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Welcome to Clayton!

Nestled just southeast of Raleigh, Clayton is a community that's experienced unprecedented growth over the last decade. Not too long ago, this small town had fewer than 10,000 residents—but since then, Clayton's population has more than doubled! This unprecedented growth has brought plenty of new jobs and homes to the area...but that doesn't mean Clayton has forgotten about its roots. Take a stroll through Historic Downtown Clayton to experience hometown living at its finest. One visit is truly all it takes to fall in love.

Ready to make a move? Here's the inside scoop on life in Clayton!

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Spotlights of Clayton

The Main Street Community Garden

The Main Street Community Garden is a hidden gem in Clayton—and it's definitely worth a visit. This one-of-a-kind community space allows volunteers to work together and grow local produce for those in need.

The garden itself was constructed through recycled materials, and small businesses can donate reclaimed water to help support the cause. You can even take a moment to unwind in the meditation garden or sign your child up for garden camp!

Historic Downtown Clayton

Shopping. Dining. Event venues. Exciting destinations. You'll find it all here in Historic Downtown Clayton, and there's always something exciting happening in Town Square!

Wondering what's going on? The Shindig, the Community Market, and the Clayton Road Race are just a few of the town's major events. And while you're visiting Downtown Clayton, you can support local businesses like Yellow House and Boulevard West.

The Clayton Center

Did you know that Clayton has its very own performing arts venue? The Clayton Center is home to a 600-seat auditorium and multiple conference rooms, but it also serves as the town hall.

The Clayton Center maintains a packed schedule of performances, which means there's always something new to see. Comedians, plays, speakers, and artists are just a few of the guests you can expect to find! You can also enroll in drama classes and pick up some tips from the pros.

Quick Facts

Getting Around

Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 35 min
Raleigh: 23 min
Garner: 18 min
Major Roads: I-40, US-70, Highway 42


Population: 22,850
Zip Code: 27520 & 27527
County: Johnston
Median Home Price: $230,700

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There's Even More to Explore!

Here are a few more details to love about Clayton.

The Homes

Clayton has a wide variety of homes to choose from, and many of them are situated in brand-new communities with plenty of amenities. As if that isn't enough, the average home sells for just $230,700, which is significantly less than what you'll pay in other Triangle suburbs.

The Jobs

The Triangle is a hotbed for innovation and employment, and Clayton is right in the middle of it all. Here, you'll be just a quick drive away from cities like Raleigh and Cary, but Clayton itself has some amazing companies, too. Top employers include Griflos, Coca-Cola, and Novo Nordisk.

The Schools

If you're concerned about top-notch public schools, you may want to make a move to Clayton. The area's younger residents are served by Johnston County Public Schools, which is one of the state's best districts. Potential schools include River Dell Elementary, Clayton Middle, and Clayton High.

The Location

Looking for a home in a fantastic location without the hefty price tag? Clayton is tucked right along US-70 and I-40, two of the Triangle's most important roads. Getting anywhere is a total breeze—and if you commute, you won't have to spend a long time in the car.

Ready to Take Your Next Steps?

Clayton truly has something to offer every kind of buyer, and our team would love to give you a tour of the community. If you're ready to make your move, feel free to reach out to us with any questions and let us know what we can do for you.

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