Living in Clayton NC

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Welcome to Clayton!

Only 20 miles southeast of Raleigh, you’ll find that Clayton is an easy commute both coming and going. If you’re looking for a close-knit community that’s small and welcoming, then look no further than Clayton. With an active church life and great schools, this small town is ideal for raising small children.

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the Research Triangle Park area, Clayton NC is a charming town highlighted by arts, nature, shops, dining, and more. Located in Johnston County, the town has been around since the 1700s with a population that now sits at more than 16,000. Close to two major highways, as well as three popular golf communities, Clayton’s approach to community development has made it one of the most desirable places to live over the past several years.

The Clayton Center really shines as the town’s centerpiece. Local theater groups, national touring acts, and special events all take place at the performing center, making Clayton one of the must-see art-centric communities in the Triangle in recent years.

If you’re into outdoor activities and looking for great ways to get out and enjoy nature, head to Legend Park, the new Clayton River Walk on the Neuse, or one of Clayton’s three golf courses. The Deep River Brewing Company is a craft beer favorite with locals and visitors alike. Head to the farmer’s market for fresh produce, or take a yoga class at Purna Yoga East.

Due to its value for money and selection of homes, Clayton has maintained its valuable real estate market value by offering what many want in terms of land and affordability. Many unique subdivisions from large developments like Flowers Plantation and Riverwood Athletic Club to smaller ones like Taft Woods East populate the area.

Moving to Clayton NC

Clayton has a New Neighbor Welcome Service that helps to connect relocating individuals to local, trusted businesses along with civic groups, and a list of local attractions. Each newcomer will receive gifts and gift certificates to businesses within Clayton for a true Southern Hospitality feel.

For all of the relocation information that you need to know, Clayton’s website provides a plethora of useful information.


Looking for New Homes in Clayton?

If you’re looking for a particular neighborhood or home style, or want to find out which home builders are offering new homes in the area, you’ve come to the right place to start your research! And when you’re ready, let our New Home Finder show you detailed listings on the new homes currently available in this area.

The Latest News from Clayton NC

Flowers Plantation: Featured Front Cover Community

Flowers Plantation: Featured Front Cover Community

Have you had a chance to pick up our first edition of 2021? If not, take the chance to find the beautiful master-planned community of Flowers Plantation on our cover this winter. This 3,000 acre, award winning multi-neighborhood community is located in Clayton, NC....

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Concert at the Crossroads – Flowers Plantation

Concert at the Crossroads – Flowers Plantation

Flowers Plantation presents Concert at the Crossroads this Sunday, May 17, where the most popular bands in beach music perform and local vendors provide food, beer, and wine. The headline performers this weekend are The Tams, who have been entertaining audiences with...

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