Clayton, NC is located in Johnston County—just a 15-minute drive to the southwest of Raleigh. With ample outdoor spaces, a healthy economy, and plenty of activities for the whole family, Clayton is a great example of what makes the communities of North Carolina so special. Clayton residents enjoy a town that offers recreational activities, artistic programs, cultural events, and holiday celebrations. If you're searching for the right North Carolina community to call home, there's never been a better time to explore Clayton.
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Like many other nearby communities, Clayton has been growing quickly. Today, this community has an estimated population of 18,455 residents with a rapid growth rate of more than 150 percent since the 2000 Census. Residents here earn a median household income that is comfortably ahead of state averages, competitive, rising home values, and a cost of living more than five percent below the national average. The average resident age is 36 years, and 46 percent of adults in the community are married.
Homes in Clayton are a great fit for anyone searching for a safe, growing community with easy access to all that the Research Triangle has to offer. Throughout the community, you'll find a wide selection of single-family homes in a suburban setting full of natural beauty. Clayton's luxury real estate market is diverse with a mix of unique, modern designs and classic Carolina architecture. Enjoy wooded lots and beautiful outdoor spaces, just a short drive from the city.
Clayton students are served by the Johnston County Public Schools system which offers a diverse, engaging education for all grade levels. Like the community itself, the school district has grown quickly in recent years, and has handled that growth very successfully. Nearby colleges include Johnston Community College, North Carolina State University, Wake Technical Community College, and many more. Find homes for sale in Clayton by school district.
Clayton residents will find great career options both close to home, and in nearby Raleigh, with an emphasis on professional careers. The most popular industries for Clayton residents include finance, insurance, education, healthcare, public administration, education, professional services, research, and construction. The average commute time for Clayton residents checks in just below 30 minutes each day.
Clayton offers plenty to do whether you're interested in exploring the outdoors, enjoying the arts, or simply sitting down for a great meal. Clayton is big on the arts with art galleries located throughout the community, art classes, and live performances at the Clayton Center. There is also plenty of outdoor fun throughout the community, so you can spend an afternoon with the family at All-Star Park, or explore the community's natural beauty along the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse.
Downtown Clayton is the place to be for great meals, family fun and unique shopping destinations. There are special events throughout the year from holiday celebrations to fantastic festivals. Residents enjoy easy access to all of the excitement of Raleigh, so there will always be something new and exciting to do close to home. Get more information about what to do in Clayton.
When you're ready to find your perfect match in North Carolina, our experienced, local real estate team is here to help. Stop by our conveniently-located Clayton office, or contact us to get started today.
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