Why Clarksville, Tennessee Is MONEY’s 2019 Best Place to Live | MONEY
My name is Megan Baggett. I was born in Hawaii but I’ve lived here since I was six months old, so basically been here forever. My name’s Tony Shrum. I’ve lived here two years now. My name is Debbie Reynolds and I am a realtor here in Clarksville. I have been selling real estate for 39 years. I’ve lived here for 40 years. My name is Dr. Lorneth Peters. I work here at the Clarksville, Tennessee, with the Small Business Development Center. I can say so much about this community. This is a community where I met my husband, the community where I had my kids, the community where I’m raising my kids. You feel at home, from meeting with the mayors out just walking down the street to meeting individuals in the community who influence the changes that are made in this community. It just makes it a great place to live. My name is Megan Baggett. I’m 25 and I opened this boutique probably almost three years ago. It’s awesome. The community really supports small businesses which is like a really cool thing, instead of like chain stores. I think ‘shop local’ like on a huge turn right now. My name’s Tony Shrum. I’ve lived here two years now and now I own a record store with my brother. It’s kind of nice, having a unique small business is like a popular thing now, versus working for someone else. You work for yourself. A lot more work but it’s definitely more fun. I grew up in the Nashville area. Clarksville is big enough, small town, to give you what you need but close enough to Nashville if you need to make that trek. And the cost of living is so much lower here than in other parts of the state. People really enjoy it and come here and retire. There’s people that want to move to a big city but they don’t want to pay what it costs to live in a big city. So it’s like you almost want to live close to a big city but like not out in the middle of nowhere. So Clarksville is that perfect distance from Nashville. I would say over the last five years it’s just changed a lot and there have been like a lot more people coming here. I mean they’re building like a ton of houses. The housing market is really affordable here. If you’re coming to Clarksville you definitely have to make it to a downtown visit. Nightlife here is so much fun and it’s so safe too. You’ll have music, you’ll meet great people, and who knows, you might meet somebody you want to spend a lifetime with. There’s a bunch of breweries that have been showing up in town and like a lot of them are hosting music, which is nice because then any night of the week you can find music somewhere and you can find something happening. It’s definitely grown a lot since just even a couple of years ago. Now like more stores have come, and restaurants, and just different entertainment options, so it’s a lot of fun. What sets us apart is that we have this home-grown feel. If you come into our town for the first time and you just start walking around and meeting individuals you just feel like you’re at home. Right now we just consider ourselves the best place to live. Hey guys, thanks so much for watching this video on Clarksville. If you enjoyed it hit subscribe, give us a like, and click below for more MONEY videos.