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Adventure starts in Pickens County land and farms, where striking mountain views look over rolling hills of orchards, nurseries, poultry farms, and cattle ranches. Home to South Carolina’s prestigious Clemson University, Pickens County sits at the intersection between country living and technological excellence. With an Economic Development Alliance dedicated to helping businesses grow in industries like aerospace engineering, software development, and medical devices manufacturing, the future is plain to see. Land and farms in Pickens County aren’t far from their roots, though: agriculture is flourishing, with new farmers making up almost a third of agricultural producers in the county. Pickens County, SC is also home base of the Clemson Cooperative Extension, which has offices serving agricultural producers in all 46 counties across South Carolina. If that weren’t enough, the School District of Pickens County also has the No.1 public school system in the state, with 23 K-12 schools and the Pickens County Career & Technology Center, which boasts a 100% graduation rate.
Available land and farms in Pickens County include estates of all sizes and price ranges, farmland, ranchland, industrial and commercial land, clear and forested acreages, and historical properties. History comes alive in the Pendleton and Clemson University Historic Districts and eagle-eyed explorers will even find the National Historic Landmark Fort Hill, the home of former president John C. Calhoun. Fans of the arts will find their people at the Pickens County Performing Arts Center or the Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance, which works to connect Pickens County residents with the best their county has to offer. More outdoorsy adventurers can hike the beautiful trails of Pinnacle Mountain, explore the mountain streams and lakes of Table Rock State Park, or drop a line for trout or bass in the South Saluda River.