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Old 06-02-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Hello everyone!

We are a couple - hailing from PA.

First off my fiancee has received a faculty appointment at Clemson starting in the fall although she will not start teaching there until the Spring semester due to a research program she is participating in at a National Laboratory. Hat's off to Clemson for having a long view as to the possibilities of fostering that relationship.

Secondly, I have been putting this topic off for a while because I wasn't really relishing the idea of a job search in this economic climate, nor leaving a job that I love and that has treated me very well. However this morning my manager (I work at a very large public university) pulled me into his office and asked what I thought about telecommuting. Whew! Music to my ears.

Now where to locate in the Clemson area? Where can I find good information on the area and things to do (the websites seem a bit sparse)? I have a million more questions but I'll just stick to these two until some kind soul decides to become my encyclopedia. I would really appreciate a local's view as I am local where we live now :-)

Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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I would say clemson is a great area and really great. If you do not want a college feel then try the surrounding areas like Seneca, Easley, or Anderson. You will love it here!
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Thank you Kkirch123. My fiancee said it really felt like Penn State (which is my hometown) except a bit smaller. Everyone I know who has been to the area has loved it. I think we'll probably settle in Clemson as she likes to walk/ride to work. How far out from the University do you have to be to get into family neighborhoods?
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Also what is the broadband situation there? How are the real (vs. advertised) speeds? I'm in IT (VMware/Linux Admin, Python Web Development) and telecommuting will require decent/reliable connections.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Greenville, sc
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I am unsure how far out you would need to be. We live in easley but go into clemson often for soccer games and just to hang out. I will ask some friends from there. I know some realtors on here may be able to help too.
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Old 06-02-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC/Greensboro, NC
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Cy,

Do a search on Clemson/Seneca and Oconee/Pickens counties. There a couple of good threads.

As for broadband - Northland Cable (Northland Cable Television, High-Speed Internet & Internet Phone) is the big player in Clemson and Seneca. Charter is also available in these areas (Oconee/Pickens counties) but has much less presence than in Anderson/Greenville/Spartanburg. DSL is very limited in Oconee/Pickens counties. AT&T U-verse will be coming to the I-85 corridor (including parts of Oconee and Pickens counties - recent news: AT&T's video service not coming to areas controlled by Verizon | GreenvilleOnline.com | The Greenville News, AT&T vows to give Charter run for money | GreenvilleOnline.com | The Greenville News).
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:18 PM
 
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Regarding how far out you would have to go for housing: not very. A lot of apartment complexes and student oriented developments have been built where land was available (out), thus forcing (or motivating) students to live further from campus. There are some student housing options around downtown, but the majority of the housing across HWY 93 from campus, and around downtown is aimed at those with families. It's a beautiful area, and I think you'll find that you won't have to go too far, unless you choose to do so, for legitimate housing.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Pickens County
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I know some faculty members that ride a bike to work on nice days. There are many different options available for you. Good luck and welcome to the area!
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Old 06-03-2009, 02:23 PM
 
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I think there are a few nice, relatively new developments along SC 133, just 2-3 miles north of campus. Some of the developments in northern sections of Anderson are also very nice, but then you have a 20-minute or so drive each way.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone for the information so far. We are really excited to get there. Thinking that we are just going to rent for a year to get a better feel of the area and where we want to settle.
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