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Welcome to Clayton!

Picture yourself strolling down a tree-lined Main Street—there are tons of locally-owned shops and restaurants, and the sound of live music echos from the picturesque town square. If you're searching for a modern town with tons of charm, Clayton is the place for you! This growing community is located in the heart of Johnston County, but it's also just 20 minutes away from Raleigh. Want to learn more about what life is like in Clayton? Here's everything you should know.

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Why Do Residents Choose Clayton?



No matter what you love to do, you'll adore Clayton's amazing attractions—and you'll find plenty to do right on East Main Street! Historic Downtown Clayton is home to the Clayton Community Garden, the Clayton Center, and tons of shops and restaurants. While you're there, be sure to check out Town Square, which hosts tons of year-round events.

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Ready to get out and enjoy nature? Clayton has everything you could ever ask for. Stroll along the banks of the Neuse at the Clayton River Walk, have some fun with your furry friend at the town's dog park, or check out outdoor art displays on Sam's Branch Greenway—it's all up to you. Don't forget to check out Clayton's 32,000 square foot community center, too.

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When you're buying a home, schools matter more than you think...even if you don't have children. Students in Clayton attend Johnston County Schools, a district that serves more than 35,000 children across the area and boasts a 16:1 student to teacher ratio. Potential schools include Cleveland Elementary, Riverwood Middle, or Clayton High School. 


Shopping & Dining

Whether you're looking to shop the day away or enjoy a great meal, Clayton has plenty of destinations that you need to check out. Restaurants like Mannings on Main and Boulevard West are popular with both locals and visitors alike. In addition to having plenty of larger chains, Clayton is also home to smaller shops like Yellow House and The Market at Three Little Birds.

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Whether you choose to work locally or commute to Raleigh, you'll find plenty of amazing job opportunities in and around Clayton. Coca-Cola, Grifols, Novo Nordisk, and Caterpillar are just a few of the town's major employers. North Carolina's capital city is also just 20 minutes away—and it's also home to major companies like IBM and Red Hat. 

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Clayton at a Glance

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 23 mins
Garner: 17 mins
RDU Airport: 33 mins
Major Roads: US-70, I-40, Highway 42

Quick Facts

Population: 22,850
Zip Codes: 27520 & 27527
County: Johnston
Median Home Value: $242,293

Begin Your Next Adventure!

If you're ready to take your next steps and buy a home in Clayton, Cambridge and Associates is here to help. We'd be happy to guide you through the home buying process from start to finish, and we have plenty of resources to get you started. Just give us a call to learn more!

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