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Southern Charm Meets Modern Opportunity in Clayton

Tucked into the rolling fields, lush woods, and undisturbed natural beauty of the North Carolina countryside, Clayton, NC is a fast-growing little town filled with Southern hospitality and plenty of historic charm. Though it has retained is small-town quaintness from days of old, Clayton today is a thriving modern town filled with possibilities—from amazing parks to fun events to plenty of shopping and dining. There are new homes and old homes, scenic trails, and bustling commercial centers. Live, play, and even work in Clayton!

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Why Do Residents Choose Clayton?

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Downtown Clayton Fun

There’s always something happening in Clayton! Head Downtown to catch a stellar performance at The Clayton Center or have some fun at Karaoke Nights at Flipside Cafe. There are wine tastings at Wine on Main, delicious dinner at Clayton Steakhouse, Town Square Concerts during the summer, and even the fresh and local Clayton Farm and Community Market. Plus, there are tons of special events to enjoy, from the July 4th Celebration to Downtown Clayton Trick or Treat to the Mondo Roots Art & Music Festival.

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Parks & Recreation

Get outside and explore the beautiful countryside of Clayton! Head to a local park, where you can enjoy ball fields and courts, trails and pathways, playgrounds and picnic areas, dog parks, and even mountain bike trails and wildlife viewing areas. Take a walk or a bike ride along Sam’s Branch Greenway or explore the favorite Clayton River Walk on the Neuse. At the Clayton Community Center you can even enjoy activities, classes, and sports for all ages.

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Shopping & Dining

You don’t have to leave town to find everything you need—from grocery store conveniences to designer boutique apparel. Everything you need is right here in Clayton, in the locally owned shops of Downtown, or at the bustling commercial centers of Clayton Corners or Clayton Village Shopping Center. There’s even a Walmart, and for even more options, White Oak Crossing in Garner is filled with excellent shopping and dining.

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Local Employment

Though Clayton is just a short drive from all the major employers of the Triangle area (like Duke Health, NC State, IBM, and more), Johnston County offers plenty of its own major companies so a commute may not be necessary. Among these large employers are Johnston Health, Grifols Therapeutics, Asplundh Tree Expert, Novo Nordisk, Johnston Technical Institute, Flanders Airpure, Caterpillar, and Sysco Raleigh.

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Clayton students belong to Johnston County Public Schools, a fast-growing and fast-improving district that currently stands among the best in North Carolina. Students have opportunities to attend top-performing schools like Powhatan Elementary, Corinth Holders High, Riverwood Elementary, Riverwood Middle, Clayton High, and Johnston County Early College Academy, which is ranked the #40 Best Public High School in North Carolina.

Clayton Attractions

Clayton at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population: 18,553
County: Johnston
Zip Code: 27520, 27527
Median Home Value: $162,000

travel and commute

Travel & Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 30 min
RDU: 35 min
RTP: 40 min
Major Roads: US-70, NC-42, I-40

Clayton Real Estate

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