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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Clarkesville is a town in Georgia with a population of 1,706. Clarkesville is in Habersham County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Clarkesville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Clarkesville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Clarkesville are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$774
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Clarkesville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    434.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    705.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,248
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    54.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Clarkesville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,536
National
$55,322
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Clarkesville Reviews

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I love clarkesville! My kids have a nice, safe place to play and things to do. Beautiful and quiet neighborhoods, too.
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Clarkesville is overall a very nice Southern town. Most people are very nice and genial, and there are many locally-owned shops. One of the largest negatives is the lack of diversity, the majority of Clarkesville citizens are white, protestant, and conservative. However, there is a strong, if small, liberal community and an increasing Hispanic population.
Clarkesville is a nice quite town, and is only 30 minutes away from one of the best locations in Georgia- Helen. We are surrounded by farmers and most of the places here are locally owned. The only thing I truly dislike is that Ingles is the main grocery store here. They are way overpriced and everything else is at least 20 minutes away. Despite that, I still love all of the nature that comes with living in North Georgia.