Welcome to Clarksville
The best of small-town living
With a population of approximately 10,000, Clarksville is a slice of small-town living at its finest. This town, located within Howard County, is conveniently located between Baltimore City and Washington, D.C. It is located within close proximity to major highways, such as MD 108, U.S. Route 29, and Interstate 95. The impeccable location of Clarksville makes traveling to neighboring cities for entertainment purposes extremely feasible.
The origins of the town can be traced back to 1851. William Clark, a local farmer, owned a majority of the land that is now Clarksville. The name of the town was chosen to commemorate him. The majority of land in the past was farmland, and even today, the town is heavily involved in agriculture. Yet, the town has also become a residential area—quiet, peaceful, and suburban.
The majority of homes here are single-detached homes and townhouses in a range of architectural styles. Craftsman, Tudor, and custom-built homes are just a few examples of the landscape here.
What to Love
- The abundance of green spaces throughout Clarksville
- A family-friendly atmosphere
- An escape from life in the big city
People & Lifestyle
Although close to two major cities, Clarksville provides the perfect place to reside for those who wish to escape from big city living. As such, Clarksville is home to a large number of commuters who travel to large cities nearby for work. Commuters often use their cars or Clarksville’s public bus service.
Additionally, the relatively quiet and secluded atmosphere here makes it a good choice for families. Many families with children live here and appreciate the excellent school district, parks, and undeniably sense of safety. Clarksville has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, making it the perfect place to raise a family.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Clarksville may be a small town, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in options when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. For a casual dining experience, head over to Mint. This upbeat Indian restaurant has an extensive menu, allowing you to select the perfect dish. River Hill Grill is another popular to enjoy an evening out. A modern tavern, River Hill Grill specializes in pub food and craft beers. If you’re craving some tasty tacos, then head on over to El Azteca. This local restaurant has been all about serving up their quality Mexican comfort food since first opening in 1993. Lastly, if you like farm-to-table, then you’ll be sure to love The Turn House. The Turn House is passionate about providing fresh and healthy options for the community.
If you’re ready to shop until you drop, check out the Clarksville Commons. Here, you can browse through the plethora of shops, eateries, and entertainment selections available. The Clarksville Commons is sure to have something for everyone.
Things to Do
When living in Clarksville, there are no limitations when it comes to things to do. Nature enthusiasts are sure to love the Robinson Nature Center. This education facility is nestled on 18-acres of parkland and has served to educate the community since first opening in 2011. A short drive to Brighton will take you to the Brighton Azalea Garden—an otherworldly experience you don’t want to miss. Established in 1959, this botanical garden is home to over 22,000 azalea bushes.
The River Hill Village Center provides residents with plenty to do. From exploring retail stores to gathering with friends in the great open space, River Hill Village Center is the hub of the community.
Clarksville has gained a reputation for its top-notch school district. Top educational institutions include: