It has been a hot summer in Clarksville as in most of the nation. We have been fortunate to have had sufficient well spaced rainfall throughout the summer without experiencing major storms. Even so, we have had more than twenty 90 degree or higher days in the month of July.
Not to complain, the market has warmed up, too. Homes are selling and sellers are listing with positive expectations of a successful closing. This is the good news from Clarksville, in spite of the national news.
Even though Hemlock Semi-Conductor has not completed their large industrial complex, which is due to begin production in the fall of 2012, they have announced plans or a significant excpansion. This will keep the 1600+ construction workers employed for quite some time. Also, there are support companies starting construction in order to be able to supply and service the needs of HSC.
On another note, the soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division are still returning from deployment. Many of them are in need of housing, which is putting pressure on the rental market and fueling residential home sales.
In other news from Ft. Campbell, DODEA, the Department of Defense Education wing, has just announced plans for construction of several new schools and additions to a few others on the post. These are needed to service the needs of military dependents living on post.
It is a good time to live and work in the Clarksville, TN area.