Discover Your New Home Town

There's just something special about Clayton—and one visit is all it takes to fall in love with JoCo's favorite small town. Want to see what life is really like here? Just head to Clayton's famed Main Street to discover some of the best shops and restaurants in the area...and be sure to stay for the farmers market and special community events.

Clayton isn't just charming—it's also conveniently located near Raleigh, which makes it easy to commute or have some fun in the city. And if you're looking for a reasonably priced home, this Triangle suburb could be the place for you. Want to learn more? Here's how to live like a Clayton local!

$364,900 Median Sale Price

$1,680 Median Rent

The Homes

Clayton is home to plenty of new construction communities, as well as some established neighborhoods.

The Commute

Clayton is just a half hour away from Raleigh, which means you won't spend much time in the car every day.

The Schools

Looking for an A+ public school system? Students in Clayton attend Johnston County Schools, which operates 10 institutions around town.

Homes for Sale in Clayton

Clayton by the Numbers


Population: 22,850
County: Johnston
Zip Codes: 27520 & 27527

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 27 minutes
Cary: 30 minutes
Major Roads: US-70, I-40, US-42

Where Is Clayton?

Our Local Favorites:

Mannings on Main

Although it might look unassuming on the outside, Mannings is a culinary haven nestled right in the heart of Clayton. This family-owned restaurant serves a variety of favorites, from Southern comfort food to interesting takes on American favorites. They even have a rooftop bar!

Clayton Community Garden

The Clayton Community Garden is a hidden gem in the heart of downtown, and there's no better place to volunteer and make a difference. The produce grown here goes to support local food shelters, and they also host summer camps to teach children about gardening. 

The Clayton Center

Want to enjoy a local play, laugh at a comedy tour, or jam out to some amazing musicians? The Clayton Center is one of JoCo's best venues, and there's always something exciting going on! You can also rent out their facilities for a wedding, conference, or event.

Ready to Start Your Search?

If you're thinking of making a move to Clayton, we'd love to help you explore all of your options! Contact the Beth Hines Team today for more information—we're excited to jumpstart your real estate journey.

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