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Clayton East

Clayton East Office

50-6 Neuse River Parkway Clayton East, NC 27527
(919) 550-4800 | Directions

Welcome To Clayton East

Located on the eastern side of town, Clayton East is a largely residential area that's home to plenty of gorgeous new construction communities, as well as a variety of parks.

You may already be familiar with Clayton, but Clayton East is truly a hidden gem that's tucked within Johnston County's favorite small town! With a population of over 10,000, the district of Clayton East has enjoyed a jaw-dropping 38% population increase over the last few decades, and it's easy to see why. Here, you'll be just minutes away from all of Clayton's top shops, restaurants, and entertainment destinations. The area is also known for its wide selection of new construction communities, which often showcase stellar amenities and home designs.

Want to call Clayton East home? Let's take a closer look at what makes it so unique!

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Getting Around

Raleigh-Durham International Airport: 44 mins
Raleigh: 33 mins
Garner: 27 mins
Major Roads: I-40, US-70, Highway 42


Population: 10,000 (est.)
Zip Code: 27520 & 27527
County: Johnston
Median Home Price: $234,000

Spotlights of Clayton East

The Clayton Center

Take a quick drive into Downtown to discover the Clayton Center, a state-of-the-art 600-seat auditorium and event space that hosts countless performers throughout the year.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a concert, laugh at a comedy show, attend a community event, or just get in touch with your artistic side, you'll surely find some kind of excitement at this premier entertainment destination.

East Clayton Community Park

Nestled right off Glen Laurel Road, the East Clayton Community Park offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, which means you'll never have to travel far to enjoy some time in nature.

This 66-acre green space has plenty of sports fields, as well as a one mile trail for hiking or biking. The town of Clayton recently unveiled plans for an all-inclusive universal playground, too! 

Downtown Clayton

If you really want to live like a Clayton local, spend some time strolling down Main Street and checking out the town's best small businesses and events!

Downtown Clayton features a variety of attractions that are fun for all ages, including a community garden, dozens of shops and restaurants, and even a town square. Residents also love gathering for events like the Shindig and the Clayton Road Race.

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Homes & Communities

Clayton East has become a popular spot for young professionals, families, retirees, and everyone in between to settle down and enjoy a peaceful suburban lifestyle...with a Southern twist. This growing district is home to a variety of upscale yet affordable subdivisions, many of which offer stunning new construction properties with top-notch custom features. Flowers Plantation, Bedford, and Tuscany are just a few communities located in Clayton East!


Even if you don't have children, it may still be worth factoring local schools into your home search. Students residing in Clayton East are zoned for Johnston County Schools, a growing district that serves over 35,000 children within the county. Specifically, students in the area attend East Clayton Elementary, Riverwood Middle, or Clayton High. The area also has a variety of private or charter schools, including Johnston Charter Academy and Cooper Academy.


Whether you're looking to advance your career or embark on a brand new path, you'll have no trouble finding the right job that's just minutes away from Clayton East. Here, residents enjoy easy access to I-40, US 70, I-95, and many other major highways, which makes commuting into cities like Raleigh a breeze. Novo Nordisk and Grifols are just a few of the major employers in the Clayton area, but other international corporations, like IBM and Amazon, also have facilities in the Triangle.

Let's Get You Moving!

Searching for a home for sale in Clayton East or want to learn more about what it’s like to live in Johnston County? We’d love to share some of our resources to help you make a move! Contact Hometowne Realty to learn more and schedule a showing of your favorite homes, or browse our buyer’s resources below!

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