If you love going to Raleigh or Durham for special occasions but prefer the small town, slower way of living, then southeastern Wake County just might be for you. In Garner, Clayton, and Fuquay, you’ll find small town community, traditional local spots, and lower cost of living. Although these towns may feel like a blast from the past, they are up and coming with local stores and breweries. You’ll still be able to walk historic downtown streets, while also going out with friends on the weekends. And being 7+ miles away from downtown Raleigh, the city lights still aren’t far.
If you’re looking to live in this area, we’ve provided a guide for you to live in these water tower towns!
Fabulous New Home Communities
There are a ton of awesome new home communities in southeastern Wake County. Moving there, you’ll find amenity-rich neighborhoods that are family-centered. There are varieties of luxury home communities, mature-living choices, and what could be your first home.
Stone Briar sits in Clayton, NC, by Savvy Homes. Featuring homes from 2,200-3,000 square feet, lots have lots of open space, up to 1+ acres. Living in Stone Briar, you’ll have access to the children’s playground, pool, and clubhouse. See today’s new home listings at Stone Briar.
Nestled within the award-winning community of Flowers Plantation is River Dell East by Dan Ryan Homes. Featuring executive homes, with incredible floor plans, on large and wooded home sites. This amazing master-planned community offers homeowners an onsite Harris Teeter, and indoor and outdoor pools.
In Garner, Summerwind Plantation offers a short 20-minute commute to downtown Raleigh with no city taxes, with homes starting in the $200s. H&H Homes is building floor plans to suit every buyer’s needs with new homes ranging
in size from 1,736 – 2,447 sq. feet. You’ll find first-floor master suites, crown molding, and vaulted, coffered or trey ceiling options.
Restaurants and Things to Do
These towns are not only full of great home communities, but have tons of great places to eat, shopping, and attractions. In Fuquay and Clayton, you’ll find several awesome breweries. Fuquay is home to the infamous Aviator Brewing Co., and Fainting Goat Brewing. In Clayton, there is Deep River Brewing, as well. If it’s a family restaurant you’re looking for, look no further than Angie’s in Garner. Enjoy southern breakfast and lunch classics, in a tradition-filled restaurant. There’s also Full Bloom Coffee in downtown Garner, serving specialty brews and food.
There are also plenty of opportunities to get outside. Find the Fuquay Splash Pad, and Lake Benson Park in Garner. In the fall, you’ll find people from all over the Triangle at Clayton Fear Farm. If you’re looking to spruce up your new southeastern Wake County home, head over to Three Little Birds Home Décor in Clayton, Lights Unlimited in Garner, and Shoppes on Main in Fuquay.
We guarantee you’ll love living in southeastern Wake County! Get there while you can, as people are flocking to this area of the Triangle for small town living that is close to the big city.