Clayton Market Stats

Nestled into lush countryside just 30 minutes south of Raleigh, Clayton, NC is a fast-growing town filled with Southern charm. Here, you’ll find beautiful new homes alongside a quaint yet bustling downtown scene. Verdant parks and tranquil trails intermingle with modern amenities, and residents gather together for outdoor concerts and holiday celebrations. Clayton truly is the best of both worlds—modern innovation and old-time country charm. If you’re looking for a laid-back lifestyle surrounded by natural beauty, small business, and friendly neighbors, plus a short commute to the city, then Clayton is an excellent place to start your home search. Questions? Contact Linda Craft Team Realtors at any time.

A Snapshot of the Area


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Top Schools

90ºF / 69ºF

Summer Climate

51ºF / 30ºF

Winter Climate

Selling Your Home?

The Clayton real estate market can be competitive—which is why it's crucial to have a local professional on your side. When you work with Linda Craft Team Realtors, we'll make sure your home is priced accurately, marketed thoroughly, and staged for success. Feel free to browse a few of our resources, and give us a call when you'd like to get started!

Clayton at a Glance

Want to know even more about this charming suburb filled with stunning homes, friendly faces, and big opportunities? Let us be your guide! As your Triangle experts, we know all the insider details—feel free to contact us with any other questions you might have.

Quick Facts

Population: 21,681
County: Johnston
Median home value: $174,900
Median rent: $1,102

Travel & Commute

Raleigh: 30 minutes
Durham: 50 min
RTP: 45 min
Major Roads: US-70, I-40, NC-42

Explore the Area

Everything You'll Love in Clayton

Local shopping & dining

Clayton offers a number of big-box and local shopping and dining options. In Downtown Clayton, you’ll discover unique shops alongside delicious eateries and charming boutiques. Larger shopping centers, like Clayton Corners, offer larger convenience stores—including Walmart, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find it in Clayton.

Scenic outdoor recreation

Love spending time out in the great outdoors? You’ll find lots of fantastic opportunities to get outside in Clayton! Take a walk on the meandering Clayton River Walk or Sam’s Branch Greenway. Try out the mountain bike track at Legend Park. Bring your furry friend to East Clayton Dog Park. Spend the day out on the fairway at Neuse Golf Club or Riverwood Golf Club. Or just head over to one of Clayton’s many parks for a walk, some sports, or a picnic.

An active community calendar

There’s always something happening in Clayton! This little town is packed full of fun activities and celebrations all year round. Shop fresh and local at the Clayton Farm & Community Market. Celebrate fall at the Clayton Harvest & Music Festival. Enjoy live music at The Shindig. And sit back and relax with movies and concerts in the park. There’s something for everyone in Clayton.

A thriving job market

Clayton might be a small town, but it’s located right on the brink of one of the country’s hottest job markets! Raleigh, Durham, and the Research Triangle Park together offer a wide selection of fantastic employment opportunities in some of the nation’s top companies and businesses. Some of the area’s largest employers include Duke University and Duke Health Systems, the University of North Carolina, WakeMed Health, NC State University, IBM, Rex Healthcare, SAS Institute, and many more.

Linda Craft Team Realtors: Your Clayton Experts

With tons of small-town charm, lots of local and big-box businesses, and plenty of fun events to enjoy, Clayton is fast becoming one of the Triangle’s favorite towns. If you’d like to make it your home sweet home, Linda Craft Team Realtors is here to help. Contact us today at 919-235-0007, and let us put our 350+ years of combined experience to work for you.

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