The town of Clayton is one of the fastest growing cities in the Research Triangle Park Region in North Carolina. Downtown is charming and flush with a variety of destination shops, dining, arts, and the center piece, the Clayton Center, a performing arts venue.
In recent years, a strong effort to protect and preserve the traditional downtown has helped the area maintain its economic vigor and historic charm.
Outside of downtown, there are golfing communities and recreational opportunities like the new Clayton River Walk on the Neuse, which is part of the state-wide Mountain to the Sea Trail.
Commercial development along US 70 through town has changed the face of Clayton in recent years. Today, manufacturers like Caterpillar and
Because land prices are less expensive here, housing is more affordable. This is just another example of why the quality of life in Clayton is so good for those looking for a quiet retreat from big-city life.