Clarksville named to list of Hottest ZIP Codes

Opendoor recognized 20 areas across the US “where people bought homes the fastest” in 2023.

A view of Franklin Street in Downtown Clarksville on a sunny day. People cross the street on the crosswalk and you can spot the Roxy Theatre signage front and center.

Clarksville is calling.

Photo via the Clarksville Convention and Visitors Bureau

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.

Two people in warm athletic clothing walk a paved path along the river towards a bridge surrounded by lush greenery turning colors to fall.

A trip isn’t complete without an outdoor activity — keep reading for a few suggestions.

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.

Option one:

  • 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 Greenwaythe city’s central trail corridor. Don’t miss the Raymond C. Hand Pass, a 600-ft pedestrian bridge.

Option two:

  • 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.

Option three:

More from NASHtoday