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Welcome to Clayton, North Carolina

This small town has grown tremendously in recent years. Just minutes from Downtown Raleigh, Clayton offers the perfect taste of country living with easy access to the city. In town, residents can take advantage of bustling shopping centers, a vibrant downtown, world-class healthcare, and top employers in Johnston County. If you're searching for a home or investment property in Clayton, Neighbors & Associates, Inc. can help!

Town Profile

Population (2016): 20,260
Local Government: Town of Clayton
School District: Johnston County Public Schools

Around the Area

Distance to Raleigh: 16 miles 
Major Highways:
I-40, US-70, NC-42
Top IndustriesAgriculture, manufacturing, healthcare

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Clayton at a Glance

shopping and dining

Shopping & Dining

Clayton's Main Street has all you need: specialty shops, well-established local eateries, upscale restaurants, and even a brewery. Along Highway 70, you can find numerous retailers and fast food favorites sprinkled along the route, as well as a Wal-Mart located in town.

parks and recreation


If you're looking for a retreat to nature, go for a hike or bike ride along the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse. This paved trail meanders along the Neuse River and connects with Wake County's Neuse River Trail, which spans nearly 28 miles from the county line to Falls Lake Dam.

commute to major cities

Travel & Commute

Highway 70 in Clayton connects residents with major thoroughfares in the area, including NC-42 and I-95 in Smithfield. From Clayton, Raleigh is about 25 minutes away and the RDU International Airport is about 35 minutes away.

homes common in this area

Real Estate

Because of Clayton's recent growth, new construction activity has picked up the pace. Buyers can choose from a variety of home styles and sizes in contemporary neighborhoods like Riverwood Athletic Club, Flowers Plantation, and Stone Ridge.

Let's Talk Clayton Real Estate

Neighbors & Associates, Inc. is a team of local real estate professionals who serve Johnston County markets like Clayton. Whether you're considering buying a home, selling a home, or hiring a property management company, we can help!

Clayton Real Estate Resources

The data relating to real estate for sale on this website comes in part from the IDX© Program of the Triangle Multiple Listing Services, Inc. of Cary. Real estate listings held by brokerage firms other than Neighbors & Associates, Inc. are marked with the IDX© logo or the IDX© thumbnail logo and the detailed information about them includes the name of the listing brokers.
The listing broker has attempted to offer accurate data, but buyers are advised to confirm all items.
This data was last updated on: 10/22/20 05:38 PM. A full data refresh was last performed on: 10/22/20 04:49 PM.
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