Experience Southern Charm in Smithfield

As the Johnston County seat, the town of Smithfield offers its residents not only plenty of activities to fill the days, but a high quality of life as well. The growth of the town is apparent in the increase of its population over the years. Originally having a population of 10,966 in 2010, the most recent count in 2019 had an estimated population right under 13,000. Additionally, the town has great opportunities for employment and entertainment. Discover all that Smithfield can offer you!

$342,000 Median Sale Price

$1,500 Median Rent

The Homes

Smithfield offers a variety of beautiful homes readily available to homebuyers. If you want new construction or an established community, there is something in Smithfield that is waiting for you!

The Commute

For those who work in Raleigh, or the Triangle area, Smithfield is a great town to call home. A short 35-minute drive from the capital city, Smithfield is convenient for those looking to commute.

The Schools

Smithfield's schools are part of the Johnston County School District. This diverse district serves over 37,000 students and continues to excel in the growth of its academic achievement.

Homes for Sale in Smithfield

Smithfield by the Numbers


Population: 12,985
County: Johnston
Zip Codes: 27577

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 35 minutes
Atlantic Beach: 2 hours and 21 minutes
Major Roads:I-95, US-301, NC-50 & NC-42

Where Is Smithfield?

Explore Some of Our Favorite Things in Smithfield:

Explore Nature:

There is plenty of green space around for those who love to get outdoors and explore. Smithfield is located on the Neuse River, which allows for plenty of outdoor fun by the water! Right next to the river is The Smithfield Commons, a scenic spot to go fishing or have a picnic. The arboretum is also a wonderful place to explore some of nature’s beauty right here in Smithfield.

Activities Galore:

As a Smithfield home buyer, you'll find that you're never short on activities located within the Smithfield area. Locally, there is a brewery, a few day spas, and a variety of dining options for those looking to support small businesses! We recommend going to the Double Barley Brewing to sample just a small portion of what Smithfield has to offer. In addition, Smithfield is home to a Carolina Premium Outlet Mall, which often attracts visitors from Raleigh due to the wide selection of stores. For those looking for more entertainment to fill their days, Raleigh is also only a short 32 miles away.

Embrace the History

Smithfield was originally established near the Neuse River in an area called Smith’s Ferry. It was then incorporated as the town of Smithfield in 1771, so there’s a vast amount of history that comes with the town. If you are a classic movie fan, we highly recommend checking out the Ava Gardner Museum located in Smithfield. Ava Gardner was born just 9 miles southeast of Smithfield, in Grabtown. This museum is located in downtown Smithfield and will educate you on her dazzling life!

Eager to Start Your Search?

If you are ready to make the move to Smithfield or even just considering it, our team is here to help you through the next steps! Reach out to the Beth Hines Team today to learn more about why our trusted, local real estate experts can make your next move a breeze!

Do you need help selling your home as well? We are here to assist you with that too!

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