Enjoy Every Day to Its Fullest in Clayton, NC

Where Southern charm meets modern excitement, that’s where you’ll find the little town of Clayton, NC. Here, rolling countryside blends seamlessly with urban vibrancy, and luxurious living lives alongside convenience. Come stroll the streets of Clayton’s walkable Downtown. Discover live music and festivals. Celebrate seasonal events with friends and neighbors. Spend the day outdoors exploring the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Or simply relax and enjoy life in the wonderful community of Clayton.

Searching for the good life? You’ve just found it. Come discover some of the best attractions and destinations of Clayton, NC.

Spotlights of Clayton

Arts & Entertainment

The Clayton Center

Get your fix of arts, culture, and entertainment at The Clayton Center. This local venue features performances by talented artists from around the country, as well as local art exhibits, expositions, weddings, local events, and much more.

Community Events

Don’t miss out on any of Clayton’s exciting annual events, like the Farm and Community Market, Clayton Food Tour, Clayton Harvest Festival, International Food Festival, Lights on the Neuse, or the Mondo Roots Cultural Arts & Music Festival.

Clayton Community Center

Learn something new, or simply find an easy way to stay active! Pick up a new hobby at an art or pottery class. Join a sports league. Relax with some afternoon yoga. Or maybe try a little Line Dancing or Tai Chi!

Food, Drinks & Nightlife

Downtown Clayton

Explore the charming local shops, boutiques, restaurants, and cafes of historic Downtown Clayton. Enjoy exciting local events and celebrations, many of which draw visitors and residents to Clayton throughout the year.

Beer & Brews

Grab a drink at Clayton’s local Deep River Brewing Company, which features locally sourced ingredients in a land back environment. Or catch the game at Cleveland Draft House of Clayton.

Revival 1869

Located in the heart of Downtown Clayton, Revival 1869 is a place to relax, unwind, and have a drink with friends both old and new. Live music can also be enjoyed here from time to time.

Local Spotlights

Manning’s on Main

Southern tradition meets creativity in the upscale-casual dining of Manning’s on Main, conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Clayton.

Clayton Steakhouse

Mouthwatering delights like sterling silver beef, choice chops, Norwegian salmon, and airway chicken adorn the menu of Clayton Steakhouse.

First Street Tavern

Another Downtown favorite, First Street Tavern offers local beer, craft cocktails, and great food in the cozy tavern setting of a 1920s building.

Recreation & Outdoor Exploration

Clayton Town Parks

Clayton's parks have it all—tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball, or even bocce. There are scenic wooded pathways, charming picnic areas, and playgrounds perfect for kiddos. There's even a mountain bike course.

Clayton River Walk

This four-mile paved trail runs through scenic wooded beauty along the Neuse River. It connects to the Neuse River Trail in Raleigh and is part of the 1,000-mile Mountains to Sea Trail.

Premiere Golfing

Indulge in your love of the outdoors and one of its greatest games at Clayton’s premiere golf courses: Pine Hollow Golf Club, Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club, and the Neuse Golf Club.

Conveniences & Healthcare

Medical Centers

Concerned with where you’ll find health care? Clayton is home to two premiere medical centers—Duke Health Center of Clayton and Johnston Health Clayton, as well as FastMed Urgent Care.

Continuing Education

Want to explore options for lifelong learning? Clayton offers outstanding opportunities for adult education at Johnston Community College, Wake Tech Community College, and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Local Convenience

Yes, small town living can come with big amenities! Find grocery, banking, pharmacy, services, and much more right here in town, or take a short drive up to the expansive White Oak Crossing in Garner.

Discover The Walk at East Village

Want to live within walking distance of a bustling Downtown scene? Want to be minutes from all the conveniences you’ll ever need? Want to bask in the comforts of Southern luxury? Welcome to The Walk at East Village, the premiere new Active Adult community of Clayton and the Triangle! Come Explore The Walk at East Village, discover its endless amenities, and find your perfect retirement lifestyle, right here in beautiful Clayton, NC.