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What You’ll Love About Clayton

The Small-Town Charm

Set in the heart of the North Carolina countryside, Clayton is filled with Southern hospitality and a friendly small-town bustle.

The Convenient Location

Despite its quaint small-town feel, Clayton is just minutes from all the best of the Triangle—Raleigh, RDU, RTP, and Durham.

The Fun, Activity & Excitement

Small towns don’t come without their share of fun, like a fun Downtown scene, beautiful parks, golf, and more.

Clayton Homes for Sale

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Small-Town Charm in the Heart of Big-City Possibility

Tucked into the heart of the beautiful North Carolina countryside in Johnston County, the once-small town of Clayton, NC is booming with possibility. Thriving local businesses, beautiful parks and trails, a quaint and bustling Downtown scene, and absolutely amazing (and affordable!) neighborhoods—new and old—make Clayton a truly amazing place to call home. And it’s just an easy commute from all the top employers and amenities of the Triangle! It’s no wonder ranked Clayton as the #27 Best Place to Buy a House in North Carolina!

Spotlights of Clayton

Things to Do

You don’t have to head to Raleigh to find a good time! Head to Downtown Clayton, where you can enjoy shows at The Clayton Center, explore the quaint shops and restaurants of Main Street, admire art on the Sculpture Trail, or attend an event at the Clayton Library. There’s even fun to be found when the lights go down at local bars and breweries, like Flipside Karaoke, Wine on Main, or Deep River Brewing.

And you don’t want to miss any of Clayton’s fun community events, like July 4th Celebration, Farmers Markets, Christmas Village & Tree Lightings, Town Square Concert Series, Mond Roots Arts & Music Festival, Clayton Harvest & Music Festival, and more.

Parks & Recreation

Get outside, explore, or have an adventure—there are plenty of ways in Clayton. Like the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse, part of the state-wide Mountains to Sea Trail, which connects to the Neuse River Trail in Raleigh. There are also plenty of parks, which offer everything from sports fields and courts to picnic areas and playgrounds to scenic wetlands and ponds to an 8-mile mountain bike trail. You can even take fitness or arts classes through the Parks and Recreation department

Business & Career

Though you’re positioned just a short commute from some of the largest employers in the Triangle area—like GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, RTI International, Cisco Systems, and many more—Clayton and Johnston County are actually home to some of their own large businesses and employers, like Caterpillar manufacturing and bio-pharmaceutical companies like Grifols and Novo Nordisk.

Public Schools

Clayton public school students are served by Johnston County Public Schools, which rank in the Top 50 Best School Districts in North Carolina. Clayton students attend some of the best schools within the district, including Clayton High School, West Johnston High School, and Johnston County Early College Academy. Students also have public charter school options, like Neuse Charter Academy and the new Johnston Charter Academy in Clayton.

Clayton Attractions

Clayton Residential Resources

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quick facts

Quick Facts

Population: 18,445
Growth Since 2000: +164.5%
Zip Codes: 27520, 27610
County: Johnston
Median Home Price: $269,900


Travel Times

Raleigh: 25 min
RDU Airport: 35 min
RTP: 40 min
Durham: 45 min
Major Roads: US-70, NC-42, I-40

Buying and Selling Clayton, NC Real Estate

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Clayton Real Estate Resources


$200,000 - $400,000
Willowbrook, Clayton, NC Home Buyers
$99,000 - $199,900
Sq Ft: 1,000 - 2,389
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