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Living In Clemson

Clemson University is located at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. We are surrounded by many towns and cities within reasonable commute to the University, allowing faculty and staff a variety of options in regards to housing. Please find information about some of the surrounding communities at the links below.

Explore Clemson
Clemson, SC
Clemson is located in Pickens and Anderson counties. The city, in large part, revolves around the presence of the University. In 2015, the Princeton Review named Clemson as #1 in the US for “town-and-gown” relations with its University. There are approximately 16,649 people living in Clemson. Clemson borders Lake Hartwell, one of the Southeast’s largest and most popular recreation lakes.
Explore Central
Central, SC
Central is located in Pickens County and is home to nearly 3,000 permanent residents. It is also home to Southern Wesleyan University and is only approximately 10 minutes driving distance to Clemson University.
Explore Seneca
Seneca, SC
Seneca is a small town nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Oconee County. It is home to 8,400 residents and is only 10 minutes away from Clemson University. While beautiful Lake Keowee is located in the heart of Seneca, two other lakes are nearby (Lake Hartwell & Lake Jocassee).
Explore Pendleton
Pendleton, SC
Pendleton is located approximately 5 minutes from the heart of Clemson University. The small town is located in Anderson County, and is home to approximately 3,197 people.
Explore Anderson
Anderson, SC
Anderson is located approximately 25 minutes away from Clemson University, right off of Interstate 85. The city is home to nearly 28,000 residents and borders Lake Hartwell, one of the Southeast’s largest and most popular recreation lakes.
Explore Greenville
Greenville, SC
Greenville is one of the largest cities in the State of South Carolina, and is home to over 68,000 residents. The city serves as the “hub” of the Upstate region of SC. It has recently been ranked by CNN as one of the “Top 10 fastest Growing Cities in the U.S.” and by Forbes as the “13th Best City for Young Professionals”. Additionally, it received the number 3 spot by Conde Nast Traveler’s “Best Small Cities in the U.S.”. The beautiful Reedy River runs directly through the city, serving as a focal point for the well-known Falls Park. Greenville is approximately 30 minutes away from Clemson University.
Explore Easley
Easley, SC
Easley is a city located in Pickens County. It serves as a border city to Greenville if you are driving from the Clemson University area. Located only 20 minutes away from the University, Easley is home to over 21,000 residents.
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