Area Information


What You'll Love About Clayton

The Culture

It's easy to get to know your neighbors in this charming Southern town. Join in the fun during town-wide events, shop and dine local on Main Street, or invite your next-door neighbors to dinner.

The Charm

Downtown Clayton's Main Street looks like it was plucked from a postcard. You will find no shortage of local boutiques and restaurants, intimate bars, and professional services in the downtown's historic brick buildings.

The Neighborhoods

Whether you're searching for a country home with acreage, a large house in an older neighborhood, or a move-in ready home in a new construction community, you can find your dream home in the town of Clayton.

Clayton Homes for Sale

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Come Explore Life in Clayton

Clayton is a taste of Americana in the Triangle area. Located in Johnston County about 15 miles southeast of Raleigh, Clayton is just a short drive from the city's top employers and attractions. In town, however, you'll find no shortage of fun and unique things to do.

Downtown Clayton is a hub of excitement, offering dozens of local restaurants and boutiques, a full calendar of festivals, and attractions like The Clayton Center. Golf courses and parks are a short drive away from the center of town, not to mention top employers like Grifols and Caterpillar. Dozens of neighborhoods, ranging from small subdivisions to master-planned communities, provide even more ways for Clayton residents to get active and befriend the neighbors.

This is just a taste of what life is like in Clayton. Have questions about the area? We have the answers! Call us at 919-274-9111.

Spotlights of Clayton

Local Attractions

Catch a performance at The Clayton Center, grab a beer at Deep River Brewing Company, shop local along Main Street, or visit Town Square for summer concerts and annual festivals. Since Clayton is a short drive from Raleigh, many of North Carolina's top-rated tourist attractions (from museums to universities) are nearby.

Shopping & Dining

You can't go wrong with Main Street in Downtown Clayton, which is packed with local shops and restaurants. Your choices range from quick bites at eateries like Nancy Jo's and Jones Cafe to upscale spots like Revival 1869 and Mannings Restaurant. If you love shopping local, take your pick of clothing stores like Pizazz, home decor shops like Rejoyce Gifts, and the town's community market.

Public Transit

Residents can get around town on JCATS buses, commute from Clayton to Raleigh on GoTriangle buses (a park and ride is located nearby in Garner's White Oak Shopping Center), or easily travel around the state on I-40 or US-70.

Parks & Recreation

Between Clayton's town squares and community parks, it's easy to enjoy the outdoors in this area. Even your furry friends can join in the fun — Clayton features dog-friendly greenway trails and its own community dog park.

Clayton Attractions

Shopping, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away when you live in Clayton. Explore these fun things to do!

Clayton at a Glance

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Quick Facts

Population (2016): 20,260

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Travel & Commute

Downtown Raleigh: 25 min.
Research Triangle Park:
 45 min.
Public Transit: GoTriangle
Airport: RDU International Airport
Major Highways: I-40, US-70, NC-42

Let's Talk Clayton Real Estate

Looking for your ideal home in Clayton? Considering selling your home but not sure where to start? We're here to help. Contact us at Aimee Anderson and Associates and we'll provide you with all the information you need.

Clayton Real Estate Resources

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