Some communities are particularly family-friendly, such as Terraces of Hearthstone, where public schools at all grade levels are just a few minutes away. The Stones Manor community of well-manicured luxury homes is situated on more than 100 acres of treescaped land, 20 acres of which are set aside as parks and common areas. Neighbors keep up-to-date with local happenings via The Leaf-Chronicle, the oldest newspaper in Tennessee. This is an area with a mild, humid climate; summertime highs rarely reach 90 degrees, and winter snow days average less than four per year. Many scenic corridors exist around the two local area rivers, the Red and the Cumberland.

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Clarksville, Tennessee, may be right for you if you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle and settle into a calm community. However, you still have options when it comes to entertainment, employment and recreation. Neighborhoods include Needmore, a tranquil community with bargain homes, and St. Bethlehem, where most of the city's restaurants, retail shops and industries are found. Architecturally, you are going to find brick and stone homes, and even the occasional log cabin.

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