Living in Clayton - History, Real Estate, and Lifestyle Agritourism and all things JOCO in Clayton

    Living in Clayton – History, Real Estate, and Lifestyle

    Agritourism and all things JOCO in Clayton

    To the locals of Johnston County, or JOCO as it is commonly named, Clayton offers more than just a convenient location in the Triangle. Considered a satellite town of Raleigh, Clayton is one of the fastest growing cities in the Research Triangle Park Region. Clayton is also home to the largest number of working farms in North Carolina.  Farmers in this community have created a agritourism activities like farm markets, farm tours, pick your own products, and providing beautiful backdrops weddings and events. But it’s not just the farmer’s life. There are a variety of communities with convenient access to highways like 1-40, US 70, and NC 42 Clayton is really a place to move!

    Real Estate

    Planned Communities like Flower’s Plantation, Riverwood, and Portofino helped to shape the real estate market in Clayton and continue to attract new home construction and amenities that impress. Glen Laurel Golf Community and Pine Hollow Golf Community are a hole in one to those looking to live where they play. If retirement is in your future or just looking for low maintenance living, Clayton has the premier 55+ Community, The Walk at East Village.


    Although rural in history, Clayton is on the edge of urban appeal. Johnston County’s first legal brewery, Deep River Brewery, in a re-purposed textile manufacturing plant. Special events, live entertainment, and a rotating food truck menu keep residents in touch with the craft brew scene. Enjoying our North Carolina weather is easy on the Clayton River Walk on the Neuse River. The beautiful 4-mile, 10-foot paved trail connects Wake County to Johnston County and is part of the 1,000 mile Mountains to Sea Trail. The Clayton Center Performing Arts venue is nestled in the Downtown district among the shops, dining, and businesses.