Welcome to Clayton, North Carolina

Front porch with rocking chairs.

Clayton is a southeastern suburb of Raleigh that is conveniently located near major freeways leading to Research Triangle Park as well as to beaches on the Atlantic coast. Like many communities around the Raleigh-Durham metropolitan area, Clayton is experiencing significant growth. A major freeway extension completed in 2007-2008 has since made commuting easier.

    Clayton Statistics





    89ºF / 69ºF

    Summer Climate

    51ºF / 28ºF

    Winter Climate

    Live, Work, and Play in Clayton

    Clayton as we know it today was settled in the late 1700s, but the town did not start to grow until the middle of the 1800s. Today, Clayton is a flourishing town that retains its historic charm while still offering modern amenities. Local shops and restaurants thrive in its charming downtown, while employers such as Grifols and Caterpillar provide numerous career opportunities in town. Because of its small-town charm, top employers, and easy access to Raleigh, Clayton is a popular place to live in the Triangle! Let us introduce you to the area.


    Top Employers

    • Caterpillar, Inc.
    • Grifols Therapeutics, Inc.
    • Johnston County Schools
    • Johnston Health
    • Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical

    Local Schools

    • Johnston Community College
    • Johnston County Schools

    Area Attractions

    • The Neuse Golf Club
    • Neuse River Trail
    • Pine Hollow Golf Club
    • Riverwood Golf Club
    • White Oak Crossing shopping center

    Want to learn more about Clayton, its job opportunities, and its residential communities? We offer a wealth of resources on our website to educate you about the area and your home buying options. Choose a resource below to find more information.

    Clayton Real Estate Stats

    Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS® has helped individuals and families with their Clayton relocation needs for over 30 years. As the #1 real estate team in the Triangle, we are here to help you find your new home and connect with the Greater Raleigh community. Call us at 919-235-0007 to get started today.

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