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Named #1 Best Place to Live in America, by Money.com in 2019 


Named #1 Best Place to Live in America, by Money.com in 2019  – Clarksville is a charming riverfront community off I-24 just 40 minutes northwest of Nashville near the Kentucky border and neighboring Fort Campbell Military Installation. Located within one day’s drive from 76% of major U.S. cities and strategically positioned approximately 250 miles from the population center of the United States, Clarksville is a mere 40 miles from Nashville International Airport (BNA). 

As the 5th fastest growing city in the nation (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, July 2013) and the second-fastest-growing MSA, Clarksville-Montgomery County is experiencing tremendous change – but even with its accelerated growth, the community maintains its rich history, culture and a strong sense of community. 

New schools, new Industries, a new hospital, and new residential developments mark the impressive progress in Montgomery County – yet Clarksville remains a community rich with heritage. Visitors and residents alike can experience the charming downtown district, unique historical architecture and local history through area attractions, and a variety of community festivals and entertainment events that take place year-round.  

To boot, a mild climate, four distinct seasons, a low cost of living, and the abundance of natural scenic beauty are just a few of the reasons why over 200,000 residents call Clarksville-Montgomery County home. Whether you’re planning a visit or event, building a business, or relocating, Clarksville-Montgomery County is an excellent choice!


Rankings & Recognition


Best Place to Retire in Tennessee, Investment U, January 2020

#1 Best Place to Live in America, MONEY.com, September 2019

#3 City Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, REALTOR.com, March 2019

Third Lowest Tax Burden (Tennessee), WalletHub, June 2020, April 2017

#7 City Where Millennials Are Buying Homes, SmartAsset.com, May 2016

#8 Top Market for Millennial Homebuyers, CNN/Money.com October 2015

#1 Market for First Time Home Buyers, MSN, March 2015

#6 Place Millennials are Moving for Bigger Paychecks, Time, September 2014

Top City for Millennials, Money Magazine, Summer 2014

5th Fastest-Growing City in the Nation, U.S. Census Bureau, July 2013

Best Place to Retire (#1), Bankrate, Spring 2013

4th Highest Per Capita Income in Tennessee, Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2013

Top 10 Metro Best Cost of Living (cities with less than a 350,000 population), Business Facilities, 2010

Economic Development & Investment

Ranked #9 out of 399 Metropolitan Statistical Areas for Economic Strength, Area Development, January 2020

Tennessee named #7 Best State for Business, Forbes, January 2020

Tennessee ranked #5 for Business Climate, Site Selection, November 2019

#6 County for Investment Coming In To Tennessee, Smart Asset, August 2017

Foreign Investment Makes Powerful Impact in Tennessee, Area Development, January 2017

#19 U.S. City for Job Growth in 2016, 24/7 Wall St./MSN.com, December 2016

#7 in the State of Tennessee for Incoming Investments, SmartAsset.com, July 2016

Tennessee Named State of the Year, Southern Business & Development, June 2016 (Google Data Center Among Top Six Deals)

Tennessee Named State of the Year, Business Facilities, 2014 and 2013

Hankook Tire Awarded Silver Economic Development Deal of the Year, Business Facilities, 2013

CMC Corporate Business Park named a Select Tennessee Certified Site, Fall 2013

2nd Fastest-Growing Metropolitan Statistical Area in the Nation, U.S. Census Bureau, July 2013

Montgomery County Green Certified Business, May 2013

Montgomery County Earns ThreeStar Certification by the State of Tennessee, 2011

8th in Low-Cost Manufacturing Centers (cities with less than a 500,000 population), Business Facilities, 2010

#4 in the US for Alternative Energy Industry Leaders, Business Facilities, 2010

Tourism & Events

Clarksville Named Top-Ten U.S. Destination for 2019, TheHotelGuide.com

Montgomery County Ranks Second-Highest of all Tennessee Counties for Tourism Growth, 2018

Rivers & Spires Festival Awarded Silver Grand Pinnacle Award, International Festival & Event Association, 2012

Rivers & Spires Festival Named a TOP 20 Event by Southeast Tourism Society, Spring 2011