Communities in Clayton, North Carolina

Life in Johnston County

Once a farm community known for its tobacco, cotton and watermelons, Clayton is now known for its small town atmosphere, family-friendly environment and real estate affordability. Located just a few short miles outside of Raleigh, you can let your stresses float away as you cross over into Johnston County.

Everyone Knows Your Name

Downtown Clayton is the cultural, social and business hub of Johnston County. Downtown offers a full range of retail shops, fine restaurants, live entertainment and plenty of specialty stores. Festivals and special events fill the calendar, allowing you to meet others, and before long everybody knows your name. Whether browsing farmers’ booths at the Clayton Farm and Community Market, taking the kids to the Harvest Festival for carnival games, hiking the new Clayton River Walk on the Neuse or teeing off on one of the tournament-caliber golf courses, Clayton allows you to relax and enjoy the important things in life. 

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