South Carolina’s “Golden Corner” will quickly captivate. You’ll be ready to call it home in no time. The cities of Clemson, Pendleton, Pickens, Salem, Seneca, Walhalla and West Union each offer wonderful outdoor recreation experiences and independent character. Small town charm anchored collectively by one of the cleanest lakes in the nation, along with a top ranked university. These townships are merely minutes from each other and recognized as some of South Carolina’s best places to retire.
Variety is what makes our community unique. There are neighborhoods with seven home sites and others with seventeen hundred. From gas lantern lined streets with gated entrances to inviting community pools, playgrounds and clubhouses, this is an area with a shoe for every foot. Whether you have a growing family or are planning for growing grandchildren, from career-driven professionals to aspiring retirees, welcome home to true southern hospitality.
Quaint is a great way to describe the more intimate landscape of cities surrounding our area. A great example is Ram Cat Alley. Ram Cat Alley is part of historic downtown Seneca; restaurants, cocktail bars and specialty shops, featuring live music on the green and an annual holiday light show. People frequently ask why it is called Ram Cat Alley? The Alley got its unusual name because of the many cats who gathered around its meat and fish markets in the early 1900s. Locals used to say there were so many of them that “you couldn’t ram another cat into the alley!”
When one thinks of county parks, they rarely envision ones as beautiful, well-maintained, and full of attractions as those around our area. High Falls and South Cove County Parks, on the shores of Lake Keowee, have an endless variety of lake-centric activities, including lakeside camping and boat access on a deep-blue body of water that is legendary for fishing and recreation. Just 10 miles from the Chattooga National Wild and Scenic River, Chau Ram County Park boasts its own river experience, with hiking, waterfalls, camping, and picnic areas. A 160 foot suspension bridge spans the Chauga River and provides access to over 3 miles of hiking trails. Ramsey Creek Falls, located just off the parking lot, provides amazing scenery with its 40 foot waterfall. The three parks offer a total of 216 campsites, which are prized for their proximity to whitewater rafting, lakes, mountains, and waterfalls.
Located less than two hours to Atlanta, GA or Charlotte, NC, the big city isn’t too far away. Greenville, SC is our metropolitan touch with specialty big big shopping, filled with boutiques and over 300 restaurants within an hour drive. The Carolina coast is less than four hours away as well as the mountains of Tennessee. For a change of scenery visit Highlands, NC and Cashiers, NC or take a bike ride on the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Travelers Rest. There is loads to do within a short day trip. From college to professional sports, fishing on the lake to playing a round of golf, wineries to breweries, food trucks to fine dining, the Upstate has it all.
Clemson Area Transit (CATBus) is a public service provided fare-free by Clemson University, the City of Clemson, the Town of Central, the Town of Pendleton, the City of Seneca, the South Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Federal Transit Administration.