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A Small Town Convenient to Everything

Clayton grew overnight into the most popular small town in the Raleigh area. One reason? Its short commute to Raleigh. Clayton is a happy medium for home buyers who want the peace and quiet of a rural community with all the convenience of a major suburb.

But convenience is not all Clayton has to offer. Though it has grown rapidly in population, it hasn't lost its character. Downtown Clayton is still a destination filled with locally owned and operated businesses, from fine dining establishments to jewelry stores and boutiques.

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What Makes Clayton Unique?

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Homegrown Culture

Downtown is Clayton's central gathering place. There is always something happening in this area; country music concerts in Clayton Town Square, the local farmers' market in Horne Square, and food truck rodeos at Deep River Brewing Co. are popular.

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Countryside Peace and Quiet

Clayton is located in northern Johnston County, a mostly rural area. Unlike Raleigh or its other suburbs, Clayton is a peaceful town that is filled with fields, local farms, and neighborhoods that offer home buyers plenty of space.

What Future Residents Should Know

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Quick Facts

Population (2015 est.): 19,304

Population Change Since 2010: 19.1%

Land Area: 13.5 sq.mi.

Median Home Value: $151,800

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Local Schools

School District: Johnston County Schools (JCS)

High Schools: Clayton High School, Cleveland High School, Corinth Holder High School

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Commute Details

Commute to Downtown Raleigh: 25 min.

Commute to Research Triangle Park: 40 min.

Commute to Fort Bragg (Fayetteville, NC): 70 min.

Fall in Love with This Small Town

It's convenient to Raleigh, it's an inexpensive suburb, and it's full of life. Clayton is a great choice for home buyers. And it's easy to find your ideal home when you have a local expert as your guide. When you're ready to make the move, call us at 919-332-1070 or email Tim@YourRaleighHome.com.

Clayton Real Estate Resources

Information not guaranteed. Listings marked with an icon are provided courtesy of the Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina, Internet Data Exchange Database. © 2024 Triangle MLS, Inc. of North Carolina. All rights reserved.


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