Explore the Area

Welcome to Eastern North Carolina!

Whether you're looking for a home in the heart of the Triangle, nestled within the rural serenity of Wayne or Harnett County, or in a Johnston County small town, you can trust the Beth Hines Team to show you around our diverse area! Take a look at some of our featured communities, and let us know if anything catches your idea. We'd love to offer our hyper-local expertise!

Johnston County

As one of the fastest-growing counties in the entire state, Johnston County boasts a population of just under 170,000 residents. Here, you'll find cozy small towns, blossoming cities, great schools, and tons of old-fashioned Southern hospitality!

Johnston County is home to communities like Smithfield, Clayton, Benson, and Kenly. And despite the area's seemingly suburban locale, you'll still be under an hour from Raleigh and the Triangle's other top attractions. 


Tucked near cities like Garner and Raleigh, Clayton is a suburban escape that showcases locally owned shops, delicious restaurants, and amazing events.


Located just 40 miles outside of Raleigh-Durham, Fremont is so much more than just another small town. It's a quickly growing area brimming with opportunities and a vibrant culture all its own.


An ideal location just minutes from Raleigh makes Garner a convenient place for anyone to settle down—but this community still retains its small-town appeal.


Home to the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro is a tight-knit community with plenty of unique attractions. It's also a popular spot for military households!


Located right off of I-95, Kenly is a rural community that's packed with Southern charm—and its population has increased by a whopping 20% over the last decade.


Nestled in Wayne County, Pikeville is a tiny yet growing rural town with a number of new construction homes, as well as an ideal location near Goldsboro and Wilson.


Smithfield is the county seat of Johnston County, and it's also an excellent place to live, work, play, and enjoy a small-town lifestyle with big-city perks.


The little town of Princeton, NC is quiet rural living, saturated with rich history and well within reach of larger cities like Goldsboro and Raleigh.

Ready to Find Your Dream Home?

Deciding where you'll move is one of the most important parts of the home-buying process. And if you ever have any questions about life in the Johnston County area, the Beth Hines Team is here to help. As North Carolina locals, we know a thing or two about our area's lifestyles and real estate market. Feel free to drop us a line with any questions!