Information About the City of Clemson and Surrounding Areas

Downtown Clemson and the surrounding area.

Here you'll find links to the City's official website as well as surrounding cities. Information on housing, schools and child care, transportation and banking can be found as well.

  • City of Clemson
    The City of Clemson is a university town that provides a strong sense of community and a high quality of life for its residents. University students add to its diversity and vitality. The city is dedicated to providing a quality living environment for all of its residents by ensuring a balanced, compatible and healthy mix of residential and commercial development. The city aims to preserve and improve its natural resources, and promotes its image as a desirable, visually attractive, safe, and economically stable residential community. The city actively seeks cooperation with its neighbors to ensure the fulfillment of its vision. For more information, visit:
  • City of Central

    Located in the northwest corner of the state, Central is midway between Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, N.C. Within a half-hour drive are the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee and Lake Jocassee. Approximately 3,000 permanent residents welcome the students of Southern Wesleyan University located in Central, the nearby Clemson University and Tri-County Technical College. For more information, visit:

  • City of Seneca

    Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Seneca reflects the hospitality and beauty of this little corner of our great state. Since its founding in 1873, Seneca has always adapted to the ever-changing pace of life and has always strived to provide all of its businesses, residents and visitors with an open, friendly atmosphere and a community with outstretched arms. For more information, visit:

  • Town of Pendleton
    Our town is not only rich in history but community spirit, with a strong civic consciousness exhibited by numerous community groups consisting of a visionary Pendleton Pride In Motion organization, an active Pendleton Area Business Association, a diligent Friends of the Park organization and a first-rate Volunteer Fire Department, just to name a few. We are a living and working community of approximately 3,000 residents. Although we continue to grow, our small town uniqueness remains the same. Community events, civic projects and a pride in the quality of life connect us all. For more information, visit:
  • City of Anderson

    The City of Anderson is located in the northwest corner of the state of South Carolina on the Piedmont Plateau. It is the county seat located in the geographical center of the county and principal city in Anderson County. The city lies on the southern border of Interstate 85 and is approximately 127 miles north of Atlanta, Ga. and 132 miles south of Charlotte, N.C. The city encompasses approximately 14 square miles and is located in the geographical center of the county. For more information, visit:

  • Housing

    Off Campus living and roommate tips and utility contact information can be found here.

    Where to Find Off-campus Housing
    Clemson worked with Off Campus Partners, LLC, a collection of local rental property managers, to create Clemson Off Campus. This website allows students to easily find a variety of housing options available off-campus. While this resource is provided as a service to Clemson students, the University makes no representations about the conditions of any property found through this site, has no role in any transactions involving these properties, and in no way endorses any of the properties found through use of this information. **

    Please be aware that with any transaction, especially those that occur over the web, there is the potential for fraud. Always check sources, confirm identities, and establish credibility with anyone you interact with in the property search process.

    Apartment List

  • Child Care

    Clemson Child Development Center

    Little Lights Learning Center

    First Baptist Church of Clemson

    Kid’s Stuff Academy

    Pickens County Schools – Registration and Meet the Teacher – each school requires documentation and information for registration. Additional information for Registration can be found here.

  • Transportation

    Tiger Transit is a free evening shuttle service operated under the direction of the Division of Student Affairs by the Auxiliary Student Patrol, a student organization affiliated with the Clemson University Police Department (CUPD). Tiger Transit serves all Clemson University students, faculty, staff and visitors. For your safety and convenience, Tiger Transit drivers are pleased to provide door to-door service to and from any location on Clemson’s campus. Students should call 864-656-3333, use the My.Clemson app or visit to request a ride.

    Catbus:  Clemson Area Transit (CAT) is a public service provided fare free by the City of Clemson. Bus services will not run on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and other designated days/times. In order to find more information, including schedules, visit:

  • Banking

    There are a number of banks in the area, including PNC Bank, Wells Fargo, SunTrust, Bank of America and BB&T Bank. There are several ATMs on campus that represent a variety of banks. All of the Clemson area banks can be found online by typing “Clemson, SC” into the location search bar on

  • Deals and Discounts

    Download deal and discount information (pdf) from Human Resources.