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of Clemson is evident year-round, especially during seven
                                                                                                    weekends during the fall when tens of thousands of orange-
                                                                                                    clad Clemson football fans descend upon the City to support
                                                                                                    their Tigers.
                                                                                                    The inhabitants of the University and the City benefit from
                                                                                                    their cooperative relationship in many ways. In addition to
                                                                                                    its array of athletic programs, Clemson University’s Brooks
                                                                                                    Center for the Performing Arts offers cultural programs in
                                                                                                    music, art exhibits, student theater productions, and film
                                                                                                    screenings to enhance the community living experience. The
                                                                                                    South Carolina Botanical Garden on campus attracts locals
                                                                                                    and visitors to its acres of blooms and green space. Another
                                                                                                    wonderful asset is the City’s fare-free transit system, CATbus,
                                                                                                    that offers public transportation to students, faculty, staff,
                                                                                                    residents, and visitors traveling in and around Clemson.

        Lake Life
                                                                                                     “Clemson is a smaller town with
                                                                                                      the sophistication of a larger city.
        CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITIES OF THE CLEMSON AREA                                                    The residents are active,
                                                                                                      educated, and friendly.
     W                     hile visitors love exploring the     of waterfalls nearby, large lakes for outdoor enthusiasts,   Our homes are as diverse

                                                    four hospitable seasons, the vitality of the University scene,
                               wonderful assets of this beautiful region
                                                                                                      as our population. From
                            all year long, residents will tell you the
                          Clemson Area is also a great place to live.   and four welcoming communities, the Clemson Area offers   stately manors to modern
                                                    spirited culture, superior quality of life, scenic beauty,
        With the Blue Ridge Mountains and an abundance   and a population of folks who are genuinely happy to see you.  efficient homes, there is
                                                                                                      something here to suit all tastes.”
                                                          Clemson is the largest of the four communities           – Tookie Nemchak, The NorthGroup Real Estate
                                                          served by the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce.
                                                          For ten months of the year, the more than 25,000
                                                          students attending Clemson University augment the   Both the University and the City enhance the area’s sense of
                                                          city’s population of more than 18,000 permanent   community through events and activities. The City supports
                                                          residents. However, the University is considered a   such events as Downtown Trick or Treat and Halloween
                                                          municipality of its own and is therefore officially   festival, the Holiday Parade each December, the Clemson
                                                          separate from the City of Clemson. The two entities   Farmers Market, Camp Clemson, and other family friendly
                                                          cooperate to serve the Clemson community and are   events throughout the year. Some of the University-sponsored
                                                          regarded as an exceptional example of town and   events include the student-organized First Friday Parade in
                                                          gown relations.                           August, Military Appreciation Day during a Clemson football
                                                                  The influence of Clemson University on the    game, and the floats on Bowman Field and Tigerama to kick-
         South Carolina Botanical Garden                          overall character and living experience of the City   off Homecoming weekend.
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