Welcome to Clayton!

There are countless ways to explore Clayton and even more charming homes to check out here! You can explore the area by foot on the Clayton River Walk, or you could take a drive down the town's tree-lined streets leading to its many friendly neighborhoods. Either way, it won't take you long to get that special gut feeling—the one you get when you've finally found home. 

Take a Closer Look at Clayton

We all know how important it is to consider location when looking for your new home, and luckily, Clayton is right in the middle of it all. Situated to the southeast of the Triangle area, Clayton is the perfect place to escape the bustle of the city, yet be able to experience its luxuries at the same time. Clayton boasts a rare collection of community parks and recreational activities, all of which contribute to its scenic small-town landscape. 

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Live, Work, and Play in Clayton

Shopping & dining 

From casual cafes to upscale steakhouses, Clayton has dining spots fit for every occasion. Clayton Steakhouse is the perfect place for date night, with a wide selection of fine California wines, decadent entrées, and homemade desserts. A sweet staple of this small town, the locally famous Sherry's Signature Cheesecakes has been stealing hearts with its gourmet cheesecake flavors for years now. And if you get the chance to explore Clayton's downtown district, then you have to stop by Bexley House and Three Little Birds for the hottest home decor finds! 

Parks & recreation

Whether you want to take a scenic stroll along the riverfront or spread out your picnic blanket in the park, you can always count on spending sunny days in Clayton. Sam Branch's Greenway stretches more than a mile across Clayton, connecting with the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse. Featuring 10-foot-wide paved trails and unparalleled views of Clayton's landscape, this greenway has become one of the most popular ways to traverse the town. Clayton Community Park is another local favorite with a little bit of everything, including multiple baseball fields, playgrounds, and sports courts.

Stellar schools

Even if you don't have children, purchasing a home near top-notch schools can help increase your property values over time. Luckily for Clayton residents, the community is served by Johnston County Public Schools. This school district has an enrollment of more than 37,000 students, which experiences an average 4% increase each year. In just the past four years, JCPS has raised its graduation rate by over 13% and cut its dropout rate nearly in half. Plus, the district prides itself on fostering a diverse learning environment, with more than 45 languages being spoken by its students. 

Local events

From farmers markets to street festivals, there's always something to mark on your calendar here in Clayton. The Clayton Farm & Community Market is a recurring favorite on every Saturday from April to October. Here, you can pick up fresh produce and a mixed bag of locally made goods. Always dreamed of having brunch with the Easter Bunny? Clayton's annual Easter Egg Hunt is held at its namesake community park, followed by a pancake breakfast with the Easter Bunny himself! The town's Independence Day Street Festival, Downtown Trick or Treat event, and Christmas Parade are a few more community favorites. 

Wondering What's Around?

Our Favorite Local Picks

Clayton Road Race 

In the mood for a little friendly competition? Lace up your running shoes for this annual road race held on the streets of downtown. 

Run the Race »

Clayton Sculpture Trail 

Complementing Clayton's already-beautiful terrain, this outdoor art trail is the perfect way to appreciate art and nature at the same time. 

Admire the Arts »

Corked & UnTapped 

Ready to unwind? This bottle shop boasts an impressive selection of bold wine flavors and unique craft beer cans. Plus, you can enjoy live performances with your pours on the shop's spacious porch area. 

Unwind Downtown »

Epic Axe 

In search of some unconventional weekend fun? This axe throwing and social house is the perfect spot for you—and you can even get a personal axe throwing coach to hone in on your skills! 

Go Axe Throwing »

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