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Clayton, NC
The historic and charming town of Clayton is conveniently located in Johnston County, approximately 20 miles southeast of Raleigh and an ideal for commuting back and forth. For families searching a small, close knit community to raise children with great schools and active church life, Clayton is a wonderful choice. Or maybe your life’s dream is to become a small-business owner — the downtown area continues to thrive and draw shoppers from surrounding communities.
The Town of Clayton is one of the fastest growing cities in the Research Triangle Park Region in North Carolina. Visitors and residents will find the downtown charming with a variety of destination shops, dining, arts, and the center piece, The Clayton Center Performing Arts venue.
Outside of downtown, three golfing communities offer tournament caliber golf, custom built homes and recreational opportunities. The new Clayton River Walk on the Neuse is part of the state-wide Mountain to the Sea Trail and attracts visitors and area families who enjoy biking, walking and hiking the trail.
We invite you to explore the Town of Clayton’s history, the arts, recreation and discover for yourself what makes Clayton a wonderful place to visit, do business and raise a family!The citizens and businesses of Clayton, Archer Lodge, and the Cleveland Community welcome you and invite you explore, shop, dine and enjoy your stay.
Enjoy your visit to the fastest growing communities of Johnston County!

Video courtesy of Visit Clayton