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Overview of Clarksville

Clarksville is located in southern Indiana, hugging the Indiana-Kentucky state line, positioned just two miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. The town is officially part of the Louisville metropolitan area and sits in Clark County of Indiana. Clarksville apartments for rent are excellent ways to join the nearly 22,000 residents living across the nearly 10 square miles of land.

Clarksville rests on the banks of the Ohio River, which forms a natural border between Kentucky but can easily be crossed by way of the Clark Memorial Bridge or the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway. Residents enjoy a family-friendly community, as nearly 23 percent of the Clarksville population is under the age of 18. The community also appreciates close proximity to the Louisville International Airport, which puts the rest of the country and world within reach.

Living in Clarksville, IN

People living in Clarksville apartments enjoy prime suburban living, just minutes away from the thriving urban center of Louisville. The Town of Clarksville website maintains that the community features a blend of old historic sites and new shopping, business and residential areas, providing something for everyone.

The area where Clarksville sits today has an extremely rich history, with some elements said to date back 350 million years. A series of rapids known as the Falls of the Ohio flow along a bed where 350 million-year-old Devonian fossil beds were discovered. The area also played a significant part in American history, as the area of Clarksville was the spot of Revolutionary War hero George Rogers Clark's successful campaign against the British. The Lewis and Clark Expedition of the Louisiana Purchase also used Clarksville as a gathering point during their travels and surveys after the Revolutionary War ended.

Clarksville Work and Study

There are over 600 businesses that call this town home, and apartments near Clarksville provide attractive, viable options for business professionals and students. Census data indicated that roughly 11,250 Clarksville residents are in the local labor force. City-Data information revealed that the most common industry in the area from 2005 to 2009 was manufacturing, making up 23 percent of local industry. The most common occupations were production occupations and supervisors.

Students have a number of higher education facilities worth taking advantage of, including Indiana University Southeast and Jefferson Community College, which are both close to Clarksville. Indiana University Southeast was formerly a branch campus of Indiana University in Jeffersonville, moving to its current location in 1945 with a student body of 291 people. Twenty three years later in 1968, the institution officially became IU Southeast and awarded its first degrees.

Rentals in Clarksville, IN and Cost of Living

According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Clarksville rentals have a vacancy rate of 8.4 percent and median gross rent was valued at $675 as of the 2010 census. Approximately 43.5 percent of all renters fall in the gross rent range of $500 to $749, with 77.3 percent of total renters falling in the wider gross rent range of $300 to $999. The data further indicated that nearly half of all renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.

City-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Clarksville was assigned a value of 87.9 points, which is 12.1 percent less than the national average of 100 points.

Clarksville Attractions and Special Events

People living in Clarksville apartments have numerous attractions in and around the town. Worthwhile area attractions include Falls of the Ohio State Park, the Howard Steamboat Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum, Portland Museum, Louisville Zoological Garden and Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom.

A favorite of these exciting area attractions is the Falls of the Ohio State Park, which is located near Interstate 65. Here visitors can find the famed Devonian fossil beds, one of the largest, naturally exposed beds of its kind in the world.

Residents and visitors alike have many unique things to do in Clarksville, and Lapping Park is one of the jewels of the town's vast park system. Lapping Park stretches across 332 acres and the Wooded View Golf Course can also be found here, as well as a softball complex and numerous other recreational opportunities.

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