenty of activities to choose from.
Now, it’s your turn to play tour guide
Drive your argument home by showing your friend around (what could be) their new digs using one of these three-day trip itineraries we built.
- Food | Savor globally-inspired, scratch-made dishes at The Mailroom. Fun fact: The building housed the city’s post office until the 1960s and later federal offices.
- Learn | As part of the Civil War Trails program, Clarksville offers seven interpretive markers among the 1,200 placed at sites in Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
- Outdoors | Bike, skate, and walk (and bring the pups) the Clarksville Greenway — the city’s central trail corridor. Don’t miss the Raymond C. Hand Pass, a 600-ft pedestrian bridge.
- Drink | Explore a rotating selection of loose leaf teas over lunch at The Mad Herbalist + get crafty at the table with a blending experience where you create your own fragrance oil.
- Arts | The 1898 building home to the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center was originally constructed as a US Post Office and Customs House for the tobacco trade. Now, it boasts fine arts and history exhibits + an interactive floor with a large model train, bubble cave, and more.
- Listen | Head to Beachaven Vineyards & Winery for live music on Saturdays. Plus, bookmark this page to see if Jazz on the Lawn returns for the 2024 season this spring into fall.
- Shop | Stroll the local shops in the historic downtown along Franklin Street and Strawberry Alley — AndVinyl Records, Pups Plants & Goods, and Sneaker Riots just to get you started.
- Family | See a production at the Roxy Regional Theatre, start a Challenge Trail, and get competitive at The City Forum (think: mini golf, bowling, go karts, and more).
- History | Dive into the history of the city via one of four historic trail maps with up to 20 locations on each.