1st Choice Realty has homes for sale in Clemson, SC. Although it is not large, Clemson has a number of very interesting amenities open to the public. These include the South Carolina Botanical Garden as well as a number of historic sites. The South Carolina Botanical Garden has free admission and is located on 295 acres. The Botanical Garden includes the official American Hosta Society Display Garden and the Bob Campbell Geology Museum. Buying a home in Clemson SC will put you in close proximity to the Botanical Garden which also offers visitors walking trails, an assortment of landscapes, creeks and streams, a butterfly garden, a 70 acre arboretum, specialty gardens, an award-winning nature sculpture collection and programs for outreach and education.
Our homes for sale in and around Clemson will be near a number of historical and architectural treasures. There is Fort Hill, the 1803 home of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina’s pre-eminent statesman, and his daughter Floride and son-in-law Thomas G. Clemson, for whom Clemson University is named. Fort Hill is located on the Clemson campus. The 1835 Hunt Cabin is located on the grounds of the South Carolina Botanical Gardens. The 1797 Old Stone Church, built by Andrew Pickens, is also in Clemson as is the 1716 Hanover House. Astabula, circa 1830, is located in nearby Central, S.C. and the Woodburn Plantation, circa 1825, is located in nearby Pendleton.
Clemson, South Carolina is home to Clemson University, for which the town is named. Located predominantly in Anderson County, Clemson is close enough to the cities of Greenville, Anderson and Spartanburg it is often considered part of that urban area.
The greatest single influence on resident’s lives in Clemson is the University. In fact, census data shows that there are more students at Clemson University than there are permanent residents of the town of Clemson. The city, although small, has a number of businesses that target the student market and many of the students live off-campus in apartments.
Clemson University Features and Attractions
Enjoy the thrill of major university sports, cultural events, and life long learning courses at nearby Clemson University. The 1,400 acre campus is only 20 minutes from Lake Keowee and about 30 minutes from Lake Hartwell.
Clemson University Athletics
Watch the Clemson Tigers top rated football, basketball, and baseball teams participate in NCAA and ACC sports. Whether you enjoy football on fall afternoons at Clemson Memorial Stadium — better known as Death Valley — or basketball at Littlejohn stadium, the Clemson Tigers always offer sports excitement. Call 1-800-CLEMSON for schedules and tickets.
Fort Hill Museum, Clemson University
Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun, a South Carolina19th century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts. Fort Hill was named a national treasure by the Save America’s Treasures program, and its artifacts are currently undergoing a comprehensive conservation program funded by this federal grant and matching funds. Call 846-656-2475 for information on hours and tours.
The Walker Golf Course, Clemson University
The course is open year-round for public play.. Golf holes wind through rolling hills and hardwood forests and some holes border Lake Hartwell. For more information or to learn about membership, call 864/656-0236. Individual memberships are available.
The Brooks Center for Performing Arts, Clemson University
The center brings varied entertainment events to the area. Call 864-656-7787 for more information on events. The box office is open (Mon – Fri. from 1 – 5 pm)
South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University
This 295 acre garden features ornamental plantings including camellia, rhododendron, and azaleas. Call 864-656-3405 for information on guided tours and hours of operation. The public is welcome free of charge, except during special events.
The garden features
- Nature and walking trails
- Nature based sculptures
- Campbell Geology Museum
- Garden Tours
- Lectures on gardening and environmental concerns