These Top Johnston County Neighborhoods are the Perfect Blend of Country & Community


There are so many perks to country living—peace and privacy, breathtaking natural beauty, plenty of room to roam—but the downside can be feeling a little too remote or disconnected. So… where’s the happy medium? Fortunately for Johnston County home buyers, there are quite a few great options for country living with a community feel!

Here are the best large-acreage neighborhoods in Johnston County, NC.

Amary Meadows: Angier

amary farms, one of the best johnston county neighborhoods

Country quiet meets breathtaking new construction craftsmanship at Amary Meadows in Angier. Here, you’ll find plenty of natural beauty and rural peace… and a host of amazing modern features and finishes, like hardwood floors, gourmet kitchens, and garage doors with wireless keypads.

Forest Oaks: Smithfield

gourmet kitchen in a home in forest oaks, one of the best johnston county neighborhoods

Though it’s just a short drive from McGee Crossroads and Downtown Smithfield, Forest Oaks feels like secluded country living. Large lots offer plenty of peace and privacy for new and resale homes alike. Spacious floorplans offer a diverse array of amenities and features suitable for just about any buyer.

Homestead Farms: Four Oaks

luxurious setting for homestead farms, one of the best johnston county neighborhoods

Just 2 miles from the I-40/210 interchange, Homestead Farms is just minutes from everywhere you want and need to be. Beautiful new homes and spacious lots offer the ideal living experience… while outstanding neighborhood amenities give Homestead a true community feel (and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy).

Portofino: Clayton

horseback riding through portofino, one of the best johnston county neighborhoods

Renowned as Clayton’s premier equestrian community, Portofino is ideal for those looking for outdoor adventures, active living, and yes, a horse-lover’s lifestyle. In addition to large-acreage properties (some even with horse facilities), Portofino is also bedecked with amenities that include a Resident’s Center, 7 miles of nature trails, and an on-site equestrian facility.

Wellesley: Clayton

beautiful new kitchen in a home in wellesley claytonAnother Clayton favorite, Wellesley is the perfect blend of luxury, affordability, and community. Spacious and stunning modern floorplans offer tons of great amenities, and lots can range to over an acre in size. And for the icing on the cake, Wellesley now features great community amenities, like a pool, recreation center, and walking trails.

Looking for Your Best Johnston County Neighborhood?

Are you looking for a place to live that’s the perfect blend of country and community? Are you relocating to or buying a home in Johnston County? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to contact HTR. We’re here to help you explore the area, discover its beautiful neighborhoods, and find the perfect place to call home.

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