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Clayton, NC Preserves Its Rural Roots in Raleigh Metro Area

If you’re looking for a community where it’s easy to slow down at the end of a long workday, then you should consider relocating to Clatyon, NC.

Located in Johnston County, this satellite town of Raleigh boasts a population of just 16,000 people.

Thus, it’s easy to enjoy the peace and tranquility of a rural lifestyle while also enjoying easy access to all of the amenities of the big city.

Clayton History 101

This community was originally built along a road cut by Governor Tryon’s troops in 1770.

One hundred years later, when the railroad came through the area, the community was given its first name: Stallings’ Station. That’s because the depot for the NC Railroad was in the home of Mrs. Sarah Stallings.

The name only lasted for three years, however, before it was changed to Clayton. The town was officially incorporated in 1869.

Today, this community is home to many residents who enjoy the town’s close proximity to the Research Triangle Area as well as major cities like Raleigh.

The Johnston County Schools Serving Clayton

As residents of Clayton, school-age children are served by the schools within the Johnston County Public Schools system. These include:

  • Archer Lodge Middle School 
  • Cleveland Elementary School
  • Cleveland Middle School
  • Cleveland High School
  • Cooper Elementary School
  • Corinth Holders High School 
  • East Clayton Elementary School 
  • Powhatan Elementary School
  • River Dell Elementary School
  • Riverwood Elementary School
  • West Clayton Elementary School
  • Clayton Middle School
  • Riverwood Middle School 
  • Clayton High School
  • West Johnston High School

What Is There to Do on the Weekends?

A lot of the recreational options in this community center around the great outdoors. For instance, some popular park in the town include East Clayton Community Park and Legend Park.

There are also a number of fine, locally-owned shops around town.

Plus, because of this community’s location, you’ll live within just minutes of all the shopping, dining and entertainment venues that such Wake County communities as Raleigh and Cary have to offer.

Learn More About Investing in Clayton, NC Real Estate Today

If this community has piqued your interests as a Johnston County home buyer, then please take a moment to contact us at The Caul Group.

We’ll answer any questions you may have and also provide you with some valuable resources, including our buying guide and our relocation guide.

List Your Next Clayton Home With Us!

And if you’re already a resident of this community and interested in listing your property, make sure to contact us as well. We would be happy to assist you by first helping you determine the true value of your property.


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