What’s the difference between the Clemson Downs Property Owners Association (CDPOA) and the Clemson Area Retirement Center (CARC)?
Organized in 1980, CDPOA consists of 138 townhomes and single-family homes. A limited number of properties are rented, usually for a short-term. Common property, including a gazebo for social events and a trail called Woodland Walk over a creek, are maintained by the Association. CDPOA is governed by an elected Board of Directors which maintains common properties, enforces covenants, approves exterior changes to homes, publishes an annual telephone directory and a quarterly newsletter, and arranges for regular social gatherings. Annual membership dues are collected in the spring, and homeowners have access to an optional group cable TV contract on favorable terms.

CDPOA properties surround the Clemson Area Retirement Community (CARC), a separate but collaborating community, made up of an independent living apartment complex, assisted living facilities, a memory care unit, and a skilled nursing health care center. CDPOA members have access to CARC library and reading room facilities, a beauty shop, exercise and rehabilitation facilities, and meeting and dining facilities. CDPOA members can join the wellness (exercise) center for a fee. In addition, Movie Nights are open to all. Check out the activities available in this month’s CARC newsletter.

Are there homes for sale at Clemson Downs? How do I get more information?

If CDPOA members wish, they may advertise their homes for sale on this website. There may be other houses available for sale, but this site lists only those that have been submitted to the webmaster by a CDPOA member or family member. Click HERE for information about homes listed for sale through the CDPOA website.

To submit an advertisement for your home sale, contact Anne Snider at sniderah@gmail.com or Walt Castro at waltcastro62@gmail.com. Please submit a flyer or a narrative with interesting details about the home as well as pictures of the inside and outside of the home.

How do I dispose of yard waste?
There are two designated disposal areas.  One is near Downs Blvd. and Bayberry and is bordered by tea olive bushes.  Please place branches and trimmings inside that area.  Leaves are to be deposited outside this marked area and to the left of the tea olives. Please do not place leaves on top of tea olive shrubs or mix leaves with branches and other yard waste.  The other option for your yard waste is on the left at the end of Downs Loop. You may also leave yard waste on your own property.   These sites are for CDPOA homeowners and CARC.  Please remind your private contractors that they must remove all yard waste they create from the Downs community and not use the designated disposal areas. The city will pick up yard waste as often as possible.

If my neighbor’s tree is overhanging my yard, do I have the right to cut the overhanging limbs?
Yes, but you can’t go on your neighbor’s property to do it.  You have to do it from your own property. It’s always a good idea to talk to your neighbor first, but you are within your rights.
What options are available for TV and internet?
The CDPOA has negotiated a special rate for homeowners with Northland Cable TV. Learn more at the Northland Cable page of our website. Additional packages can be added, and normal internet rates will apply. Contact Harry Sutton at hlsutton@nctv.com or 653-5300 if you have any questions. If there is a service issue, contact Northland Cable TV directly at 882-0002 or toll-free at 888-667-8452. Other TV and internet providers include AT&T, DirecTV, and Dish Network.
My street light is burned out; who do I contact?
Street lights in Clemson Downs are serviced by Duke Energy. Request a service call at the Duke Energy site.
I need physical or occupational therapy. Are there any choices at Clemson Downs?
If physical or occupational therapy is recommended by your doctor and covered by insurance, you can schedule therapy through Genesis Rehabilitation. Their office is in the Health Care Center and their facilities are located in the lower level of the Corley Center. For more information, call 722-9059 or visit the Genesis page.
What dining options are available at Clemson Downs?
CDPOA members can dine in the Clemson Area Retirement Center (CARC) dining hall for lunch any day. Reservations should be made the day before. Lunch is $12. Salad and drink are $7; soup, salad, and drink are $8. Dessert and drink only are $6.00. Sunday or holiday lunch cost is $15. Call the CARC office at 654-1155, extension 219 and ask for Gabby.

In the evening, Clemson Downs offers The Bistro, a popular spot located in the Dogwood Room, adjacent to the main dining room, where you can enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine while enjoying a freshly made sandwich. The Bistro is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 – 7 p.m. and is a great place to relax and socialize with friends! No reservation is necessary unless you plan a large group.

For more information about CARC dining, visit the CARC dining information page.

What about home delivery?
TigersTogo offers home delivery from many downtown and Clemson area restaurants for a minimal fee of $2.99 for the first 3 miles and $0.80 per mile after that. Most restaurants have a minimum order. Order directly from their website at TigersTogo.

Is public transportation available near Clemson Downs?
Currently discussions are underway to add stops along Berkeley Drive, but at this time there are no stops near Clemson Downs. However, the Clemson Area Transit system (CAT), the largest free public transportation system in the country, has routes to many distant locations. Check out the Catbus website.

In addition, CARC (Clemson Area Retirement Center) operates a shuttle to local events and locations. CDPOA members may ride the van provided there are empty seats. Contact the main CARC office at 654-1155 for more information.