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Close-knit Communities                                                                      is considered a municipality of its own and is therefore
                                                                                                    officially separate from the City of Clemson. The two entities
        of the Clemson Area                                                                         cooperate to serve the Clemson community and are regarded
                                                                                                    as an exceptional example of town and gown relations.

                                                                                                    The influence of Clemson University on the overall character
                                                                                                    and living experience of the City of Clemson is evident year-
                                                                                                    round. It is especially undeniable 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.
                                                                                                    Both the University and the City enhance the area’s sense of
                                                                                                    community through events and activities. The City supports
                                                                                                    such events as ClemsonFest (a Chamber and community
                                                                                                    Independence Day celebration), the Downtown Trick or
                                                                                                    Treat and Halloween festival, the Holiday Parade each
                      R       esidents will tell you the Clemson   culture, a superior quality of life, scenic beauty,   and a variety of recreational sports programs. Some of the
                                                                                                    December, the Clemson Farmers Market, Camp Clemson,
                                                                                                    University-sponsored events included the student-organized
                              Area is a great place to live,
                                                            and a population of folks who are genuinely
                                                                                                    First Friday Parade in August, Military Appreciation Day
                              and visitors love exploring the
                                                            happy to see you.
                              wonderful assets of this beautiful
                                                                                                    Field and Tigerama to kick-off Homecoming weekend.
                      region all year long. With the Blue Ridge   Clemson is the largest of the four communities   during a Clemson football game, and the floats on Bowman
                      Mountains and an abundance of waterfalls   served by the Clemson Area Chamber of
                      nearby, large lakes for outdoor enthusiasts,   Commerce. For ten months of the year, the more
                      four hospitable seasons, the vitality of the   than 25,000 students attending Clemson University
                      University scene, and four welcoming   augment the city’s population of more than 17,000
                      communities, the Clemson Area offers spirited   permanent residents. However, the University
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