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Top 4 Reasons to Live in Clemson, SC

  • The town of Clemson sprang up around Thomas Green Clemson's Fort Hill plantation. Upon his death in 1889, Mr. Clemson willed a large portion of his estate to become the Clemson Agricultural College, which would later become Clemson University. Originally the town was called Calhoun, but in 1943 it was officially dubbed Clemson. The city of Clemson now boasts a population of just under 14,000.

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  • Surrounded by history! The historic buildings of the Clemson University sit on 1,400 landscaped acres. Elsewhere in town, the Old Stone Church was built in 1797 by Revolutionary War hero General Andrew Pickens. Around the church is the historic cemetery where Pickens and his family were laid to rest. Pickens' historic Hopewell home still stands on the Clemson University's grounds.
  • Rising real estate values! The entire town consists of four neighborhoods: Calhoun, Clemson U., Isaqueena Trail and City Center. The average commute time remains less than 18 minutes each day for most residents, which greatly improves everyone's quality of life: no road rage here! The town's home appreciation rates continue to climb at an average of 2.7 percent each year, so it's a great place to look for houses or apartments for rent, or even rent to own homes.
  • Many rentals and homes available! Approximately 48 percent of the homes are owner occupied and 51 percent are rentals. Rent to own houses allow the renter the opportunity to have a designated amount of rental money set aside each month to go toward's the home's purchase at a later date. The area continues to grow, but the town is firmly committed to maintaining park areas for residents to enjoy. Nettles Park is a favorite outdoor hangout for locals to walk or play a game of baseball. Armory ball field has lights to make even nighttime sports possible.
  • Ample dining choices! Even though Clemson is a small community, there are abundant dining choices throughout the town's neighborhoods. The Blue Heron offers seafood, premium beef entrees, and fresh sushi. The Friar's Tavern is a local chicken and burger joint that also serves unique treats like deep fried Oreo cookies. So you can eat your way through town with special Southern delicacies, but you might have to watch your waistline!