Dating back to the 1870s, Clarksville is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Austin and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the 1970’s. Charles Clark, a freed slave, established the area as a place that other freed slaves could live and begin their lives after the Civil War. Although many of the original homes and landmarks are gone, Clarksville still holds a unique, historic charm. At the same time, Clarksville residents enjoy urban amenities like walkable shopping, bars and restaurants. Plus, when they want to go Downtown, they are a long walk or short drive to the Moody Theater, Stubbs, Convention Center or Rainey Street. Scroll Down to Read our Clarksville Neighborhood Guide.
Clarksville Homes for Sale
Clarksville Austin Neighborhood Map
Clarksville is bordered by Mopac on the west, North Lamar on the East, Enfield Road to the North and West 5th Street to the South. Explore other Central Austin neighborhoods.
Clarksville Zip Code
Clarksville is in Austin’s 78703 zip code.
Like many Central Austin neighborhoods, Clarksville is experiencing quite a bit of infilling, which is changing the landscape of the neighborhood. The original homes were small (1,200 sqft or less) bungalows on relatively large lots or 2,000sqft+ “mansions”. While you’ll still find many 1910s and 1920s homes, most of them have either been remodeled extensively, or are quickly snapped up by developers looking to build something brand new. Builders are scraping the small bungalows to build large, modern single family homes, or 2-unit condos. The 2-unit condos usually look (and live) more like single family homes. There are just two of them on one lot. Square footage in Clarksville averages around 1900 because of the increasing number of expansions and new constructions.
Clarksville Neighborhood Tour
Average Clarksville Home
The average home in Central Austin’s Clarksville neighborhood meets the following profile:
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1,900 sq ft
- 1/10 – 1/3 acre lots
Because of the mix of older homes built about a century ago combined with the remodels, expansions and rebuilds, Clarksville homes are not cookie cutter homes.
Clarksville Sold Data – What Clarksville Homes Actually Sold For
What sold recently in Clarksville and for how much? Where can I find pictures of homes that actually sold? How many days does it take to sell a home in Clarksville? How many homes are currently for sale in Clarksville? What’s the median sold price in Clarksville? What does the 90 day historic market trend look like in Clarksville? How’s the Clarksville market trending?
All of these questions (and more!) can be answered on our Clarksville Sold Data Report.
Clarksville Homes – Video
Children who live in Central Austin’s Clarksville neighborhood are served by the Austin ISD and will likely attend the following schools:
- Mathews Elementary School – 8/10
- O’Henry Middle School – 6/10
- Austin High School – 6/10
School ratings reflect Great Schools ratings as of October 2020. Ratings are subject to change at any time. Please verify ratings and boundaries with the school district.
Things to Do in Clarksville
Mary Francis Baylor Park or Clarksville Park is a 1 acre park that offers Basketball Courts, Baseball/Softball Fields, Picnic table, a play ground and a wading pool to cool off in during the summer months. West Austin Park is a beautifully planned park in the middle of Clarksville. It too has basketball courts, a wading pool and other facilities, but the highlight of the park is the off-leash dog park with plenty of room for you and your dog to enjoy.
Places to Eat in Clarksville
Jeffrey’s is a fine dining establishment in the midst of the Clarksville neighborhood. Jeffery’s offers a small bite menu as well as a seasonally driven dinner menu and a fabulous drink menu. Cafe Josie is located in an old carriage house that was restored back in the 60’s. Cafe Josie serves food from the American Tropics featured island grilled vegetables, beef, pork and poultry that are marinated and basted with herbs, spices, chilies and fruit. Wink is a intimate unpretentious restaurant that is consistently ranked as one of the best fine dining restaurants in Austin. Their menu is updated daily. Galaxy Cafe serves high quality homemade food in a “fast casual” dining atmosphere. The menu offers wraps, sandwiches, burgers, salad and soups served with a gourmet flair.
Coffee in Clarksville
Caffe Medici is devoted to serve the finest espresso, cappuccino and coffee drinks in Austin. The menu is small but they make the best of what they offer. Austin Java is another local favorite for coffee. Plus, they have amazing French toast!
Where to Work Out – Gyms Near Clarksville
If you love working out, Clarksville is a great neighborhood for you. If you’re looking to go out for a run, the hills of the neighborhood provide a great workout. Or, run down to the Town Lake trail, which could keep you going for miles. Castle Hill Fitness is your spot if you’re looking for a gym with group classes. They have membership, class pass and pay as you go pricing. For a larger, more traditional gym, try Pure Austin Fitness located at Lamar and 5th. For an intense, CrossFit style workout, look no further than CrossFit Central Downtown on 3rd Street. Plus, if you’re into yoga, there are about four yoga studios within a short walk or drive.
Central Austin Realtor Specializing in Clarksville
Raymond Stoklosa and Rebecca Jacks are Central Austin Realtors specializing in Clarksville homes. Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Clarksville, Raymond and Rebecca know the area well and have the experience and tools necessary to make your next real estate transaction stress free. For more info about who we are and how we work, check out Buying a Home in Clarksville and Selling a Home in Clarksville.